The exhibition Home Sweet Home is opening at The Q exhibition space and is a collection of local artists’ response to the theme of ‘home’.
Home can mean a variety of things. It may denote a place of residence, an attachment to place or a sense of belonging.
Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council invited artists to participate in the exhibition and also to donate an artwork to be raffled as part of a fundraising campaign for HOME in Queanbeyan. Local artists have been very generous and there is a good selection of pieces up for grabs, including glass works by Harriet Schwarzrock and Kirstie Rea.
HOME in Queanbeyan provides 24 hour care for people with chronic mental illness who are without appropriate shelter, care, love and support.
“We hope that what we are doing inspires others to do the same and is the beginning of a cultural shift in which communities lead the way in taking responsibility for citizens who are extremely vulnerable, isolated, and often homeless,” HOME’S Manager Anne Pratt said.
“This exhibition will highlight the continuing need for support for vulnerable people, and we thank The Q and the region’s artists very much for their support.”
The exhibition will be held from 27 June – 22 July at The Q Exhibition Space.
Raffle tickets are $5 each and are available from The Q Box Office and HOME in Queanbeyan 284 Crawford St or by calling 6284 2409. All raffle proceeds will go directly to HOME in Queanbeyan.
For more information, visit The Q website.