Greyt Masters

On Saturday 29 June, the Greyt Masters Art & Ales fundraising event will return to Yulli’s Brews, with a live auction set to take place to raise funds for Greyhound Rescue.

Once again, artwork has been created for auction by the ‘Kennel Kids’, otherwise known as the dogs at Greyhound Rescue, and each piece tells a story of resilience, transformation and the spirit of greyhounds that have been rescued from the racing industry.

Yulli’s first collaborated with Greyhound Rescue more than five years ago for the debut Greyt Masters Art & Ales event, holding a dozen events between then and now and raising over $20,000 to help greyhounds in need.

Geneveive Baker, Marketing Manager at Yulli’s, says the team behind the brewery loves the work that Greyhound Rescue does, and values the commitment of Greyhound Rescue CEO Nat Panzarino and her team of volunteers.

“It’s always been special to see such a turnout of the local community who are eager to contribute to the cause and also bring their own pooches along too.

“The results from each event are always staggering and we’re so happy to be able to support such an excellent charity who do so much for the rehabilitation of these animals. And of course, it’s always a perk to have a brewery full of cute pooches,” she added.

From 2pm – 6pm a live auction will take place at Yulli’s, where patrons will have the opportunity to bid on artworks that have been created by the dogs themselves, while enjoying fresh craft beers and vegan food.

The latest collection, Greyt Masters: Accession, represents self-discovery and identity, with the greyhounds’ creating artworks as a form of enrichment, designed to help the rescued hounds develop confidence and decision-making skills as they transition to their new lives as family pets.

Funds raised at the auction will support the rescue, rehabilitation and rehoming of greyhounds leaving the racing industry, which is an expensive undertaking.

Taylor said: “Greyhound Rescue gets no ongoing funding from the government or the racing industry and relies on fundraising and donations to do the important work that they do. Vet bills are one of their largest expenses, with many dogs coming to them injured or in poor health.

“Greyhound Rescue is an independent charity who works to ethically rescue, lovingly rehabilitate, and safely rehome greyhounds. They give them a voice through advocacy and education, and a way to express themselves through their highly unique artwork.

“Painting is part of their rehabilitation work, using enrichment activities to enhance their resilience and problem-solving skills so that they can adapt to their new lives in the big wide world.”

Greyt Masters Art & Ales will take place at Yulli’s Brews in Alexandria on June 29 from 2pm-6pm, with bidding also open online. Entry is free and dogs are welcome.

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