Cork and Canvas party in ‘Oxtravagance’

It’s that time of the year where Sydney’s Oxford Street goes OTT, framed with rainbows, glitter and sparkles on almost every store front and livened with music. Yes you guessed it – it’s Oxtravaganza, the annual event that kicks off Sydney’s Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras Festival.

This year marks the event’s 3rd Birthday and Cork and Canvas are joining in the celebrations in full swing opening the day with a giant painting of a bare branched tree which stands at a giant 36” x 48”.

Now before you say anything, the artwork has been left blank because we are inviting you to finish this piece with us. Donate a $2 coin and make your mark by dipping your fingertips with different colours and imprint them on the artwork. The final piece will feature rainbow fingertips that will mimic the leaves on the tree, symbolizing the unison of a community and its support for LGBTQ.

All donations will go to Twenty10, the chosen charity for Oxtravaganza. The Sydney based charity provides a broad range of services for young members of the LGBTQ community through counseling, mental health programs and housing across the state. The finished artwork will be hung in their office to showcase the ongoing support of the community.

We will also be selling our feature paintings which have never been available for purchase – until now. So, come by Cork and Canvas Darlinghurst Studio and take home a piece of art starting at $35, the earnings will go straight to Twenty10 to enable the continuance of their services.

Whilst your enjoying the fesitivites of Oxtravaganza, capture that perfect instagram moment in front of the giant rainbow wing mural that award winning artist, Ben Walsh has created in spirit of Sydney’s Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras.


And, don’t forget to share your insta moment with us by using the hashtag #letyourprideflyand tag Cork and Canvas Sydney.

Oxtravaganza is the event you won’t want to miss. So gather your friends and family and celebrate with us!

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