Yakkazoo aims to positively impact our wider community.
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Yakkazoo was founded on our passion for the arts- we live, breathe and dream of creativity.
Mark Barrett, our Founder and Director of Art and Cultural Enterprise strongly believes in sharing his personal collection for the benefit of the local community.
In 2018, Mark donated Jabiru Creek (2014), his fond artworkby Mavis Ngallametta to The Australia Council For The Arts. He is also a Champion of the Arts for the Venice Biennale in 2019.
Performance Space are disruptors in the arts industry. Encouraging experimental practice, leading the forefront of unusual performance and championing artists of risk, Performance Space continues to be a leader in empowered arts and diversity.
This is why we choose to support their LiveWorks program, which fosters and encourages a breadth of vibrant and experimental live artforms. Yakkazoo was honoured to be a partner for Return to Escape From Woomera in the 2018 Liveworks Festival.
CEO Mark Barrett has been a long time supporter and friend of the Bobby Goldsmith Foundation (BGF). When he founded Yakkazoo, charity was still at the main heart of why we do what we do.
Yakkazoo have worked closely with BGF to financially support their events and fundraisers, and have designed marketing materials and projects as a value-in-kind offer to the charity.
Yakkazoo’s work has included creating and designing call-out campaigns to receive donations, including letterheads, EDMs and online promotions.
Our team is dedicated to creating the best for our charity partners through art, culture and project work. We hope to keep supporting great work, like the work of BGF, well into the future of our organisation.
Bobby Goldsmith Foundation
It’s hard to think about the mistreatment of elephants, however in today’s world this is still an unfortunate reality. As animal lovers and welfare fighters, the Yakkazoo team are immensely proud to announce the adoption of our two very own elephants.
Thong Ma and Poom Puang were rescued after being found injured and abused by the tourism industry in Thailand. Yakkazoo Founder Mark Barrett knew he had to do something to contribute to the elephants’ health, wellbeing and rehabilitation, so he adopted them as part of the Wildlife Friends Foundation Thailand.
Now on safe land, Thong Ma and Poom Puang are recovering well with the help of some incredible sanctuary staff. These two spend most of their days running around freely, snacking on fresh fruit and bathing in their very own pond. Talk about #proudmoment!
We’re big on loving all creatures- furry, fluffy or fun-sized. The Yakkazoo team has grown tenfold and is happy to be the adoptive family of Pip, our beautiful rescue whippet, and two gorgeous cats.
Rescued from Animal Welfare League NSW, Pip had a rough start to his life, and from a young age was abused and mistreated by former owners. Now, you can find Pip happily lounging inside Yakkazoo HQ alongside his sisters Coco and Poppy.
When you work with the Yakkazoo team, you’re guaranteed to see some puppy dog eyes and wagging tails, and we wouldn’t have it any other way. You can keep updated on all things animals by following our Instagram.