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EXHIBITION: ‘Give a Kid a Blanket’ – Bernie Harfleet & Donna Turtle Sarten

June 2 @ 6:00 pm - June 24 @ 7:00 pm

Opens 6:00pm on Friday 2 June

3rd June – 23rd June

Hours  Tues to Sun –  10am to 7pm

Artists Bernie Harfleet & Donna Turtle Sarten
Theme Satellite

Documenting a community activated art action. Blankets are gathered across the greater Auckland area and distributed through health workers to children and families in need.
‘Give a Kid a Blanket’ is lead by artists Bernie Harfleet and Donna Turtle Sarten.

 

Background:
In June and July 2015 Auckland artists Bernie Harfleet and Donna Turtle Sarten decided, as part of their art practice, to collect blankets for 6 weeks and then, through health workers, distribute them to those in need. This was in direct response to the coroner sighting cold and damp housing conditions as contributing to the death of a toddler.

A dedicated Facebook page was set up to promote the project.

The interest and momentum of the project grew quickly with people and businesses across the wider Auckland area offering to be drop off points for blankets.   The response from all concerned was so positive that the project was repeated in 2016. Collection points grew and the initiative continues to expand exponentially.

The exhibition at Hum features selected photographic works documented on this extraordinary journey.To learn more about the initiative and perhaps get involved click here

 

Hum will also be a drop off point for blankets for donation while the exhibition runs. 

Details

Start:
June 2 @ 6:00 pm
End:
June 24 @ 7:00 pm
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Website:
https://www.facebook.com/Give-a-Kid-a-Blanket-1612453109010058/

Venue

Hum Salon
123 Grafton Rd
Auckland, 1010 New Zealand
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Phone:
09 374 4388
Website:
http://humsalon.co.nz