Start Date
29 May -  
End Date
3 June 2017
various artists
Main Image
exhibition poster
Opening Hours
Monday - Saturday, 10.00am - 5.00pm
Art Auction: Saturday, 3 June, 6.00pm - 10.00pm

We are celebrating 7 years of The Black Sheep Animal Sanctuary in Ōtaki and 11 years of our Opportunity for Animals opshops with our first ever fundraising ART EXHIBITION & AUCTION!

We have been overwhelmed by the quantity and range of artwork donated by over 100 local and international artists! There is sure to be something to suit all tastes and budgets.

The show is mixed media, with an adventurous range of pieces exploring the themes of animals, the environment, animal rights, feminism, intersectionality and nature.

Wellingtonians can take the chance to view the artwork at Thistle Hall from 29 May to 3 June (between 10.00-17.00) with many pieces available to buy during the week as well as vegan pies and sweet treats. Some of the Artwork can be bid on all week as part of the silent auction which will run all week and close at 7.30pm on Saturday before the live auction.

For non-Welligtonians there will be a selection of pieces for sale online:

The auction night on Saturday 3 June is free entry (Koha welcome). Nibbles and drinks will be provided, with vegan gourmet pies and baked treats available for sale. The live auction starts at 7pm.

Any Black Sheep supporters further afield or unavailable on the auction night are warmly encouraged to get visit our separate online auction, which runs until 10pm Wednesday 31st May at:

This is an evening where everyone gets the chance to help with animal rescue. While you may not be able to adopt an animal yourself, you can take home a beautiful animal-themed artwork that supports the cause.

Auction Night event link:

The Black Sheep Animal Sanctuary is owned by the Animal Protection Society, Inc., and is dedicated to the rescue and rehabilitation of abandoned and abused animals. We work predominantly with ex-farm animals and have over 180 animals on site. Our kaupapa is intersectional: pro-feminist and anti-racist; opposing sexism, inequality and environmental destruction, and we acknowledge local iwi and hapū as tangata whenua. We are queer and queer-friendly. The sanctuary is run mostly by volunteers, and financially supported by donations and our independent Opportunity for Animals opshops in Newtown, Miramar and Ōtaki. On site in Ōtaki we value empowerment through learning and sharing practical skills, especially with people of minority backgrounds, and we seek to support both human and animal rights against all forms of oppression.