The Graham F Smith Peace Foundation Inc

Community Arts & Cultural Development

Peace Foundation Management Development

Raising funds to develop the management capacity of the Peace Foundation and to grow the Foundation for the future.

Days Left
0
Funded
73%
Donated
$14,637
Supporters
61

The Peace Foundation has been supporting Australian artists working to raise awareness about human rights, Indigenous issues, social justice and environmental sustainability for more than 25 years.

The impact of this work has been significant, raising the profile of local artists and generating the discussion that can lead to real social change. Significant projects include the Kaurna Reconciliation Sculptures and the Kaurna Walking trail. The Kaurna miyurna, Kaurna yarta tampinthi sculptures are dedicated to the Kaurna People. Commissioned and funded by the Peace Foundation in a valued partnership with Adelaide Festival Centre Trust this public artwork is associated with the Kaurna Walking Trail which provides an opportunity to discover places sacred to the Kaurna people around Karrawirra pari (River Torrens) and the Adelaide City area. The artwork is a gift to the Kaurna people in recognition of their traditional ownership and custodianship of the Adelaide Plains and it is an act of reconciliation.

The Tree of Life Gift of Peace to the people of Nagasaki is the first Australian work displayed in internationally renowned Nagasaki Peace Park.

In the words of Keith Peters, Chair of Maralinga Tjarutja Council,

“The wind can blow an idea away,

But a sculpture holds an idea forever.”

Australia’s sculpture gift originates from the remote Aboriginal community of Yalata, in South Australia, the site of the Maralinga atomic tests.

The gift from the Mayor’s for Peace (Australia) is a gift from one atomic survivor community to another.

It was inspired as a contribution to the peace activities to commemorate the 70th year anniversary of the atomic bombings in Japan.

The Graham F Smith Peace Foundation’s 2015 Annual Grant was awarded to Nuclear Futures for their three-year program of arts exposing the legacy of the atomic age through the creative arts and has impacted world tolerance and understanding between Australia and our neighbouring countries.

On the Banks of the Tigris is a beautifully crafted, emotionally engaging, and culturally important film and a long term funding project of the Graham F Smith Peace Foundation to unite people across cultural, religious and political boundaries. The film historically traces the routes of Iraqi folk music in a multi-cultural and tolerant society where Jews, Muslims and Christians lived peacefully together for thousands of years. Our project is building significant bridges between communities and to increase understanding of Iraq and the Middle East.

The Graham F Smith Peace Foundation funded 2 secondary school projects to promote peace, understanding and acceptance. Students through the educational curriculum were engaged in Artists Make a Difference and Building Bridges for Future Peace. Four secondary schools were matched with three artists and their students and teachers to produce 4 banner works of art promoting peace that were exhibited at Adelaide Festival Centre. The works are now on permanent display at their respective schools. 500 students and their teachers and artists were involved in making banners, creating a dance, filming and performing on the Adelaide Footbridge as part of the opening ceremony of the Come Out Children’s Festival 2015.

We receive no government funding, so it has been left to volunteers to raise the money to provide grants of up to $10,000 and an annual Adelaide Fringe Peace Award.

We would now like to secure the Foundation’s future, expand its reach and build on its strengths and potential. The more money we raise, the more funds can be directed to artists’ projects that will make a difference in the future.

In the current environment, there is only so much that volunteers – no matter how dedicated – can achieve.

We get great support from those who know us. We now need to spread the message more widely so even more people understand what we believe in, what we are working towards, what we have achieved to date, and how their support can make a difference.

Live Projects

0

Projects Funded

1

Projects Supported

1

The Peace Foundation is a small volunteer- run, philanthropic organisation which provides annual grants ($10,000, $1,500, Adelaide Fringe Peace Award) and sponsorships to the art community to work in the areas of human rights, social justice and environmental sustainability.

Over 25 years and with no government funding, a team of dedicated volunteers have raised money and the profile of many Indigenous, social, and environmental issues to generate social change based on the strong belief that artists are the best people to generate social change.

FR

Fiona and Maarten Ryan and Ryder

SA
PR

PJ Rose

SA
LE

Leonie Ebert

SA
BE

Belinda Turner

SA
MH

Mary-Anne Healy

SA
PB

Paul Brown

NSW
AV

Adrian Vicary

SA
MJ

Marilyn Jones

SA
VC

Viesturs Cielens

SA
DB

David Bunton

SA
JC

Jane Cary

SA
MP

Margaret Price

SA
JD

Jillian Dellit

SA
RC

Ms

SA
RS

Rick Sarre

SA
SE

Stephanie Eglinton-Warner

SA
LE

Leigh Raymond

VIC
MH

Madeleine Hedges

SA
JL

Julie Levi

SA
DD

David Donaldson

SA
CP

Cathy Picone

SA
NA

Naomi Ebert Smith

SA
LE

Leonie Ebert

SA

Simon Storey

VIC
RT

Rosemary Thompson

SA
MB

Margi/Jon Butcher/Tidemann

SA
CS

n/.a

SA
LH

C44 Community TV

SA
SZ

Soheila Zereshki

SA
KC

self

SA
CE

Cassandra Eddington

SA
MD

Myrna Domiati

SA
JJ

Jayne Johnston

SA
KB

Kate Brett

SA
FW

Fiona Wearing Smith

SA

The Graham F Smith Peace Foundation Inc

SA
AA

Graham F Smith peace Foundation Inc

SA
AH

Alysha Herrmann

SA
SE

Stephanie Eglinton-Warner

SA
DD

David Donaldson

SA
JL

jane lomax-smith

SA
LE

Leonie Ebert

SA
ME

Fruitful Films

VIC
EB

Ellise Barkley

NSW