The Equal Project + Art Party + Create or Die + Asylum Seeker’s Centre present

ONE:Sydney
Art Exhibition & Auction
Date – 9, Aug 2015
Time – 4pm – 10pm
Venue – Create or Die (Art Gallery) – 10 Mitchell St, Marrickville
One Sydney will bring the community together through art and expression to raise $5000 in support of the Asylum Seeker’s Centre and their vital work.

Bring your wallets and clear your credit cards! ONE:Sydney – Art Exhibition & Auction will feature artwork donated by Sydney’s best and brightest artists with all profits going toward the Asylum Seeker’s Centre.

Be entertained, and inspired by performances from some of Sydney’s most conscious and revolutionary musicians, poets and performing artists.  The evening will also be abundant with amazing food and drink.

Global crises have made Australia a sought after destination for people who are escaping war, poverty, persecution, famine and a vast range of other humanitarian issues. This global epidemic has given us, as Australians, the opportunity to demonstrate our humanity.

Unfortunately, at times, it feels that our government does not see the plight of our brothers and sisters seeking refuge, favourably. This leaves many people that arrive on Australian shores stranded in sub-human conditions.

Thankfully the Asylum Seeker’s Centre, [based in Newtown, Sydney] is working to make a positive difference in the lives of thousands of people, year after year who arrive in Australia seeking freedom and safety.

The ASC supports thousands of people who are on the verge of being homeless, have no government support and no recognised rights in Australia.

The ASC supports their clients in finding accommodation, financial aid, legal advice, health care, counselling, employment, education, nutrition as well as social support. Their amazing work is entirely funded by charitable grants and donations.

On the 9th of Aug, we’re going to come together as a community, and take decisive action to make a positive change in our world. We’ll do this by supporting the Asylum Seeker’s Centre in their mission to welcome, support and pursue social justice for asylum seekers.

Media Contacts:
Seshanka Samarajiwa
0401 683 786 / shanks@snappatronik.com

Anita
0432 905 664 / alphamamamusic@gmail.com

The concept behind One:Sydney was conceived by The Equal Project, who are currently working on publishing a series of books of photographs taken whilst on a trip to Sri Lanka. The Equal Project is developing a program to empower at risk Sri Lankans to tell their own stories through the power of photography, by running a photographic school and providing platforms to showcase their own photos and stories.

Some photo’s from The Equal Project