Imperial Health Charity named official charity partner for Affordable Art Fair

29 August 2017

Imperial Health Charity named official charity partner for Affordable Art Fair
Imperial Health Charity has been selected as the official charity partner for one of London’s biggest art fairs.

The Affordable Art Fair, which takes place at Battersea Evolution in October, will provide a unique platform for the charity to demonstrate how the arts can make a difference in the healthcare environment.

With a diverse collection of original and contemporary paintings, prints, photography and sculpture, the fair is expected to attract thousands of visitors over four days.

But art fans who buy a ticket for the Charity Private View on Wednesday October 18 will have the first chance to see and buy artworks featured at the fair.

All the money raised from tickets sold for the Private View will go straight back to the charity, supporting our arts engagement programme for patients and staff across the Trust.

Lucy Zacaria, Head of Arts at Imperial Health Charity, said: “We aim to change the way patients and NHS staff experience the hospital environment, by transforming clinical settings into bright and uplifting areas and engaging with patients at the bedside and in communal groups to enhance their recovery.

“This is a fantastic opportunity to showcase our work on the big stage and help others understand the value of the arts in improving the hospital experience for patients.

“You can support the arts in healthcare and boost our engagement programme by buying a ticket for the Charity Private View and enjoying the live entertainment on offer.”

More than 100 artists – from household names to emerging talents - are due to exhibit their work at the fair.

Bringing thousands of artworks together with talks, tours and workshops all under one roof, the fair will be the place to be for art enthusiasts this autumn.

Imperial Health Charity will be at the heart of the fair throughout the week, hosting live demonstrations of our hospital workshops and an ‘in conversation’ talk with Professor Roger Kneebone, from Imperial College London,  and artist Rebecca Salter, on the link between art and medicine.

We will also be selling unique tote bags featuring original artworks by David Shrigley, with proceeds going straight back to the charity.

You can support the charity’s work by buying a ticket for the Charity Private View on Wednesday October 18 from 5.30pm. The £25 ticket price includes a first look at all the artworks, live entertainment, complimentary drinks and readmission to the fair for the rest of the week (October 19-22).

For more information and to buy tickets, visit www.imperialcharity.org.uk/fundraising-events.
To find out more about the event, visit www.affordableartfair.com/fairs/battersea-autumn