Artists buddy up for a cure
Some of New Zealand’s top artists and musicians are teaming up to raise funds for the Breast Cancer Research Trust.
Art for a Cure is a New Zealand first – a project that sees artists create a work inspired by a song, or particular lyric, by a New Zealand musician.
These works will then be exhibited and auctioned off with proceeds going to help find a cure for breast cancer within the next nine years, through the Breast Can- cer Research Trust and its ground breaking research.
There will be pieces by artists such as Karl Maughan, Dick Frizzell, Martin Poppelwell, Peter Madden, Virginia King and Stanley Palmer, who took inspiration from some of New Zealand’s best musicians, composers and songwriters including Don McGlashan, Neil Finn, Nathan Haines, Lawrence Arabia, Whirimako Black and Eve de Castro-Robinson.
In addition to the artworks for sale, there will also be a selection of limited edition sculptures by Kiwi artists, umbrellas by Andre Hemer, calendars featuring each of the artworks in the project and the Great New Zealand Songbook, all providing proceeds back to the trust.
Breast Cancer Research Trust chief executive Tony Moffatt is delighted with the generosity of the artists and musicians who are donating their artworks.
Paul Baragwanath is curating the exhibition and the auction will be conducted by Art + Object.
The exhibition is at Hopetoun Alpha, 19 Beresford Square, in the city, from October 22 to November 1.
Entry to the exhibition is free.
The auction is on October 30 with proceeds going to the Breast Cancer Research Trust.
For more information visit the website www. breastcancercure.org.nz