Fifty Children Fifty Artists is an exciting art project launched in January 2014 by UK charity Miracles.
The project will bring fifty of the most respected artists together to paint, sculpt, photograph one child each, living within Tower Hamlets, with the aim of raising sponsorships, donations and awareness of child poverty within the borough in a visual, engaging and positive way.
Artists include Emma Sergeant, Christian Furr, Daphne Guinness, Gerald Scarfe, Tim Benson, James Lloyd, Eileen Cooper, Jessica Albarn, John Wragg, Robbie Wraith.
On being part of the project, Emma Sergeant said:
“I wanted to be involved in the project because I believe every child deserves the same opportunities in life and I want to help highlight the issue of child poverty in Tower Hamlets.
I have been given many opportunities in my life and its important for to me to give something back.”
Not only is the project hoping to raise over £300,000 for causes the project represents, including support for young carers, Miracles Rapid Relief Funding and respite care and holidays, but they hope to give fifty Tower Hamlets children a unique, positive and long lasting experience
“The project is a celebration of Tower Hamlets and the children who live there. We believe every child should be afforded the same opportunities irrespective of the lifestyle they have been born into - the portraits are symbolic of that opportunity.” Says Project Director James Burton.
Signed original postcards will be on sale at the exhibition.
All artworks are for sale.