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Apron display raising funds

Thursday, 14th February, 2019

The Apron Project is coming to Broken Hill and raising funds for local services.PICTURE: Supplied The Apron Project is coming to Broken Hill and raising funds for local services.PICTURE: Supplied

By Emily Ferguson

The Apron Project is coming to Broken Hill as part of its NSW Roadshow, with 100 original art aprons on display. 

Broken Hill is one of eight stops that will be treated to the Apron Project which began in 2015 when owner and creator of the art initiative, Sallianne McClelland, worked with artists across Australia and the United States of America. 

She invited artists to submit a decorated apron, whether it be painted, sewn, beaded or quilted, and they would then be auctioned to raise money for the Hornsby Ku-ring-gai Women’s Shelter. 

After an encounter with an artist from country NSW, who said how wonderful it would be to see all the aprons together if she didn’t live so far from Sydney, Sallianne decided to take them on tour. 

Her aim for the Apron Project Roadshow is to visit each of the scheduled towns and set up the aprons as an exhibition, providing an opportunity for education and sharing stories with locals. It will also be used to raise funds for a local service that works with women and children in crisis. 

In Broken Hill they are going to be raising money for the Far West Community legal Centre and the YMCA Youth Hub.  

There will be a raffle in each town which will include an apron, and as well as having the 100 aprons on display there will also be art supplies to create art with local community and school groups. 

In order to bring the roadshow to Broken Hill, Sallianne needed a display space and a women’s service to be their beneficiary. Thanks to Shane Simmons and Dionne Devlin of the Broken Hill YMCA, the Apron Project will set up its display at the new YMCA Integrated Wellness Centre. 

The Apron Project comes to Broken Hill from Cobar via Menindee where they will be dropping off water to Margot Muscat for Menindee where they will return after visiting Broken Hill to do some art. 

The Apron Project will be on show at the YMCA from Friday February 22 until Sunday February 24, before it departs for Griffith. 

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