Around 150 people attended the exhibition opening on April 7th, opened by the New South Wales State Government Treasurer and local member, Gladys Berejiklian that included a short speech from Professor KatherIne Boydell, Professor for Mental Health, the Black Dog Institute about the importance of arts in mental health. Ian Rogerson auctioned an earlier work, Paddle in Blue Water which raised $1000 for Black Dog. This exhibition features a collaboration between Saif Al Murayti entitled "The Dust Will Never Settle On Our World". The words Love Freedom Hope in Arabic calligraphy are painted by Saif on top of my photograph stretched on canvas. The exhibition is open until May 9th at Gallery 88, 88 Penshurst Street, Willoughby, Sydney Australia.
An attendance of around 150 on opening night, including the Mayor of Willoughby, Gail Giles-Gidney who officially opened the exhibition, helped raise $2000 for the Black Dog Institute through the auctioning of the Artist's Proof of Paddle in Blue Water.