Supporting those in Poverty in Rural Nepal
Most Tasmanians don’t even begin to consider the possibility of owning original art, but a group of twenty artists have created a novel event that puts art within reach of every local person and at the same time provides funds to support critical work in Nepal and Hobart.
Former Art therapist and local artist, Maggie Perkins has curated more than 10 local exhibitions over the years, but this one is particularly close to her heart. The Affordable Art Exhibition was her brainchild with the twin goals of making original art affordable for ordinary people and supporting a good cause.
Each one of the 39 artworks have been donated by the 20 local artists featured in the exhibition and each piece is on sale for $200 or less. The proceeds from the exhibition will go toward Humanitarian Aid projects in Nepal and to support the voluntary Nepalese Driver Mentoring program in Hobart.
The money raised will go towards these projects:
- Provision of clean water in rural areas of Nepal
- Providing households with sewing machines and beehives to establish an income, thereby breaking the cycle of poverty.
- Support for the Mentor Driving Program run by Nepalese volunteers in Hobart.
How you can get involved:
Purchase some original art works:
At 2:30pm Sat 5th August at Citywide Baptist, 400 Cambridge Road, we are holding a sale of affordable original artworks donated by artists.
We’re welcoming donations to support these two ministries.
Donate here towards supporting rural communities in Nepal, and Nepali migrant workers in Hobart. Alternatively, you can make a direct bank transfer using the following info (please add reference 'Affordable Art').
Account Name: Citywide Baptist Church
Account Number: 100007491