After the overwhelming success of last year’s charity online exhibition Art From The Heart 💙 when over 130 Oxfordshire artists came forward to to raise money for the Oxford Hospitals Charity during the pandemic, Zuleika Gallery is bringing artists together again, this time for Maggie’s Oxford.
READ ABOUT LAST YEAR’S EPIC FUNDRAISING EFFORT HERE: https://www.oxinabox.co.uk/famous-painter-jenny-saville-joins-130-local-artists-to-raise-money-for-nhs-with-online-charity-auction-art-from-the-heart-from-saturday/
“Perhaps everyone who buys a print feels as I do that we can help by working together” Anish Kapoor
In addition to the Open Call, Zuleika Gallery is delighted that internationally renowned and local artists have already donated work to Art From The Heart 2021 in aid of Maggie’s.
Leading contemporary artist Anish Kapoor has created and donated a new £5000 print titled ‘Glow for Maggie’, (see main pic) as well as limited edition signed prints, which will be included in the Art From the Heart exhibition.
Anish Kapoor said, “I was delighted to create my new print Glow for Maggie in support of Maggie’s. Maggie’s does such important work for those with cancer across the UK, particularly crucial in the wake of the Covid pandemic. Perhaps everyone who buys a print feels as I do that we can help by working together.”
British artist Patrick Hughes is also leading the call out by donating his new print titled ‘Love’, 2021, for which the full proceeds of the sale will be donated to the cancer charity.
One of the many casualties of the Covid pandemic has been a cut in financial support for charities like Maggie’s
Of those artists selected for Art From The Heart 2021, 50% of all sales will be donated to Maggie’s Oxford, with a separate option to donate 100%. Entries are limited to one work per artist.
Located at The Patricia Thompson Building at the Churchill Hospital, Oxford, Maggie’s Oxford strives to offer the best possible support to anyone with cancer and their families free of charge.
Zuleika Gallery is calling out to the big-hearted artists who made things happen last year to join them again in trying to make a difference
One of the many casualties of the Covid pandemic has been a cut in financial support for many charities and Maggie’s has suffered like other organisations.
Zuleika Gallery, based in London and Woodstock, is therefore calling out to the big-hearted artists who made things happen last year to join them again in trying to make a difference in supporting this wonderful and life enhancing organisation.
“Art has the ability to lift the spirits and bring people together when we need it most”
Art From the Heart first took place in April 2020 when the pandemic hit – a collaboration between Lizzie Collins and Hannah Payne of Zuleika Gallery, and Amanda Jewell, Curator of Sewell Centre Gallery, Radley College, to support artists, the Oxford arts community, and the NHS during challenging times through a non-profit online exhibition.
Lizzie Collins comments: “Art has the ability to lift the spirits and bring people together when we need it most, and our heartfelt thanks goes out to all of the artists and people involved in Art From the Heart.
“We were thrilled by the response last year with over 130 artists selected for the exhibition, including Jenny Saville who donated a work for a blind auction. Dr Janina Ramirez, University of Oxford joined us to judge ‘best entry’, and Kate Bryan, Head of Collections, Soho House was also a guest judge. The exhibition raised £7,600 for NHS Oxford Hospitals Charity.
“This year, as we have entered our third lockdown, we wanted to do another fundraising exhibition but this time open it up wider to a UK Open Call, as we know that artists and the NHS are still very much in need of support.
“We’re delighted to have works donated to Maggie’s by Anish Kapoor, and Patrick Hughes included in the exhibition. We have an esteemed panel of judges on board this year and we’ve selected Maggie’s Oxford as our charity which has been important to us at Zuleika, as it has been for so many in Oxfordshire, so we really appreciate all the help we can get to spread the word about this exciting exhibition due to go live from 20 March.”
The exhibition will be launched online on 20 March 2021 and will be available to view until 5 April 2021.
The exhibition will be guest curated by Lena Fritsch, curator of Modern & Contemporary Art, Ashmolean Museum, Oxford, Amanda Jewell, Curator of the Sewell Centre Gallery, Deborah Laidlaw, Chair of the Campaign and Centre Fundraising Board at Maggie’s Oxford and Tim Sayer, Journalist, Collector and Director of Zuleika Gallery. Paul Hobson, Director of Modern At Oxford will judge the ‘best entry’ in each category.
Deadline for entry 1 March. For full details and entry forms please go to www.zuleikagallery.com/nhs
Online exhibition dates 20 March – 5 April at www.zuleikagallery.com/nhs
For more information about Maggie’s Oxford please visit https://www.maggies.org/our-centres/maggies-oxford/