The Wilberforce Trust is proud to present a unique opportunity to purchase some wonderful pieces of art and donate to a worthy cause at the same time.
Our charity art auction is taking place on 11 October 2014 in Quad South Hall at York St John University, featuring works from professional artists with a local connection and professional artists with sight loss/other disabilities, a groundbreaking concept outside London. Works are being donated by Yvonne Dolloway (visually impaired), Tanya Raabe (disabled artist), Alan Rayner (“totally blind artist”), Lynn Cox (sight loss), Sally Booth (visually impaired) and local artists Jake Attree (RA), David Hockney (fax art), Jacqueline James (partially sighted), Emily Harvey, Lesley Shaw, Lesley Seeger, Ann Sotheran and Simon Palmour amongst others.
We feel this best represents the work of the Wilberforce Trust. We are particularly keen to highlight the work of artists with sight loss because visual arts are not something that people often associate with artists who have sight loss and we would like to challenge this perception. We are also very grateful to our other donating artists who represent the local nature of the Trusts remit or represent other abilities.
The afternoon exhibition, from noon, will be followed by the evening auction.
100% of proceeds will go to the Wilberforce Trust. The money raised from the auction will contribute towards our Legacy Garden Project and the Living and Learning Zone Project where we provide creative activities for people with sight loss and/or other disabilities.
Tickets for the auction are £10. This includes entry to the afternoon viewing, evening drinks reception and copy of the auction catalogue.
Your support with this crucial fundraiser will be a real boost. Please contact me by email, or by telephone (760037) to participate in this once in a lifetime opportunity.