Thursday, 24 June 2010

ART BOX AUCTION & CLOSING EXHIBITION On Sunday July 4th from 10am to 6pm.

London Miles Gallery is hosting a silent auction at Westbourne Studios on Sunday the 4th of July to coincide with the closing of their international group show The Next Generation which takes place during Notting Hill’s Visual Arts Festival; an annual spotlight on local showcases and arts talent in one of London’s most vibrant areas.

The silent auction will sell off the individual recycled painted cardboard boxes, which have collectively formed a bright and colourful installation within the atrium of Westbourne Studios. The aim of the installation was to build a platform for up and coming artists living in London and beyond. The project’s goal was to raise awareness not only about the wealth of the artistic talent within the UK, but also the ecological importance of recycling within our boroughs.

All money raised from the silent auction will go directly to London Miles Gallery chosen charity - Kids Company.

Kidsco provides practical, emotional and educational support to 14,000 vulnerable inner-city children across London. For many, the roles of adult and child are reversed and despite profound love, both struggle to survive. Kids Company therefore offers a safe, caring, family environment where support is tailored to the needs of each individual. Kidsco’s services support children who have experienced enormous challenges to lead positive and fulfilling lives. Despite the great difficulties they have endured during their lives, the children Kids Company work with are hugely courageous and embrace fully the support they offer.

Alongside the Art box auction, a separate live auction hosted by Portobello Auctions offering art lovers a a great opportunity to purchase inexpensive art from around £2 to £100. Portobello Auctions will be auctioning off 19th, 20th and 21st century paintings as well as watercolours and prints. The live auction will commence at 1.30pm with 10% of all sales going to charity. Viewing time will begin at 10am till 1pm.

How the ART BOX Auction works:
London Miles Gallery will begin to take online bids on Monday the 28th of June at 9.30am. Each box will have a reserve price of £10. The boxes will be individually numbered on line; to place a bid on your preferred box please e-mail with the box number as the subject title. Please leave your bidding offer as well as a contact number.

Final bids will take place on Sunday 4th of July at 3.30pm at Westbourne Studios. The auction will officially close at 4pm. If you have won, London Miles Gallery will get in touch with the winning bidder directly and you can take your box home with you the same evening.

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