Archive: January, 2015

Amnesty International Art Auction in London

29th January, 2015

An etching from Cloud series, yellow lining will be auctioned at Amnesty International UK, London on 19th February in aid of Art Refuge.

6pm Drinks Reception and Viewing. 7.30pm Auction
Turner prize winner Jeremy Deller’s work will be up auction amongst others.

Art Refuge helps displaced young people in Nepal deal with the trauma of seeking asylum though art therapy. Often separated from their families and having to travel by foot over the Himalayas, these kids really benefit from the chance to express themselves through painting and drawing. All proceeds will go to getting two UK-based art therapists set up in Kathmandu, and keeping our tremendous projects going for the next year.

All welcome

The power of images – Charlie Hebdo

8th January, 2015

None of the British newspapers published the cartoons today. The Independent impressively skirted the issue with a fresh commission.

Today for one day satirical cartoons was the news and in the UK none were published. Today of all days. There will be many column inches written about Charlie Hebdo but in fact images are far more powerful.

RIP the cartoonists who died. May many young cartoonists go on to ridicule us all.

Charlie Hebdo, in the Independent


Note: Yesterday, 7th January 2015, 12 people were murdered at the offices of Charlie Hebdo in Paris.