Art auction to help asbestos research

Lauren Wilhelm’s work, Journey.
Lauren Wilhelm’s work, Journey.

Seasons recently hosted a ceremony to unveil Journey ” a 2x2m oil on canvas painting by WA artist Lauren Wilhelm.

The work will be on display in the chapel’s shop front for a year before it is auctioned off, with all proceeds going to the society.

Mandurah resident, society vice-president and social activist Dave Hall has long led the push for greater public education around asbestos, particularly its safe removal in the Mandurah area.

‘We are very grateful Seasons has made us their charity of choice locally,” he said.

‘The proceeds from the painting will go a long way in helping us continue to make a difference in the lives of people with asbestos-related illness across WA.”

Seasons director Erin Erceg is also pleased to support an important local cause.

‘At Seasons we consider ourselves story tellers: we help share life stories and in doing so, tell a powerful story about the community that surrounds it,” she said.

‘That is why it is so important to us to be active in and connected with the Mandurah community.

The painting uses powerful equine imagery to convey a poignant tale of life’s journey toward the natural conclusion of death, according to artist Lauren Wilhelm.

‘In some ancient cultures the horse is thought of as a messenger between the living and the dead’ Ms Erceg said.