From Misery to Hope
"Once you learn to read, you will forever be free." Frederick Douglass
Choosing a foundation to give back to had always been A annual project close to heart for Wing.
Wing decided that 2022 would be all about raising funds to help increase literacy for the Indigenous Community.
Only 36% of Indigenous Year 5 students in very remote areas are at or above national minimum reading standards, compared to 96% for non-Indigenous students in major cities, according to the 2019 National Assessment Program for Literacy and Numeracy (NAPLAN).
About 40% of Aboriginal adults have low literacy across Australia, a figure which can be as high as 70% in remote areas.
The situation is improving but there is still a long way to go and the challenges are immense.
As Kofi Annan once said "Literacy is a bridge from misery to hope."
Low literacy prevents Aboriginal students from entering higher education and universities and leads to poorer health, lower self-confidence and alcohol abuse. Literacy programs help adults improve their lives and "get back on their feet" as well allow the younger generation to have a better chance or a brighter future.
For this series, Wing uses acrylic on paper designs created by the Warlukurlangu artist community. Wing does not claim to paint Aboriginal art nor claims to be Indigenous. The paper design used is purely to match the theme of this Cause. And so that collectors can take home a memory of this beautiful cause. There is no intention to be disrespectful in anyway.
Every piece sold will have a portion of the profit donated as proceeds to support the Indigenous Literacy Foundation.
This series is priced lower than Wing's usual collection mainly because like Previous "ArtForCause series", it is aimed to give back to the community and encourage others to help.
Artworks will be sold Unframed in either as a polyptych or triptych.
Each set is priced at $1200 AUD (Price includes World Wide Shipping).
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This will be an ongoing program for 2022