UnitingCare West has officially launched its latest initiative – The Warehouse Gallery; an inclusive gallery space that provides a platform for emerging artists experiencing disadvantage to display their artwork.
Over 70 guests, including City of Subiaco Mayor Heather Henderson as well as Shadow Ministers Simone McGurk MLA and the Hon. Stephen Dawson MLC attended the launch event on Tuesday 1 March at The Warehouse Café in Shenton Park.
Mayor Henderson officially launched the gallery alongside new UnitingCare West Chair of the Board Mr Peter Fitzpatrick AM.
“The purpose of The Warehouse Gallery is to provide genuine opportunity for emerging artists experiencing disadvantage due to a combination of economic and locational circumstances and/or social exclusion to be part of the local art scene and provide a sense of achievement, pride and belonging,” said UnitingCare West CEO Sue Ash AO.
Each exhibition will last between six and eight weeks, commencing with an opening night event. All artwork will be for sale with proceeds going towards the artists and to sustaining the gallery. The first exhibition will run from 1 March until 22 April, and will show work from John Verjans, Salvatore Furfaro, Jacob Lukatelich, Clive Collender and Lynne Buckley.
The project has been made possible through a City of Subiaco Community Development Grant.
“The City of Subiaco is proud to support UnitingCare West. The city is committed to equal opportunity and inclusion, and The Warehouse Gallery is a fantastic initiative that aims to improve the wellbeing of people experiencing disadvantage through creative expression, and a great opportunity for them to showcase their artwork and share it with the community. I look forward to seeing the artwork on display,” said Mayor Henderson.
For more information and to apply for upcoming Warehouse Gallery exhibitions please visit this page
To view a photo gallery of the launch event please click here
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