Art for Refugees is an annual charity art exhibition and major fundraising event for SCARF (Strategic Community Assistance to Refugee Families) – a volunteer-based community organisation supporting refugees starting a new life in the Illawarra.
Pam has been involved in the curating and organisation of the exhibition for the last seven years, and has also donated her work.
This year this piece of work sold in the opening night and urban timber donated the finery table. All funds from the sales go directly to the refugee community.
This unique event sees artists donate their artworks for public purchase with 100% of sale proceeds directed to supporting the work of SCARF.
Nationally acclaimed artists such as Archibald Prize short-listed Paul Ryan, Auguste Blackman and Sallie Moffatt are among the hundreds of artists who have supported art4refugees in the past.
In 2016 the exhibition is expanding to encompass a month long celebration with artworks being displayed in multiple locations around Wollongong throughout October. Concurrently, Art for Refugees Junior, a series of creative workshops for students to express and learn about Refugee and Asylum Seeker experiences will be run.