Snap Scene: Amanda Palmer & Neil Gaiman, Bushfire Relief Show, The Forum, 8th March 2020

Neil Gaiman & Amanda Palmer present a Bushfire Recovery Event with special guests: Fred Leone (Butchulla Song Man) & Tom Dickens.

All profits go to: Firesticks Alliance, National Indigenous Fire Network; an Indigenous led network re-invigorating and teaching cultural land burning and management and @Seed Mob, Seed Indigenous Youth Climate Network; a movement of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander young people working for climate justice with the Australian Youth Climate Coalition.

“the fires may not be making headline news anymore, because rain came, but it’s just the start of the fire season and we cannot get complacent. the reason i chose firesticks as the target charity for these patreon-things is because i wanted something that would sustain and sustain. the money from this record will continue to flow to the charity next year and the year after, and they’ll use this dough to educate people about cultural burning. this is just so GOOD.

I may not be a super-rich celebrity able to drop $500,000 on the bushfire efforts, but i am a super-community-driven artist who gathered together the energy of 15,000 from all over the globe to help out our asutralian brothers and sisters….and that feels, in the wise words of lizzo, good as hell.”

Amanda Palmer

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Mary is a photographer and a writer, specialising in music. She runs where she endeavours to capture the passion of music in her photos whether it's live music photography, promotional band photos or portraits. She has photographed The Rolling Stones, KISS, Iggy Pop, AC/DC, Patti Smith, Joe Strummer, PULP, The Cult, The Damned, The Cure, Ian Brown, Interpol, MUDHONEY, The MELVINS, The Living End, Foo Fighters, Smashing Pumpkins, Rage Against The Machine, The Stone Roses –just to name a few - in Australia, USA, Europe and the Middle East. Her work has been published in Beat magazine, Rolling Stone magazine, Triple J magazine, The Age Newspaper, The Herald Sun, The Australian, Neos Kosmos,,,, She has a permanent photographic exhibition at The Corner Hotel in Richmond, Victoria Australia.