Community Work - Giving Back

Art by Ira

Community Work - Giving Back

2019 Tasmanian Residency Scholarship

2018 Donated paintings to Branches Trust Queenstown for camping equipment

2018 Donated painting to St Jospeh's Primary School, Queenstown

2018 Solo Exhibition sponsored by CHCH city council, helping raise funds for AVIVA CHCH.

2018 Donated artwork to a fund raising art auction to help renovate Hyde Hall, New York

2018 Donated artwork to the Sam and Adele Arts Foundation, New York

2017 NZer of the Year, Local Hero Award for community contributions through art and volunteering

By monthly contributing writer to NZ Artist Magazine, donated.

Donated art work to illustrate writings in Byline 2017 magazine, a non-profit publication celebrating writers Tauranga.

2016 Civic Award for Community Service in Canterbury, NZ through my art.

2017 Sam and Adele Golden Arts Foundation Artist Residency in New York, Scholarship recipient.

2017 Shankill Castle Residency Award, Ireland.

Giraffe Article TV One, NZ

2016 I started a collective of artists called Art for Good NZ, organizing charity art auctions to raise funds for local school and charities.

Canterbury Heart Foundation, contributed to CAS show donating to this cause.

Ohoka School 2016, Volunteered as artist and director of school mural.

Cashmere High School - art exhibition contributor 2016
RSA: Peace Keepers Art Show, Trenches restaurant. Opening November 12th, Christchurch
Ohoka School Art School and classes, October
Pegasus School Art show October
Mt Pleasant School art show November

April 2016, $12500 raised for Cashmere High School Wharenui
2016: art for many charities including:
St Andrews rowing and hockey clubs.
St Andrews pipe band
Labor Party fund raiser
Sir Avery LIfe Pod Trust $3200

Queenstown Family Society $1200
Christchurch Home and Family $1200, helping organise and run a market day.
Beckenham School $200 and weekly volunteer art tutoring
The Mad Hatter Cancer Ball $1200. Painting auctioned at ball.
Pink Ribbon Trust Breakfast with Jax Hamilton $100. Painting sale
Ohoka Primary School $650 (live painting on stage and auction) 
The Branches Trust $1800

Being a contributing member of my community is essential to my nurturing my spirit.  Recently my daughter and I completed a mural in the children s' room, of the Christchurch Women's refuge (Aviva)

Paintings donated to Ronald McDonald House, Christchurch and Christchurch Hospital

Plus many more including
Christchurch Home & Family Society
Pink Ribbon Trust
Queenstown Family Center
Ronald McDonald House
Beckenham Primary school plus more, giving 10% of my earnings in the school back to them.
The Champion Center
Brydie Lauder Charitable Trust
Salvation Army
Free community art lessons
   my goal to raise $1000's each year for charities through my art and service.

I worked with Students at Beckenham School to create this bright mural. Painting donated to the Pink Ribbon Trust 2014

Teaching rural students in Cromwell at the Thyme Festival 2014

My volunteer team with our mural for Aviva, the CHCH women's refuge.

Painting on display in Christchurch, donated to Ronald McDonald House