ART FOR GRENFELL
Let's work together.
Who are: ART FOR GRENFELL?
Art for Grenfell is an initiative that uses art to support the survivors of Grenfell Tower.
ART FOR GRENFELL will begin by holding an auction on
Monday the 16th of October
Leading contemporary artists have generously agreed to donate works to
the auction, including Tracey Emin, Paul Fryer, Rachel Howard, Isaac Julien
Idris Khan, Sarah Lucas, Harland Miller, Annie Morris, Patrick O’Reilly,
Wolfgang Tillmans, Yinka Shonibare, Bob & Roberta Smith, Mark
Wallinger and Rachel Whiteread.
Gallerist Sadie Coles, a former resident of Notting Hill, will also donate a work from her own collection.
Film Producer Hamish McAlpine and Art Consultant and Curator Katie Heller are the driving-forces behind ‘ART FOR GRENFELL’, and over the past few months have been working with the artists to source works for the sale. They said:
“The edifice of Grenfell Tower stands as a reminder of the terrible failure of society to look after its poorest people. No one should have to had to suffer the trauma that these people have endured. It is only right that we should do all we can to help in any way that we can and the artists have responded with immense generosity and goodwill.”
The sale proceeds will be distributed to the 164 surviving families of the Grenfell Tower by the Rugby Portobello Trust, a North Kensington-based charity which has been closely supporting the Grenfell residents since the fire in June.