We welcome, respect and support refugees and people seeking asylum
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BR4R

ART SALE

 

BR4R has been fortunate to have received a number of original art works to be sold as part of our fund-raising efforts.

Many of these are works of Australian artists, some currently practising.

These include:           (click on links for more information)
· Susan Skuse                                Website
· Julie Robertson                           Website
· Lee Pennington                           Facebook
· Bronwen Standley-Woodroffe
· David Tracey                                Website
· Nikki Choi                                     Website
· Katerina Apale                             Website
· Joyce Hyam
· Mal Leckie                                     Website
· W R (Mike) Lyons
· John Millington                            CV
· Peter Fennell                                Website

Click here to view the catalogue of these pieces.  The catalogue includes descriptions of the works.

Prices for these works are very favourable in comparison to similar works by the artists on offer or sold at auction.

There are additional original pieces being offered which are not from Australian artists and are generally prints or other mediums that are also very attractively priced.

  • Tran Huu Duong                               Website
  • Bronwen Standley-Woodroffe
  • Tord Lager

 

To inquire about availability for purchase or arrange a viewing
please contact Ron at     ArtSale@br4r.org.au

Art Images

You can click here to view the catalogue or click on the images below for better resolution.

 

To inquire about availability for purchase or arrange a viewing
please contact Ron at   ArtSale@br4r.org.au

why is BR4R necessary?

Unfortunately, for many years, the Australian government of the day, whether Liberal or Labor, has decided to harshly treat people seeking asylum and use them for political advantage.

This has been perpetrated under the guise of protecting our borders and preventing deaths at sea.

It has resulted in the persecution and incarceration of desperate men, women & children and a concerted effort to demonise these people to garner as many votes as possible.

This treatment is inhumane and a violation of International agreements of which Australia is a signatory.

Organisations such as BR4R campaign to change this attitude and support refugees and those seeking asylum whether they are onshore or offshore.

what does br4r do?

BR4R works on many fronts.

  • We advocate for refugees and people seeking asylum

  • We support them financially and with essential items

  • We communicate with them

  • We raise funds to enable this to happen

How does BR4R advocate?

We raise awareness via

  • organising and attending rallies and other public events

  • letter writing to politicians and the newspapers

  • talks at schools and other groups

  • information stalls at markets

  • film information nights

 

How does BR4R support refugees?

BR4R supports refugees and people seeking asylum mainly through our Homestay Project and Nauru Friendship Group.

The Homestay Project provides respite for refugees in the community by providing stays with hosts in the Ballina Region.  Many refugees are located in city areas and a short break in a regional area such as Ballina is a psychological boost for them as well as demonstrating that there are many Australians who care about their wellbeing and value their contribution to the community.

The Nauru Friendship Group communicates with those held on Nauru, forming friendships and links to assist in their ability to cope.  The group also sends essential items such as clothing, personal care items and food.

Funds are also sent via various people and agencies to both Manus Island and Nauru for such things as medical needs, food, clothing, phone credit, legal aid etc.

Get Involved

BR4R’s goal is to promote the acceptance and integration of refugees and people seeking asylum in Australia, by thinking globally and acting locally.

We do this via four main strategies:

  • Direct Support
  • Awareness Raising
  • Community Engagement
  • Fundraising & Administration.

You can help

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Our Vision

The vision of Ballina Region for Refugees is to welcome, respect and support refugees and people seeking asylum.

Our goal is to promote the acceptance and integration of refugees and those seeking asylum in Australia, by thinking globally and acting locally.

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