Silent auction fundraising for Tropical Arts Inc., Environmental Defenders Office of Northern Queensland (EDO), and local artists during Shakespeare at the Tanks 2014.
In 2014 Tropical Arts is producing its 7th Shakespeare play at the Tanks, ‘Much Ado About Nothing’ with a theme of ‘Dragons’. Tank 3 will be transformed into a Dragon Nest and Auction House, inhabited by a cast of Dragon Riders.
During the performance the dragon artworks will be for sale, pinned with a silent auction list.
Artists are invited to create dragons close to their hearts, and explore themes around the defence of environmental or personal issues. Your dragon can be of any breed, creed, colour, race, land, heritage, background, mixture, ideology, fashion, element, spirit. Groups are invited to contribute a collaborative dragon or a collection of works themed around dragons.
Monday 6 October 2-4pm: Early delivery to Tanks Pump House
Monday 13 October 9am-3pm: Delivery to Tank 3
Much Ado About Nothing Dragons
Tropical Arts reimagines Shakespeare’s biting romantic comedy, Much Ado About Nothing in a world with Dragons.
Prince Don Pedro and his officers are on furlough after a successful war campaign. They ride in, on Dragons. Their chosen retreat – Governor Leonato’s Dragon Auction House in Messina. The happiness of the host’s daughter, Hero, seems secure in her love match with Claudio, a young officer in Don Pedro’s company. But the bitterness of Prince’s bastard brother turns savage and shreds Hero’s dreams into tatters. The Dragon hearts of Benedick and Beatrice must break through their icy egos in order to feel their own love and restore order and joy into the Dragon World.
Friday 17 October: Opening Night – Opening talk 6.45pm AUSLAN
Saturday 25 October 2014: Closing Night – Auction Close AUSLAN
Sunday 26, Monday 27 October: Buyers collection of winning bids Tank 3
Tuesday 28 October to 14 November: Buyers collection of winning bids EDO office 96-98 Lake Street
28 November: Finalisation and distribution of monies