100 North East-based artists donate work for refugees

Refugees of the North East #2: Lucy

Around one hundred North East-based visual artists have donated work to be auctioned for refugee charities in Newcastle on Saturday at ART TAKEAWAY FOR REFUGEES.

The auction will take place at ERNEST in the Ouseburn Valley, and features paintings, prints and photography, as well as ceramics, glassware and wooden items including artisan designed furniture

Organiser Craig Wilson says “this is a fantastic opportunity not only to support hard-hit refugees in our region, but to bid on and own artwork at excellent prices by top artists”.

“The current refugee crisis has upset many of us and we’re all wondering what to do” says photographer and refugee support worker Craig Wilson. “In the North East, refugees already face incredible hardship and isolation, and are often in poor physical and mental health and subject to harassment, racism and violence”.

Monies collected at the auction will go to support refugee and asylum seeker well-being programmes at The Comfrey Project and The Angelou Centre, both established charities in the city.

Artists donating work include painters Jim Edwards and Emma Holliday, Rachel Lancaster and Laura Lancaster, plus photographs by Paul Alexander Knox and ceramics by Julia Roxburgh.

The event will take place on Saturday 3 October at:
1 Boyd Street
Newcastle NE2 1AP on Saturday 3 October

Viewing from 3pm, with the print, photography and painting auction commencing at 4.30pm and ceramics, glassware and other items following at approximately 6.00pm.