Ash Barty x Ashvin Harrison

Ash Barty x Ashvin Harrison

Ash Barty and Rado turn to art to help wishes come true

This summer, artist and athlete combine as Australian Tennis star, WTA World #1 and Rado Ambassador Ash Barty joins forces with acclaimed Brisbane artist Ashvin Harrison to create a one-off artwork that will be auctioned for charity.

Charity

Sport meets art

An exciting Australian painter and draftsman, Ashvin’s work has featured in exhibitions and publications nationally. His pieces are composed with an interesting balance of monochrome structures next to colorful details that represent the complexities of human emotion and connection. In this collaboration, Ash, under the guidance of Ashvin, contributes the colour and energy to the final work by hitting paint-laden tennis balls at the canvas to complement Ashvin’s monochrome structure.

Make-A-Wish®

The art-for-charity project is initiated by Swiss watchmaker Rado who, in partnership with internationally renowned online art gallery Singulart, will auction the vibrant final artwork, the tennis balls and racquet used in its creation and a limited edition Rado HyperChrome Ash Barty timepiece. All proceeds will be donated to the Make-A-Wish® Australia to help grant wishes for children with critical illness. It is their mission to grant the wish of every eligible child – a quest sparked by the belief that a wish is integral to a child’s treatment.

Auctioning of the artwork for Make-A-Wish will take place on the 10th January to 31st January 2022 via renowned online auction house Singulart. The piece can be viewed from the 10th January at Singulart.

About the protagonists

Currently WTA World Number 1, a year end ranking she has achieved for the last three seasons, Ash’s tennis achievements include winning the 2019 French Open ladies singles title, the 2019 WTA Finals , two Miami Open titles, an Olympic Bronze Medal in Mixed Doubles and reaching a Fed Cup Final. Her most significant achievement was however achieved in 2021 when she became the Wimbledon ladies singles champion, fulfilling her childhood dream and becoming the first Australian woman to win the championship since her mentor Evonne Goolagong Cawley 41 years ago.

About the protagonists

Ashvin Harrison is an exciting Australian painter and draftsman, whose work has featured in exhibitions and publications nationally. Primarily driven by interests in existentialism, absurdism and the major contrasts that exist within the human experience, he composes sensitive figurative pieces with interesting balances of monochrome structures next to colorful details.