Sale at gallery@oxo to raise money for disability charity Scope
An exhibition and sale of contemporary sculpture is being held at gallery@oxo, London, from 4 – 8 June 2014 to raise funds for the disability charity Scope.
Seven sculptors have contributed over 60 pieces of work to this eclectic show of contemporary art, which range in price from £900 to £13,000. Entrance to the exhibition is free, and the sculptures can also be viewed and bought online at: www.scope.org.uk/sculpture
Exhibiting artists include Ingrid Sterling, Geoffrey Dashwood, Wendy Fisher, Simone Krok, Robin Landsberger Etty Mandell and Jill Berelowitz, who created the bronze ‘Diving Girl’ for the London Olympics Village.
The exhibition has been created by Ingrid Sterling. Her husband’s son, Richard, is disabled and is supported by Scope. He is her inspiration for organising this one-off fundraising event in aid of the charity.
Ingrid says: “Richard has the most phenomenal sense of humour and is the happiest young man I know.
“But life can be tough for families with disabled children. They face a lot of additional challenges and can find it hard to get the right support.
“We hope the money raised by this exhibition will help Scope be there for more families when they are needed most.”
Richard Hawkes, Chief Executive of disability charity Scope said:
“This exhibition is a fantastic opportunity for art lovers to buy high quality sculptures at affordable prices and at the same time help us to provide support, advice and information to more than a quarter of a million disabled children, adults and their family members every year.”
Scope works with disabled people, of all ages and their families, across England and Wales. We offer practical, everyday support and deliver campaigns that can chance lives. Our vision is a world where disabled people have the same opportunities as everyone else. Together we can create a better society. www.scope.org.uk