Art for the Jungle

In the chilly depths of an urban winter it’s sometimes hard to find the motivation to leave the lounge room. Would the lure of free beer help? We’re guessing it might – especially when you also get the chance to check out works by emerging artists and help raise funds for Greenpeace. If that sounds like a great night out to you, then get along to Sydney’s Art for Jungle project, a fundraiser put together by artists to help in the fight against rainforest destruction and wildlife extinction in Borneo and throughout the world.

For just $5 – which will go to Greenpeace – you can view art and accessories from creatives across Australia as you sip on a beer (early birds might even score their brew for free!). Works on show range in price and include photography, line drawings, canvas paintings and typography design, and if you don’t manage to find anything hanging on the wall that takes your fancy, check out the stalls selling jewellery, prints, purses and clothing or buy a raffle ticket for a chance to win prizes including wine and organic preserves. With a percentage of money from works sold going towards the fundraising for Greenpeace, and the rest to help the exhibiting young emerging artists, you won’t be the only one who benefits from foregoing the comfort of the couch. {Art for Jungle opens 6pm Thursday June 28 at Lo-Fi Collective, Surry Hills}.