We have been working on making BOAA happen for a some time now, and we have hosted many events to get you excited about it.
What's in the BOX?
What's in the BOX? was our artist announcement exhibition. We challenged our 2018 artists to send us an artwork that best displayed their practice and could also be packed down to fit into a shoe box. The result was outstanding. Over 70 artists from all over Australia contributed to this travelling show. We hit 3 locations over a 6 week period, Ballarat, Melbourne and Hepburn Springs, drawing large crowds at each. It was a fantastic preview of what to expect from our artists in 2018.
BOAA HQ Opening
BOAA HQ is home to our offices, where we run workshops and where we make some of our BOAA Merch. To celebrate the launch of this space, we invited everybody to 115 Armstrong Street Nth for a few drinks. We also took this time to launch our BOAA Merch pop-up shop. We invited artists and makers from all over Victoria to sell their wares at BOAA HQ, resulting is a wide range of products that were a delight to all who dropped by.
Winter Magic Party
This past winter, we threw a fundraiser at BOAA HQ in the form of a party. Music, art, dancing and lights keep us going all through the night while we auctioned off holiday packages, local restaurant vouchers and a coffin, hand painted by local artist Josh Muir.