Friday, February 4, 2011

Big Day Out Signed Maton Guitar Auction

Save the Kimberley is holding an online silent-auction for the Maton guitar signed by performers at Big Day Out.
Follow this link to view details about the auction and to place your bid! : Save The Kimberley Guitar Auction

Big thanks to Maton for donating this beautiful M325 and infinite gratitude to Anthony Knowles from Maton and Philip Stevens from Jarrah Records for supporting us at Circle of One and Save the Kimberley.

Raffle Tickets Now Available Online to Win the Missy Higgins Signed Guitar

Environs Kimberley has started the online raffle for the guitar signed by Missy Higgins. You can buy a $5 raffle ticket through this link to eBay
The raffle will be drawn on March 4th and postage is free within Australia. Please note: overseas entrants must be prepared to cover shipping costs.
Here's a little blurb we helped to create from the raffle page:

Circle of One Foundation have created this hand painted guitar for Missy Higgins and Environs Kimberley.

The artwork embodies the beauty, power and majesty of the Kimberley from sky to ground. The warmth of the sunset, the richness
of colour and the magnificence of the boabs standing like ancient sentinels.
The guitar itself is an Ashton 3/4 acoustic. By purchasing a raffle ticket for just $5, you are supporting Environs Kimberley (EK) - the peak environment organisation working
in the Kimberley.

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

This is Big! This is BIG DAY OUT!

We are ready to take on Big Day Out thanks to John Butler Trio and Maton! Here's a very quick preview of the guitar Belle and I have painted which arrived today! It's a M325 model RRP $1578
This will be signed by performers at the Sydney Big Day Out. It will very soon be up for auction with the proceeds going to Save the Kimberley.
The Circle of One team will be at Big Day Out representing Save the Kimberley at their stall and helping to spread awareness and gather support for this cause. It's Australia Day and what better time to make a stand for the future of our nation, our environment and our people.
Environment, Tradition, Respect.

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

On a Clear Night

What a wonderful way to start the New Year!
Following the success at Peats Ridge Festival guitar project where we helped raise $1200 for the Thin Green Line, Circle of One foundation has been keeping the momentum with more guitar projects.
I'm so proud of my team! While I've been galloping along the beaches of South Africa, my team back in Australia are achieving leaps and bounds! It's at this point where I'm gushing over my best friend and uber talented artist Belle Cumming.
In a frenzy of last minute logistics I had Belle paint a guitar for Missy Higgins to sign at the Environs Kimberley Benefit Concert. I'm absolutely in awe of Belle's willingness to deal with my crazy demands and lists of things to do, not to mention the amazing work she's done on this guitar. It's stunning, beautiful, and embodies the essence of the Kimberley so aptly.
As I said, yes I'm gushing, but I love love love looooooove Belle and all the hard work she has been doing for me and Circle of One.
Big ups also to our latest wrangled volunteer Rachel for not only delivering the guitar to Melbourne but for her efforts selling raffle tickets and raising funds for Environs Kimberley at the show.
The team is growing, the projects are rolling in and the opportunities are humbling. Next stop for Circle of One is Big Day Out Sydney with a guitar to raise funds for Save the Kimberley! And keeping us on our toes after the Sydney gig, we're off to Melbourne for RAW for Africa: a benefit festival for the International Anti-Poaching Foundation.

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

I get by with a little help from my friends!

The guitar is all ready for Peats Ridge Festival tomorrow, and over the next three days "Circle of One Foundation" will be raising funds and awareness for The Thin Green Line
Big ups to my beautiful and talented friend Belle Cumming for helping me complete this guitar after I had a "slight" mishap whilst horse riding (ironically at Peats Ridge - Glenworth Valley). So, whilst broken ribbed, I am not broken hearted as I have wonderful, amazing, "deadly as" people in my life!

Thank you Belle! (and we can't forget Curtis - not just a pretty face, but the man can string a guitar too!)

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Festival of the Overcast and Chance of Rain (oops! I mean Festival of the Sun)

What a wonderful weekend at FOTSUN! And while despite the Sun failed to show up for its time on stage, the performers at Festival of the Sun rocked it through the rain and the cloud cover!
We are pleased to announce that with the support of the FOTSUN team and performers we were able to take our Save the Kimberley painted guitar to raffle and came up with another $1070 for the cause! Big props go to Macron Music for donating a guitar for this project, FOTSUN management and crew for assistance in raffle sales and the signing by performers, DALLAS freakin' FRASCA (you rock my world woman!), and XAVIER RUDD for supporting our project and spreading the Save the Kimberley cause to the crowd at the festival.

More photos to follow.

On a final note for today, I am very pleased to announce: it's official! We are taking the guitar project to BIG DAY OUT!!!!! Thanks to Blue King Brown and John Butler Trio support we are taking this project to a whole 'nother level!!! Jah bless!!!! One love's the movement!! 1 Y

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Save the Kimberley Guitar Project ready to rock Festival of the Sun

Photograph by Julie Lowe

This weekend we are taking the "Circle of One" guitar project to Festival of the Sun for Save the Kimberley. An amazing line up to hail in the summer and the crowds will be sure to dance up a storm... quite literally! Forecast for a down pour, but we'll be there campaigning for a pouring out of charity and support for our mob at Save the Kimberley.

You're alive. Do something.
The directive in life, the moral imperative was so uncomplicated.
It could be expressed in single words, not complete sentences.
It sounded like this: