JOY OF LIVING: MAGGIES CHARITY AUCTIONSeptember 5, 2017 12:00 am
Fredrikson Stallard exhibited artwork alongside 150 artists, designers & artchitects comissioned to create unique works for the Joy of Living exhibition auction held to raise money for Maggie’s Centres cancer charity. Organised by Design Journalist and Author Max Fraser and Publicist Aynsley Munsie, the exhibition was an initiative to not only raise money for Maggie’s Centres through auctioning the works by means of keeping the designers identities anonymous until bidding closes, but to also raise awareness of cancer care and support as well as staying true to the belief in which Maggie’s Centres was built, being that people should not “lose the joy of living in the fear of dying”
Participating artists and designers were given three randomly selected sheets of GF Smith’s Colourplan paper as their medium to create pieces that speak of their own creative viewpoints but also evoke an emotion they choose to convey within the spirit of Maggie’s Joy of Living. During the exhibition, bidders had the opportunity to bid on their favourite pieces, which include works by designers such as Jasper Morrison, Barber & Osgerby, Tom Dixon, Ross Lovegrove, Eley Kishimoto and Ilse Crawford; architects John Pawson, Ivan Harbour and Steven Holl; jewellery designers Hannah Martin and Jade Jagger; and artists Daniel Eatock, Rolf Sachs and Jake & Dinos Chapman.
Working to raise more than £80,000 for Maggie’s, the Joy of Living exhibition was available to view at One Poultry in London from Tuesday 5 September to Sunday 17 September. All proceeds from the exhibition go toward supporting the network of Maggie’s Centres, so more people with cancer can find the support they need.
Joy of Living
05 September – 17 September 2017
London, EC2R 8EJ
This post was written by Emily