Bleeding Heart is an art gallery, cafe, gift shop and event space in the middle of Brisbane City. I have been fortunate to be able to contribute to the visual identity of the brand from the initial stages of inception in 2008 while working for human ventures alongside Dan Babler (who developed the logo).
As well as operating a sustainable business, they:
“like to think of ourselves as a “social enterprise hub,” essentially giving people a place and an opportunity to start self-supporting businesses, exhibit emerging art and products and to participate in positive social activism”.
From the beginning Bleeding Heart have regularly held events, functions and art shows that raise money for a variety of charitable organisations.
I really like that they invest a lot of time supporting other charitable needs as opposed to trying to establish their own agenda. With the amount of competition amongst charities for support for their important cause their seems to be a gaping whole in organisations that support organisations. As far as I can see anyway.
So if you are interested in supporting this organisation while enjoying a drink in the beautiful School of Arts building located at 166 Ann St Brisbane, come along to the Hearts of Gold 5 exhibition Friday the 5th of May.
I will have a few illustrations for sale in the show too.