Please note: This post has been amended since it was first posted on 1 May 2012.

Please support this wonderful project by clicking LIKE on the ASA’s ONE WORD ONE DAY page on FaceBook:

About the event: Calling all artists (illustrators, painters, cartoonists, etc.)

Join ASA for a day of painting, creation, friendship, fun and fundraising.

For members and non-members of ASA (Australian Society of Authors).

A host of Australia’s best known and highly acclaimed artists will be creating art for ONE WORD ONE DAY to raise funds for the Indigenous Literacy Foundation (ILF) to help disadvantaged kids in the remotest parts of Australia.

Artists will have three hours to create a picture and the ASA will release the inspirational WORD that morning. “The topic for the painting is to be an inspirational word that will fire artists’ imaginations,” says Laurine Croasdale, manager of the One Word One Day event.

ABOUT the Indigenous Literacy Foundation

The Indigenous Literacy Foundation (ILF) aims to address literacy in remote communities across Australia. In the past three years it has sent more than 70,000 books to creches, women’s centres, schools, libraries, health and youth centres in the remotest parts of Australia. ILF also works closely with a small number of communities, translating books like The Very Hungry Caterpillar into local language and recording local stories. In 2011 the Foundation was enormously proud to publish 13 stories written by children from Warburton and Wyndham in WA and Wilcannia in NSW. Called The Naked Boy & the Crocodile, the stories capture the talent and lives of children.

 If you are an artist (illustrator, painter, cartoonist, etc), and wish to be part of this exciting event, please contact:

The ASA or Laurine Croasdale (ASA) phone 02 9211 1004 or email

Registration is $15. Open to all (members and non-ASA members). Bookings online at

One Word One Day will be on in ABC foyers around the country on the following dates:

Where and when:
 • Melbourne      Wednesday 14 March 2012 – completed
• Adelaide         Wednesday 11 April 2012   – completed
• Perth              Wednesday 18 April 2012   – completed
• Brisbane         Friday 11 May 2012
• Hobart            Wednesday 23 May 2012
• Darwin            Wednesday 6 June 2012
• Sydney           Wednesday 20 June 2012

To view the complete flyer, click on: One Word One Day OWOD_Flyer

All the money raised from the sale of the art goes towards the ILF in an auction to be held in July.

So, please LIKE the ASA’s ONE WORD ONE DAY Facebook page and ask all your friends to do so (no matter which part of the world they live):

The more support on this page, the more interest can be generated for bidders.

I am not an artist, but I will be there with another ASA member co-ordinating the Brisbane day on Friday 11 May with the ABC. It should be a fun event.

But before I finish:

If you are a Brisbane artist and you haven’t registered (but WISH to do so) PLEASE call the ASA or Laurine Croasdale (ASA’s Professional Development Officer) NOW!

Phone 02 9211 1004 or email

Registration is $15. Open to all. Bookings online at



About Helen McKenzie Ross

Welcome to my creative world. I am an Australian actor, writer/ poet and have many passions; some of which I write about in my blog posts. I have a quirky sense of humour, and dance to the beat of my own drum. Thanks for dropping by and hope you visit again soon. I always have tea, coffee, wine and cake.
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