Art of Change: this year's collection for auction with British Art Fair
Art of Change, our auction in partnership with British Art Fair, brought artists and celebrities together to turn the tide on climate change.
Art by comedian Jim Moir (aka Vic Reeves), presenter Alan Titchmarsh, actor and director Amanda Mealing, designer Dame Zandra Rhodes, and many more were displayed and sold in auction at London’s Saatchi Gallery in partnership with the British Art Fair, which concluded with a silent online auction at the start of October.
From a bright watercolour showing the power of water by Jane Seymour, to a fabric-framed picture depicting Mother Nature by Dame Zandra Rhodes, and a dark oil and spray paint piece by The Cure's Robert Smith, the unique collection, called Art of Change, aims to help turn the tide on climate change.
The artworks sold raised over £23,500 for WaterAid’s work.
The climate crisis is a water crisis – and the 11 artworks raise awareness that one in ten people don’t have clean water close to home and climate change is making this worse. Longer and more severe droughts mean wells and springs run dry whilst more frequent and extreme flooding pollutes water sources. A reliable source of clean water that keeps flowing whatever the weather helps people living on the frontlines of climate change to adapt and build a better future.
All proceeds from the auction will help WaterAid deliver water, sanitation and hygiene essentials, so more people can stay strong against climate change, and transform their health, education and livelihoods.