Gratitude Gallery, in collaboration with uneARThed and Uniting WA, is a unique street art exhibition aimed at raising awareness on societal issues and challenges of homelessness in Perth, whilst also encouraging understanding and compassion for those experiencing hardship around us. Each of the artists featured are from uneARThed; a a local orginisation committed to minimising the stigma around homelessness in our community by sharing the unique experiences and stories of individuals experiencing homelessness through an artistic medium. uneARThed’s mission is to empower artists experiencing homelessness to take leadership on the issue, and put their experience onto paper to share with the world. One artwork at a time, uneARThed works to break down the stigma surrounding the issue and shine a spotlight on something that affects so many people right in front of us. Raine Square’s Gratitude Gallery aims to create a platform to support and to celebrate passion without prejudice.
Art enthusiasts, city workers and passersby will find QR Codes placed around the Raine Square precinct and beside each painting at Gratitude Gallery. With every scan of the QR codes, Raine Square will donate $1 to Uniting WA who work to support people experiencing complex challenges throughout Western Australia and provides services including children, family and foster care services, NDIS disability, advocacy and mental health services, as well as financial wellbeing, homelessness and housing support.
Mark Patrick yarns with uneARThed Ambassador and Artist Len James.