‘Fantastical’ event raises funds for ARK

Hundreds of supporters turned out for “One Fantastical Evening,” an annual Moving Art sale in support of charity Acts of Random Kindness, on Saturday at the National Gallery. The Moving Art movement, established by artists Dora Williams, Avril Ward, Sue Howe and Renate Seffer, refers to artwork that is emotionally moving, as well as literally moving – in the form of body-painted models and performance art.

The inaugural event was held in 2011 and has become the biggest fundraiser for ARK, which provides food support, help with utilities, rent assistance for abused women, and other help to improve the standard of living for those in need. More than 20 original works by local artists were auctioned on the night. Among the body-painted models were, from left, Jade Whitelaw, Livia Kwong and Kourtni Jackson.

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Jade Whitelaw, Livia Kwong and Kourtni Jackson. PHOTO: Chris Court