There is an endless list of benefits to having art in our lives - it’s inspirational, thought-provoking, and educational, plus a new exhibition called Multicolour proves that it is also extremely charitable. In addition to the exhibition, there will also be an auction fundraiser held, created by Migrate Art, so those affected by the world-wide refugee crisis can be better supported.
Previewing in a moving exhibition in London in March this year will be work created by some of the most esteemed names in contemporary art. A few of the confirmed artists include Anish Kapoor, Gary Hume, Mark Wallinger and The Connor Brothers; they are creating their artwork by using pencils and crayons recovered from the Calais Jungle refugee camp, which was once occupied by over 10,000 refugees before it was demolished in 2016. After the exhibition, the artwork will then be auctioned at Phillips in April, where the money raised will help fund the refugee crisis we are facing.
English artist, Rachel Whiteread, has commented: “The Migrate Art auction is a very creative approach enabling people to help with a desperate Refugee Crisis, a worldwide problem.”
There is no doubt that this exhibition and auction will be a huge success, as Migrate Art have raised almost £100,000 so far in the various other projects they have embarked on for this cause across three different continents.