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Art Auction will raise funds to fight AIDS

Thu 2 Aug 2007 In: New Zealand Daily News

Dozens of leading artists have donated their works to a Grand Art Auction on Auckland's North Shore, which will raise funds for the NZ AIDS Foundation, the Burnett Centre and Body Positive's local fight against HIV/AIDS. Chairman of the Artaid Trust Roy Giddens hopes the auction will be the first of what will be an ongoing fundraiser. "This event is already a success because of the wonderful art we have been given and the great input and support we have had while putting this event together. Giddens sees the auction as a great platform to promote New Zealand art, and to also act as a launch pad for up and coming artists. "The event will be held in the spirit of kindness and achievement to all who donate, attend and give their time freely to promote HIV/AIDS awareness here in New Zealand and throughout the world, and helping those who are in need." Some of the artists whose paintings, sculptures and photographs will be on offer are: Billy Apple, Keith Banham, Angelo Giannoutsos, Russell Hollings, Gillian Palmer, Charlie Rose, Marion Towns, and Pat Watkins. The art show opens at 3pm on Saturday 11th August, at Devonport Artspace, 28 Clarence Street, Devonport. The Live Auction, attended by the Prime Minister, will take place at 4pm on the 18th August at Bruce Mason Centre . For more information, and viewing of artworks, visit the Art Aid website, linked below.     Ref: Art Aid (m)

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First published: Thursday, 2nd August 2007 - 6:18pm

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