“Apacheta, a Quechuan word, is basically a pile of stones. The Inca built them to mark sacred sites, identify trails, and pay homage to the earth goddess, Pachamama. I see an apacheta as a metaphor of life. It has to have harmony and balance, something we seek in our lives.” – Ross Miller
World Vision Australia is partnering with Melbourne artist, Ross Miller, on a pop-up art exhibition of Peruvian inspired sculptures at Wick Studios, Brunswick, on Friday 3 June from 6-10pm.
Miller has chosen to donate net proceeds from the event to World Vision Australia to contribute towards a project that provides clean-burning cook stoves for families in Peru. Every $100 AUD raised (after material costs are deducted) will cover the cost of one stove, and sculptures will be marked not only with the purchase price, but with how many stoves its purchase will provide. The Apachetas’ can be viewed online here.
Why cook stoves?
In rural areas of Peru, approximately 80 percent of the population use solid fuel, such as wood and dung, as their primary energy source for cooking. Traditional stove use is widespread and the major source of Household Air Pollution (HAP) causing respiratory disease and eye damage, and greenhouse gases which cause climate change. World Vision is working to increase access to clean and efficient cook stove technologies for the rural poor in Peru in a sustainable and economically affordable manner to tackle these problems. The project is expected to reduce more than 100,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide which is equivalent to taking more than 30,000 cars off the road for a year. To read more about this project, visit our blog.
Date: Friday, 3 June, 2016
TIME: 6:00pm – 10:00pm, with opening speeches at 7:00pm
Location: Wick Studios – 23-25 Leslie Street, Brunswick, VIC 3056
Parking / Transportation:
Parking is available on Victoria St. and Albert St.
Public transport: Brunswick train station is one block from Wick Studios
What if I can’t attend, but would like to purchase anyway?
View current works online at Ross Miller's website.
Apachetas’ are available to purchase by contacting Ross via email.
Commissions are also available.
Thank you to our generous sponsors!
Wick Studios, Brunwick has generously donated their café to host the event.
Catering kindly provided by modern Peruvian grill, cevicheria and psico bar, Pastuso