Street Artists Draw Support For Young Patients
Some of the world’s leading urban and contemporary artists have come together to support an auction raising funds for Glasgow Children’s Hospital Charity.
Up to 63 impressive works of art will go under the hammer at McTear’s Auctioneers on Sunday 27th September 2020, including original pieces from renowned artists Nick Smith, Kunstrasen, Remi Rough, Tabby and The London Police.
The event will also see prints up for grabs from Mr Brainwash, Eelus, Whatshisname and James Joyce to name just a few, and will include a Banksy Soup Can print produced by POW in 2007. Internationally renowned ceramic artists have also been keen to get involved with Carrie Reichardt, Iwo Rynkiewicz and Brett Kern donating pieces, and local artists will proudly feature too with works from Rogueoner, Oh Pandah, The Rebel Bear and Julie-Ann Simpson.
Charity supporter and art enthusiast, Steve McGill, organised the auction after being inspired by the work of Glasgow Children’s Hospital Charity. He received an overwhelmingly positive response from the artists he contacted. The first artists to set the ball rolling and to pledge their support were The Connor Brothers and D*Face who have since donated stunning hand-finished multiples to the event.
“The work that Glasgow Children’s Hospital Charity does is vitally important to the children of Scotland and not only in terms of the care they provide but also the research that they carry out. I have been truly amazed at the response that I received from this incredible pool of artists who despite dealing with the same challenges as we have all been doing, still took the time to give their support.”
Steve McGill, charity supporter
Shona Cardle, Chief Executive, Glasgow Children’s Hospital Charity, said: “During this challenging time, it is always humbling to hear about supporters like Steve going to such great lengths to fundraise for our young patients, particularly when so many of our annual fundraising activities and events have been cancelled due to COVID-19.
“We rely entirely on donations and fundraising to fund our life-changing services – projects like our hospital Play Programme, family support and bereavement services, and paediatric research. We are relying on incredible fundraisers like Steve to ensure that we can continue being there beyond COVID-19 with our crucial services, and so would like to share our heartfelt thanks with Steve for his support. We wish him all the very best for this special auction in support of our young patients and their families.”
The artworks will be included within The Scottish Contemporary Art Auction at McTear’s Fine Art Auctioneers. All proceeds from the sale of the charity auction items will support young patients and their families cared for at Glasgow’s Royal Hospital for Children.
Brian Clements, Managing Director at McTear’s Auctioneers, added: “We support a number of charities and often sell individual artworks to raise funds, however, the scale and quality of this collection is very impressive, with many of the country’s leading urban artists represented. When we heard how COVID was restricting the usual events and other fundraising channels that would normally be used by the charity, we were only too pleased to help out. Glasgow Children’s Hospital Charity is a remarkable organisation and we are confident the auction will raise a significant amount towards the vitally important work it does.”
The Charity Auction will take place on Sunday 27th September at 1pm. For more information and to view the charity auction items, please view lot items 631 to 692 via the McTear’s Auction catalogue: www.mctears.co.uk/auction/search/?au=1056