Artists buddy up for a cure

Central Leader - - News -

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. breast­cancer­

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