Helen Bamber: The Art of Survival
*James Mackinnon has donated a work to 'The Art of Survival'*
The Helen Bamber Foundation (HBF) is a UK-based human rights organisation, formed in April 2005 to help rebuild lives and inspire a new self-esteem in survivors of gross human rights violations. It is a collective of human rights specialists who respond with compassion and creativity to the legacy of cruelty.
Art, artist and art therapy play an important role in key areas of the Foundation's work and many members of the art community are committed supporters of the Foundation's work.
A charity, the HBF is obliged to seek donations to carry out our vital work. The forthcoming exhibition and auction of works donated by leading artists as well as a number of pieces produced by the Foundation's clients, has been organised to raise funds for Foundation.
The charity has had generous donations from a diverse and respected group of British and international artists reflecting the wide level of support for the Foundation's work across the art world.
To date the following artists have agreed to donate work: Yasser Alwan, John Berger, Willard Boepple, Sir Anthony Caro, Gordon Cheung, Rosemary Clunie, Anthony Frost, The Terry Frost Foundation, Sheila Girling Peter Griffin, Sudobh Gupta, Marcelle Hanselaar, the estate of Josef Herman, John Hoyland, Patrick Hughes, Anish Kapoor, Idris Khan, Bharti Kher, John Keane, James Mackinnon, Jacqueline Morreau, Frances Newman, The estate of Philip Pank, Paula Rego and Eric Rimmington.
With an on-line auction catalogue that is to be published in early April, which will allow website visitors to leave bids on exhibits up until the day of the live auction, we hope to maximise the ability of supporters to view the show and leave commission bids on the donated work.
The 'live' auction will take place on Thursday 7th May.