Moira Finucane and Jackie Smith and everyone who works and has worked with them are bloody marvellous people and remarkable artists.
As the last week has been a kick in to guts to the independent artists and companies that make us want to see, make and be art, F&S want to give something back to the community.
I want George Brandis to be my date for the Glory Box La Revolucion.
I want him to sit in room full of people who know how to think, who know how important it is to always question and confront what we know is wrong, and who know how to celebrate difference.
I want to see his face when Moira blows smoke into it.
I want him to tell me why it isn't the most "excellent" night of his life.
Moira posted this on Facebook today:
ARTISTS. GLORY BOX IS #FREEFORARTISTS.
Because of a profound lack of support and good visionary leadership. Because of a consistent denial of human rights. Because of a lack of generosity and humanity. We here at Finucane & Smith are going to do some positive role modelling. ALL ARTISTS are invited to our coming season of Glory Box la Revolucion FOR FREE. And if you have been an independant artist for more than 10 years, we'll give you a little charm ( god knows you need one). There are limited tickets per night, and after they are gone, we'll make $25 tickets available for everyone who's missed out. If you are paid for your art, then pay us. If you have friends that earn money bring them. This season isn't funded. But let's share a generous joyful moment. #FREEFORARISTS. Because we think artists are ace. And necessary. So PM us, comment below, email us at email@example.com. Grab a ticket share the joy.
We'll also be raising money for the Asylum Seeker Resource Centre during the season for the exact same reason.
Share the joy. Spread the word.
Glory Box La Revolucion
20 August to 13 September 2015
The Melba Spiegeltent
email firstname.lastname@example.org for artust tix tickets or buy some here.