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Animals in need to benefit from art auction tonight

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1st December 2016

Animals in need to benefit from art auction tonight

What:
‘Animals – Seeing the Sentient Being’, a live art auction fundraising for ‘Paws Awhile’ animal sanctuary

When:
Thurs 1st Dec, 5:30pm-8pm

Where:
Allpress Studio, Browns Mill Building, 8 Drake Street, Freemans Bay, Auckland.

Tonight an art auction raising funds for animals in need kicks off at Allpress Studio in Freemans Bay, Auckland.

The auction features over 30 established and emerging NZ artists including Paul Walsh, Flox, Jeff Thomson, Peter Miller, Paul Hartigan, Misery and Mary McIntyre.

All the artists have produced animal themed art to raise money for ‘Paws Awhile’ animal sanctuary which takes in animals rescued from abuse and neglect.

Auckland-based street artist Paul Walsh will go a step further creating an artwork live tonight at the event. The work will be sold off to the highest bidder as soon as it's finished.

“Animals feature prominently in my work and I wanted to do something to give back to them. When I was approached to support this event for Paws Awhile, I was really keen,” says Walsh.

Paws Awhile animal sanctuary was established in 2014, providing safe haven to animals rescued from abuse and neglect. Owner Anna Dahlberg self-funds the sanctuary which is home to a variety of animals including dogs, cats, highland cattle, donkeys and kunekune pigs.

Kiwi actress Sara Wiseman, who currently stars in Australian television drama series ‘A Place to Call Home’, will MC the event.

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