Famous artists unite for charity

Posted by: Richard Abbey
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Pete McKee, Joe Scarborough, Karin Hessinberg, Geo Law and many more have stepped in to donate work.

The Art House is a small charity in the heart of Sheffield doing essential work with marginalised people in our community. Their primary source of funding is running art and ceramics classes for the general public, which had to put on hold due to Covid-19 in March.


The charity has had to find new and creative ways to ensure they can survive and continue their important work post lockdown. One of the initiatives they created was The Big Yorkshire Art Auction, an online auction made possible by generous donations of original artwork by local artists.

The third and final instalment of The Big Yorkshire Art Auction will take place on Saturday 1 August 2020 via Bid In online auction site.

Previous instalments have included pieces by Pete McKee, Joe Scarborough, Coralie Turpin, Karen Hessenberg, James Green and many more who have generously donated work to the auction in support of the charity.

Lisa Parkes, Art Programme Manager at The Art House, said: “We can’t thank the artists that have donated their work enough. It’s provided a lifeline for the charity and has given hope to the people who rely on our services.

“It shows the power, solidarity and generosity of the creative community here in Sheffield. Their donations, and the donations of countless others, mean that we have a hope of reopening when it looked like we’d have to close our doors forever.

“The Big Yorkshire Art Auction is a chance for people to own original artwork by their favourite local artists while helping to ensure the future of The Art House and the important work the charity does in the community.”

Fancy owning some new artwork and giving your support to a worthwhile local charity? Visit The Art House’s GoFundMe campaign page by clicking here.

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