Ninety New Zealand artists take to the street to create a walkable art trail and an auction to raise money for asylum seekers.

Frame Works is an inaugural event where artists are provided with a wooden picture frame to transform into a unique artwork. A selection of works are on display now at Britomart Project Space with more works placed in shop windows that trace a trail between Britomart and AUT.

Art lovers, families and the community are 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 discreetly to Asylum Seekers Support Trust. This charitable organisation advocates for and supports asylum seekers. The Frame Works event will culminate with an art auction on Tuesday 2 May at Britomart Project Space with all proceeds going to the important work that the Asylum Seekers Support Trust does.

Event curator Alix Bachmann, says that the ‘frame work’ theme reflects the needs of the asylum seekers the event is supporting – “For many people, and some entire social groups, the framework of their lives has suddenly disappeared because of war, violence and terror. They are looking for a safe haven, a place to rebuild their lives and to reestablish their framework of home, work, family and friends.”

The works by Fane Flaws, Cathy Carter, John Nicol, Tracey Tawhiao, Lucy Bucknall, Todd Sheridan and Simon McIntrye are on display in Britomart Project Space now.

WHAT: Frame Works
WHEN: On display now until Sunday 30 April, art auction on Tuesday 2 May
WHERE: Walkable trail from Britomart to AUT
HOW: Download the STQRY Frame Work app here and view all the artworks here.

A selection of artworks are on display at Britomart Project Space as well as AS Colour, Brew on Quay, Espresso Workshop, Kate Sylvester, lululemon athletica, MADE, Northern Steamship Co., REC, RJB Design, Shaky Isles, taylor, The Co-Op, Trelise Cooper and Zambesi.