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Art exhibition for Agent Orange Justice05 July 2012
Union Aid Abroad - APHEDA supporters are invited to attend the opening of Agent Orange Justice – Australia Vietnam Solidarity Network's new art exhibition, Beautiful Art for Innocent Children , in Sydney on 7 August, 2012.
The exhibition is a fundraiser in aid of the new generation of children being born with horrific birth defects in Vietnam because Agent Orange/dioxin remains in the soil and the consequential genetic damage continues for generations. The exhibition is part of an international campaign calling for the testing and remediation of soil, and raising funds for the care of the victims.
When: Tuesday, 7 August, 2012 at 6pm
The exhibition will be opened by Her Excellency Prof Marie Bashir AC CVO, Governor of NSW. Funds raised will go directly to the Vietnamese Association of Victims of Agent Orange, for a facility caring for newborn and child victims.
Celebrated actor Kate Mulvany will perform extracts from The Seed, her award-winning play about the daughter of an Australian Vietnam Veteran damaged by Agent Orange.
All the works for sale have been generously donated by over 50 artists, including a Dobell Prize winner, an Archibald winner, and artists represented in national and state galleries and international collections. The artists include: Suzanne Archer, Ray Beattie, Zanny Begg, Robert Carter, Elizabeth Cummings, Carol Dance, Nguyen Nghia Cuong, Carleen Devine, Vuong Trong Duc, Bonita Ely, Rod Emmerson, Wayne Fleming, George Gittoes, Nguyen The Hung, Dominic Nguyen Hong Golding, Pamela Griffith, Kevin Hegarty, Nguyen Hien, Johanna Hildebrandt, Astra Howard, Dot Kolentsis, Nguyen Thi Chinh Le, Geoff Levitus, Eric Lobbecke, Carlie Lopez, Nerine Martini, Euan Macleod, Khue Nguyen, Mai Nguyen-Long, Torbjorn Lundmark, Kelly Manning, Alan Moir, Reg Mombassa, Susan Norrie, Bruce Petty, Hoai Thanh Pham, Nguyen Nghia Phuong, Phi Phi Oanh, Peter O'Doherty, Sue Pedley, Larry Pickering, David Pope, Ambrose Reisch, Erik Royds, Van Rudd, Feyona van Stom, Nik Scott, Wendy Sharpe, My Le Thi, Mark Tippett, Sophie Verrechia and Fiona White.
The work of 20 additional Vietnamese artists and Hoai Thanh Pham's famous photographs of victims have been sent to Sydney from Vietnam especially for the exhibition, and will be sold by silent auction.
The exhibition will be open 11am - 8pm between 8-11 August, 2012. DVDs about Agent Orange and Vietnam will be screened at 6 pm Wednesday to Friday.
Details of the week's events are available at the Agent Orange Justice - Australia Vietnam Solidarity Network website.
Directions to Mori Gallery, 168 Day St: Day St is one block west of Sussex St, just north of Chinatown, between Bathurst St and Liverpool St. The closest train station is Town Hall; the closest parking station is 521 Kent St.
Please contact Carol Dance for more information on (02) 8060 6485 or 0403 194 174, or email carol.dance "at" pacific.net.au. You can also visit the Agent Orange Justice - Australia Vietnam Solidarity Network website.
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