We are delighted to announce that we are collaborating with Bonhams for a charity auction as part of the Bonhams Post-War and Contemporary Art Sale in London on Thursday 3rd October 2019.
Sixteen lots will be for sale, generously donated by renowned contemporary artists, including Frank Auerbach, Barnaby Barford, Phyllida Barlow, Fernando Casasempere, Shezad Dawood (pictured above: Chariots II), Antony Gormley, Tess Jaray, Jennifer Lee, Richard Long, Garry Fabian Miller, Tom Price, Gerhard Richter, Bridget Riley, Mark Titchner, Edmund de Waal and Charlotte Verity. Proceeds raised from the auction will be used to enable many more 13–16 year olds in the UK to study creative subjects for free at their local Saturday Club.
Frances, Lady Sorrell OBE and Sir John Sorrell CBE, Co-Founders and Trustees of the Saturday Club Trust, said: “The idea for the National Saturday Club came from experiences we both had of free Saturday classes at our local art schools when we were 14 years old. They changed our lives. Our vision for the National Saturday Club is to give every 13–16-year-old in the country the chance to explore their creativity at their local Saturday Club. This wonderful support from Bonhams, and the artists donating works to our auction, will go directly to creating more Clubs, so more young people can develop their creative skills and realise their ambitions.”
Ralph Taylor, Global Head, Post-War & Contemporary Art at Bonhams said, “This is an incredible initiative, which Bonhams is delighted to support. The National Saturday Club fills a vital gap in the education of so many young people, teaching qualities that are essential to the creative industries. Never has this support been more urgently needed. So, it is with great pride that we are able to host this auction.”
Later this year, Ralph Taylor will lead a Masterclass in public speaking for Club members, as part of the National Saturday Club’s Masterclasses programme.
Please find a link to the auction catalogue here, the National Saturday Club lots can be found on pages 134-155.