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Ian Thorpe’s Fountain for Youth Fundraiser at Charles Billich Gallery Sydney

 

Ian Thorpe’s Fountain for Youth Fundraiser at Charles Billich Gallery Sydney photos and story;  MiSociety
26 March 2012

Ian Thorpe by Charles Billich attracts Sydney’s ‘Movers and Shakers‘ to an Art Spangled Night.
Ian Thorpe is a name very few Australians would be unaware of.  Charles Billich is a name that very few in the art world (both in Australia and internationally) would be unaware of, so, when both these high profile Australians collaborated on a project the ‘event’ that heralded it was sure to be an affair of ‘Olympian’ proportions.

A fact about Ian Thorpe that many may be unaware of is the work he has done over the last ten years for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander families through the Ian Thorpe’s Fountain for Youth charity.  Charles Billich threw his mighty paintbrushes behind Ian’s charity by creating a painting of Ian with the proceeds of the prints from the work going to the Ian Thorpe Fountain for Youth.

Charles’ painting of Ian was unveiled at the Billich Gallery in The Rocks where many of Sydney’s ‘movers and shakers’, socialites and media gathered for an excellent night of  great company and wonderful hospitality in this fabulous historical building.

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Charles Billich, Ian Thorpe - Charles Billich paints Ian Thorpe for Ian Thorpe's Fountain for Youth charity event

Charles Billich, Ian Thorpe

Charles Billich paints Ian Thorpe for Ian Thorpe's Fountain for Youth charity event

Natalie Haviv, Neviene Torki, Kate Waterhouse - Ian Thorpe's Fountain for Youth Fundraiser at Billich Gallery Sydney

Natalie Haviv, Neviene Torki, Kate Waterhouse

Ian Thorpe's Fountain for Youth Fundraiser at Billich Gallery Sydney

Jason Hirt, Jade Tusin, Richard Morgan - Charles Billich paints Ian Thorpe for Ian Thorpe's Fountain for Youth charity event

Jason Hirt, Jade Tusin, Richard Morgan

Charles Billich paints Ian Thorpe for Ian Thorpe's Fountain for Youth charity event

Wilfried Le Goff, Carine Le Goff, Laura Laffitte, Charles Billich, Stephane Journoux - Ian Thorpe's Fountain for Youth Fundraiser at Billich Gallery Sydney

Wilfried Le Goff, Carine Le Goff, Laura Laffitte, Charles Billich, Stephane Journoux

Ian Thorpe's Fountain for Youth Fundraiser at Billich Gallery Sydney

Clive Donohoo, Gamble Breaux, Rosalyn Donohoo - Ian Thorpe's Fountain for Youth Fundraiser at Charles Billich Gallery Sydney

Clive Donohoo, Gamble Breaux, Rosalyn Donohoo

Ian Thorpe's Fountain for Youth Fundraiser at Charles Billich Gallery Sydney

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Marion Grasby, Shae Mutu at the Absolut ELYX Bar

Ian Thorpe's Fountain for Youth Fundraiser at Billich Gallery Sydney

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Mark Tonelli (Gold medal 1980 Moscow), Ian Thorpe

Ian Thorpe's Fountain for Youth Fundraiser at Billich Gallery Sydney

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Jeff McMullen, Christa Billich

Ian Thorpe's Fountain for Youth Fundraiser at Charles Billich Gallery Sydney

Gamble Breaux, Caron Brown - Charles Billich paints Ian Thorpe for Ian Thorpe's Fountain for Youth charity event

Gamble Breaux, Caron Brown

Charles Billich paints Ian Thorpe for Ian Thorpe's Fountain for Youth charity event

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Kristel Tamkivi, Akeer Chut-Deng

Ian Thorpe's Fountain for Youth Fundraiser at Billich Gallery Sydney

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Michael Blumberg, Bronwen Gora

Ian Thorpe's Fountain for Youth Fundraiser at Billich Gallery Sydney

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Sheena Reyes, Robert Bonnick

Ian Thorpe's Fountain for Youth Fundraiser at Billich Gallery Sydney

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