The Keep Hope Alive Art Auction was designed to raise money for Amnesty International. Local Bowral resident Mr Alan Purdom organised the event, along with 8 local Amnesty members, an auction of art works that were sold at the Bowral Art Gallery on Sunday 11 September. $8000.00 was raised for Amnesty.
All the artists were given boards with bars down the centre that give the illusion of prison bars. We could ignore them or use them.
About 70 artists created works on the boards, through painting, collage, written word, mosaic and construction.
I was very pleased to be part of this fundraiser. I made three little drawings of children from Africa, the Middle East and Asia. In the background are printed words encouraging hope for the future through words such as education, fair elections, health, understanding etc.
Each artist chose their own medium and ways of expressing Keep Hope Alive.
Here are some more images from the Auction.
Local auctioneer Rob Parker did a fantastic job. All the works were sold.