Art auction to aid asylum seekers

Art auction to aid asylum seekers

Bridge for Asylum Seekers Foundation will hold a silent art auction of donated art works to raise funds for asylum seekers at Balmain Watch House, 179 Darling Street, Balmain, April 26-27.

Well-known author Rosie Scott will open the auction on Friday, April 26.

Items for auction include works by Judy Cassab, Jenny Kee, Pro Hart, Pixie O’Harris, Ann Taylor, Bruce Petty, Charlotte Drake-Brockman, Pollyxenia Joannou, Rodger Bartlett, Barbara Burton, Richard Walker, three Yuendumu women, asylum seeker and refugee artists, as well as David Porter and Klin Sullivan photographs, Jennifer Porter’s Stone Fish batik, and two beautiful quilts by Maureen Sweeney.

Funds raised at auction will be used to provide financial assistance to asylum seekers living in the community who do not have work permits, do not receive Centrelink or Medicare benefits, and are not entitled to travel concessions.

Without support from BASF they would have insufficient funds to buy food for themselves and their families, use public transport to attend appointments with their legal advisors and Department of Immigration officers, or seek medical help and buy medicine for themselves and their children.

The auction is made possible by the kindness of the Balmain Association in making the Watch House available.

See the Bridge for Asylum Seekers Foundation website.

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