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Annual Peace Dinner, Graham Smith Peace Foundation, speaker artist William Kelly, Saturday 3rd November, Adelaide
3 Nov 2018 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM AEDT
The Graham Smith Peace Foundation Annual Peace Dinner will take place on Saturday 3rd November, 2018, in the Adelaide Entertainment Centre Star Room, 6.30pm.
The dinner will feature the announcement of our 2018 Major Grant Winner, an address from guest speaker William Kelly, as well as an art auction, and other entertainment to be announced.
William Kelly is well known as a social activist and artist. He is, among other things, a painter, draughtsman, sculptor and printmaker. Born on Buffalo, New York, Kelly studied art, both in US and at the National Gallery School in Melbourne. He currently lives and works in Nathalia, Victoria, where he established the G.R.A.I.N. Store (Growing Rural Art in Nathalia), a not-for-profit rural arts centre that regularly features exhibitions, performances and workshops by visiting, local and indigenous artists.
His art focuses on addressing the ideas and ideals of community, and the power of art to contribute to cultural change. It has been exhibited in over 20 countries, including Australia, the USA, Spain, South Africa, Japan, England Switzerland and Sweden.
Kelly represented Australia in the International United Nations Human Rights Print Portfolio in Guernica, Spain, and is the first visual artist to receive the prestigious “Courage of Conscience Award” from the Peace Abbey, Boston, USA.
You can find his artwork and biography here.
We are greatly looking forward to hearing the words of this inspirational man. Don’t forget to book your ticket! Click this link.