the apron project

  • USA DEADLINE FOR WISCONSIN SHOWCASE: Aprons must be in our hands in WISCONSIN by July 28, 2017. Please mail to Oh Hello Happinessat 1018 Westview Street, Cleveland, WI,  53015
  • USA DEADLINE FOR MAILING TO AUSTRALIA: Aprons must be in our hands in CONNECTICUT by August 31st.  Please email Moonfaerie Designs to organise mailing.
  • AUS DEADLINE: Aprons must be in our hands in SYDNEY by September 22, 2017. Please mail to The Apron Project @ 3 Stephen Street, Hornsby NSW 2077


Thank you for expressing interest in the 2017 Apron Project to benefit the Hornsby Ku-ring-gai Women's Shelter.   This year we are spreading our wings and we will also be raising awareness and funds for three additional shelters under the Women's Community Shelters umbrella PLUS we are heading to Wisconsin USA to co-host withOh Hello Happiness, a special benefit for Bridgeway & Beyond.

In the last two years over 80 artists have presented over 100 aprons and raised almost AUD20,000 for the Hornsby Ku-ring-gai Women's Shelter.  Importantly they also raised awareness of the growing epidemic of Domestic Violence.  

In Australia there have been 173 deaths by domestic violence since we started this project. 

submissions / permissions


The very least you can do in your life is to figure out what you hope for.  And the most you can do is live inside that hope.  Not admire it from a distance but live right in it, under its roof.

​Barbara Kingsolver

HOPE -  Hope is looking to the future with trust and faith.  It is optimism in the face of adversity. Hope gives us the courage to keep moving forward.  It can be elusive when we have suffered often, yet it is the light that can redeem our dreams.  With hope, we know we are not alone.  There is always help when we are willing to ask.  With hope, we find the confidence to try and try again.

  • We prefer full aprons (rather than half) purely from a display perspective.
  • Aprons may be painted, stenciled, sewn, quilted, stitched, dyed.  

purchasing aprons

Artists donating an Apron to the 2017 Apron Project are asked to submit:

  • An Artist's Statement
  • Photo of themselves
  • Website/blog links 

Details and images will be used on our website, the HKWS Facebook page and promotions of the project.  

  • Artists may choose to order through us when registering.
  • Artists in Australia may like to purchase directly through Eco Shopper
  • Artists in the USA may like to purchase directly through Amazon.

Please wash and iron your apron before working on it.


BSB: 06 2181
Account Name: Visions of Australia
Account Number: 1069 1975

(Includes shipping and handling)​​

Please email us with your mailing address once you make a payment.