Art for Bushfire Relief Raises $33,510

Australia is ablaze as the worst bushfire season on record grips the country. With lives lost, entire towns and habitats destroyed and hundreds of thousands displaced, this terrifying ordeal has sparked the compassion and generosity of the entire world.

Returning to the office after the Christmas break last Monday, we were moved by the number of artists who had messaged us wanting to help by donating an artwork. So we had an impromptu meeting about what we could do and decided to put together an Art for Bushfire Relief curation, featuring artworks donated by these artists, and create a donate page with links to organisations working to support the efforts of Aussie heroes, where 100% of the proceeds raised (every cent of the artwork sale prices) from the curation would be split equally between.

art for bushfire relief curation

And WOW. We were absolutely blown away by your support and in 48 hours sold 48 artworks. So to keep the momentum going, last Thursday 20 new artworks were added, donated by more of our incredible community of caring artists. A huge heartfelt thanks to all 80 artists who generously donated works (and countless others who got in touch after we launched – sorry we couldn’t include you all!).

The curation closed at 12pm today so we can promptly donate now during this time of need.

Together we’ve sold 63 artworks, raising $33,510 for the bushfire relief effort.

Thanks so much to everyone who made this possible, whether you donated, bought or helped us spread the word. It’s been inspiring and humbling to see true Aussie spirit as we all band together in the face of this national crisis.

If you’d like to give to the relief effort, please head to our donate page for links to lots of ways you can help.

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13 Comments

  1. Thank you so much to all of the Bluethumb Team. You are all so awesome for organising this and contributing as much as you have. So impressed with everyones efforts 🙂

  2. Thank you Freddy, the Bluethumb team and the artists who donated for raising such a great sum of money for bushfire relief!!!

  3. Kathy says:

    That’s fantastic. Good on you Bluethumb.

  4. I feel so privileged to have been a part of this fundraiser and am blown away by the response and how quickly the funds were raised! Well done to everyone involved, artists, collectors and of course the bluethumb team who have worked tirelessly to make this happen.

  5. Myra Carter says:

    Thank you sincerely for all your heart felt generosity in organising this fund raising appeal and giving of your time, effort and money. We have a family business also and I know the effort involved in running the day to day commitments let alone taking on another huge task. Thank you for allowing us as artists to help out through Bluethumb. I greatly appreciate it. Thanks to all the Bluethumb team who are always willing to go the extra mile for everyone.

  6. Jules Baldwin says:

    Thank you so much Bluethumb for supporting this wonderful appeal, so very proud to have been part of this amazing gesture of kindness and compassion.

  7. Jo Duffy says:

    Amazing effort!
    My fundraising Is still going on – hoping it will help too!

  8. Rachael McDiarmid says:

    Well done Freddy and the Bluethumb team, the wonderful artists and third parties that supported the fundraiser. A great result.

  9. Jeana Castelli says:

    Congratulations everyone! A wonderful effort. Would love to have participated.

  10. Angela Walker says:

    It’s very kind of Bluethumb to be covering unseen costs and I am very pleased that it’s gone so well. My artwork sold and am just waiting for courier to pick up. Thanks again for the wonderful job the team have done.
    Angela Walker

  11. gosia Orzechowska says:

    I’m so happy and proud that I was involved in this fundraiser. Thank you all bluethumb team for making it happen.

  12. Jerome Whitcroft says:

    You guys are good! Well done! Congratulations on a wonderful initiative. J

  13. Karin Zeller says:

    Well done to Bluethumb and the many generous artists who donated their artwork to help out those who have been affected by the devastating bushfires. You are an inspiration to us all. Thanks to some recent sales of some paintings through Bluethumb, I was also able to donate . Xx

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