“I’m eleven years clean now, and I attribute these years of functional effort directly to BGF. Art heals. Art connects. Art can teach and art uplifts. BGF Art Phoenix rescued me, and today I’m surrounded by artworks that are testament to that creative fact.”
• BGF Art Phoenix Participant
In partnership with NAS, Bobby Goldsmith Foundation (BGF) presents Art Phoenix. The exhibition is the culmination of a series of drawing workshops led by acclaimed artist Luke Thurgate for members of the BGF community living with HIV.
Join us from 6-8pm on Friday 3 March to celebrate the opening of Art Phoenix, and for your chance to bid and win one of these incredible artworks! 100% of the proceeds of the artwork sales go directly to the artist who created it.
BGF is Australia’s oldest community-based HIV organisation, providing client services and health promotion programs in NSW and SA. Art Phoenix is part of BGF’s Health and Wellbeing program suite and is the longest running program. The workshops focus on helping people with HIV to not only think about their HIV in a different way, but to use art to improve their quality of life. Art Phoenix is the only contemporary art program in Australia that is fully committed to both raising the awareness of HIV through the production and presentation of visual arts projects, while assisting artists living with HIV.