Education

Compassionate Voices

Benson

9 August – 7 September, 2014
This unique exhibition celebrates animals, art and creativity. Curated by Liane Rossler, and part of Sydney Design, a cutting-edge design festival produced and managed by the Powerhouse Museum, the exhibition features a range of artworks: all available for purchase. The opening night of this exhibition on Thursday 14 August will be a special evening of art, advocacy and creativity in support of Voiceless. The gala evening will feature Dr Charlie Teo AM as master of ceremonies, special guest auctioneer Ronan Sulich, a live performance from breakout stars James Draper and Jordan Brady of the band Winterbourne, a children’s craft workshop, and delicious vegan food by Kitchen by Mike. Complementing the gala event, children (6-15yrs) will be entertained with a fun crafting workshop that focuses on animal forms and takes inspiration from the Compassionate Voices exhibition. Voiceless would be delighted if you could join this celebration of animals, art and creativity and attend the opening night.

Where: Koskela, 1/85 Dunning Avenue, Rosebery, Sydney, NSW.
When: Gala evening: 6:30 – 9pm, Thursday, 14 August 2014.
Cost: Adult $150, Children's workshop $50.
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