Cadogan Tate Sponsor It’s Our World Auction at Christie’s
Featuring contributions from leading artists including David Hockney, Tracy Emin and Sir Anthony Gormley, Cadogan Tate is proud to sponsor the It’s Our World charity auction hosted by Christie’s from the 10th to the 24th of March.
The auctions will raise money for arts education charity and creator of the world’s largest drawing festival, The Big Draw.
Established in 2000, The Big Draw works with cultural and educational organisations, businesses and policymakers to demonstrate the social, economic and health benefits that art and drawing can provide. The charity champions the value of ‘visual literacy’ – the ability to interpret, negotiate, and make meaning from information presented in the form of an image – for people of all ages, and aims to demonstrate how the universal language of drawing can change lives.
Patron Andrew Marr, for example, attributes his successful recovery from a stroke to drawing. Children use drawing to express emotion, and many professionals, from architects to website designers, use drawing to design our world. The charity promotes the value of visual literacy through festivals, professional development events, conferences and awards such as The John Ruskin Prize.
The Big Draw has also teamed up with It’s Our World – the UK’s largest environmental arts project – in organising this charity auction. The auction in March is the culmination of a wide-reaching environmental arts initiative organised by It’s Our World, which has seen contributions from more than 30,000 children and young people to create the UK’s largest online collection of artwork, mapping the British Isles. The colourful contributions make use of a broad range of media to showcase Britain’s landscapes as seen through the eyes of the nation’s young people, and will be preserved by the British Library as part of the UK Web Archives.
More than 40 eminent artists have donated artwork for the auction. Contributions include pieces from Norman Ackroyd, Yinka Shonibare, Sir Quentin Blake, Andy Goldsworthy, Sir Anthony Gormley, Sir Peter Blake, Alison Harper and Andrew Marr.
Lots in the auction will be sold via both online and live auctions at Christie’s auction house. The live auction will take place from 6.30pm on 10th March 2016 and will be followed by the online auction which will end on 24th March. The items in the online auction have been specially created to celebrate the environment and champion the importance of maintaining it for future generations.
In contribution to this immensely worthwhile cause, Cadogan Tate will provide the expert collection, storage and delivery required for such unique works.
If you would like to have the opportunity to bid on one of the artworks going under the hammer and show your support for The Big Draw, you can register for the auction here.