Welcome to 'Giving in Unity', an art show and sale in aid of CAFOD.
'Giving in Unity' has been the fruition of months of hard work from young artist and curator of the exhibition, Luisa Rodriguez.
This is not the first time that Luisa has used her art for good, raising £2,000 for CAFOD's emergency relief work in the wake of the Honduran earthquakes in 2021. Since then, Luisa has personally sourced six inspiring young artists to donate some of their own works as well as providing two of her own.
The result is an exhibition like no other, with each artist bringing something of their own unique style to this true act of giving in unity. We hope you enjoy it.
With special thanks to Luisa Rodriguez and all of the artists who gave their time and their art to help people struggling with poverty around the world: Bokani, Gabriel Chaim, Magdalena Gluszak-Holeksa, Nick Macneil, Tim Patrick and Whitney Jade-Haslted.
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To introduce this virtual viewing, we have this message from Luisa:
'Giving in Unity'
Like many in her community, Salina got trapped into a system of dependence by large seed corporations who made her buy poor quality seeds which required the same corporations' expensive chemical fertilisers to grow. Her community, once built on reciprocal giving, became one where large corporations took everything, and she was forced to borrow food just to survive
Thanks to CAFOD’s partner UBINIG, Salina now has access to native seeds which do not require fertilisers and ensure local biodiversity, preserving the fertility of the land for the future. A simple act of giving that has transformed a whole community and will continue to for generations.
This is what Giving in Unity means to CAFOD, neighbour helping neighbour. It means hope for a better world than the one of greed that we so often build for ourselves.