the 2nd annual art therapy exhibition / 2018
Due to the overwhelming success of this event, we held the 2nd annual Art Therapy exhibition in December 2018. The exhibition was an opportunity for local young artists to show the community how they use creativity to respond to the world around them. Over 500 people showed up to support One Eighty and the 30 young artists who exhibited their work. We had live music from local legends including LADY KING and MARVELL. The event was proudly sponsored by Belle Property.
the inaugural event / 2017
The first Art Therapy exhibition was the soft-launch of One Eighty in November 2017, and an opportunity for the community to come together to support young local talent and begin a conversation about mental health. The exhibition featured around 15 young local artists and drew in a crowd of a few hundred people to the Avalon Beach Surf Life Saving Club over the afternoon and night. We were also treated to some music from a few young local bands, nibbles & drinks (!!!) and a discussion panel, featuring 4 local mental health professionals, on the state of youth mental health in the local area later on in the night.
A range of local businesses came on board to either donate to our raffle prizes, or to provide food, equipment or other support to the success of the night. These include: Coastal Watch, Hugo's Manly, Mac & Me Newport, Hemingway's Manly, Pizza Riccardo, Rust Avalon, Zubi, Classic Coffee, Havanas Manly, Rukus, Jonah's Whale Beach, Cranium Hair, Zinga Wines, Wicks, Surfing World, Ozi Skate, Avalon Uncovered, Canon Australia, Young & Rashleigh, United Cinemas, Nada Herman-Witkamp Art, Christine Sadler Jewellery.