B Corp Volunteering – Renee Wallace – Arts Project Australia

Arts Project Australia is a not for profit studio and gallery in Northcote Victoria that nurtures and supports artists with disabilities.

I was afforded the opportunity to work in their studio and stockroom lending an extra pair of hands where they needed it most.

During the morning I was archiving (and admiring) the artist’s work into their individual folders. Wow they have a lot of art there! With approximately 100 artists (some of which have been there for 20 years)  you can imagine the array of diverse and beautiful artwork they have on hand, as a buyer myself I can attest to how difficult it is to choose just one piece from what they have available.

But the afternoon was where the real magic happened, studio time!  I got to assist the artists and studio staff however they needed me to so that they could get down to doing what they are good at – creating great art.

It’s great to watch the artists at work, seeing the process of how they get to that finished piece that we all want to get our hands on.

I got so much out of the day, knowing I was able to physically assist an organisation that helps others in so many ways. That is the beauty of being a B Corp, constantly reminded that we are here to be the best for the world, however we can.

 

Not titled (red, blue green arches), Warren O'Brien, 2011 Not titled (yellow and orange), Fulli Andrinopoulos, 2013 Not titled (woman with snake skin shoes)

Renee Wallace
Renee Wallace
Renee manages the Ecovantage Melbourne office amongst other HR and HSE responsibilities. As a member of Ecovantage since 2009, Renee has actively participated in most areas of the business gaining a wealth of knowledge about sustainability and the inner workings of each area of the business.