Her Royal Highness attends Art For Youth preview evening
12th August 2015
Art for Youth London, the highly popular exhibition in aid of the charity UK Youth, will take place this year on Wednesday 7 October and Thursday 8 October 2015 at The Mall Galleries, SW1.
The preview night on Monday 5 October will allow guests to be the first to view and buy the artworks and we are pleased to announce that Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal, patron for UK Youth, has confirmed her attendance for the event.
Now celebrating its 28th year, this long established and hugely respected event consistently provides exceptionally high-quality artwork at affordable prices from £200 to £5,000, giving art enthusiasts the opportunity to buy pieces from over 140 talented contemporary artists. Buyers have the added satisfaction of knowing that their purchases help the lives of thousands of young people across the country as all the artists involved donate a significant 35% of their sales to UK Youth.
Over 1,000 works of art will be displayed from both new and established artists of all ages – including oils, watercolours, ceramics, sculpture, photography and jewellery. Artists participating this year include last year’s Diana Brooks prize-winner Kate Morgan, whose “Jungle at Night” will occupy a platform space curated by Artistic Director, Caitlin Mavroleon – plus Holly Frean, Afshin Naghouni, Alice Shirley, Guy Haddon Grant, Louise McNaught and many others.
Ann Mavroleon Dixon MBE, Event Organiser of Art for Youth London, said: "It is very gratifying to hear news of our emerging artists winning awards and going on to have solo exhibitions. We love that we are providing a platform for artists in central London to exhibit their work while supporting the great work UK Youth is doing with young people here.”
Highlights of the exhibition include a live auction combining works donated by distinguished artists and adventure prizes, a raffle and a mystery art sale with postcard size original works for sale at £30 each.
The Wates Foundation Diana Brooks Prize worth £1,000 is an integral part of the exhibition, awarded annually by renowned supporter of the arts Diana Brooks, to an exhibiting artist aged 35 or under. Art will also be on display by the winner of the Art for Youth Reach Prize 2014, Shadi Rezaei, who was selected by an eminent panel of judges from a national outreach programme.
Over 2,000 people visit the Art for Youth exhibition every year so it is recommended that tickets are booked in advance.