An art lesson with Jolie/Pitt family inspires Kirribilli artist Bibi Barba http://t.co/17YPR7kpUn
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- Mosman Daily
- February 22, 2015
The Aboriginal artist was whisked away in a black SUV and told she would be teaching Maddox, Pax, Zahara, Shiloh, and twins Knox and Vivienne.
“They are beautiful kids, very well behaved,” Ms Barba said.
“The kids were so engulfed in the culture; they wanted to learn about the symbols and what they meant.”
The art lesson was over in five hours, but the life lesson had just begun for Ms Barba when s he was invited to the Australian premiere of Unbroken, which Jolie directed.
There she met the founder of Sunrise Children’s Village in Cambodia, Geraldine Cox.
“When I met up with Geraldine I thought ‘What can I do to help’.
“It was like a lightning bolt – simple – the children having birthday parties would ask for donations instead of gifts to help their less affluent brothers and sisters around the world.”
All donations would go to the Sunrise Children’s Village, with Ms Barba hoping to raise $100,000 in the first year.
Mosman resident Rex Halloran, 6, was the first to sign up and raised $650 at his birthday party recently.
“It was fantastic; the kids were just so giving,” Ms Barba said.
The artist said she had forwarded her idea to Jolie asking for her involvement or support, but had not heard back yet.