Hockney on Hockney
- A fundraising presentation & talk
6.30pm, Thursday 28 June 2018
Mosman Art Gallery & Community Centre
The Hockney on Hockney fundraising event with David Hockney’s brother aims to raise $50,000 for solar energy at a Nepalese school
On Thursday 28 June at Mosman Art Gallery, David Hockney fans will have the unique opportunity to hear stories and learn insights into the internationally acclaimed artist’s life – direct from his brother John Hockney. The evening is a fundraising event hosted by Mosman resident, Glen Bowden, to raise money for a solar energy system for a Nepalese school.
The presentation by John Hockney will run for 80 minutes and consist of a lavishly illustrated talk about David Hockney, his family and friends. With humour, and an intimate understanding, John examines the many genres David Hockney has mastered during his life of making pictures. The talk embraces the Man – The Artist and his pursuit of knowledge.
Hockney on Hockney tickets cost $35 and bookings are essential - book here.
The event is part of a series of fundraisers coordinated by Mosman resident and business owner Glen Bowden. Glen hopes to raise a total of $50,000 for a solar system for the ‘Garma Secondary School’ in the Solukhumbu area of Nepal. The school is one of the few schools providing assistance for children with special learning needs, and is supported by the Australian Himalaya Foundation (AHF) through its programs in the remote Everest region of Nepal. The AHF works in partnership with the people of the Himalaya to provide what is needed most to those most in need.
Glen lived in India in the early 1960s and has travelled extensively throughout Nepal. Following the 2015 earthquakes in Nepal, and having been recently inspired by the book ‘Climate of Hope’ by Carl Pope & Michael Bloomberg, which raises the lack of available power in parts of India, Glen has become passionate about the issue of solar energy in Nepal. The 2015 earthquakes in Nepal destroyed over 200 schools supported by the AHF.
All funds raised at the Hockney on Hockney event will be donated to the AHF to install solar a solar system at the Garma Secondary School (pictured right).
The AHF is a registered NGO who are members of the Australian Council for International Development and have accreditation status with the Australian Government Overseas Aid Program (DFAT).
Light refreshments will be served.
Parking: Available in surrounding streets ansd in the Vista Street carpark