Big Heart exhibition now open
4 Mar 2015
Charity auction now features two original Fish Love prints and new artwork from comedian Stewart Lee
Artwork from Brighton Dome and Chestnut Tree House’s Big Heart charity auction is now available to view in a special exhibition in Brighton Dome’s Founders Room. The free exhibition features over 200 exclusive donated artworks and is open from 10am – 5pm from Wed 4 – Fri 6 Mar.
The exhibition launches with news that more artwork has been donated; comedian Stewart Lee has created an original work up for grabs, whilst the owners of MOSHIMO - the Brighton based Japanese restaurant - have donated two original Fish Love prints. None of the original fishlove prints have ever been sold or alowed into the public domain.
The donated photographs include an original print of the recent Helena Bonham Carter (Harry Potter, The Kings Speech) shots taken by John Swannell and featuring the actress embracing a 27kg Tuna. The image has recently been featured in the national and international press. The donated photograph, has been personally chosen by Helena, comes in the original John Swannell studio box and is stamped on the back with his copy write study insignia.
The other print is of Arthur Darvill (Broadchurch, Doctor Who) with a giant Monkfish, taken by Italian fashion photographer Alan Gelati and originally released in 2013,at the Paris exihbition for the European Parliments vote on reducing overfishing.
Bidding takes place online at bigheartauction.org.uk until 7pm on Sunday 8 March.
Artists, celebrities and families from Chestnut Tree House gathered for a special private view on Tuesday 3 March. Come down and see the exhibition for yourself - open now!