Saturday, March 28, 2015

The Oli Bennett Secret Art sale is back!

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Yes, having had great success with this format before (shamelessly ripped off from the Royal College of Art’s RCA Secret) the Oli Bennett Charitable trust is running its Secret Art Sale again.
Sale date this year will be 18 June 2015 at Westminster School, London.  It is likely that, as in previous years, we will be running some form of  “queue jump” procedure in advance of the sale.
Due to a bit of a printing miscommunication this year the cards sent out to artists are slightly bigger (8 x 6 inches) rather than postcard sized.  Hopefully artists and collectors alike will enjoy the slightly larger sized artworks!

Over the years numerous artists have contributed to our sales including Sir Peter Blake, Invader, DFace, Faile, Anita Klein, Peter Jones, Ray Richardson, Patrick Hughes, Josie McCoy, Guy Denning, Remi Rough, Candice Tripp, Kipper Williams, Susie Hamilton, Wayne Chisnall, Michael DeFeo, Elinor Evans, Paul Benjamins, MOMO and Sandra Chevrier.  We’ve also had contributions from famous actors and other media celebrities and are very proud that one of our previous contributors, Eddie Redmayne, has gone on to win an Oscar!

Previous sales have attracted lots of publicity for artists and the charity alike.

Oli Bennett was a young man killed in the 9/11 world trade centre attack.

The charity is set up in his name to provide funding and grants for young people with business ideas, many of who are from an underprivileged background.  It operates in a similar way to the Prince’s Trust. 

The fund has helped a wide variety of young people in the past set up businesses as wide ranging as wood recycling, sports coaching, fashion designing, jewellery making, ceramics, Car valeting, cake making, furniture making, radio production etc etc!

If you are an artist and would like to contribute to the sale then your contribution would be very welcome indeed.  Please email and we will get an artists pack sent out to you.

Attendance on the night is free but will be by advance guest list only.  Due to security reasons we cannot accept walk up attendances on the night.  Keep your eyes peeled for details of how to attend the event closer to the time.

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