When mental health problems hit, a whole family is affected, the children of people with mental illness can experience added disadvantage and disconnection from the community. 

Bass Coast Health offers counselling, family services and emergency relief.  With funds raised by KernART, clinicians will identify those in need and help purchase a range of items or activities to help promote their social connectedness. 

This can be as simple as helping them to join a sporting club or purchasing an item that could help them, school supplies, footy boots or something to help their family through a rough patch.

A Great Cause

In the tradition of the world's great art prizes comes, "The KernART Prize". 

Open to artists of all abilities, the prize aims to bring together a community of Art loving and Art starting people from across Kernot, the Bass Coast and everywhere else. 

Kernot is a small town in the Bass Coast, set among rolling hills and spectacular hinterland scenery. Kernot is a community with a big art heart.  Centered around the 'Kernot Food and Wine Store', the short 70 minute drive from Melbourne is well worth the trip.


Don't just sit there, think about your art! Any form is acceptable and encouraged. 

Do something different. Help a great cause. Live the dream. Live KernART.

The first weekend in November (Melb Cup Weekend).

Friday 1st November 2019,

Grand Opening, 7 - 9pm. $20pp (entered artists free!)

Food and Drink Supplied.  Prizes awarded at 8pm.

Saturday 2nd November, 10am - 3pm

Sunday 3rd November, 10am - 3pm, Pickup artwork 3 - 5pm.

KernART is working with Bass Coast Health to raise funds for the children of people with Mental Health issues, making sure that kids don't miss out on all the opportunities that life can give them.

It takes many people to make a community event work.  KernART is organised by a group of dedicated Kernot locals who value the importance of giving something back to the community.  They include, Adam McLeod, Janice Orchard, Rob Parsons, Julie Johnston, Mandy Taylor and Paul Johnston.

In 2017 KernART raised $4000- for Bass Coast Health.

The 2016 Legacy

​​Supporting Local Kids Mental Health.       FIND Kernot.  FIND your ART.




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