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Wollongong: Art 4 Refugees 2016 Opening Night

7 October 2016 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Art4Refugees 2016 Opening Night

October 7 @ 6:00 pm9:00 pm

SCARF is pleased to invite you to join us for an evening of art, culture and music at the Opening Night of Art4Refugees 2016 on Friday 7th October.

The opening night event will showcase a range of works from local to internationally recognised artists, all of whom have generously donated pieces to SCARF to be sold at the exhibition.

This year, SCARF is delighted to feature works donated by renowned artists and SCARF supporters:

George Gittoes, Blak Douglas, India Mark, Paul Ryan and Glen Preece. These works will be for sale on the night, alongside a diverse collection of quality works from Art4Refugees contributing artists.

Art4Refugees Opening Night tickets include:

• Exclusive first purchase access to artworks by George Gittoes, Blak Douglas, Glen Preece, India Mark, Paul Ryan, Moira Kirkwood, Pamela King and many more.
• Guest speakers from SCARF refugee community
• Guest artist speakers: George Gittoes and Blak Douglas.
• A glass of champagne and ‘a taste of Syria’ finger food by SCARF’s Syrian caterers.
• Musical performances by  Myanmar vocal ensemble, Blak Douglas (Didgeridoo) and TBA.
• Tickets available for purchase HERE.

Key Information:

• When: 6-9pm, Friday 7th October 2016.
• Where: Project Contemporary Artspace, 255 Keira St, Wollongong NSW 2500
• Tickets: $50 per person (all proceeds go directly to SCARF), available online HERE.
• RSVP: Tuesday 4th October 2016. Please note that places are strictly limited for this intimate event.

 Meet Our featured Artist and Guest Speakers:

George Gittoes (Artist/Filmmaker)

W188895aa-ad26-4b69-bb5f-928e4dc021c8e’re thrilled to have artist, filmmaker, Sydney Peace Prize recipient and co-founder of theYellow House Jalalabad, George Gittoes, as a contributing artist and guest speaker at Art4Refugees 2016.

Gittoes’ (b. 1949) practice in art and film powerfully illustrate the horror and impact of war and violence, informed by his visits to areas of conflict across the globe. Just as much an activist as celebrated artist, Gittoes established the Yellow House Jalabad with Hellen Rose in 2011. The Yellow House Jalalabad ‘provides a safe space where artists from all mediums meet, work and create independently of the destructive forces that not only threatens their physical lives but their inner spirit.’

Gittoes’ contribution to art and humanitarian service has been recognised widely. In 1997 he has was awarded membership in the Order of Australia (AM), the degree of Doctor of Letters by the University of New South Wales in 2008, and the prestigious Sydney Peace Prize in 2014.

George has generously donated three oil paintings to Art4Refugees 2016. The works will open for sale on Friday the 7th of October at our Opening Night.  As part of this event, Hellen Rose will sing her famous Pashto song and there will be two guests from the Yellow House Jalalabad attending the night.


7 October 2016
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm


Project Contemporary Artspace
255 Keira Street
Wollongong, NSW Australia
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