Artists Against Slavery exhibition

by Kent Caddick

Emerging artists will have the opportunity to display and sell their work at an exhibition near West Melton put on by Artists Against Slavery. 

Artists Against Slavery is an anti-human trafficking organisation, which uses art and creativity to raise funds to give to organisations involved with the rescue and rehabilitation of the victims of slavery. 

The exhibition will be held at the Nut Point Centre on the Old West Coast Road on Saturday, April 14. 

One of the organisers, Janie Porter, said the exhibition will feature artists who are not represented in galleries and who may be painting, just for the love of it.

 “Artists Against Slavery has previously only held fundraising exhibitions with professional artists. 

“There will be around 15 artists in all displaying their work, and each artist will decide how much to give to Artists Against Slavery from the sale of their work, with some giving all. 

“For most of them, this will be their first exhibition experience and there will be a wide range of beautiful work at very reasonable prices. 

“John Allan from Nut Point, has been very generous offering the venue for free and also providing the wine for the opening.

“We are aiming for a well-attended enjoyable time, with hopefully, plenty of sales as a bonus where possible.” 

The one day exhibition will run at the Nut Point Centre from 4–6pm on Saturday, April 14 and entry is $2, which will go to assist Artists Against Slavery in their endeavours.