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ARTISTS OFFER ‘NO APOLOGIES” AT WELLINGTON HELP ART FUNDRAISER

Media Release 21 November 2017


Twenty four artists are exhibiting their work at the NO APOLOGIES art fundraiser which will be opened by Jan Logie on Monday 27 November at 6pm at the Thistle Hall, top of Cuba Street, Wellington, and runs through to Sunday 3 December. 

The exhibition is in support of the Wellington HELP foundation which provides support services to survivors of sexual and gender abuse.

The works on display include artists such as Sian Torrington, Jack Trolove, Maria Colls, Danielle Burns, and Fiona Pardington.  Proceeds from the sale of the artwork are donated by the artists to Wellington HELP.  

Conor Twyford, General Manager, Wellington HELP said this is their first art fundraiser in many years and the fact that so many artists have come together to support the work of HELP shows how important the issue is for the community. 

“The artists are collectively saying through their work that their vision is for a world free from sexual and gender violence.  Our theme, ‘No Apologies’ strongly asserts that sexual abuse in any form is never the fault – in any way – of the person who was abused.”

“This is an interesting and eclectic display of art from some of our most creative New Zealand artists,” said Conor. It is well worth a visit to the gallery to see their interpretations of the “No Apologies” theme.  

The exhibition will also feature the launch of Sian Torrington’s beautiful publication entitled “We Don't Have to Be the Building” reflecting on her art and community activism. Copies will also be available to purchase at the Gallery.

Conor said there is also an online catalogue available and the artworks can be purchased online as well as at the gallery.  

More information about the exhibition and the online catalogue can be found on http://www.wellingtonhelp.org.nz/

For more information contact Conor Twyford, GM, Wellington HELP 027 277 8149, conor@wellingtonhelp.org.nz

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