Saturday, August 20, 2011

PAINT THE WORLD GREEN with Riverbend Books!

Media release:  


Independent bookstore, Riverbend Books, want to do their part to help preserve our environment.

In late August the renowned Bulimba bookstore will be hosting a unique art auction called ‘Paint the World Green’. The community will have the opportunity to bid on paintings created by high-profile people of different backgrounds and occupations, including authors, artists, musicians, and journalists.

Special artworks have been created by environmental activist and scientist David Suzuki, children’s author and illustrator Mem Fox, ‘Mao’s Last Dancer’ Li Cunxin, rugby legend Darren Lockyer, country music singer, Troy Cassar-Daley, as well as artists Lance Bressow, Ralph Wilson, and many more.

Each contribution reveals a surprising interpretation of the rainforest, and its place in our world. All proceeds from the paintings will help preserve the integrity and rich biodiversity of the forests through donations to Greenpeace Australia Pacific and Profauna Indonesia.

Riverbend Books believes the event will not only raise monetary support but will also foster positive and constructive discussion about the forest and climate change. “My time spent volunteering in East Java has taught me everything we do to help, however small it may seem, is making a huge difference on a grassroots level,” says Alice Coates, the event organiser and an avid supporter of animal rights.

“I am so grateful to all my supporters, not just the contributors, but also Riverbend Books and Hoopla Family Advertising. ‘Paint the World Green’ will be held on the 31st of August and entry will be a gold coin donation. Doors open at 6pm. The full list of contributors will be displayed on the Riverbend website over the coming weeks, with a sneak peek at some of the artworks.

ABOUT - Riverbend Books opened its doors in 1998 and over the past thirteen years has very much enjoyed being part of the local community. They have won Queensland Bookstore of the Year seven times and Australian Bookstore of the Year twice. Keen to encourage a culture of reading in the local and wider community, they run an extensive program of author events, workshops, bookclubs and bookchats. Riverbend is also the founding bookshop of The Indigenous Literacy Foundation, which is now a national project of the Australian book industry.

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CONTACT: Bronte or Suzy
Riverbend Books
07 3899 8555

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