B-side fundraiser by Blindside Gallery

Shop for cute, artist-designed aprons and affordable art to support the long-standing non-profit art gallery, in the iconic Nicholas Building.

After last year’s limited-run Artist-Editions caps, Melbourne’s Blindside Gallery has launched its latest art-designed merch – this time aprons.

Mixed media and performance artist Scotty So, Yindjibarndi artist Katie West and interdisciplinary artist Heejoon Youn each designed aprons for the gallery: use them in your home kitchen, while practicing your art, or as essential workwear.

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West designed an apron with a traditional wana, or digging stick, from her childhood in Noongar Yued Country. It adds to her growing body of work that looks at digging sticks and star pickets.

And Yoon’s apron, titled Eureka!is a fun take on waiting for a moment of genius — and making it happen yourself instead.

In addition to the aprons, Blindside has curated the aptly titled B-Side, an online fundraiser featuring an incredible array of artwork – starting at $100 – from over 100 of the country’s most exciting contemporary artists. It’s a true mix, from more traditional art forms such as drawings, paintings and sculptures to stained glass, tapestries and even shower curtains.

The works will be on sale from October 20 to 28, with all proceeds going towards Blindside’s future artistic programs. Entering is a win-win for any art lover: not only do you get a unique, affordable piece to show off in your home, but you support the community in its quest to keep creating.

Blindside is housed in the iconic Nicholas Building, one of the city’s most storied properties and home to over 200 eclectic tenants who make up a vertical village of artisans and merchants.


Additional reporting by Alana Kushnir

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