SUBMISSIONS ARE NOW OPEN FOR THE 2019 ART FOR CHANGE FUNDRAISING EXHIBITION
WHAT: NOURISHING THE ROOTS OF EMPATHY: TOWARDS A NON-VIOLENT AOTEAROA/NEW ZEALAND
WHERE: Depot Artspace, Devonport
WHEN: 21st September - 9th October 2019
WHY: To encourage dialogue about non-violence in NZ and address our terrible statistics
Let’s stand together against violence
This exhibition aims to highlight the critical need to help future generations develop empathy - to ‘place themselves in the shoes of the other’ – and so reduce the misunderstanding, prejudice and stereotyping that lead to anger and violence.
We are looking for donated, original works with themes of empathy/compassion/non-violence, or similar issues.
Funds raised by the exhibition will help the educational organisation, Roots of Empathy, to train more facilitators for their transformational empathy programme in New Zealand primary schools, and to provide essential support materials and resources.
To get an understanding of their work, see this excellent TED talk by Roots of Empathy founder and Director, Mary Gordon (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AkS_1sVnz58, and their New Zealand website: https://nz.rootsofempathy.org/new-zealand/.
There are two format options for donated works:
The Montage Wall
One whole wall in the gallery will be comprised of 10” x 10”x 1½" works (deep canvases). At our last exhibition, these pieces received fantastic feedback and raised lots of funds for our charity. Hanging together on the wall they made a powerful statement about artists uniting! All these works will be priced at $150 each, and no commission can be charged by artists.
Paintings (up to a max width of 100cm), photographs, prints, sculpture, ceramics, jewellery, video and electronic works will all be considered. All works must be for sale. We would prefer works to be fully donated, but artists can ask for a commission of up to 30% to help cover costs.
SUBMISSIONS CLOSE 7 SEPTEMBER, 2019
Art for Change is a collective of artists and makers who use their creativity to support positive change in NZ
Our first exhibition, Where Shall We Call Home? attracted 1300 visitors and raised $15,000 for The Red Cross Pathways to Settlement programme and The Auckland Refugee Family Trust (ARFT). You can see artwork and photos of the exhibition at www.artforchange.net
We hope you'll join us to bring the same creative energy and enthusiasm for positive change to the area of non-violence through empathy.
How to apply
For more information, and to submit your work(s), please visit the Art for Change website: www.artforchange.net.