IWI invites you to a summer evening of art and entertainment for a great cause.
An exciting collection of art by both professional and amateur artists from around the world will be exhibited and auctioned at the Unit 24 Gallery near the Tate Modern. The proceeds of art auctioned will go towards funding IWI's Safe Birthing Programme in Amolatar District in Northern Uganda.
JESS PURSER generously commissioned this bright piece- SANCTUARY, specifically about IWI’s Safe Birthing Programme! JESS’s artwork exudes an ‘earthy, yet quirky quality; being warm in style, yet difficult to pin down to any one genre.’ “I am inspired by stories – peoples’ stories and thoughts, what made them, where they came from... Sad tales, happy events, metaphors, travel, magic, science, history, nature" For information on JESS’s work: https://www.facebook.com/CastleOnTheHillArt
On 31 May, HOLLY REES will be showcased at IWI’s Art Exhibition! HOLLY REES uses painting as a means to explore the human relationship with the environment. She is interested in using painting as a tool to convey messages and ideas about our impact on and relationship with the natural world, and in how the representation in art of this relationship can be used as a platform to encourage discussion about these important topics.
SUDA, Thai Cafe Restaurant is generously supporting IWI’s vision by sponsoring our upcoming Art Silent Auction- Strength and Nurture a Celebration of Women! We are looking forward to nibbling SUDA’s delicious foods while viewing breathtaking artwork from many talented artists and enjoying live music! IWI’s Art Auction and Exhibition promises to be a lovely summer evening at Unit 24 Gallery in London on 31 May. For more information on SUDA's cuisine visit: http://www.suda-thai.com/
View and Bid on SARAH HERTZOG's photographs on 31 May! "I have undertaken various photography assignments for International Charities, heading to remote parts of Nepal, to Thailand post Tsunami, to a leper colony and to visit hill tribes on the Burmese border.” SARAH HERTZOG has traveled to India, Tibet, Japan, Myanmar, Vietnam and plans to venture to Mongolia. Her images from Africa originated in Kenya and Uganda, where she volunteered with schools and orphanages.
The paintings of YAMAKO KING will proudly be showcased by IWI at our upcoming art auction, Strength and Nurture, a Celebration of Women! YAMAKO KING is heavily inspired by surrealism and childhood imagery, as well as Japanese cultural influences. She is interested in fragility and dream like worlds. YAMAKO studied Fine Art at Central St Martins and then went on to study for a Psychology degree. This artist currently lives in London.
MARIA FERNANDA DE MARCO, a talented, visionary artist who is a strong advocate of women's self awareness. Her works in engraving, drawing & painting have always had two main things in common, a critical view of personal reality & a zest for self awareness.
Much of NUSHA PURDY’s artistic practise has been concerned with process and the female body. She uses photographic images as a raw material, which she then photocopies, prints, cuts and folds, in the same respect a surgeon cuts, slices and stitches the body.
NIKU ARCHER is a young female artist and a dedicated women’s rights activist. Her paintings usuallyfeature a strong central woman and she uses bright colours, symbolism and dramatic backgrounds. Niku is inspired by Surrealist art, especially artists such as Frida Khalo. She is also heavily influenced by Indian iconography, pattern and traditional designs. Niku is currently studying in Manchester and hopes to go on to complete an Art degree in India next year.
Originally from La Paz – Bolivia, IVAN started painting at the age of eight inspired by some Indian ink and tempera drawings left by an old uncle. IVAN paints to express his perception of time, ‘our time.’ He perceives his art as a ‘way to channel day to day of awareness through images, using for this purpose mainly oil colours and different graphic techniques to achieve the desired meaning.’ - IVAN IVAN's work will be at IWI's Art Exhibition on 31 May at Unit 24 Gallery.
“Painting, drawing and sculpture are all part of the same manual arts, which are able to give a deeper satisfaction than other more logical or rational tasks. Colours, shapes and volumes give life to a different dimension of thought – this medium I like to call Biophilia." - IVAN.