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10×10 London Auction by Article 25

23 November 2021

Article 25 Auction Event in 2021

Leading architects join Banksy and Sir Antony Gormley for Article 25’s flagship online art auction fundraiser.

Artwork by Kengo Kuma:
Article 25 Auction 10x10 London Kengo Kuma

Article 25’s 10×10 online art auction is open for bidding and will be accessible until 8.30pm on the 1st of December. Now in its eleventh year, 10×10 features work from over 100 artists, architects, sculptors, photographers, and designers offering their reflections on our urban outdoor spaces and bringing together the likes of Banksy and Sir Antony Gormley, with leading architects including Sir David Adjaye. Proceeds will go towards Article 25’s humanitarian design and build projects focusing on housing, safe schools and effective clinics and hospitals worldwide.

Antony Gormley:
Article 25 Auction Exhibition 10x10 London Antony Gormley
images courtesy of artist via Article 25

The auction’s theme this year is Urban Outdoors, inspired by the growing importance of outdoor spaces, especially during difficult times like a pandemic. The theme plays nicely to some of the auction’s major contributors, including Banksy, whose graffiti-based work is synonymous with outdoor urban spaces.

Artwork by Will Hunt:
Article 25 Auction Exhibition 10x10 London Will Hunt

Proceeds will support the charity’s growing number of global projects, including expanding the facilities at a school in Niger where adult literacy rates are at 15% and the development of an inclusive preschool, supporting children with disabilities in Tanzania.

Artwork by Marianne Weineck:
Article 25 Exhibition 10x10 London Marianne Weineck

Previously on e-architect:

1 Nov 2020

Article 25 Auction Event

Preeminent artists and architects unite in Article 25’s flagship auction fundraiser.

What do Banksy, a Brexit piggy bank and the RIBA’s latest Gold Medallist, Sir David Adjaye, all have in common? They each feature in Article 25’s 10th anniversary art auction fundraiser.

Banksy ‘Di Faced Tenner’ (unframed):
Banksy Di Faced Tenner - Princess Diana note - Article 25 Auction Exhibition: 10x10 London
photo courtesy of artist via Article 25

Article 25, the UK’s leading humanitarian architecture charity, has today (30th October) launched its flagship fundraising event, 10×10 Drawing the City. Now in its 10th year, 10×10 brings together top artists, architects, sculptors and designers, to create and donate artworks inspired by London.

Alongside the likes of artists Grayson Perry, Banksy, and the R.A.’s President, Rebecca Salter, the charity has garnered the support of architectural and engineering leading lights Sir David Adjaye, Cecil Balmond and Laurie Chetwood.

Set to take place virtually as a silent auction due to current Covid-19 restrictions on events, the auction runs from 30th October through to 15th November, on the GiveFundraising platform.

The charity hopes to raise at least £50,000. With this year’s theme for 10×10 titled “Markets from Memory” the charity encouraged its artistic contributors to celebrate these local hubs of commerce and creativity through their creations.

The Lycée Amadou Hampaté Bâ Niamey is nearing completion of its first phase of construction:
The Lycée Amadou Hampaté Bâ Niamey, Niger, Africa - Article 25 Auction Exhibition: 10x10 London
photograph © Nicolas Réméné

Commenting on the event, Article 25’s Managing Director, David Murray said:

“We have received fantastic works of art from some really big names in the art, architecture and design worlds, this year. Through their artwork donations and the support of every bidder taking part in our silent auction, we can raise much-needed funding. We want to turn these beautiful works of art into major financial support for Article 25’s vital work, helping to turn vulnerable communities into thriving and resilient places.”

Named after the United Nations’ Declaration of Human Rights and its statement for equality of access to shelter, Article 25 designs and builds schools, hospitals and homes in vulnerable communities worldwide. Since its foundation in 2006, the charity has worked on over ninety projects in thirty-six countries, helping people to recover and rebuild in the wake of natural disasters, conflict, and poverty.

Grayson Perry ‘Piggy Bank’:
Grayson Perry Piggy Bank
photo courtesy of artist via Article 25

By working with local communities, connecting a local workforce of skilled and unskilled workers, Article 25 helps people to gain better employment opportunities longer term, and encourages a strong sense of ownership and cohesion throughout the design and build process. The charity not only leaves behind excellent buildings, but also a society that has the ability to build for itself and create a positive future for generations to come.

The Lycée Amadou Hampaté Bâ Niamey, Niger, Africa:
The Lycée Amadou Hampaté Bâ Niamey, Africa building
photo © Nicolas Réméné

Murray continued “All the funds raised via our auction will directly support the charity’s work overseas. Take our current project in Niamey, Niger as an example, where literacy rates are lower than 30%. By creating a school that can comfortably accommodate 1,200 pupils, and involving the local community – including some of its senior students – in the construction process, we can help to tackle both literacy and employment challenges in one.”

Previously on e-architect:

Article 25 Architecture

10 x 10 Drawing the City exhibition & auction

Article 25 10×10 Flagship Fundraising Art Auction

10×10 Article 25 London Event

10×10 Drawing the City

London Artwork Auction : David Downes – St Pancras painting

Reports by Article 25

Gola Forest

Article 25 School Buildings

Article 25 Myanmar Cycle Team

Article 25 Buildings

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Website: Article 25 London