Pattern for Yemen was an initiative by A Friend of Mine and The Souvenir Society enlisting the help of 15 local and international artists to help raise funds for the crisis in Yemen, one of the largest humanitarian issues currently facing the global community.
Our online store is now closed! Thanks to everyone who purchased an art cloth and came along to our raucous exhibition and auction with Andy Murray — who joked, bartered, pleaded and lost his voice to help us raise a whopping $40,000 for the Yemeni humanitarian crisis.
The U.N. estimates that more than 22 million people are in need of humanitarian assistance in Yemen and of those, as many as 8 million children under the age of 5 are acutely malnourished and cholera is rampant.
Our amazing artists each donated an artwork to be printed onto a large art cloth, which were sold online here with all proceeds going to humanitarian aid in Yemen through Unicef Australia's Help Children in Yemen Appeal*. One of each of the cloths was framed by United Measures and auctioned off at the opening night of our exhibition — a testament to the art of giving. Although the event is now over, feel free to read over the massive contributions made to the cause and check out the artworks on our site below.
Thanks for joining us in raising money, raising glasses and raising spirits.
On the opening night of the exhibition, the hilarious Andy Murray grabbed his gavel and played auctioneer, finding a home for each of the one-of-a-kind art cloths, framed expertly by United Measures.
And importantly, thanks to everyone who came along to the event at James Makin! Without you it wouldn't have been such a success.
Online sales for unframed editions are now closed. At the exhibition opening night, each and every one of the framed editions successfully went under the hammer and found a new home through our charity auction.
Have a peak below at the beautiful donated artwork and check out the page for more information on the artist.