URNS OF 2020: RISING FROM THE ASHES

curated by Liz Amalfi (IONICA)
   
December
   
10
 -  
December
   
21
Urns of 2020 brings together 30 urns, 30 artists and 30 charities. Each artist was given a plain white cremation urn and asked to create a piece of art that commemorates what “Rising from the Ashes” means to them.

INFORMATION

Urns of 2020 brings together 30 urns, 30 artists and 30 charities. Each artist was given a plain white cremation urn and asked to create a piece of art that commemorates what “Rising from the Ashes” means to them. Each artist will share their message of hope, inspiration and creativity on their urn.

 

The exhibition is the brainchild of Liz Amalfi, from Ionica, a family-run wholesale company that imports coffins from Italy since 1990. During a COVID clean-up in their warehouse Liz discovered some funeral urns her late father had imported from Italy many years ago that had never been used.

 

We all have our own personal 2020 story. URNS of 2020 is about honouring the year that was. A year of grief, loss, and adversity on a global scale. With the new year approaching. May we all 'Rise from the Ashes', to bring messages of hope, peace, unity and remembrance. In reflecting on the year that was from the Australian bushfires, to Covid, births, deaths, global movements, awakenings and so much more. 2020 was a year of transformation!

 

From local, regional, interstate to international artists, from painters, ceramicists to sound and jewellery artists. The premise of this exhibition is to collaborate a conscious collective and creatively bridge the gap between the funeral industry and the world of art through the 30 vessels.

 

All urns will be silently auctioned throughout the exhibition with 100% of proceeds going to the charity of the artist’s choice.

A panel of judges will award an URN PRIZE of $3000 donated by WN Bull Funerals Newtown.

The judges are Marcella Zemanek (widow of radio and television broadcaster Stan Zemanek), Melanie Gray (Archibald Prize Finalist 2020) and Marcella Belcastro (Manager from WN Bull Funerals).

The process of bringing the exhibition to life will be captured in a documentary produced by Reel Life Events, which will feature an exclusive look at a number of artists sharing their creative approach to the project and speaking about their chosen charity, lifting the lid on the experience.  

Link to the silent auction: www.airauctioneer.com/urnsof2020

Curator:

Liz Amalfi - 0416 219 569

IONICA – elisabeth@ionica.com.au

INSTAGRAM: @ionicamadeinitaly

Artists - Chosen Charity

 

E.Armanious - Exodus Youth Worx

Elisa Bartels - Port Macquarie Koala Hospital

Harry Bayston - RU OK?

Tasha Button - Koala Hospital Port Macquarie

Clache Raong - Little Sisters of the Poor

Sebastian Conti - Healing Foundation

Bronte Cormican-Jones - Minderoo Foundation

Kevin Diallo - ANTAR

Carla Filipe - Stepping Stone House

Kristy Gordon - Coast Shelter

Keroshin Govender - RSPCA

Tiarna Herczeg - NAAJA

Rebecca Kilpatrick - Wayne Weaver Foundation

Cheungha Lim - Save the Children

SAARA138 - Bush Heritage Australia

Shell Nguyen - Where Pigs Fly Sanctuary

Cassandra-Lyn Palmer - Friends of Grafton Gallery Inc

Sarah Park - Rosie’s Place

Michelle Rea - Currumbin Wildlife Hospital

Monica Renaud - Project Youth

Billie Robertson - BlackRainbow

Maria Francesca Rodi (MILAN) - WIRES

Giuseppe Rodi (MILAN) - Beyond Blue

Arezzo Sami - Gidget Foundation

Linda Sok - Cambodia Vision

Bic Tieu - Bush Heritage

Hugh Van Schaick - Asylum Seekers Centre

Kelly Vella - Interplast

Aidan Weichard - Wildlife Victoria

Andrew Yee - ANTAR

Melanie Gray (Guest Urn)                   

2020 Archibald Finalist/Judge - YourCrew– Harrison Riedel Foundation

Geoff Sellman (Guest Urn) Mil-Pra Prize (2020) INDIGENOUS ARTIST

 

Urns of 2020 brings together 30 urns, 30 artists and 30 charities. Each artist was given a plain white cremation urn and asked to create a piece of art that commemorates what “Rising from the Ashes” means to them. Each artist will share their message of hope, inspiration and creativity on their urn.

