Wednesday, 7 September 2011

Inkie Hosts Charity Auction for Kids

In aid of Great Ormond Street Hospital & Temwa Malawi
Thursday 15th September

Paradise by way of Kensal Green will be hosting the Urban Art Auction on Thursday 15th September, curated by British graffiti artist Inkie, in aid of the Great Ormond Street Hospital and Temwa Malawi.

The last event in 2009 was a huge success and raised over £24,000 for charity, from the sale of artwork donated by urban artists. The night will see more donations of outstanding and original pieces from well-known cult artists including Banksy, Goldie, Eine, 3D (Massive Attack) Cept, Xenz & Mr Jago.

Places are limited, and tickets are available at £50 per person. This includes a three-course meal with the chance to participate in the auction. All bids must be made by ticketholders and the auction will be conducted by leading auction house, Sotheby's. All funds from ticket and auction sales will be donated to the charities. There will also be an opportunity for non-dinner ticketholders to purchase prints from £20 to £100 on the evening.

The curator, acclaimed urban artist Inkie, has a strong personal connection with Great Ormond Street Hospital, which provided his daughter, who was born clinically deaf, with a cochlear implant. As a result of the Hospital's incredible work, she is now able to hear perfectly, which has inspired Inkie to develop the Art Auction charity event to support the cochlear implant unit. Inkie has also previously worked alongside Malawi charity Temwa, and will donate profits from this event to towards a project which enables children in Malawi to protect themselves from contracting HIV.

Inkie was one of the first British graffiti artists to attain mainstream recognition, and was recently named as Banksy's partner-in-crime. He is now Head of Creative Design at Sega as well as focusing on graphic design and clothing. The Times have described him as one of the 'world's most in-demand street artists', and he has had his work featured in books and exhibitions such as Graffiti World, Banksy's Bristol and the LA documentary 'Bomb It'.

Tickets for the event can be purchased by contacting Shelley Martin-Light at Paradise by way of Kensal Green on 020 8969 0098 or  


1 comment:

  1. kids are our future. So it's our duty to give them bright future. There are a lot of events conducted for charity. Auction for collecting money is really a amazing and nice event. If anyone is interested in donation then I suggest to them for using online donation sites to remain updated with these events conducted for charity.