While severely hampered by the illegal US blockade recovery efforts post Irma are well underway in Cuba as are its efforts to assist its regional neighbours.
In response to enquiries from friends of Cuba here in Aotearoa the Wellington chapter of NZCFS has opened an appeal account – details below:
Account Name: Wellington Cuba Friendship Society
Account Number: 03 0510 0856917 00
Please put your name in particulars and Irma in the reference.
It would also help if you gave Gillian Magee (Gillian.Magee@firstunion.org.nz) the Wellington Chapter secretary a heads up about your deposit .
Thanks very much
Cuban Hurricane Relief Art Show and Silent Auction
George Fraser Gallery
25a Princes St
Thursday December 14th
5pm to 7pm.
Includes snacks, Cuban coffee and a short address by the Cuban ambassador Mario Alzugaray.
Silent auction begins at 5pm.
Thursday December 14th 10am to 7pm
Friday December 15th 10am to 6pm
Saturday December 16th 10am to 6pm
Michel Tuffery and John Walsh are among the initial group of New Zealand artists who plan to contribute work.
Twelve Cuban artists, among them Osmeivy Ortega, Darian Rodriguez, Norberto Marrero and Janette Brossard, have already offered to send work over from Cuba.
Elam staff member Josh Lotz-Keegan will help curate the show.
Cuban Hurricane Relief will feature a silent auction. Prospective buyers are given a number then enter the price they are willing to pay on a sheet beside the work they want to buy.
At the close of the show on Saturday 16th December the highest bidder claims the work.
Artists may nominate a reserve price for their work.
They may also choose the percentage of the proceeds from sales of their work, from zero to 60 percent, to be returned to them.
The George Fraser Gallery, which normally features the work of Elam students and staff, has very kindly offered to take no commission from sales and charge no hireage fee.
Contribute a work
- Entry is free and open to everyone.
- A maximum of three works may be submitted.
- All work must be original and for sale.
Full details on contributing a work(s) are on the form