ART4refugees logoArt for Refugees is an annual charity art exhibition and major fundraising event for SCARF (Strategic Community Assistance to Refugee Families) – a volunteer-based community organisation supporting refugees starting a new life in the Illawarra.

This unique event sees artists donate their artworks for public purchase with 100% of sale proceeds directed to supporting the work of SCARF.

Nationally acclaimed artists such as Archibald Prize short-listed Paul Ryan, Auguste Blackman and Sallie Moffatt are among the hundreds of artists who have supported art4refugees in the past.

In 2016 the exhibition is expanding to encompass a month long celebration with artworks being displayed in multiple locations around Wollongong throughout October. Concurrently, Art for Refugees Junior, a series of creative workshops for students to express and learn about Refugee and Asylum Seeker experiences will be run.

Art for Refugees October 2016 Dates and Locations:

10th -31st – Various local businesses and Cafes in the Wollongong community (Venues TBA)
1st – 2nd – Art for Refugees Junior – The Illawarra Grammar School (TIGS)
5th – 19th – Main Exhibit & Opening Event – Project Contemporary Art Space
11th – 31st – Main Exhibit – Wollongong City Gallery

Artist Submission Details:

We couldn’t hold Art for Refugees without the help of many generous artists, who kindly donate their work for the exhibition.

If you’re an Artist who’d like to donate work for the Art for Refugees in 2016, please:

  1. Download and read our call for artists.
  2. Register your artwork online. Alternatively, you can download and fill out the PDF version. The completed PDF registration form can be emailed to, or sent to PO Box 312, Corrimal NSW 2518.


Stay in the loop:

If you are interested in donating or attending sign up for SCARF’s newsletters to keep in touch, visit the ART4refugees website or follow us on Facebook.

Toy Box - Damian Bancks

Toy Box, Damian Bancks