Art for Goodness Sake | Raising funds to fight homelessness

The St Vincent de Paul Society NSW presents the inaugural Art for Goodness Sake auction. Raising critical funds for the Society’s homelessness services, the auction will feature twenty-six artworks donated by leading businesses in sectors spanning law, banking, mining, finance, property, telecommunications, and art.

Graeme Drendel, The hunger, 2021, oil on canvas, 31 x 31cm

The Society has teamed up with Catherine Asquith, Principal Advisor and Director of Catherine Asquith Art Advisory, to curate a visually engaging collection of contemporary Australian art.

“There is a long-standing tradition of corporates curating art collections for their offices, which have often been procured over many years. We saw an opportunity to harness the legacy of these collections to create an inventory of artworks that could be auctioned off to raise vital funds for homelessness services,” explained Asquith.

The soaring cost of living and lack of affordable housing is driving a growing number of people to seek assistance in their time of need. Funds raised through the auction will go directly towards services that assist people experiencing homelessness, including accommodation, food, health care, case management and assistance tailored to individual needs.

The Art for Goodness Sake auction will take place at 6pm, Wednesday 8 November 2023, at Leonard Joel Fine Art in Woollahra, Sydney, with 100% of the proceeds donated towards the Society’s homelessness programs.

Highlights include: Graeme Drendel’s The hunger; Michael Cook’s Stickman #5; Newell Harry’s black and white gestural work on paper, Untitled; Carbiene McDonald Tjangala’s Four Dreamings; and Leila Jeffreys’ Branch No 3.

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