November 19, 2013

Withy King sponsors top artists auction to raise money for The Prince’s Trust

We are proud to be a headline sponsor in an auction of artwork from more than 70 artists such as Sir Quentin Blake CBE and Rolling Stone Ronnie Wood to raise money for youth charity The Prince’s Trust.

Prince's TrustThe exclusive invite-only auction called An Evening of Art will take place on December 5th in Bath; however art work can be bid for online now at . Bidding will close at 12 noon on Thursday 5th December to make way for the live auction in the evening.

Artwork available to bid on includes a portrait of Wallace and Gromit, by creator Nick Park CBE, and a silkscreen and photo collage of Venice by Sir Peter Blake CBE.

Among the 70 artists donating their work are Peter Brown, Sam Wigan, Jason Kelly, Nick Jeffrey and cartoonist Gerald Scarfe. Guests will also be able to bid for a watercolour painting by The Prince’s Trust president, HRH The Prince of Wales.

The auction will take place at The Assembly Rooms with all proceeds going directly towards helping disadvantaged young people in the South West.

69-pic-290Winter at Beechen Cliff, 2010 Oil on Canvas – Peter BrownRenowned local artist Peter Brown added: “I am delighted to be able to contribute one of my paintings to The Prince's Trust Evening of Art this year. The work of The Trust is invaluable for our young people in the South West and I’m glad for the opportunity to play a part in that."

Diamond QueenDiamond Queen 1 – Silkscreen - Jason KellyArtist Jason Kelly said: "Having grown up in the South West, I am a supporter of the invaluable work that The Prince’s Trust undertakes in the region to help young people transform their lives. I am honoured to have been invited to donate my work ‘Diamond Queen’ to the auction and hope that it will help this cause which is close to my heart."

Other artists donating artwork include Diana Armfield, Paul Emsley, Robbie Wraith, sculptor Sam Wigan, who has donated a large sculpture called ‘Pan’, and actor John Standing.

Christies contemporary art expert Tom Best will be conducting the live auction and guests be given touch screen tablets to use for a silent auction.

Graham Street, our Managing Partner said: “We’re extremely proud to be supporting the Evening of Art again for the great results it achieves for the young people of the city. There is some fantastic art available for collectors of all tastes.

“With youth unemployment still high at the moment, it’s important we keep doing everything we can to help disadvantaged young people across Bath and the South West. The money raised from this event will help to support many more across the region.”

Other sponsors and supporters of the event are Coutts & Co, The Roper Family Charitable Trust and ResideBath.

The Prince’s Trust works helps disadvantaged young people get the skills and confidence to find a job. Three in four young people helped by The Trust move into work, training or education.

For more press information please contact Natalie Birrell on 07557 356860 or
email [email protected].

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