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Hop for Hope Art Exhibition

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Come along to the Hop for Hope Exhibition at the Yarra Valley Choclateria and Ice Creamery and get up and close with the kangaroos and maybe a chocolate or two. Okay a box.

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Good looking kangaroos on the hop

Their Hop for Hope exhibition is the vision of Leanne and Ian Neeland, the owners of the Yarra Valley Chocolateria and aims to raise awareness and funds for the Alanna and Madeline Foundation. Established in 1996, in memory of Alanna and Madeline, who were tragically killed in the Port Arthur massacre along with 32 others. Their programs prevent violence and advocate for children's safety and well being.

The exhibition includes 40 life sized kangaroos all hand painted, sculptured and crafted by artists from all over Australia. Each artist was given the theme of 'hope' to create their kangaroos and has interpreted hope in their own unique way. The exhibition not only aims to raise funds for the Foundation but to also spread the message of hope to keep children safe from violence and bullying.

Yarra Valley, Choclateria, Hop for Hope, Auction
This Kanga got my vote!

When you visit the exhibition you can vote and donate to your favourite kangaroo with a gold coin donation. You can also join in on the on-line auction for your very own roo by clicking on the link 100% of all proceeds go to the Alannah and Madeline Foundation.

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Quick, they've found the chocolate!

But better hurry as the exhibition ends of Sunday the 1st of November. But if you do miss out you can check on their website for more info on

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Steam Punk Kanga!
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Why? Inspiring and a great cause.
Phone: 03 9730 2777
Where: 35 Old Healesville Rd, Yarra Glen VIC 3775
Cost: Free entry
Your Comment
The exhbibition was a great idea. I love the brightly painted ones but I confess to having a bit of a soft spot for 'Steam Punk Kanga'.
by Gayle Beveridge (score: 3|7712) 1543 days ago
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