Renowned across Australia for her feminine motifs and candy store colour palette, Sydney-based street artist Deb took a stilettoed stand for men across the country with Man Up, an exhibition designed to raise money and awareness for prostate cancer.
Man Up comprised the monochromatic works of over 35 local and international male artists who generously donated their work for this charity show. Deb ambitiously recruited an army of high-profile art world benefactors with headlining names such as Mark Bode (USA), Mike Giant (USA), Jim Houser (USA), Ben Brown (Syd) and Ken Taylor (Melb).
Equally as supportive as the artists were the major sponsors of Man Up. Australian-based clothing brand Phable and Deb collaborated on a limited series of printed T-shirts exclusive to the exhibition, with printing sponsored by Aisle6ix. The T-shirts were available for sale throughout the duration of the exhibition. 100% of proceeds from all sales went directly to the Cancer Council of Australia to fund prostate cancer research.
Man Up opened at aMBUSH Gallery Waterloo in October 2012 and $12,000 was raised for charity from the project.
Deb, Mark Bode, Mike Giant, Jim Houser, Ben Brown, Ken Taylor