Online sculpture event results in significant donation for Women’s Refuge New Zealand

Significant donation to Women’s Refuge announced

With the Exhibition’s 2021 commissioned artwork sales now completed, we are thrilled to announce a $80,000 donation for Women’s Refuge. It will go toward the Refuge’s Kids in the Middle project - creating comforting and creative spaces for children staying in their 40 safe houses.

When Women’s Refuge family violence specialists talked to children who had stayed at safe houses about what could be done to improve refuge services for kids in the future they said:

“We need fun, cosy, warm, interactive, relaxing, safe spaces to share with other kids.”

NZ Sculpture Onshore, Chair Sally Dewar says the 2021 exhibition surpassed all expectations.

“Moving the exhibition online was a tough decision and new territory for the Friends of Women’s Refuge Trust. We could not have imagined the public’s support and generosity with this terrific result.

“A huge thank you to everyone who bought artworks from our online exhibition and to those who donated to our Givealittle campaign. Together we have been able to make a tangible difference to children staying at Women’s Refuges around the country.”

2023 Plans are Underway

The success of the online exhibition has given the Trust much food for thought in terms of possibilities for the future. At the same time, with the tremendous level of public support for the physical exhibition, we are delighted to confirm we will be back at O Peretu ,Fort Takapuna in November 2023!
We can’t wait to return to the Exhibition’s ‘home’. We’ll be in touch with further details as they are confirmed.

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