THE 8x8 ART COMPETITION
8x8 is an art competition with amazing prizes created by 15year old Katura Halleday.
Artists and creatives of all ages and skill levels donate a 8x8″ sized artwork to a 7 day exhibition starting in November 2020.
All artwork is for sale at $30 during the exhibition.
100% of the proceeds go to Mission Educate who provide an education to the children of Mozambique.
Opening Night Party
November 2020 6-8pm
The Dust Temple, 54 Currumbin Creek Rd,
The 2020 Exhibition
Sat-Sun 7-1:30 Mon-Fri 6:30-3
BEHIND THE EVENT
Hey, I’m Katura
Hi let me introduce you to me and my projects. My name is Katura Halleday, I am 15 years old and define myself as an artist, humanitarian and social justice advocate. I passionate about two things in life, art being one and the other the education of young women in developing countries. By following these passions, I have been able to fulfill my dream of uniting my community through art all while helping to continue the education of those less fortunate.
In 2018 I started a Social Enterprise, 8x8 to Educate, donating 100% of the profits to education in Mozambique though my partnership with the charity Mission Educate. I currently have three main income streams, a book written my Natasha Yates that my sister and I illustrated called Rina’s Story, an annual Art Competition and personal and company Sponsorships.
We ran our first Art Competition/Exhibition in 2019 and managed to raise $9425.00, this will be used by the school to further the education of approximately 2000 students in Mozambique. $1200 was set aside to set up some miro businesses when I return to Mozambique in August 2020. It is hoped that these Micro businesses will help the local economy to grow and introduce young ladies to entrepreneurial skills through a program I am currently developing. I would love to see these skills develop to a point where the school and the community could be sustainable.
Through my sponsorship work I have been able to facilitate the donation 105 Surface Pro computers, school supplies, building material, furniture, tools, etc all of which were desperately needed after the school was hit by a cyclone in 2019.
I have been fortune to have these activities recognised by the local and international community, I was as a ﬁnalist for Gold Coast Citizen of the Year 2018, the Women in Business Rising Star for 2018, International Stevie Silver Award in New York, Australian Representative at the International Forum for Volunteers in Russia, and the subject of an Internationally award winning short ﬁlm by Jude Kalman which I will present to the United Nations in Feb 2020.
While I am honored by these awards I am more grateful for the platform it has given me to have my voice heard, and to highlight the issues of Educational Equality, and I hope that you find my story inspirational and it ignites in you a desire to help.
A special thanks to…
Our main sponsors
Dust Temple sidles amongst industry, in between the beauty of Currumbin Alley and the magic of its Valley. She was an old warehouse with great bones and layers upon layers of industrial incarnations. With an avid hand and a creative mind that works overtime, owner John Wilson turned her on her head and opened it up as a space to explore the workings of creative minds. Our gallery hosts local, national and international artists, musicians and poets. Studio spaces house artists, a ceramicist, a leatherworker and silversmith along with a boutique foundry. With true open ended creativity we are connected to one another allowing creation rather than reproduction and repetition leading us to be in a constant state of evolution. From daytime coffee meet-ups, to evenings spent in great company Dust Temple will house you in a space unlike any other on the Coast. You are always welcome to return to Dust.
Our major supporters
Gillian Grove- Our Judge
Artable founder and teacher Gillian Grove works behind the scenes to bring you the best art classes, workshops & travel experiences in Australia. Gillian is renowned for her ability to work in a range of mediums and styles and is highly sought after teacher for beginners.
John Turton holds an array of awards, residencies and teaching experience spanning 4 decades. A master of capturing the essence of the Australian landscape
Manuela has been a practising artist and teacher for more than thirty years working and exhibiting in the UK, Spain, and Australia. Her field of interest is life drawing and portraiture using oil or charcoal.
Lyn has been a professional artist for 25 years and a teacher of the craft of painting across Australia and the world for some 20 years.
Jan’s beautifully presented work in various mediums has won many first prizes and other awards. Her commissions range from school theatre sets to a set for the QLD Conservatory of Music, 40 artworks for an apartment building, 15 artworks for an office floor…
Jenni achieves a realistic expression in her creative freestyle painting leaving the viewer free to excise their own imagination. These paintings have an appealing sense of colour, freedom and movement with subjects close to nature. Jenni’ also a member of “Nature in the…