On the 10th March I attended a fabulous event at Christies, It’s Our World Auction. Park Lane Press were proud to be the print sponsors of the invites and catalogue, the design was donated by The Partners, and paper by Arjo Wiggins Graphic Papers.
The Auction featured artworks by over 40 leading artists, inspired by the landscape, including David Hockney, Sir Antony Gormley, Andy Goldsworthy, Yinka Shonibare and Maggi Hambling.
The money raised by the It’s Our World project supports the arts education charity The Big Draw. It’s Our World Project managed to involve over 30,000 children and young people across the UK, either individually or collaboratively, to share a view of their local landscape, wildlife, coastline or neighbourhood.
Participants were not only encouraged to connect with the environment in creating their artworks, but also, through online resources, to take positive steps in reducing their impact upon it.
This is what drew us into supporting the event, excuse the pun! The Champagne flowed as quickly as the event, by the end of the evening the total raised on the night was £108,000, which is only the beginning as the action runs until March 24th take a lookhttp://bit.ly/ItsOurWorld.
Phil Sudwell 11th March 2016