What if you could empower someone who has experienced homelessness, a disability or other adversity? What if they could earn an income by selling merchandise with their art on it?
When you buy art from Open Canvas you are making a positive impact on the lives of homeless and other economically disadvantaged artists. These artists are empowered through recognition of their talent and a sense of achievement. Artists also receive a minimum of 70% of profits from your purchase, providing them with a source of income.
This socially focused not for profit organisation has recently launched a vibrant new website. The website has artist stories, how to support Open Canvas, information for artists, upcoming events and of course lots and lots of Art with Heart. It could be a funky phone cover, card for a special occasion, picture for the wall, challenging puzzle, sculpture or gift voucher ... I think there is something for everyone.
Between the Lines
Presented by Open Canvas Exhibition 7 to 18 February 2017
Launch When: 5 to 7pm, Tuesday 7 February 2017 Where: fortyfive downstairs, 45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne RSVP: firstname.lastname@example.org
On 2 November 2016, Minister Marlene Kairouz officially announced the re-development of Women’s Housing Limited’s Newport Community Housing property. This project will provide 20 new long term affordable housing units for low-income women including older women and women escaping domestic violence. This project is possible because of the contribution from the Victorian Property Fund.
Minister for Consumer Affairs Marlene Kairouz was joined by Members for Western Metropolitan Cesar Melhem and Khalil Eideh to turn the first sod marking the start of construction on the apartments. “We’re working to make a significant difference in the lives of women fleeing family violence by providing affordable, long term housing in an area close to the services and job opportunities they need.”
Mount Martha Art Classes
Many of you may have been following the wonderful progress of our art project at the Mt Martha Rooming House. It started from a grant provided by the Mornington Peninsula Shire and has grown to a long term productive tenant run art space called Tangerine Artscape.
The progress doesn't stop there; we are pleased to announce that Kindred Art Space has kindly offered to display and sell the artwork on behalf of the tenants that form Tangerine Artscape.
Kindred Art Space is a creative hub, gallery and learning centre for personal development, mental health and wellbeing. Kindred Art Space have a wide range of professional therapeutic services focusing on individual needs including art therapy, counselling and mediation. Kerryn Knight founded Kindred Art Space after witnessing the benefits and healing power of the arts, coupled with therapeutic relationships.
Women's Housing Limited would like to thank Kerryn and Kindred Art Space for their support.
Women's Housing Limited houses women who have experienced family violence and a recent call out for donations to support these women has resulted in generous donations from a number of organisations.
Big thanks to East Ivanhoe Grocers for the donation of non perishable food items. Included in their wonderful donations are tea, coffee, long life milk and cleaning products. Their ongoing support and commitment to Women's Housing Limited is appreciated by staff, tenants and clients.
Want to Make a Donation?
We have a huge demand on our service which includes not only seeking accomodation, but also the provision of basic toiletries, train tickets and food. With this increasing demand we need your help more than ever.
Please click on the link below to make a donation through the Give Now website.
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Women's Housing Limited are proud members of Community Housing Federation of Victoria, Council to Homeless Persons, Domestic Violence Victoria, PowerHousing Australia, and Transgender Victoria.