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'My work helps support medicine, medical research, and human rights.
Particular areas of interest in medicine I've supported have been cancer research and mental health research, having donated major artworks to these causes. Additional financial support has gone to cancer research.'
In October 2003, he was one of 21 invited artists to participate in a fund-raising arts event and auction held at the National Gallery of Australia, in support of the Australian Foundation for Mental Health Research, and opened by Dr Brian Kennedy, the gallery's then director. The painting he donated (see Gondwana Coast, below) raised $2,000 for the Australian Foundation for Mental Health Research and, together with sales from the other participating artists, raised a significant sum to assist in this relatively underfunded area of medical research.
Assistance has also been provided to the Arthritis Foundation.
Human rights and primary care are other areas he and his wife have supported over the years. They are are long-term World Vision sponsors, and have sponsored the Red Cross. He is a Human Rights Defender with Amnesty International.
His book, Principles of Nature: towards a new visual language, published 2003 (with an accompanying web site here) anticipates new ways of thinking about biology and biological processes and it is hoped that the theory it presents may also assist more generally within life sciences research.
Art in support of international primary medical care
forthcoming book The Social Work of Museums, by Lois H. Silverman, 2009. Routledge [Routledge jacket cover design below]
The artist's fee for use of his painting Looking at People Looking at Pictures on the cover of the book (see image below)
is to be fully donated (via Routledge) to the medical charity Médecins sans Frontières (Doctors without borders).
"Médecins Sans Frontières is an international, independent, medical humanitarian organisation that delivers emergency aid
to people affected by armed conflict, epidemics, healthcare exclusion and natural or man-made disasters."
- the www.msf.org website
For up-to-date information about this book's release, refer to the Routledge direct book link below
Painting included in jacket cover design above Looking at People looking at Pictures © Wayne Roberts. All rights reserved.
Cover Jacket design (above image) for The Social Work of Museums by Lois H. Silverman, © 2009 Routledge Press. All rights reserved.
Cover Jacket design by Routledge is included here with courtesy and permission of the author Lois H. Silverman, and Routledge.
Gondwana Coast, 2002, acrylic and oxides with mixed aqueous media and intaglio lineation on canvas mounted to board
Proceeds donated to The Australian Foundation for Mental Health Research. The artwork raised AUD$2,000 for this cause.
Sea and sky, (below) donated for cancer research to ACT Cancerian Society,
The painting raised AUD$3,000 for this cause. Collection of ACTEW/AGL
Linda and the phraseology of line - line drawing on paper, full imperial sheet, hot-pressed.
All proceeds from sale donated via ACT Cancerians for cancer research. Private collection.
graphite on Bristol paper.
Donated to Cancer Research. Private collection.
All images © copyright Wayne Roberts. All rights reserved.