AN ACT of kindness is spreading across the region with artists, children, and the average Joe picking up a brush or pencil to raise money to help support those affected by domestic violence.

A Night of 1000 Drawings is asking the community to rally together with a streak of creativity in hope to gather at least 1000 pieces of A5 sized artwork to display in the region's largest one-night-only art exhibition.

Now don't be fooled into thinking you need to have the skills of Picasso or Monet to support the cause - the only requirement is the size.

The event,which will be held at Childers' Paragon Theatre at the end of next month, works in two ways - the original artwork is submitted and exhibited on the evening and residents are asked to attend to enjoy the art experience.

One of the organisers, Nicky Staff, said the cost to attend would be $20.

"All the money from the night will go to Phoenix House to support the important work they do to provide safe, supportive services to women and children who have been affected by domestic or sexual violence," she said.

"We hope this event will bring peope together and show the kindness in the community," she said.

Mrs Staff said if they reach the goal of 1000 drawings and if 1000 people attend the event they would be able to raise $20,000 to go towards programs such as the equine therapy at Pheonix House.

"This program is included in the truama management and only funded by community support as it is non-government funded," she said.

"We are also raising money through a silent auction of artwork by professional artist.

"If this event is successful we hope to run it yearly and we hope all the community will get involved."

Mrs Staff said artworks could be dropped off from now until the event at Barolin Physio Therapy, Childers Art Space, Bundaberg Regional Art Gallery, or Art Plus.



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