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Art show raising money for child cancer

Press Release – Child Cancer Foundation
Wellington art co-operative ARTrove is hosting an art fundraiser this month for the Child Cancer Foundation.

The exhibition fundraiser, on Monday March 13 in the Asteron Centre foyer opposite Wellington Railway Station, will showcase the work of 15 Wellington artists and is the opening of a five day exhibition.

A portion of each artwork sale on opening night will go to the Child Cancer Foundation, which provides support to local children with cancer and their families. Most of those families currently have to travel to Christchurch or Auckland hospitals to receive treatment. Funds raised at ARTrove’s event will help the Foundation to support families with travel expenses and address other challenges they may face on their child cancer journey.

ARTrove was started in 2011 by three Wellington artists, Adele Eagleson, Karen Hamilton-Smith and Kirsty Fyfe, who are all passionate about creativity and about sharing affordable art with the public.

Kirsty Fyfe said the group was delighted about fundraising for Child Cancer Foundation.

“This is an excellent cause and we hope that our opening night event is successful in raising much needed funds. As parents ourselves, we can only imagine the stress families go through when a child is diagnosed with cancer.”

Child Cancer Foundation Business Development Manager, Michelle Berriman said:

“Child Cancer Foundation receives no direct government funding and relies on the generosity of New Zealanders and groups like ARTrove to ensure children with cancer and their families receive the support they need. We are incredibly grateful for their kind support of local families on their own cancer journey.”

ARTrove 2017 opens on Monday March 13 and runs until Friday March 17. The exhibiting artists are Adele Eagleson, Amie McCarron, Brian Nelson, Clare Matthews, Karen Hamilton-Smith, Owie Simpson, Kirsty Fyfe, Paul Vincent, Marika Williams, Juliet Best, Lyn Crutchley, Nicola Dench, Storm Davenport, Jessica Inkpen and Rieko Woodford-Robinson.

ARTrove art exhibition
Asteron Life foyer, corner of Bunny St and Featherston St
Opening night: Monday 13 March from 5.00pm to 7.30pm
Exhibition: 13 to 17 March, open weekdays 8am to 6pm.

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