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Art on the Mind: Leading Artists Donate Work in aid of Cardboard Citizens

Today sees a special exhibition and auction of work by leading artists to aid the work of Cardboard Citizens, the charity that specialises in the use of art to help people with experience of homelessness, and to raise awareness and increase focus on mental health. Paddle8, the online auction house, will be auctioning work by Tracey Emin CBE RA, Brian Eno and Sir Antony Gormley amongst many others.

Actors Kate Winslet CBE, David Morrissey and Rory Kinnear are all patrons of Cardboard Citizens, which was founded 26 years ago as a theatrical project in Cardboard City – a 200-strong rough sleepers’ encampment in Waterloo. It still works in London and across the UK to support some of the 300,000+ homeless people who may not otherwise be able to access the arts.

Numbers continue to rise this year, and worryingly, 120,000 children are currently homeless as resources are stretched.

In the words of Kate Winslet: ‘Homelessness continues to grow, and the link between mental health issues, experience of trauma, and homelessness and at-risk people is increasingly well-documented. Art on the Mind is a timely and important event to raise awareness around these issues and raise crucial funds to help Cardboard Citizens’ vital work. I hope as many people as possible will support the auction featuring a superb collection of artists.’

Featured artists: Al Murphy, Andy Burgess, Anish Kapoor, AnthonyBarrow, Antony Gormley, Arthur Lanyon, Brian Eno, Carne Griffiths, Catherine Morland, Charlie Calder-Potts, Charlotte Keates, Christabel Forbes, Danny Fox, David Shillinglaw, Franko B, Gavin Turk, George Harding, Gideon Rubin, Graham Swift, Harland Miller, Howard Tangye, Ian Davenport, Jack Milroy, Julie Verhoeven, Kristjana S Williams, Martin Creed, Michael Peel, Neil Canning, Neil Raitt, Patrick Thomas, Pete Kelly, Ray Richardson, Rob and Nick
Carter, Toni Cogdell, Tracey Emin & Stik.*

*Stik’s work will be auctioned separately by Christie’s London in September 2018.

Public Viewing 11 – 4pm 25th April 2018
The auction will run until 3rd May via Paddle8

www.cardboardcitizens.org.uk

Art on the Mind Exhibition
10 Hanover
10 Hanover Street
London
W15 1YQ