August - September 2016
In tandem with Jompet Kuswidananto’s installation After Voices,
Sherman Contemporary Art Foundation (SCAF) will host a weekly shoe drive to collect
pre-loved (gently-worn) footwear on behalf of charity organisation Soles4Souls Australia.
Every Saturday for five weeks, SCAF will act as a drop-off point during gallery hours
(11am – 5pm).
At the end of the exhibition all donated footwear will be distributed to members of our local community, as well as national and international recipients for whom shoes represent an unaffordable luxury.
Sherman Contemporary Art Foundation
16-20 Goodhope Street, Paddington.
Soles4Souls Australia (The Butterfly Movement Ltd) was established in 2011 and is based on the theory that when a butterfly flaps its wings on one side of the world it can create a hurricane on the other side. The Butterfly Movement is about making a positive impact on the world and the lives of others, whether they live next door or across oceans.
Soles4Souls Australia collect gently worn and new shoes for children, women and men in need around the world both in Australia and abroad, who are disadvantaged because they do not own shoes or have inadequate footwear.
Shoes improve health and create opportunities including schooling, employment and sport. To this day, more than 125,000 pairs of shoes have been donated and distributed to people in need.