40 Kiwi artists take part in Paws for Purpose, an interactive exhibit across Auckland


<em>Artworks by Alice Berry, Oliver Cain and Jessica Lace</em>
Artworks by Alice Berry, Oliver Cain and Jessica Lace
Head off on the Puppy Dog Trail and discover a fantastic art exhibition raising money for a good cause. 

Some of Aotearoa’s best artists have banded together to create one-off artworks for the Paws for Purpose charity fundraiser. Supporting Blind Low Vision NZ Guide Dog Services, the interactive art exhibition sees unique painted guide dogs taking up residence in malls, restaurants and shops across Tāmaki Makaurau.

Dick Frizzell, Ian Mune, Tim Christie, Shane Walker, Anna Leyland, Francis Hooper and Dame Denise L’Estrange-Corbet have collaborated with the organisation to create artworks that will raise funds to have more guide dogs.

Guide dogs play an important role in supporting people who are blind, deafblind or have low vision, to be independent. Currently, there is a two year waiting time for people to receive a guide dog. Funds from the art auction will go towards building a new kennel for guide dogs in training.

The final auction for Paws for Purpose will take place on 23 March at Park Hyatt Auckland. You can also place an online bid here. See a map of the art trail here.


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