Help the Homeless Art Auction to raise funds for local initiatives


Fremantle Street Doctor general manager Sarah Tadier with artist Geoffrey Wake, Fremantle Multicultural Centre chief executive Peta Wootton and auction curator Lyn DiCiero.
Fremantle Street Doctor general manager Sarah Tadier with artist Geoffrey Wake, Fremantle Multicultural Centre chief executive Peta Wootton and auction curator Lyn DiCiero.

LOCALS can take home a new piece of artwork while helping Fremantle’s less fortunate at the Help the Homeless Art Auction next month.

Now in its seventh year, the Soroptimist International Fremantle event will auction a number of pieces from well-known local and international artists, with the funds to go to programs run at The Sisters Place, the Fremantle Street Doctor and the Fremantle Multicultural Centre.

Soroptimist International Fremantle’s Lyn DiCiero said more than $100,000 had been given to the local organisations in the first six auctions, and this year was expected to be just as successful.

“Of interest is the work of an unknown English artist from 1826 and though unsigned, it is clearly dated, depicting a man greeting a fisherman by a river,” she said.

“We have several works from an anonymous collector such as a superb print by Charles Blackman, and one by the late Robert Juniper.

“Many of the contemporary artists are award winners; Hans Arkeveld is a renowned sculptor and artist, with his studio based in the School of Anatomy at UWA for the past 50 years, which has gained him a unique knowledge of the human form.

“He also has a great sense of fun in his work, so watch out for his treatment of the iconic three flying ducks in this auction.”

The Help the Homeless Art Auction is on June 11 at the Fremantle Town Hall from 4.30pm to 8pm.

Email cjohnson@amnet.net.au to RSVP.

View the art here from June 1.