 

The exhibition is the brainchild of Liz Amalfi, from Ionica, a family-run wholesale company that imports coffins from Italy since 1990. During a COVID clean-up in their warehouse Liz discovered some funeral urns her late father had imported from Italy many years ago that had never been used.

 

We all have our own personal 2020 story. URNS of 2020 is about honouring the year that was. A year of grief, loss, and adversity on a global scale. With the new year approaching. May we all 'Rise from the Ashes', to bring messages of hope, peace, unity and remembrance. In reflecting on the year that was from the Australian bushfires, to Covid, births, deaths, global movements, awakenings and so much more. 2020 was a year of transformation!

 

From local, regional, interstate to international artists, from painters, ceramicists to sound and jewellery artists. The premise of this exhibition is to collaborate a conscious collective and creatively bridge the gap between the funeral industry and the world of art through the 30 vessels.

 

All urns will be silently auctioned throughout the exhibition with 100% of proceeds going to the charity of the artist’s choice.

A panel of judges will award an URN PRIZE of $3000 donated by WN Bull Funerals Newtown.

The judges are Marcella Zemanek (widow of radio and television broadcaster Stan Zemanek), Melanie Gray (Archibald Prize Finalist 2020) and Marcella Belcastro (Manager from WN Bull Funerals).

The process of bringing the exhibition to life will be captured in a documentary produced by Reel Life Events, which will feature an exclusive look at a number of artists sharing their creative approach to the project and speaking about their chosen charity, lifting the lid on the experience.  

Link to the silent auction: www.airauctioneer.com/urnsof2020

Curator:

Liz Amalfi - 0416 219 569

IONICA – elisabeth@ionica.com.au

INSTAGRAM: @ionicamadeinitaly

Artists - Chosen Charity

 

E.Armanious - Exodus Youth Worx

Elisa Bartels - Port Macquarie Koala Hospital

Harry Bayston - RU OK?

Tasha Button - Koala Hospital Port Macquarie

Clache Raong - Little Sisters of the Poor

Sebastian Conti - Healing Foundation

Bronte Cormican-Jones - Minderoo Foundation

Kevin Diallo - ANTAR

Carla Filipe - Stepping Stone House

Kristy Gordon - Coast Shelter

Keroshin Govender - RSPCA

Tiarna Herczeg - NAAJA

Rebecca Kilpatrick - Wayne Weaver Foundation

Cheungha Lim - Save the Children

SAARA138 - Bush Heritage Australia

Shell Nguyen - Where Pigs Fly Sanctuary

Cassandra-Lyn Palmer - Friends of Grafton Gallery Inc

Sarah Park - Rosie’s Place

Michelle Rea - Currumbin Wildlife Hospital

Monica Renaud - Project Youth

Billie Robertson - BlackRainbow

Maria Francesca Rodi (MILAN) - WIRES

Giuseppe Rodi (MILAN) - Beyond Blue

Arezzo Sami - Gidget Foundation

Linda Sok - Cambodia Vision

Bic Tieu - Bush Heritage

Hugh Van Schaick - Asylum Seekers Centre

Kelly Vella - Interplast

Aidan Weichard - Wildlife Victoria

Andrew Yee - ANTAR

Melanie Gray (Guest Urn)                   

2020 Archibald Finalist/Judge - YourCrew– Harrison Riedel Foundation

Geoff Sellman (Guest Urn) Mil-Pra Prize (2020) INDIGENOUS ARTIST

 

FEATURED WORKS

URN By Carla Filipe
URN BY Cassandra-Lyn Palmer
URN BY MELANIE GRAY WITH IONICA CREW
URN By ELIZABETH ARMANIOUS
URN By GIUSEPPE. RODI (MILAN)
LIZ AMALFI (URNS OF 2020 CURATOR)

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