Helping our Homeless Through Art



That annual chance to buy alluring artworks at bargain prices while helping some of society’s most vulnerable is back.
This year’s Help The Homeless Fine Art Auction takes place in Fremantle on Saturday, July 30.
Works by the likes of Monique Tippett, Eva Fernandez, Mikaela Castledine, Jo Darvall (whose painting Boranup Forest, is pictured above), Ross Potter and Adam-Hisham
Ismail are all up for grabs.
Guests at the art auction will also be treated to a performance by the inspirational Starlight Hotel Choir.
The evening will be MC-d by actor-director Sam Longley and will include a performance by Jack Davies, both much-loved Fremantle identities.
Money raised from the art auctions will support Freo Street Doctor and St Patrick’s Community Support Centre in Fremantle.
Enthuses Jo Darvall about this vibrant event, “I really enjoy the energy. I often see the Freo Doctor service helping homeless people as I walk to my studio in Freo and I’m proud to think that my work will help this service. It makes me think we can help make our world a better place.”
Curator Lyn DiCiero, tasked each year to ensure the artworks are of the highest standard, says “There’s quite a surreal community spirit which comes into play druing the auction; everyone present is working to enusre the best outcome for the beneficiaries. It’s an experience not to be missed!”
Freo Street Doctor is an iconic mobile service providing free high-quality health care for homeless, at risk, and marginalised people in the greater Fremantle region.
St Pat’s, a not-for-profit organisation provides community housing and specialist services for people facing homelessness and has been working side-by-side with people in the south metropolitan region of Perth for 50 years.
The 13th annual Help The Homeless Fine Art Auction will be held at 5pm, Saturday, July 30, at Walyalup Civic Centre, Fremantle.
Tickets to the event range are  $25 for General Admission. For a table of six with entry and Grazing Platter: $150 For a table of six with entry and Gourmet Platter: $400.
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3 thoughts on “Helping our Homeless Through Art

  1. Looking forward to this fun event in the new Walyalup Civic Centre profiling local and very collectable artist’s works. Artists helped us keep our sanity during COVID lockdowns and with this auction, artists will generously donate commission to support the homeless, the most vulnerable in our community. Thank you artists!

  2. Thanks for again supporting this important annual event Starfish. I think everyone’s attention can easily go the the plight of the homeless in the middle of a tough, cold, wet winter. The Soroptomists have done a great job in keeping the auction going through the pandemic too and it’s great to see it return to a live event and with exciting additions of live acts and more. Also at the new venue of Walyallup Civic Centre. Exciting days. Let’s hope the community gathers and supports the worthy cause.

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