Choose Art I Give Light to Refugees is a benefit art auction – online until midnight on 29 June 2020 – that aims to raise funds to help provide critical support for refugees affected by the global pandemic, to support them in gaining access to medical treatment and products to help prevent the further spread of Covid-19 within the refugee camps.
Gary Sangster, co-director of Drawing Projects UK, has been working with a group of international curators led by Nicky Ginsberg of NG Creative Residency, supported by an honorary committee of curators, artists, academics and philanthropists, who have all come together to support this cause by creating this online benefit art auction of 147 artworks.
The artists with work available in the auction include many associated with Drawing Projects UK and the Trinity Buoy Wharf Drawing Prize exhibitions over the years. These include distinguished selectors: Deanna Petherbridge CBE and Yvonne Crossley; award-winners: Elisa Alaluusua, Jeanette Barnes, Caroline Burraway, Gary Lawrence, Juliette Losq, and Barbara Walker MBE; and many others associated with the Drawing Prize and Drawing Projects UK programmes: Michael Angove, Andy Black, Kate Black, Mandy Bonnell, Lucinda Burgess, Sarah Casey, Alice Couttoupes, Mike Collier, Gerry Davies, Frances Gynn, Janine Hall, Marguerite Horner, Fritz Horstman, Lisa Jones & Julia Davis, Jo Lane, Robert Luzar, Mairead McClean, George Meyrick, Sandra Porter, Andrew Roberts, Alex Roberts, Fiona G. Roberts, Geoff Stainthorp, Pauline Scott-Garrett, Wendy Sharpe, Anita Taylor, Jelle Van Den Berg, Tim Vyner, Charmaine Watkiss and Hamish Young.
Read a little more about Choose Light I Give Light to Refugees in our blog by Gary Sangster, and do visit the online exhibition and auction. There are terrific works available so, if you can, please support this cause and acquire some fabulous art.
Thank you to all of the artists, curators, and collectors, for supporting this important cause!