Artists join forces for Art On The Mind

Posted on: 12 April 2018

Written by: Charlie Marshall

Some of the world’s most respected modern artists are taking part in a one-day exhibition and auction to raise funds for Cardboard Citizens.

Art On The Mind launches today featuring more than 30 artists, all of whom have donated work to support our work around mental health. People will be able to bid to own artwork from artists including Martin Creed, Ian Davenport, Tracey Emin CBE RA, Antony Gormley, Anish Kapoor, Gavin Turk & Julie Verhoeven.

Close to two out of three people with experience of homelessness have experienced mental health issues. Last year we announced we would be increasing our focus in this area: raising awareness, offering greater support to our Members and training our staff in this area.

Speaking about Art On The Mind, our Ambassador Kate Winslet, CBE commented: “I have been Cardboard Citizens’ Patron for more than 10 years and in that time have witnessed the life-changing work they do with homeless people in London and across the country. Homelessness continues to grow, and the link between mental health issues, experience of trauma, and homelessness and at-risk people is increasingly well documented.

Art On The Mind is a timely and important event to raise awareness around these issues and raise crucial funds to help Cardboard Citizens vital work. I hope as many people as possible will support the auction featuring a superb collection of artists.”

People will have the chance to see a selection of the work on display for one day only on 25 April, from 11am to 4pm. The work will be exhibited at the gallery at 10 Hanover Street.

The auction will be run through Paddle8 and will open for bids from 19 April and bidding will 3 May 5pmGMT. All the artwork can be previewed now here.

Find more information and the full list of artists here.

Gallery

With thanks to

Arts Council England Lottery funded