Kim Leutwyler & Ollie Henderson
Archibold Prie 2015 Finalists

 Kim Leutwyler has just been announced a finalist in this year’s
Archibald Prize. 
The Archibald is awarded annually to the best portrait,
‘preferentially of some man or woman distinguished in art, letters,
science or politics, painted by any artist resident in Australasia,’ and
is judged by the trustees of the Art Gallery of NSW
Leutwyler’s portrait is of her good friend, our top model and activist,
Ollie Henderson.

The Story Behind the Portrait
The Subject: “The subject is a friend of mine, who also
happens to be a an activist, designer and one of Australia’s top models,
Ollie Henderson. This 24 year old has received global recognition for
founding fashion label and youth empowerment project House of Riot. She
uses fashion as a vehicle for encouraging young people to start
productive conversations about social change in Australia. House of Riot
started in the form of 100 hand painted T-shirts with positive
political slogans worn by her friends in between runway shows at Fashion
Week Australia, 2014
 To read more about Kims inspiration, why she chose Ollie & how the works came about then click here. The portrait of Ollie will be on display at the Art Gallery of NSW from July 18 until late September. Then the exhibition will be displayed at another 6 galleries across Australia…!
Congratulations to you Kim. We’re in love with your work!
#KimfortheWin
#ArchibaldPrize2015

Start The Riot at Vibewire fastBREAK Changemakers Festival!


On Sunday our Ollie Henderson took The House of Riot to the Vibewire fastBREAK Changemakers Festival sponsored by Oxfam at the Powerhouse Museum
in Sydney.

Ollie spoke about the power of fashion in
political engagement and ways to make political issues more accessible
and engaging for a younger audience.  Throughout the day GetUp!, Youth Without Borders, Agency, New Matilda and many more spoke alongside Ollie, which in itself is pretty damn cool.

Below are some pictures from the day….

Ollie with the other speakers

Ollie Henderson’s ‘House Of Riot’ Latest Climate Collection

Our Ollie Henderson‘s House of Riot have just released a new range of climate action t-shirts.
“CLIMATE JUSTICE NOW”
“WE ARE THE FUTURE” a personal favourite of Ollies
“SAVE THE HUMANS”

20% Of Profits from the Sale of these shirts will go towards the Global Cool Foundation. http://globalcoolfoundation.org/
 Available at http://shop.thehouseofriot.com/


HOUSE OF RIOT
has now also started working closely with UK based
activist group THE FUTURE to raise awareness and to pressure governments
to take action on our behalf to reduce the effects of Climate Change
and make our world livable for all. Check out their work at www.thefuture.net.

“The time is NOW and we must take action!” – Ollie