Your Chance To Help The Homeless

It’s that time of the year again – Soroptimist International of Fremantle has just announced its 14th – yes, 14th – annual Help the Homeless Fine Art Auction.

Since 2010 the Help the Homeless Fine Art Auction has raised more than $274,000 to help those at risk in our community.

Soroptomists International are committed to producing a high-quality event, with many willing and able volunteers helping to the make the event a success.

Last years’s tickets sold out! Tickets are $50 each for an evening of fantastic art, cool music, comedy, per- formance by the Starlight Hotel Choir, plus food and wine, making it a sophisticated and fun event.

View of the Help the Homeless Fine Art Auction in 2022.

Book tickets right here.

MC for the event is Sam Longley, actor, comedian, writer and director since the mid-90s. He has performed everything from a Shakespearian drunkard to an eight-year-old delinquent, written plays, hosted TV shows and is the creator of the sell-out improv-comedy show The Big Hoo-Haa.

Auctioneers are McKenzies Auctioneers of Claremont, established in 1988.

Soroptimist International is a worldwide service organisation for women who seek to improve the lives of women and girls. Founded in 1921 in California, its members are committed to supporting local, national and international communities. Since 2010 Soroptimist International of Fremantle has focused on improving the lives of women and children who are homeless or at risk of homelessness through the Help the Homeless Fine Art Auction.

2023 participating artist Jo Darvall with her work in the 2022 Help the Homeless Fine Art Auction in 2022. Credit Mikaela Miller

Sponsorship is welcomed to help defer some of the costs involved in staging the auction.

The beneficiaries of the funds raised are –

* Freo Street Doctor – a non-judgmental, accessible, culturally safe, free high quality health care for homeless, at risk and marginalised people in the greater Fremantle region.
* St Patrick’s Community Support Centre – St Pat’s is a not-for-profit organisation providing community housing and specialist services for people facing homelessness, which has been working side-by-side with vulnerable people in the south metropolitan region of Perth for 50 years.

St Pat’s is also the base for The Starlight Hotel Choir, performing on the night of the auction, so-called for its reference to the night view of people sleeping rough.

Auction Curator is Lyn DiCiero, publisher of the Artist’s Chronicle, Western Australia’s longest running in- dependent visual arts publication, established in 1991. Lyn is also curator of the City of Rockingham’s iconic Castaways Sculpture Awards and previously curator of the Mandorla Art Award, Australia’s most significant thematic Christian art prize.


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