Sunday, July 27, 2014

BP Portrait Award 2014 winner - homeless man

Thomas Ganter's depiction of Karel a homeless Man with a Plaid Blanket has won the BP Portrait Award for 2014. The oil on canvas painting is displayed together with the Judges comments at the National Portrait Gallery in London

It is great to see the image of a homeless man win such a prestigious award. It further brings homelessness into the public spotlight. I was lucky enough to view these and the other shortlisted entries on display at the National Portrait Gallery.

The postcard image is copyright to the artist Thomas Ganter. Thomas was born in 1974, he lives in Weisbaden Germany, where Karel lives on the street's in his neighbourhood.

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

MTH Lottery Ticket draw - Happy Canada Day

Milton Transitional Housing is running a cash prize lottery. There are only 2,000 tickets available with 3 cash prizes ranging from $100 to $500. The Lottery Licence number is M692663. The tickets are from $2.00 each. The prize draw takes place on Monday September 8th 2014 at 2pm at the Milton Centre for the Arts. Visit for me details.

Contact a member of Milton Transitional Housing to obtain for tickets which will support fundraising. MTH is a community-based registered Canadian charity providing bridge accommodation, support and counselling to those in Milton who are experiencing housing crisis as they work towards securing a stable home.

Thanks to Sharon Barkley for donating the printing of the raffle tickets