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Warming up with artwork

Warming up with artwork


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Jacket customised by Peter Kelk


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Jacket customised by Gene Kirkpatrick

For immediate release 24th May 2006


Warming up with artwork
‘Sprayed and Wrapped’


Winter fashion has hotted up this year with the Spiewak ‘Sprayed and wrapped’ charity auction.

Ten artists from around the country have used different styles to customise Spiewak jackets. The jackets express the work of the Auckland City Mission and how people and society are affected by marginalisation. The artists drew inspiration for the jackets from the services and work of the Auckland City Mission in the greater Auckland area.

Auckland artist Gene Kirkpatrick summed up his ‘Lost Souls’ Jacket art as: “This work represents a journey of personal self discovery to find one’s sense of belonging. As ‘Lost Souls’, we are forever trying to find our identity, origins, what we represent, and where we fit into society. For many’ life’s journey represents survival”

Other artist include:

Sheyne Tuffery - Christchurch
Mephisto Jones - Wellington
Peter Kelk - Wellington
PO-MO - Wellington
Dust – Christchurch
Sam Robertson – Dunedin
Gene Kirkpatrick - Auckland
Juria Chuah aka Shorty - Auckland
The Wilderness - Auckland
Enu Sirikige - Auckland

After touring Wellington, Christchurch and Auckland the jackets will be auctioned at an evening event with proceeds of the sale going to the Auckland City Mission. Jackets can be seen at
(Please see below for Venue Information) or www.aucklandcitymission.org.nz

“They will be sought after as collector’s items in the future. The artists’ work expresses the cold hard winter that many Auckland families experience. It is great to show people what we do through the work of such talented artists,” said Diane Robertson, Auckland City Missioner.

The auction will take place on Thursday June 29 at 7pm in Auckland. For tickets to the auction contact the Auckland City Mission on 09 303 9265 or info@acm.co.nz. Phone bidding will be available.

Further information:

Jackets can be seen at:
Wellington - Miss Wong, Unit 1, Ground Floor, 14 College St, Te Aro, 31 May - June 2
Christchurch - His Lordship's Lane, 110 Lichfield St, SOL district. June 6, Embassy, 176 High St, June 7– 8
Auckland - Harlem 23, 23 High Street, Auckland Central, June 14 - 19

The Auckland City Mission provides:

The Mission provides unique and specialised services to people in crisis, helping them to move forward. Our work is constantly changing as the political, economic and social climate change. Over the life of the Mission we have extended our work directly into the community and increased our advocacy role in order to offer relevant solutions to those who come to us for help. We offer hope to individuals and families who may be experiencing a temporary set back or a long-term problem that needs expert attention.

Services
- Community Food Programme (Providing 70 organisation throughout Auckland with food)
- Community Services (emergency relief and social work support)
- Inner-city Homeless Drop-In Centre
- Inner-city night shelter (run in partnership with other social service agencies)
- Drug and Alcohol Services (Detoxification Centre and community support)
- Housing Support Service
- Community Support for older people
- Community support for people living with HIV and AIDS
- Hospital Patient Library Service
- Distribution Service – clothing, furniture and household goods
- Homeless Intervention Programme
- Christmas Dinner for over 1500 people
- Community Christmas presents.


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