Fundraiser exhibition at Chrissie Cotter Gallery - ArtStaff #6

Wednesday 13 September 2017 

Inner West Council’s Chrissie Cotter Gallery is the venue for the sixth fundraising exhibition by staff from the Art Gallery of NSW.

Art Staff for Charity hope to raise $10,000 for Mercy Ships Australia.

Mercy Ships Australia uses hospital ships to deliver free, world-class health care services, capacity building and sustainable development aid to those without access.

“This is the sixth year we have exhibited together and raised funds for a charity of choice,” spokesperson Emma Smith said.

“We exhibit a variety of themes and techniques from photography, print, drawing, jewellery, painting and collage.

“As all the artists have a day job at the Art Gallery of NSW we are constantly stimulated by our wonderful working environment,” Emma said.

All the Art Staff for Charity exhibitions have been held at Chrissie Cotter Gallery, with Council donating the commission to each chosen charity every year.

“Council has been extremely generous to our group,” Emma said.

Global social upheaval and the resulting refugee crisis have been major influences on her recent work.

“We need to constantly keep in mind that there are communities across the globe who are experiencing great hardship. A small donation can go a long way to alleviate their suffering,” Emma said.

Exhibition dates: Friday 29 September – Sunday 1 October, 11am – 5pm.

Opening night Thursday 28 September, 6pm – 7.45pm


For an interview with Emma Smith, call 0411 045 919 https://www.facebook.com/artstaffforcharity/

Participating artists: Jenni Carter, Celine de Courlon, Lucinda Chambers, Lydia Dowman, Alec George, Rachel Helmore, Kerry Head, Melissa Harvey, Tracey Keogh, Dot Kolentsis, Tom Langlands, Catherine Pye, Holly Bennett, Diana Panuccio, Graeme Robinson, Christopher Snee, Mim Stirling, Nick Strike, Paul Solly, Emma Smith, Analiese Treacy, Sienna White, Nik Rieth, Jen Anagnostopoulos, Paul Thoms, Courtney Wagner, Jake van Dugteren, Mariam Slewo, Catherine Lewis, Lorena Biasotti and Simon Ives.

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