On Saturday 13 December 2014, the Houses of Parliament open their doors for the second ‘Smile Britannia ’ – a charity auction night where some of the UK’s best contemporary and urban artists will auction off their work to support projects improving lives across the globe.
Last year (see our 2013 coverage here) pieces from Banksy, Nick Walker and Shephard Fairey went under the hammer, raising over £80,000 for incredible causes.
With the gathered funds from last year’s auction the ‘Smile Britannia’ collaboration between London Westbank Gallery, the Last Night a DJ Saved My Life Foundation and Temwa has already helped thousands of people, from funding a clean drinking water project in rural India benefiting thousands of people, to training over 1,400 Malawian farmers in sustainable agricultural practices and empowering disadvantaged communities in London through art.
This year the collection features works by leading artists including Goldie, Inkie, Copyright and Turner Prize winner Richard Long, and another piece by Banksy.
Celebrating the Royal Doulton’s 200th anniversary in 2015, Nick Walker has collaborated with Royal Doulton to create a unique new figurine, Vandal vs Parliament, a 3D form of his signature vandal character. The limited edition will be first launched at Smile Britannia to support the charity projects.
The full list of artists includes: Andy Council, Art is Trash, Banksy, Beejoir, Belinda Frikh, Ben Allen, Benjamin Murphy, Chapter, China Mike, Copyright, Cunni Outsider, Dank, David Walker, Ellie Steele, Elmo Hood, Fin DAC, FLX, Gemma Compton, Goldie, Gil Carvelho, Henry Hate, Hornhead, INKIE, James Mylne, Jim Starr, Jim Vision, K-Guy. Lhouette, Lucy Sparrow, Matt Small, Mau Mau, Mr. Cenz, Mr. Jago, Nick Walker, Osch, Paul McGowan, Patrick Bremer, Richard Long, Rowan Newton, RYCA, Schoony, Stiffado Dante, Studio Philly, Tim Fowler, Toaster, Tommy Penton, Will Barras, Yuliya Danylyuk, and Zeus.
View the lots here
Tickets to the event will cost £100 which includes a Champagne reception with canapes, and entry to the after-party at the Groucho Club. Online, phone and reserve bidding will be available this year for those unable to attend in person.
For more information visit www.smilebritannia.org
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