the black sheep animal sanctuary art exhibition


The Black Sheep Animal Sanctuary first ever fundraising ART EXHIBITION begins on 29 May. It will culminate in an Auction on Saturday 3 June.

Where: Thistle Hall, te Aro

When: 29 May - 3 June

Opening Hours:
- Monday - Saturday, 10.00am - 5.00pm
- Art Auction: Saturday, 3 June, 6.00pm - 10.00pm

The first ever fundraising ART EXHIBITION & AUCTION is celebrating 7 years of The Black Sheep Animal Sanctuary in Otaki and 11 years of Opportunity for Animals opshops!

The Animal Sanctuary have been overwhelmed by the quantity and range of artwork donated by over 100 local and international artists! There is sure to be something to suit all tastes and budgets.

The show will be mixed media, with an adventurous range of pieces exploring the themes of animals, the environment, animal rights, feminism, intersectionality and nature.

Wellingtonians can take the chance to view the artwork at Thistle Hall from 29 May to 3 June (between 10.00-17.00) with many pieces available to buy during the week.

The auction night on Saturday 3 June is free entry (Koha welcome). Nibbles and drinks will be provided, with gourmet pies and baked treats available for sale. The show will combine a silent auction from 6.00pm and a live bidding auction commencing at 7.00pm.

Any Black Sheep supporters further afield or unavailable on the auction night are warmly encouraged to get involved via the online bidding page which will go live on the 29th May (access link to follow).

This is an evening where everyone gets the chance to help with animal rescue. While you may not be able to adopt an animal yourself, you can take home a beautiful animal-themed artwork that supports the cause.

Auction Night event link:

The Black Sheep Animal Sanctuary is owned by the Animal Protection Society, Inc., and is dedicated to the rescue and rehabilitation of abandoned and abused animals. We work predominantly with ex-farm animals and have over 180 animals on site. Our kaupapa is intersectional: pro-feminist and anti-racist; opposing sexism, inequality and environmental destruction, and we acknowledge local iwi and hapū as tangata whenua. We are queer and queer-friendly. The sanctuary is run mostly by volunteers, and financially supported by donations and our independent Opportunity for Animals opshops in Newtown, Miramar and Ōtaki. On site in Ōtaki we value empowerment through learning and sharing practical skills, especially with people of minority backgrounds, and we seek to support both human and animal rights against all forms of oppression.


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