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Pattern for Yemen is 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.

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 have each donated an artwork to be printed onto a large art cloth, which will be sold online here and at an exhibition in Melbourne with all proceeds going to humanitarian aid in Yemen through the International Committee of the Red Cross' Yemen Crisis Appeal. One of each of the cloths will be framed by United Measures and auctioned off at the opening night — a testament to the art of giving.

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Ronan Bouroullec

Nathalie Du Pasquier

Atelier Bingo

Marcus James

Wang & Söderström

Bec Smith

Rhonda Drakeford

Karan Singh

Michael Wall

Andy Murray

Anna Kövesces

Elke Kramer

ALL Knitwear

Tin & Ed

Amelia Graham

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Join us to raise money, raise glasses and raise spirits.

On the opening night of the exhibition, the hilarious Andy Murray will grab his gavel and play auctioneer to find a home for the one-of-a-kind art cloths, framed expertly by United Measures. Food will be available via Taco Truck, and wines generously provided by Gundagai Wines and Noisy Ritual!

Opening Night
Friday 5th October 2018 6pm—9pm

Exhibition Dates
Saturday 6th October 11am—5pm
Sunday 7th October 11am—3pm

James Makin Gallery
67 Cambridge Street, Collingwood Victoria 3066

Auction Details
The charity auction will kick of at 6:45pm. For our international bidders, we will be livestreaming all auctions on Instagram so that you can place a bid. Please follow @patternforyemen, where international bidders will be able to comment their bid on the livestream, and our International Proxy will raise a hand for you at the event!

Please no auction pull-outs. If you win the auction via livestream, DM us and we will send you an invoice for payment within 7 days of issue. International buyers are to organise freight pickup from a Melbourne Metro address. Please do your research on postal fees before you bid if nervous about postage fees! (We recommend DHL international). We will bubble wrap and prepare for postage. The frame dimensions are 700 x 720mm and the wrapped artwork will weigh approximately 3kg.

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Online sales for unframed editions are available now. The framed editions will be available only on exhibition opening night through our charity auction. Each work is a very special limited edition of 50.

Got lots of walls to fill?
Buy one for $80 each or buy two for $70 each.
They look incredible as a set.

Don’t need to make a purchase to donate to an important cause? We like you. Donate using the spinning button above.

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We’d like to extend a huge thank you to our sponsors and collaborators who’ve donated time, typefaces, galleries, paper, wine, styling and photography. Your efforts have directly helped people in need.