The Royal Children’s Hospital Education Institute
In December 2014, gorman and Peep Designs collaborated to produce a limited edition tote bag featuring artwork created by Jasmine, aged 12, to raise funds for The Royal Children’s Hospital (RCH) Education Institute.
The funds we raised through sales of tote bags went towards supporting the ongoing art education programs provided to patients by RCH Education Institute. This provides a rich learning experience for children and young people so that their journey as learners continue in hospital. Patients are engaged in learning experiences that have a rich arts focus and strong links to literacy and numeracy. In the 2013-2014 period the RCH Education Institute supported the education needs of 2,150 individual students, from kindergarten through to tertiary level.
100% of the sales were donated to The Royal Children’s Hospital Arts Education program.
The Lort Smith Animal Hospital
In spring 2015, gorman ran a campaign to raise funds for Lort Smith Animal Hospital and for a period of time 100% of all sales made from our Poodle Sweater went to Lort Smith Animal Hospital.
Lort Smith Animal Hospital is a not-for-profit animal hospital in Australia. They have 67 vets and 94 vet nurses providing high-quality veterinary care for 24,384 animals in 2015.
The hospital has 11 wards including an Exotic and Native Wildlife Unit. Their Adoption Centre cares for animals undergoing medical treatment and provides shelter, adoption and fostering services for abandoned and relinquished animals.
The Peter MacCallum Foundation and The Leukaemia Foundation
Since 2012, gorman has hosted annual charity sales in Warrnambool to raise funds for The Peter Mac Foundation and The Leukaemia Foundation.
The Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre is internationally recognized for helping to lead the search for cancer cures. Their researchers are dedicated to preventing, treating and curing all types of cancer. The Peter MacCallum Cancer Foundation supports this research by funding specialised technologies and new research opportunities.
The Leukaemia Foundation is Australia’s peak body for blood cancer, funding research and providing free services to support people with leukaemia, lymphoma, myeloma and related bloody disorders, and their families.
Save The Children
In December 2015, Lisa Gorman collaborated with five Australian illustrators, designers and painters who each created a unique piece of art based on their idea of ‘dreams’. 25% of the sale of these pillowcases was donated to Save The Children.
In May 2015, gorman donated 20% of all sales on Mother’s Day to Save the Children and their relief efforts in Nepal.
Arkley Art Award
The memory of much-loved artist Howard Arkley is honoured by The Arkley Prize. Established in 2010 by Arkley’s mother, Gwen and her late partner Frank Lewis. The prize is awarded by an esteemed group of judges to the artist whose work in Not Fair Art Fair is considered to be outstanding. Not Fair is a curated exhibition of emerging, unrepresented and independent artists whose work would not normally be seen at the gallery-centric trade Art Fairs.
NotFair is giving these artists a way to bring their work to the attention of collectors and galleries. The aim of the prize is to acknowledge the skills of an emerging artist and reflect Howard Arkley’s passion as a practitioner and teacher. The recipients to date have included Jake Walker, Simon Finn and Hari Ho, all of whom have gone on to pursue extraordinary careers.
This August 2016, we’re proud to announce gorman will be the sponsor of The Arkley Prize.
Little Seeds Big Trees
In May 2013, we launched the Choose your own Adventure Sneakers campaign. We rounded up twenty-one amazing creative’s from around the globe, and they donated their time and genius to customise a pair of exclusive, one-off gorman Adventure Sneakers.
The customised sneakers were auctioned to raise money for kid’s art therapy school, Little Seeds Big Trees.
Learn and Earn
Lisa Gorman is a regular guest speaker at our local public primary school in Clifton Hill, where she answers questions and gives advice to year 5 students regarding their learn and earn program.