Artists join forces for local spinal charity

3rd May 2021

Artists including Maggi Hambling, Dawn Beckles, Sean Henry and Nic Fiddian-Green are among a plethora of names donating works to an online summer art auction in aid of Salisbury charity Horatio’s Garden.

The auction is being run in collaboration with Woolley and Wallis, who are waiving all charges and buyer's premium, and is hosted on The Saleroom (who are also waiving their usual charge). Bidding will go live on 15th May and will run until 30th May. Many of the works reflect the natural world and guide prices range from £300 to £30,000.

The first Horatio’s Garden opened in 2012 at the Duke of Cornwall Spinal Treatment at Salisbury Hospital; others followed at the Queen Elizabeth National Spinal Injuries Unit, Glasgow, and at the Midland Centre for Spinal Injuries. Further gardens are planned for Wales and Northern Ireland. Maggi Hambling encapsulated the spirt of the venture most elegantly, saying: “Beautiful gardens, art and music are a heady combination. I trust the auction will help to make this feast for the spirit continue and thrive.”

Over 60 artists have submitted works for the auction with the proceeds being donated either on a 100% or 50% basis. Big names outside of the traditional art world include film director, Tim Burton, and former Dire Straits bass guitarist, John Illsley. Great Pottery Throwdown farvourite, Kate Malone, has also submitted a work via Adrian Sassoon, along with Hitomi Hosono. 

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