Scarborough artist auctions work for Cancer Council WA

Darryl and Heather Milne with the winning auction artwork and artist Dave Calkins.
Darryl and Heather Milne with the winning auction artwork and artist Dave Calkins.

SCARBOROUGH artist Dave Calkins is using an art exhibition to support cancer research.

Calkins is showcasing his work at The Art Garage 191 in Mt Hawthorn and auctioned off one of his pieces at the exhibition opening, donating the $700 purchase price to Cancer Council WA.

He said he knew several people who died of cancer.

“In particular, my step father died from prostate cancer, and we’ve lost a few close friends from breast and colon cancer,” he said.

“I currently have a brother-in-law in the USA with stage four brain cancer – three years in remission.

“Further, I have had skin cancer removed from my ear only last year. We need to find a cure.”

The exhibition runs until Sunday, November 25.