In conjunction with supporting the Victorian Government’s state-wide plastic bag ban as implemented in 2019, the recyclable Eastland green bags will now again be available for purchase with 100% of profits being donated to our community charity partner, The Salvation Army. The funds raised will be specifically allocated to The Salvation Army’s Disaster Appeal which allows their state and national teams to best meet the needs of those affected by natural disasters, such as the recent bushfires.
Their services include offering a range of assistance measures to help people and communities impacted – including financial assistance, emotional support and referrals.
By purchasing one of Eastland’s recyclable green bags you are directly supporting The Salvation Army and those affected in this crisis on the ground.
Purchase your bag or donate directly with our guests services teams today.
Medium Sized Tote Bag: $1
Extra Large Tote Bag: $2
Where to pick up your reusable bag?
Guest Service Desks: Level B1 next to Valet and Level 2 outside Peter Alexander.
Available from Monday 20 January until stocks lasts.
About Local Bag Artist, Pigeon Gillian
Local artist Pigeon Gillian, or better known to family and friends, Gillian Nix is a Scottish born artist living and working in Melbourne, Australia.
She lives in the Eastern suburbs amongst the gum trees, kookaburras and parrots with her partner, two young children and beautiful beagle.
Gillian studied Fine Art & Tapestry at Edinburgh College of Art, and since graduating travelled and lived in many exciting places, becoming an Art teacher and relocated to Oz.
My love of lino relief printmaking started when I was studying to become an Art Teacher in Glasgow. The technique had me totally hooked from the first print I made (even though my first print was terrible!). The hypnotic carving, rhythmical process, rich history and importance of drawing are all really attractive to me.
Over the last 10 or so years, I have continued to work with lino printing and continue to be in love with it and the visual possibilities!
I seek inspiration from a wide range of sources, and in particular folk art, patterns, textures, storytelling, music, cinema and books that I read.
You can be assured that each print I create is made with love and care.