FBi Radio’s Brush With Fame


You probably don’t need us to inform you that Sydney’s FBi Radio is an abso-bloody-lutely amazing institution. You probably also already know that the station is independent, not-for-profit and in its tenth year of broadcasting. Well, the guys/gals at FBi are once again fundraising in a typically inventive way…

The lynchpin of the Sydney/Australian music scene has launched a unique art auction: BRUSH WITH FAME. It’s your chance to own an original one-of-a-kind work by your favourite musician or band. FBi volunteers have been catching favourite acts from around the world and have asked them to decorate a plain white canvas using fabric markers. The artists took inspiration from whatever subject matter they chose and donated these exclusive pieces to raise

Jamie-xx1-800x533There are over 40 works from international and Australian artists spanning all genres including Iggy & The Stooges, Vampire Weekend, Moby, Tame Impala, The xx, Disclosure, Florence and the Machine, Animal Collective, Dirty Projectors, Jay Reatard, Foals and many more. There are also works from visual artist and Archibald Prize finalist Abdul Abdullah, renowned street artist Beastman, media commentator and author Marieke Hardy and Australian icon, musician and creative mind behind “Mambo”, Reg Mombassa.

Now, these very special works of art could be yours to own. All are on display here.

Bids start at just AUD$50 and each piece comes complete with a Certificate of Authenticity from FBi Radio. The auction closes on Monday December 2 at 9pm (AEDT) and works will be shipped the following day, making it to your door for the best (and most unique) Christmas present ever.

FBi is the bomb and they rely on your help to survive year-to-year, so get bidding HERE, score yourself some sick art and help out a brilliant radio station while you’re at it. Double winner!

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Words by Bobby Townsend.