Wednesday, 28 October 2015

Nepal Earthquake Recovery Fund to hold charity auction of artwork by Nepali children

 Recently-launched charity, Nepal Earthquake Recovery Fund, is holding an exhibition and auction at  Nolias Gallery in Southwark, London from 7pm-9.30pm on Monday, 9th November.

The event will feature unique and original artworks created by Nepali children from the Sindhupalchowk District of Nepal, where 97% of schools were destroyed in the recent earthquakes. The funds raised from the event will go back into redevelopment work in the same region, providing a means for these children to help their own families and communities.

One of NERF’s first redevelopment projects on the ground in Nepal involved creative art lessons for children affected by the natural disasters. The children were provided with paints, pens, paper and other art materials and encouraged to express themselves through self-portraiture. The results are beautiful, expressive and touching pieces of art.

Each child created two artworks - one to keep for themselves and another to be auctioned in the UK in order to raise funds for further recovery projects in this excessively-damaged region of Nepal. In addition to the artwork there is a photograph of the child who created each piece, along with their name, age and other personal details in order to ensure the longevity of the connection between the artist and the art. The auction will feature approximately 30 works. The exhibition will also feature a display of original photography from post-earthquake Nepal.

Chair of Trustees, Geraint John said: “This is a tremendous opportunity to not only own a rare, unique and beautiful piece of art from Nepal, but in doing so to make a real difference to the lives of the child artists who created them and to help with the long-term recovery of this devastated region”.

1 comment:

William Kendall said...

A very good idea.

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