The inaugural Big Heart charity auction raised an impressive £30,000 in March 2015.
The Big Heart Auction 2016 includes around 200 donated artworks from local, national and celebrity artists, illustrators and photographers as well as pieces by some of the children cared for by Chestnut Tree House.
All proceeds from the sale of the artworks will support Chestnut Tree House’s vital work caring for children with life-shortening illnesses across Sussex, and Brighton Dome & Brighton Festival’s community work such as the Umbrella Club, which provides live art experiences for these children. Proceeds will be split, with 80% going to Chestnut Tree House and 20% to Brighton Dome.
A Big Heart thank you to everyone that is supporting the Big Heart auction; Headline sponsors Green People and Classic Consulting and ECE Architecture, our schools campaign sponsor. We also thank Moore Stephens, RSM and Michael Jones for sponsoring our satellite exhibitions and Skyfall for sponsoring the food at our gala private view.
Of course, we could not do this without the local artist community who have overwhelmed us with their generous support, allowing us to create a unique collection of work.
This year we are taking a selection of the artworks to towns across the county:
15 to 17 February 2016 – Candida Stevens Fine Art Gallery, Chichester
16 to 17 May 2016 – Worthing Dome, Worthing
7 to 9 June 2016 – Towner Art Gallery, Eastbourne
21 to 23 June 2016 – St Mary in the Castle, Hastings
The final exhibition of all artworks will be available to view from 1 to 5 July 2016 at Brighton Dome, Brighton.
For opening times and locations please click here.
The online eBay auction will be open from 1 to 10 July 2016.