Lombard Odier sponsors Art for Youth London
On 13 September 2016, Lombard Odier welcomed 150 guests to a private view of Art for Youth London 2016 at the Mall Galleries. This highly popular annual art exhibition provided the chance to buy art work by contemporary artists in support of the national youth charity UK Youth.
Duncan MacIntyre, Chief Executive Officer of Lombard Odier’s Private Client business in the UK, commented: “We are absolutely delighted to be sponsoring Art for Youth and supporting the charity UK Youth. This is a demonstrable commitment by Lombard Odier to an importantly charity that helps over 700,000 young people a year in the UK achieve their full potential. Our guests had the chance to both enjoy the wonderful exhibition as well as the pleasure of knowing that for every piece of art purchased 35% of the sales proceeds go to such an important national charity.”
Now entering its 29th year, Art for Youth London has consistently provided quality artwork at affordable prices, giving art enthusiasts the opportunity to buy pieces by talented contemporary artists. The exhibition brought together over 1,000 works of art by approximately 130 artists; oils, watercolours, ceramics, sculpture, photographs and jewellery were on display. Among the paintings, drawings and sculpture on display were works by Poppy Chancellor, Alex Echo, Dee Stanford, David Hunt and Rosie Vohra. Burberrys, Taina Pearson and Diane Kordas were featured in a silent auction and raffle prizes. As part of the special platform project, Alice Shirley, the artist and a former Diana Brooks prize winner, curated a featured space for The English Landscape Garden for celebrating the 300th anniversary of the birth of Capability Brown. Buyers supported both contemporary artists and the lives of thousands of young people across the country through the charity, UK Youth.
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