Refugee Action Collective (Vic)

Free the refugees! Let them land, let them stay!

Art auction a big success

RAC’s Art Meets Activism art auction on Saturday 12 November was a huge success, with more than 100 attending and 90 per cent of artworks sold.

The in-person auction and online, silent auction raised more than $40,000 between them.

Refugees whose works sold received 100 per cent of the bid price. The remaining income, after expenses, will be split between the Brigidine Asylum Seeker Project (BASP) and RAC.

RAC would like to thank the artists whose generous donations of their work made the event possible, sponsors, the auctioneer and those who attended.

BASP uses donations to help feed, house and clothe refugees and asylum-seekers. RAC will use its share of the proceeds to step up the campaign for refugee freedom.


Come to our art auction fundraiser in support of refugees on Saturday 12 November.

The event will be held at the Meat Market in North Melbourne at 2pm, with doors open at midday for viewing.

Leading artists have donated works to highlight the need to treat refugees and asylum-seekers with dignity and compassion.

Three of those artists have refugee experience and will receive 100 per cent of the sale price for their artwork. All other funds raised will be shared between the Brigidine Asylum Seekers Project (BASP) and RAC.

View the artworks online at ART meets ACTIVISM.

Check out the Facebook event.

Image is Happy Girl by Deborah Halpern.