Today (April 22) marks the beginning of a novel online art auction to raise funds for the Asylum Seekers Support Trust, which runs an Auckland hostel for asylum seekers.
Eighty nine artists were given a wooden frame and asked to create within it a work inspired in some way by their compassion for asylum seekers. The resulting art was amazing.
If you live in Auckland the works can be viewed in shop windows along a walkable trail from Britomart to the AUT, via Laneways, High Street and Lorne Street.
Details of the works, artists (and the trail) can be accessed via a downloadable Stqry app linking with the https://www.stqry.com website. Once on the app go to the Frame Works.
Alternatively, go straight to the Frame Works auction website to see the art works in all their glory.
A portion of the art works will be sold at a live auction and gala event on 2 May at the Quay Project in Britomart.
Event curator, Alix Bachmann, says the “frame work” theme reflects the needs of asylum seekers: “The framework of their lives has suddenly disappeared because of war, a change of political regime, persecution, violence and terror. They are looking for a safe haven, a place to rebuild their lives, to re-establish their framework of home, work, family and friends.”
For further information contact the Asylum Seekers Support Trust at 09-378-7434 or firstname.lastname@example.org or go to the Trust’s website.