Following the huge success of the first Joy exhibition in 2022, which raised nearly $55,000 to fund Starlight Children’s Foundations art programs for kids who are patients at Perth Children’s Hospital. Block has partnered with Marie Botsis-Premici and Gino Premici to create the visual identity for ‘Joy – Vol. II – Étoile.’
The centrepiece of the identity is a beautifully printed (by Quality Press) 88-page catalogue featuring the work of all the Australian artists who have contributed to the exhibition. The full catalogue can be view here.
“Joy is proof positive of the real difference two inspiring individuals can make in the world,” said Block CEO Tanya Sim, “Mark and I, and the entire Block team, are proud to contribute the success of this event in any small way we can.”
Joy, a project that brings real joy to parents of Perth Children’s Hospital through art, was born from the heartbreak of one family’s loss of a child after many months in PCH. From that personal tragedy came a determination for Perth entrepreneurs Marie Botsis-Premici and husband Gino Premici to do something positive for suffering children through the medium and therapy of art.
The first Joy exhibition also allowed the Lester Prize – WA’s preeminent portraiture award – to reinstate a Hospitals category.
Joy – Volume II ‘Etoile is the second iteration of this compassionate initiative. It is a direct result of the energy and talent of Perth curator and artist Jo Meredith in collaboration with Botsis-Premici and Premici and The Montauk Lighting Co. team.
Joy this year includes the work of leading artists including Andy Quilty, Anya Brock, Felicia Aroney and Jordy Hewitt, among many others.
The exhibition can be experienced at The Townhouse, Montauk’s studio space, in West Leederville for the duration of February.
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