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Paws & Tails Winter Art Gallery Auction 2023

An Art Gallery with a Difference

Second Chance Animal Rescue welcomes you once more, to the Paws & Tails Winter Art Gallery on August 26!

After the success of last year’s event which was full of colour, canines, cats and culture, we’d love you to join us at West Melbourne Baptist Church & Community Centre to do it all again!

Featuring the artwork of some of Melbourne’s most talented local rescue dogs and cats and amazing human artists (in some cases a collaboration between the two!)

It’s going to be an incredible evening that celebrates the human/animal bond in a myriad of colours and styles!

Second Chance Animal Rescue established in 2008, strive to be an outstanding animal welfare organisation, through supporting pet owners and caring for homeless and unwanted dogs and cats.

They fulfill this mission by:

✔️ Providing food and medical support to the pets of owners struggling financially.
✔️ Rescuing caring and training sick, injured, abused and abandoned adoptable companion animals and finding them new forever homes.
✔️ Reducing overpopulation of cats and dogs via desexing programs within our community.
✔️ Providing education and resources to the public in all aspects of responsible pet ownership.
✔️ Providing a safe home for the pets of people escaping domestic violence until they can be reunited.
"We love coming up with creative and fun ways for animal lovers to support us. By joining our Winter Art Gallery event you’re not only supporting our vital programs, but you may leave with a gorgeous work of art too!" says Founder Marisa Debattista.
List of Featured Artists:

Adrian Grist

Alexandra Young (@mocha.alpaca)
Amber Johannesen (@amber_clare_art)
Ande K Terare
Anna Blandford of @ableandgame)
Ashlea Bechaz (@ashleabechazart)
Courtney Brims (@CourtneyBrimsArtist)
Don Fazliu (@donika.fazliu)
Hannakin (@hannakinart)
Katie Dyson (@okaytea)
Kate G (@thermikate)
Laura Shaw of Love Pup (@lovepupshop)
Lina Mar (
Marisa Debatista (CEO of SCAR)
Matilda Peak
Michelle Pepper (@shellpep_art)
Stirling Caiulo (@stirlos)
Tryonne Gietzmann (@xtgrxart)
Yvonne Bradford

Also featuring:

✔️ A Silent Auction, where all artworks will be available for sale on the night
✔️ SCAR Merchandise
✔️ And much, much more to be announced closer to the date!

So, come along to enjoy a glass of champagne and some delightful canap├ęs, while you learn the story of each of our Pawcassos and the incredible human artists that inspired and partnered with them to create the stunning works of art on display!

What: Paws & Tails Winter Art Gallery
- Silent Auction

When: Saturday 26th August, 2023, from 6:00pm-9:00pm

Melbourne Baptist Church & Community Centre, 4 Miller St, West Melbourne, VIC, 3003

Cost: Tickets* $20.00 
* Includes 1x Beer, Wine, or Bubbles + Nibbles) - available via

100% of the proceeds from the evening will go toward raising awareness and funds for Second Chance Animal Rescue, allowing us to continue our lifesaving work in the community, helping to rescue and rehome abandoned pets, as well as supporting pet owners doing it tough. 

Check out our website for more information on all our artists as we get closer to the date:

MEDIA RELEASE, 18th August 2023

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