Collaborative art organisation, The Artist’s Pool, are hosting an art auction to raise money for CALM on March 27th in London. Auction organiser and artist, Renee Rilexie, told us a bit about why they chose to support CALM and what is going under the hammer…
My brother died by suicide when I was a teenager. I remember the difficulty in understanding why, and how painful it was for my family to accept. As I got older I try to find out the reasons why he did it, but still have not found the answer.
After hearing about CALM and the wonderful work they do to raise awareness of male suicide, I wanted to get involved with the campaign in some minute way, in the hope of making a difference.
I mentioned this to a group of artists from The Artists’ Pool and why I wanted to host an auction, and now here we are with 8 beautiful paintings up for auction!
The paintings were done on one ten meter strip of canvas, each artist painting together with the questions so often asked by impressionist painter Paul Gaugin in mind…..Where do we come from? What are we? Where are we going?
Each painting is an interpretation of these questions.
Check out this teaser video featuring the artists at work:
Bid on the artwork online in advance of the auction date as well as preview the paintings HERE
The auction kicks off at 7pm, Fri March 27th and is open to the public.
It’s going to be a really special night, so join us and be in with the chance of owning some very special pieces of art:
CALM Art Auction
Iklectik Art Lab
20 Carlisle Lane
Waterloo SE1 7LG
Follow Artist’s Pool on Twitter: @artists_pool
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