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‘Sausage Stroll 2024’: A day out for Dachshunds (and their owners) in the name of charity

Andrew Baines artwork of sausage dogs on a beach with owner. Baines signature and the Lutheran Care logo appear on the right hand side of image.

‘Sausage Stroll 2024’: A day out for Dachshunds (and their owners) in the name of charity

Adelaide’s sausage dogs and their owners will join a renowned South Australian artist and Lutheran Care, to strut their stuff on Henley Beach and raise funds for people doing it tough.

The ‘Sausage Stroll’ on Sunday, 4 February, is the latest living art installation from surreal artist Andrew Baines, in partnership with Lutheran Care.

Wearing formal suits, participating sausage dog owners will walk together, with their dogs (on leads), from Joe’s Cafe (one of Andrew’s favourite haunts, featuring his sausage dog artwork on the walls) to Henley South, along the beach, creating a showstopping surreal spectacle.

With Andrew again partnering with Lutheran Care as his charity of choice, participants will be asked on the day to make a donation to Lutheran Care’s Emergency Relief program ($5 minimum), which supports South Australian families and individuals experiencing crisis and disadvantage through food relief, clothing, bedding, vouchers and referrals to other programs such as counselling, financial counselling, homelessness services and parenting programs.

Andrew also plans to create an original artwork inspired by the event, which will be auctioned, with proceeds also being donated to Lutheran Care.

Andrew is a United Nations’ art advisor, and well known for his striking paintings, which hang in government buildings, galleries and collectors’ homes throughout the world. His work is instantly recognisable by his surreal motifs including dachshunds, cows, and bolar-hatted businesspeople on beaches, in boats or on jetties. He is also renowned for his surreal living art installations. Andrew previously worked with Lutheran Care to stage ‘Behind the Guise of Homelessness’ a living art installation in Rundle Mall featuring several high-profile South Australians including Erin Phillips and Mark Soderstrom, painted entirely in gold, to raise awareness of homelessness and challenge stereotypes.

Lutheran Care Chief Executive Officer, Rohan Feegrade, thanked the artist for his support for those in need of Lutheran Care’s critical work within the community.

“We are very fortunate to have a close working relationship with Andrew Baines, The people we support within our programs have been greatly impacted by Andrew’s efforts and generosity,” Mr Feegrade says.

“We are looking forward to collaborating with Andrew on the 2024 Sausage Stroll, and hope all of Adelaide’s sausage dog owners will come out to enjoy a morning beach walk whilst supporting this important cause.”

Andrew was excited about the potential of this event to bring likeminded people together, and raise awareness of those experiencing hardship in our communities.

Andrew says: “Formally suited people, marching hundreds of barking sausage dogs along the beach may appear light hearted, but if at the same time it’s raising money, while highlighting the issue of emergency and crisis care to the broader community, it’s definitely a valid concept!”

What: Sausage Stroll: Dachshund Day Out for Charity 2024

Where: Joe’s Cafe, Esplanade, Henley Beach (next to the northern car park)

When: Sunday 4th February at 9:00am

Cost: $5 donation on the day

For more information see www.lutherancare.org.au/sausage-stroll/

MEDIA CONTACT: Please contact Lutheran Care Head of Public Relations, Katrina Ranford, on 0420 786 782 or kranford@lutherancare.org.au