UPCOMING EVENTS


Art Aid Auction

Artists Come Together for the Homeless

25 artists from around Australia donate to help those without a home.

Join us for Art Aid to bid on a range of inspiring artwork generously donated by artists from around Australia. All proceeds go to the Housing and Homelessness stream of the NRCF 2021 Grants Round which addresses the immediate needs of our community by providing financial assistance to community groups and organisations supporting those in crisis.

In response to the current homelessness and housing crisis in our area, local artist, friend of NRCF and founder of the Reality Check campaign, Liz Friend has rallied the support of 25 reputed artists from across the country. With the help of local advocate Eunice Ching, Liz has launched Art Aid to help those in great need during these challenging times. Committed to collectively recognising and positively addressing this situation, together they hope to raise much needed funds to help alleviate this crisis.

Rental and mortgage stress continues to increase in the Northern Rivers while private rental market availability is one of the lowest in the state. This has coincided with an unprecedented property boom and a limited supply of affordable and community housing stock to create a serious housing and homelessness crisis in our region. Local community organisations are doing their best to keep up with the demand for their services, but many are now struggling to cope financially with the increase in people needing urgent assistance.

Participating artists include 2004 Archibald Prize Winner, Craig Ruddy, well-known Sydney based artist Ann Thomson, neo-contemporary indigenous artist, Konstantina and contemporary environmental artist, John Dahlsen.

Carlos Barrios, Amber Hearn, Hilary Herrmann, Gabrielle Pool, Emma Gale, Leah Thiessen, Amanda Schunker, Caitlin Reilly, Brent Hallard, Avital Sheffer, John Lloyd, Jonathan Kopinski, Ron Curran, James (Jimmy) Kearns, Nikky Morgan-Smith, Jan Rae, Dianne Ingram, Sylvie Kettle, Kitty Callaghan, Donna Malone and Liz Friend herself make up the impressive line-up of supporters donating their art from the heart to help those who need it the most in the Northern Rivers NSW.

Auction opens at 9am Saturday 11 September and closes at 9pm Sunday 19 September 2021.

Learn more on our Art Aid Facebook Page, or follow this online event on Instagram.

To find out more about the NRCF Housing Fund please go HERE

Visit the auction page to read about all our amazing artists, and place your starting bid on September 11 to help us help those who need it the most in our community at this time!

For auction enquiries contact Liz Friend on realitycheckbyronshire@gmail.com
For NRCF enquiries contact Joanne Heath at joanne@nrcf.org.au
This is a Reality Check initiative in association with the Northern Rivers Community Foundation.

Art AId and NRCF Logos