FUNDRAISING EXHIBITION & AUCTION
For our children and future generations
10 – 15 May 2022
Silent Auction begins: Tuesday 10th May
Auction Now Live
Exhibition Opening Reception: Wednesday 11th May
Special Guest, Wentworth Independent Candidate, Allegra Spender will officially open ‘Coast to Coast’ along with UNICEF Young Ambassador, Isabelle Shaw
Auction and Exhibition ends: 10pm Sunday 15th May
All artworks starting price $300 and there will be lucky door raffle tickets available to purchase at $20 each, to be in the draw to win some great prizes donated by located businesses in our community!
“If you want to go fast, go alone; if you want to go far, go together”, is a proverb we are fond of and, our vast oceans don’t seperate us, they connect us, no matter what coast you live on, to create one world, one planet.
‘Coast to Coast’ is a major fundraising exhibition and auction in aid of the recent QLD and NSW Northern Rivers Flood communities and the Ukraine Crisis, whilst also drawing attention to the impacts of climate change.
Australia is one of the countries on the forefront to suffer the severe effects of climate change and yet we are not prepared for it. Tens of thousands of Australians were forced to evacuate as torrential rains caused the worst flooding in a decade on the country’s southeast coast region.
The escalating war in Ukraine has displaced some approximately 4.3 million children, that’s over half of the estimated 7.5 million child population according to UNICEF. The organisation has reported that this figure includes some 2.5 million children who are now internally displaced inside Ukraine while war rages around them, and more than 1.8 million who have crossed into neighbouring countries as refugees. This tragic situation has created one of the fastest large-scale displacements of children since World War II. Mankind seems to have unleashed a tsunami of crisis on itself and our beautiful planet.
Funds raised will be donated equally to UNICEF’s Emergency Ukraine Appeal and GIVIT to help people displaced and profoundly impacted by the devastating floods in QLD & NSW get back on their feet. Works have been generously donated by artists and galleries from around the country, ‘Coast to Coast’ will feature works by 70 artists and there will be over 100 artworks exhibited at Saint Cloche and available to bid via the auction platform Gala Bid. The works together demonstrate the strength and resilience of art in our communities in the face of immense, unrelenting crisis
We need to look out for each other, and we need to take action now, to save the future for coming generations.
A recent video by Unicef highlighting what donations go towards to support children in Ukraine.
“One of the incredible things about the Saint Cloche community is that it enables us to help people in a way we can’t as individuals. When we share our strength, conviction, sense of responsibility and compassion and the workload – we can achieve so much more.”
– Kitty Clark
Businesswoman and renewable energy advocate Allegra Spender, the daughter of late fashion designer, Carla Zampatti, and former Liberal MP John Spender, will run as an independent for the eastern-suburbs seat of Wentworth electorate in this year’s election.
Ms Spender, who is currently the CEO of Australian Business Community Network, decided to run after what she said was the federal government’s failure to deal with climate change. “I decided to run really about climate, integrity and the economy,” she said. “We are not doing enough on climate and that is having a big impact on our economy and our environmental future.”
Isabelle Shaw (she/her) is one of the 12 UNICEF Young Ambassadors for 2022.
She is in her final year of her Bachelor of Science degree, majoring in Psychology, and works as a Research Assistant at the Refugee Trauma and Recovery Program where she facilitates research dedicated to improving refugee mental health and wellbeing.
Isabelle is passionate about child protection and equitable access to quality education. In her spare time, she enjoys free-diving, travelling and reading.
“IT TAKES A MOVEMENT.
There is no silver bullet to tackling the climate crisis it takes a movement. From artists to activists, philanthropists to policy makers, researchers to politicians, corporates to protestors. There are so many ways we can each make a difference, and together, we are powerful.”
– Groundswell Giving