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Art exhibition raises funds for Variety

31 Aug 2019
Whangarei Art Museum

Calling all art lovers to view the ongoing exhibition Where Children Sleep at the Whangarei Art Museum from 31st Aug to 1st Dec 2019 and donate to Variety at the same time.

Where Children Sleep is a powerful photographic exhibition of 25 images by Kenyan-born, Italian photographer James Mollison, which shows the different living conditions of children from around the world.

The international exhibition has seen the museum and Variety team up for the benefit of Northland children who do not have a bed to call their own.

Whangarei Art Museum Curator, Carrie de Hennezel said the decision to partner with Variety was designed to offer visitors to the exhibition another perspective on Northland’s own child poverty problem.

“The images really make you think about the experience of poverty and wealth, and how this can make a huge difference to children’s lives. The exhibition will have a powerful emotional effect on everyone who sees it,” Ms Hennezel said.

Many children in New Zealand’s poorest communities don’t have their own bed and are forced to either share or sleep on the floor. This is particularly relevant to Northland and put children at higher risk of illness and affected their ability to learn at school.

Visitors to the exhibition would be able to make donations to Variety, with all funds channelled back to help children in need in Northland.

Whangarei Art Museum, Dent Street, Town Basin. Open 10am – 4pm 7 days a week.