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Cat-themed art (not art made by cats) comes to Fitzroy just in time for Christmas

Calling all feline-obsessed individuals: this is your lucky day. Fitzroy social enterprise in.cube8r has invited 20 Australian artists to display their cat-themed work; think paintings, sculptures, jewellery, dolls and even cat performance art. All the artwork is for sale, and 100 per cent of the profits made will go to back to the artists. Purrfection, really. 

Artists include Melbourne-based ceramic artist Christopher Wright, photographer Melanie Hutcheson, illustrator Melissa Hampton and plush toy-maker Michelle Verryt. Check out the full list of artists here; we reckon that your cat-loving mates would love these pieces even more than they love receiving cat memes.

To really get involved in the feline fun, head to the exhibition's opening night on Sunday December 11, where donations will go to Forever Friends Cat Rescue. There'll be door prizes up for grabs, plus a 10 per cent discount on all the handmade retail items in the door. 

This is the first group show to be held in in.cube8r's new exhibition space, which launched earlier this year when the business changed hands. "We figured that the first show should be something fun and exciting!" says gallery director Elle-May Michael. "No deep and meaningful pieces, just cute and fun art based on cats." This new direction will build on incube8r's retail offering, in which local makers rent racks, shelves or cubes and receive 100% of the profit.

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