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HONOUR HER : ONLINE ART AUCTION TO RAISE FUNDS FOR CANCER RESEARCH

Lily Mungulu, 150x150cm, Oil on Canvas, 2016, Tessa MacKay

Australians will have the chance to purchase a powerful work of art from acclaimed artists to help fund life-saving gynaecological cancer research in the very first Honour Her art auction and virtual gallery, during International Gynaecological Cancer Awareness Month this September.

Launching 17th September for 10 days, the Honour Her online auction will feature exclusive works by well-known artists with 50 per cent of the proceeds directly funding pioneering gynaecological cancer research through not-for-profit WomenCan and 50 per cent supporting the artists for their contribution.

The list of over 30 artists includes some of the nation’s most exciting in-demand artists, Archibald and art prize finalists including Kathrin Longhurst, Loribelle Spirovski, Kirsty Neilson, Maggi McDonald, Jasmine Mansbridge, Belinda Street, and Dina Broadhurst.

“18 Australian women will be told they have a gynaecological cancer every day and survival rates are much lower than other cancers – but we know that with innovative research, life-saving discoveries become possible,” explains Karen Livingstone AM, WomenCan’s Head of Fundraising and Development.

Honour Her is also an opportunity for some of the artists to honour loved ones including award-winning Sydney artist Pamela Honeyfield who is honouring her mother’s best friend who passed away from ovarian cancer and established Melbourne-based artist Jason Roberts’ who is honouring his aunt who passed away from cervical cancer. Continue reading HONOUR HER : ONLINE ART AUCTION TO RAISE FUNDS FOR CANCER RESEARCH