Art tribute a fundraiser for homeless pets
TWEED Unlimited Arts will hold its Aspirations and Tributes exhibition fundraiser this Saturday night.
Art group member Pam Murphy said the 21 artists involved in the non-profit group had decided to hold a fundraiser in support of Friends of the Pound.
She said about 50 paintings would be on display and for sale.
Ms Murphy said some of the works paid tribute to Australia’s century of involvement in wars, while others ranged across countless styles and subjects, ranging “from B17 (bombers) to puppies”.
“I think all of Australia has sort of not celebrated, but remembered the 100 years of war,” Ms Murphy said.
“It’s a tribute to the people who fought in the wars.”
She said the group had voted to donate all commissions from art sales to Friends of the Pound.
“Tweed Unlimited Arts have adopted Friends of the Pound as their own special charity,” Ms Murphy said.
“They do wonderful work and it’s all for free.”
Some of the works on display were portraits of animals which had been adopted through Friends of the Pound.
Ms Murphy said Friends of the Pound president Sonia Trichter would be at the event, ready to answer any questions about adopting an animal from the group.
She said there would be a raffle on the night, again supporting Friends of the Pound.
Ms Trichter said they had been much busier since the RSPCA closed its animal shelter in Tweed Heads and all money raised would help to care for foster animals.
The exhibit is at Tweed Unlimited Arts, southern end of Pioneer Pde, Banora Point, from 6-10pm Saturday. Entry by gold coin donation includes refreshments.