Decorating Ducks for Depression


Philomena Masters and Chris Burgess with some of the ducks that will be auctioned. Picture: Martin Kennealey        www.communitypix.com.au   d453622
Philomena Masters and Chris Burgess with some of the ducks that will be auctioned. Picture: Martin Kennealey        www.communitypix.com.au d453622

DUCKS decorated as Batman, Darth Vader and Marilyn Monroe are being auctioned for charity this weekend.

Wanneroo artist Philomena Masters has organised the third annual Decorating Ducks for Depression, which features an eye-catching array of 140 ducks created by 70 artists and hobbyists.

Money raised will be donated to Meeting for Minds, a charity supporting research of brain disorders in partnership with people living with mental illness.

Ms Masters, who was diagnosed with bipolar and major depressive disorders nearly 20 years ago, said the initiative aimed to encourage people to talk about mental health.

“The stigma that is associated with mental health is certainly an issue,” she said.

The auction will be held on Sunday, May 15 from 2pm at Houghton Wines in Middle Swan.

For details, call 0411 841 945 or email mosaic@iinet.net.au.