One year on from the first iteration of the charity group exhibition, Crossing Boarders, comes the next instalment, Crossing Boarders Vol. 2, opening on 20 February to coincide with Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras 2020. Over 20 artists have created and donated unique works of art for Crossing Boarders Vol. 2, which will once again raise awareness and funds for the not-for-profit organisation the exhibition is named after.
Crossing Boarders was founded by Adam Conway to help LGBTQI+ youth at risk through free surfing sessions, run professionally by Waves of Wellness, whose mental health clinicians are also trained in learn-to-surf instructing.
With the belief that a few waves can change your life, all youth are welcomed and encouraged to join the program of surfing lessons and sessions conducted in a safe and positive environment. The program uses the ocean and surfing as a conduit to explore, stimulate and facilitate positive therapy outcomes in people struggling with mental health issues, especially LGBTQI+ youth.
This important exhibition sees artists from all walks of life coming together to create a collaborative show of multidisciplinary works.
With a wide variety of high profile artists as well as emerging artists, the works are designed to inspire important conversations and empower youth.
Join us to see the aMBUSH Gallery covered in these eclectic artworks, including a wall of surfboards specially painted for the exhibition.
Opening night for Crossing Boarders Vol. 2 is Thursday 20 February from 6-9pm at aMBUSH Gallery (4a James Street, Waterloo 2017) after which it will be open daily and free of charge to the public from Friday 21 February to Sunday 23 February, from 12-4pm.
Ben Brown, Daniel French-Wollen, Danielle Becknell, David Cragg, Eliza Gosse, Freda Chiu, Gina Fenton, Helen Proctor, James Lesjak-Atton, Kansas Smeaton, Liam Ambrose, Mark Harding, Neil Tomkins, Noni Cragg, Reg Mombassa, Robbie Little, Ryan Pola, Scott Marsh, Scott Owen, Whimbrel Wilson, Zane Edwards