A Passionate Journey to Make a Difference

Creating art is often a labor of love, but when passion meets purpose, it can become a powerful force for good. Mitch Revs embarked on a remarkable journey when he collaborated with the Mark Hughes Foundation to support brain cancer research. His determination and love for his craft led to an incredible project that not only celebrated the legendary Newcastle Knights team of 1997 but also raised significant funds for a cause close to his heart.

The seed of this special collaboration was planted when Mitch first caught up with Mark Hughes in 2017 to discuss the idea. As a devoted Newcastle Knights fan, Mitch couldn't help but feel the significance of commemorating the iconic 1997 team. He immersed himself in reliving the thrilling moments of the game, going through photographs, and drawing inspiration from the unforgettable match. The concept of creating an artwork that would honor the team and support the Mark Hughes Foundation and brain cancer research quickly captured his imagination.

To bring his vision to life, Mitch poured his heart and soul into the artwork. Countless sleepless nights were spent perfecting every detail, ensuring that the piece would be a true representation of the team's greatness and the cause it was supporting.

The hard work and determination paid off when the artwork was finally unveiled. The legendary Paul Harrigan, affectionately known as "The Chief," was present at the event. His curiosity about the process was evident when he asked Mitch about the sleepless nights he had endured. Mitch's response revealed just how much this project meant to him and how deeply he cared about supporting the Mark Hughes Foundation's mission.

Beyond the artwork itself, Mitch showed his commitment to the cause by donating 25% of all print sales from the launch night to the Mark Hughes Foundation and brain cancer research. The artworks were auctioned off athe MHF Magic Ball Live Auction. There were 6 Limited Edition prints (hand signed) to commemorate the 20 year anniversary of winning the 1997 ARL Grand Final. Mitch learned that one of the original hand-signed knights '97 grand final artworks had been auctioned, raising $3300 for the foundation.

In 2018 Mitch collaborated with the Mark Hughes foundation again by creating a noteworthy MHF notebook to further help raise funds for the MHF.

Throughout his then seven-year journey as an artist, Mitch has managed to raise an impressive $107,000 for various charities and community initiatives. For him, it's not just about creating beautiful art; it's about using his talent to inspire and make a positive impact. His story serves as an inspiration to many aspiring artists, young and old, who seek to find their purpose and make a difference through their creativity.

July 19, 2023 — Mitch Revs

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