Local artist supports Prospect Burma


Local artist supports Prospect Burma

Wilma Western presents her portrait to Ian Macphee

MEDIA RELEASE: 25 September 2009

This year Local Leongatha artist, Wilma Western painted a contemporary portrait of AUNG SAN SUU KYI, the Burmese pro-democracy leader. [see attachment]

Wilma donated the painting to Prospect Burma, a UK based Education Trust where at a London gala fundraiser celebrating Suu’s birthday in June the portrait raised thousands of pounds towards the education of young Burmese studying at international universities.

Prospect Burma, founded twenty years ago partly with Aung San Suu Kyi’s Nobel Peace Prize money, has funded over 1400 scholarships awarded to young Burmese committed to the democratic development of their country.

Wilma’s generosity has been acknowledged by Prospect Burma.

She joins many supporters, including HRH The Prince of Wales, actor Joanna Lumley, wanting Aung San Suu Kyi’s release from house arrest and a return to democracy in Burma.

Further details: Julie Macphee [email protected] tel: 56632249

Short URL: http://www.thestar.com.au/?p=81

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