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Art4refugees is an annual charity art exhibition and major fundraising event for SCARF. This unique event sees artists donate their artworks for public purchase with 100% of sale proceeds directed to SCARF.

Artworks exhibited at Art4Refugees are curated to be diverse in style and medium, ensuring there’s an artwork for everyone’s taste. The exhibition proudly exhibits quality works by both unknown and nationally acclaimed artists, most of whom are from our local area. In the past, Art4Refugees has exhibited artists such as Archibald Prize short-listed Blak Douglas, George Gittoes, India Mark, Paul Ryan, Auguste Blackman and Sallie Moffatt.

This year, Art4Refugees will be held at iAccelerate, Innovation Campus (UOW). There will be an Opening Night event featuring Syrian cuisine, a drinks bar, auctions, live performances and guest speakers. We’re also holding a Family Day with art and craft activities for the whole family.

Art4refugees October 2017 Events

Opening Night:

  • Traditional Syrian cuisine
  • Peformances by Sako Dermenjian (classical Guitarist) and Manal Younus (spoken word artist)
  • A keynote address and performance by artist, musician and activist, Blak Douglas
  • A free drink on arrival & a drinks bar
  • First opportunity to purchase a range of quality artworks
  • A chance to have an enjoyable night while supporting a good cause (all proceeds got to SCARF!)

Tickets* are $60 (including a drink on arrival and Syrian tasters prepared by our SCARF Community Members). All proceeds form ticket sales go directly to SCARF to support their work. *Limited capacity available.

Purchase tickets


Family Day – Sunday 29th October, 10am-2pm, gold coin donation and $5 morning tea/coffee available. There will be craft activities happening including Macrame etc.

The Exhibition – Saturday 26th October – Sunday 12th November, 10am-5pm


Venue Address:

Innovation Campus – University of Wollongong
Squires Way, North Wollongong 2500

Artist submissions for 2017 are now OPEN!

Head to our art4refugees website for registration and submission details.