Edmund de Waal, Sir Howard Hodgkin, Antony Gormley, Gordon Cheung and Jake & Dinos Chapman are among more than 60 British-based artists who are donating works to a major art auction on 19 November 2015 in aid of the human rights charity Freedom from Torture.
The Prime Minister has announced that 20,000 Syrian refuges will be resettled in the UK over the next five years, with priority to the most vulnerable. Torture has destroyed the lives of Syrian families and we urgently need support to help them rebuild their lives in the UK. Freedom from Torture are organising this fundraising auction to directly support our work with survivors of torture, and to ensure that we can be there for the families that need our help.
The art auction will be accompanied by a free public exhibition of the works open daily from 18 – 22 November 2015. Hosted in the atmospheric rooms of the Bargehouse on London’s South Bank, this will be a rare opportunity to see such a large and diverse group of artists exhibiting alongside each other. The silent auction (www.lineundertorture.com) will be live from 1 November and will continue until the evening of 19 November, when the major works will be on sale at the live auction. More information will be released closer to the event.
The Artists Drawing a Line Under Torture also includes Michael Aubrey, Gillian Ayres, Cornelia Parker, Quentin Blake, Jonathan Boast, Michael Craig-Martin, Ian Davenport, Jim Dine, David Nash, Julian Opie and Richard Woods.