The Nicholas Building Open studios is an annual event which allows the public to catch a glimpse of Melbourne’s thriving art and craft culture in one of Melbourne’s most iconic Art Deco building. As one of the studio residents in the building, we opened our door to the everyone for this special occasion.
Last year we have raised some money for a project called the Key Of Sea by selling cake pops. And we decided to do something similar this time. Embracing the creative diversity, we decided to set up a quirky nail popup bar and a stationery store with the intension to raise money for a charity.
These beautiful, funny and cute stationery was designed and donated by a publication designer Trisha from the Design Patsy, who we share studio with. Her stationery was sold like hot cakes. We’ve also met and spoke to other residents, fashion designers and artists during painting nails. Over the entire open studios event, we have raised over 600 dollars. A small portion of the money was spent on better lighting for everyone in the studio. So that we can work harder after hours :) And the rest of the money was donated to Byulbit Foundation for North Korean Orphanage and Nursing school.
Byulbit Fondation orphanage and nursing school is located in Rasun, North Hamgyong in North Korea. It is currently caring for 80 children. Today we have received a receipt and couple of photos from the organisation that let us know where the donation has used at.
Many thanks to Nicholas Building community and everyone who came along, talked to us, and let us share with them what we care about. We had lots of fun this year and we hope you could join us again next year with other fun stuff for another good cause. Please like Nicholas Building on Facebook for information on next year Open Studios. Also follow our Facebook page to see more photos from the event.