Get a unique piece by one of NZ's best artists, whilst supporting charity!

This week will kick off the Asylum Seekers Support Trust's 'Frame Works' fundraiser. For the past 6 months, over 90 of New Zealand's best artists have been working on transforming a natural wood frame into a piece of art in support of asylum seekers. From the 22nd they will be displayed in shop windows around the CBD. Follow the trail using the STQRY app and see the beautiful selection of works that have been created.

Following the completion of the trail the works will all be auctioned off. You will have the opportunity to bid and take home a unique piece of work from one of the Kiwi greats, all while helping support the trust in providing aid to asylum seekers.

Check out all the details for the event below, and read on to the official media release for more info.

What: Frame Works – walkable art trail and auction When: Art trail 22-30 April | Art auction 2 May Where: Walkable trail from Britomart to AUT through the Laneways, High Street and Lorne Street Who: 90 artists including Jeff Thomson, Evan Woodruffe, Anna Leyland and Peata Larkin. All proceeds go to the Asylum Seekers Support Trust How: download the STQRY Frame Work app, grab a map

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The Official Media Release:

More than 90 artists from around New Zealand are contributing to an art walk around Auckland CBD to raise money for the Asylum Seekers Support Trust.

The inaugural event, entitled Frame Works, sees artists given a wooden picture frame to transform into a unique and desirable work of art.

Artists include sculptor Jeff Thomson, painters Evan Woodruffe, Flox, Peata Larkin and Anna Leyland.

From 22 April, these frames will be displayed in shop windows in a walkable trail from Britomart to AUT through the Laneways, High Street and Lorne Street.

Art lovers, families and the community will be encouraged to find and choose their favourite pieces, with an app and a map to help locate the artworks, learn about the artist, bid online or donate directly to the charity.

The event will culminate with an art auction on 2 May. The frames will be sold in a gala event, by live and online auctions, with art auctioneer Charles Ninow of Bowerbank Ninow, at the Quay Project in Britomart.

This fundraiser is run by the Asylum Seekers Support Trust - a charitable organisation that advocates for and supports asylum seekers – and proceeds will be used to continue our important work with these vulnerable members of our community.

Event curator, Alix Bachmann, an experienced arts manager, has been working on the event on a mainly voluntary basis for over a year. She says the ‘frame work’ theme reflects the needs of the asylum seekers that the event is supporting:

“For many people, and some entire social groups, the framework of their lives has suddenly disappeared because of war, a change of political regime, persecution, violence and terror. They are looking for a safe haven, a place to rebuild their lives, to re-establish their framework of home, work, family and friends.”