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Decks For Change

21 February 2016 by Sancho Murphy




Decks for Change
is a skateboard deck design competition aimed at creating awareness of important issues to inspire positive change in the world and give well-deserved exposure to local artists, illustrators and graphic designers.

The travelling exhibition stops briefly in Canberra, where the top 21 designs from the Decks for Change competition will be exhibited and up for auction with all proceeds go to Skateistan.

Artists include:

YOPPARAI / TIFFANY HALLETT / DOROTHY LAU / CALEB CONNELL / NOVI SAD / BEN COOPER / MICHAEL TROVATO / ANNA ELIZABETH / AYLA THE CAVEMAN / KATE PULLEN / CARA JANE DIFFEY / LEE WADE / SAM BUNNY / RYAN-JOHN KEATES (PIRAHNA) / AIDEN RUDDLE / DLAE / KELLY RULE / WADE MCLAUGHLEN / SEFF MUDGE (VIVID BLACK ARTISTRY) / JUAN RODRIGUEZ CUBERES / LAKAISHA BINAISSE

 

Live Painting on the rotating feature wall from Sydney's Sprinkles

Music for the evening provided by:


**$5 entry by donation, with proceeds going to Skateistan.



SKATEISTAN is a non-profit organisation using skateboarding as a tool for empowerment. Skateistan began as a grassroots 'Sport for Development' project on the streets of Kabul in 2007, and is now an award-winning, international NGO (Non-Governmental Organization) with projects in Afghanistan, Cambodia and South Africa. Skateistan is the first international development initiative to combine skateboarding with educational outcomes. Skateistan is non-political, independent, and inclusive of all ethnicities, religions and social backgrounds.