Art4refugees is an art exhibition and cultural celebration held in support of SCARF (Strategic Community Assistance to Refugee Families) - a non-profit organisation that provides friendship-based resettlement support to refugee entrants entrants in the Illawarra. Art4refugees exhibits a diverse range of artworks contributed by both local and national artists. This year's exhibition will be held at the beautiful iAccelerate space at Innovation Campus, University of Wollongong. The Exhibition will be open for viewing and purchasing from the 26th of October to the 12th of November. Join us at our Opening Night on Friday 27th October for traditional Syrian cuisine, champagne, live performances, guest speakers and a chance to purchase something unique for your home or office while supporting refugee entrants in the Illawarra. Opening Night tickets now available!

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Opening Night

Opening Night (Friday 27th October, 6-9pm) is the highlight of Art4Refugees. The event will feature live entertainment, guest speakers, traditional Syrian tasters and a drinks bar. Opening Night is also a chance to view all of the wonderful artworks in our 2017 Exhibition, and have first dibs at purchasing!

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Donate Work

SCARF is looking for artists to donate works to the 2017 Art4Refugees Exhibition. We are happy to accept donations of paintings (in any medium), photographs, sculpture, textiles, jewellery and ceramics. Join the likes of previous donors George Gittoes, Blak Douglas, Paul Ryan, Idris Murphy, Sallie Moffatt and Auguste Blackman to help make this event a success!

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Support Art4Refugees

Are you a socially-minded business owner? You can support the work of SCARF, help make art4refugees 2017 a success and gain publicity for your business by becoming an Art4Refugees 2017 official sponsor. Various packages available to suit your capacity.

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About SCARF Refugee Support 

SCARF is a volunteer-powered community non-profit that supports humanitarian refugee entrants to resettle in the Illawarra. For 12 years, SCARF has worked to connect local volunteers with refugee entrants, providing friendship and targeted support to over 1500 people through all stages of their settlement experience.

SCARF facilitates a range of targeted programs including SCARF Befriending, Homework Help, learner driver mentoring, youth leadership & development, social inclusion, and continuous learning activities. SCARF programs seek to respond to the different needs of refugee children, youth and adults, recognising that social and economic inclusion is an activity, a process and a goal - with no time limit.

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