Sunday 16 December 2018

Help for the homeless at unique show

Anna Hayes checked out an exhibition of painted slates

Gloria Brereton, Lisa Murphy and Tara Murphy
Gloria Brereton, Lisa Murphy and Tara Murphy
Lucia Roche,Rebecca Jones, Tony Bergin, Cllr Tony Walsh, Dolores Stacey, Tony Bergin, Ella Furlong, Aisley Wallace and Catherine Stacey – who all helped organise the event
Michelle, David, Lisa and Sinead Bergin
Deirdre Baker and Vicki Fenlon

Wexford artists have been doing their bit to assist local homeless people by recently opening a new exhibition called 'Slates for the Homeless'.

Situated at 111 North Main Street, the exhibition is the brainchild of the Wexford Housing Action Group who engaged with local artists, inviting them to cover old house slates with paintings, drawings, mixed media and more, before donating them for exhibition. Slates will be sold for €10 and the money raised will go directly to homeless people in Co. Wexford who have been in contact with the action group.

More than half of the slates sold on opening night of the exhibition but most of the artists and groups have agreed to create more so new batches will be arriving daily until December 24.

In the same premises as the exhibition, a small second-hand shop has been set up. Any money raised in the shop will purchase tents, sleeping bags and warm clothes for homeless people. Non-perishable food has been donated and purchased in order to provide food parcels for those who might find themselves in need throughout December.

Opening times for the shop and exhibition are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday to Saturday, and 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday. The exhibition runs into the New Year.

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