A special auction launches online today featuring original artwork by famous names from the worlds of music, comedy and TV.
Thanks to Hobbycraft’s creative partnership with Eazl CIC and its ‘Art in a Box II’ initiative all proceeds from the auction will be split between Together for Short Lives and CALM – The Campaign Against Living Miserably.
More about the partnership
Art in a Box II invites famous figures to express their creativity through painting and create a masterpiece for auction. Each participant produces artwork that personally represents their motivational song. 25 artists have taken part this year, including big names such as:
- Pete Doherty
- KT Tunstall
- Vic Reeves
- Boy George
- Danny Jones
Together for Short Lives’ charity partner, Hobbycraft, has supplied each of the celebrities with a bespoke art box.
This year’s thought-provoking theme is ‘Torch Song’, featuring a brief to produce a painting on an eight-inch square canvas, inspired by ‘songs that light the way out of the dark’.
Three pieces of artwork from Ben de Lisi, John Illsley and Suggs were auctioned at the Together for Short Lives Frozen charity ball on 17th November 2019, raising £1,150.
The remaining artwork will be exhibited in Hatch Gallery in Christchurch, Dorset, from Monday 27 January – 1 February 2020, followed by an exhibition in London from the 10th to 23rd February at Graham Hunter Gallery.
Bids for the paintings can be placed via www.charitystars.com/artinaboxii
All proceeds raised will be divided between Together for Short Lives and CALM.
We’re incredibly proud to support the Art In A Box II charity initiative, as part of our continuing commitment to raising vital funds for charity partner, Together for Short Lives. Art is at the heart of our business, and our partnership with Eazl is a natural fit. Crafting has a positive effect on health and wellbeing, with painting being a popular pastime that helps to stimulate relaxation and a healthy mind – all the more reason to get behind a project that benefits two very deserving charities.
Joel Pickering, Head of Marketing at Hobbycraft