Featuring more than 160 prominent and up-and-coming artists, there are close to 200 artworks, from watercolours, vibrant abstracts, to intricate illustrations. To keep Epilepsy Day’s iconic colour of purple in tune, the artists have been asked to tie in a shade of purple in their artistic creations.
Mia Oatley, Sydney artist and ambassador for Epilepsy Action Australia, says, “I have lived with epilepsy myself for over twenty years, and understand the difficulties that people affected by epilepsy face everyday. It is so important that we share our stories
Epilepsy Action Australia is a provider of education and support services to children and adults with epilepsy across Australia. There are currently 250,000 people affected by epilepsy who require specialist services. Funds raised from the auction will go toward supporting its vital and life changing programs such as Ted-E-Bear Connection, MyEpilepsyKey and its Online Academy. The charity’s mission is to enable people living with epilepsy to unlock their potential and better manage their condition leading to a happier life.
Carol Ireland, CEO of Epilepsy Action, says, “Epilepsy is the world’s most common serious brain condition, however,
The inaugural Art for Epilepsy auction held in February 2016 featured more than 60 artworks by 55 artists. The initiative raised more than $20,000. In 2017, Epilepsy Action hopes to build on that success and further their previous target, allowing a greater number of Australians impacted by epilepsy to be supported to lead an optimal life.
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