Tuesday, November 23, 2010
I know those of those of you in Perth, Western Australia, are *desperate* to get your hands on some of my work, and here’s your chance! ;-)
I’m participating in a fund fundraising exhibition for Vision of Hope, an NGO focused on improving the lives of homeless girls in Zambia.
Poverty, unemployment and HIV/ AIDS, which has orphaned 600 000 children in Zambia alone, have driven at least 75,000 children into Zambia’s streets. Vision of Hope seeks to empower homeless girls in particular with the life skills, education and income-earning opportunities to lead a better life. In addition, the organisation endeavours to address the root causes of ‘streetism’, and to provide a range of support services to vulnerable girls.
The exhibition opens with a cocktail party and evening entertainment on Friday 26th November from 5:30pm - 9:00pm at Turner Galleries, 470 William St, Northbridge, and then will be open from 11:00am – 5:00pm through the weekend. Tickets to the opening are available online. If you’d like to know more you can also email Gry (GryStene at yahoo.com.au) or call 0414 322 215.
There will be works on display by South African painter and photographer, Priscilla Geldenhuys; Kenyan/ Tanzanian painter, Simon Muchiri; Ghanaian painter, Kwabena Danso; Australian painter, Alia Leadabrand; South African Painter, Monika Hackl; and of course yours truly.
Even if you’ve already done all your Christmas shopping, go along and support a good cause!