Uniting

Art from the heart

"It’s like painting is taking me to another world where everything is possible; where the magic happens."
— MSIC client

MORE THAN JUST CLIENTS

People who use drugs are often defined by only one aspect of their lives — the drugs. But no human is one dimensional. The people who visit MSIC are creative, varied, skilled, interesting and have many diverse and different talents. One of the talents is artistic ability. From all walks of life, with a huge variety of experiences to draw on, these artists are extraordinary in so many ways. Watch our documentary from 2016 to understand more.

Reception area at the Uniting Medically Supervised Injecting Centre. Our receptionist and a client discuss what to do next

AN AUSTRALIAN FIRST. A LIFESAVING INITIATIVE.

The Uniting Medically Supervised Injecting Centre (MSIC) Kings Cross is the only centre of its kind in Australia. The word special is an understatement, as MSIC saves lives with a frequency that’s astonishing.

People who inject drugs are able to rely on the staff at MSIC to offer compassionate and practical advice; and to assist them when they are at their most vulnerable. There’s no judgement here. The focus is on harm reduction. By concentrating on reducing the consequences of drug use on a person’s health and well-being, MSIC is a reliable constant in many chaotic worlds.

Find out more information on the work of the Medically Supervised Injecting Centre

BUYING THE ARTWORKS

All proceeds from the sale of artworks go directly to the artists and art is sold to the highest bidder via silent bids. The process is simple: let us know which painting you’d like to buy and how much you’d like to pay, and we’ll notify you if you’re the highest bidder. In the case of two equal high bids, we’ll draw a name out of a hat. Payment must be in cash.

If you’d like to own one of these inspirational paintings, please note the catlogue number of your favourite painting and download the bidding form here. Simply fill it out and email it to us by 30 September 2017 and we’ll do the rest.

2017 ARTWORKS

Download the auction catalogue (pdf, 8MB)

Download the bidding form (pdf, 30kB)

5-18 September Kings Cross Neighbourhood Centre, 50-52 Darlinghurst Rd

18-29 September The Arthouse Hotel, 275 Pitt St Sydney

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If you are interested in bidding for one of these artworks, please download the bidding form and send it to us.

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