Presented by Cutting Edge, the CEX bowling pin art challenge is back for its second year, and once again award-winning advertising creatives transform a unique canvas into fascinating pieces. The canvas this year is the bowling pin, for its simple shape and cultural relevance. Each piece will be auctioned on 16 October at the Triffid in Brisbane’s Newstead, with all proceeds going to Youngcare. This year’s contributors are professional artists who work in the thriving local advertising industry. 28 Artists including Creative Directors, Art Directors, Animators, VFX Artists, and Designers, offer up a fascinating collection of highly individual works.

“The Brisbane advertising scene is highly-connected with genuine friendships and a sense of camaraderie. We are a tight-knit group. Also, we have some of the most impressive creatives you’ll find. The artists we approached jumped at the chance to take on this creative challenge and support Youngcare,” said Blaize Bennett of Cutting Edge and CEX organiser. “All funds raised support the important work of Youngcare. Appropriate housing is one of the greatest areas of unmet need for people with disabilities in Australia. With 12,000 young people being left behind in aged care, hospital rooms, and rehabilitation centres, simply because there is nowhere else for them to go. CEX harnesses creativity to aid Youngcare as they tackle this important need.”

“We are overwhelmed with the support of Cutting Edge and Brisbane’s creative industry. When a community comes together for a compelling cause great things can happen,” said Anthony Ryan, Youngcare’s CEO. He continued, “Creativity can be a very compelling tool, and when a community of professional creatives get behind a cause it’s a powerful way to ignite awareness, support and passion for a community that believes in authentic integration. We are blown away by this year’s artwork and very excited for October’s auction.”


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