An online anonymous art show to raise funds for the MS Trust. Online viewing opens Mon 23 June. Online sales from Mon 30 June to Wed 31 July
Can you spot the hidden gem at the 2014 MS Trust Secret Art Show? With artworks donated by Royal Academicians such as Norman Ackroyd rubbing shoulders with those submitted by keen amateurs this is an exciting way to hone your art spotting skills and purchase a piece of art for only £45 that could be worth a lot more!
This year over 600 artworks have been donated, including contributions from some of the UK’s leading contemporary artists, all keen to support the MS (Multiple Sclerosis) Trust:
Royal Academician and CBE Norman Ackroyd an English artist known primarily for his aquatint work who has had many solo exhibitions, both in Britain and internationally. http://www.royalacademy.org.uk/artist/3
Mali Morris, also a Royal Academician whose work is in major private and public collections worldwide, Mali’s solo shows include the Serpentine Art Gallery, London. http://www.malimorris.co.uk/
Ray RICHARDSON One of Britain’s leading figurative artists, Ray Richardson has exhibited extensively since graduating from Goldsmiths College, London in 1987 where he was a contemporary of Damien Hirst.http://www.rayrichardson.co.uk/
June BERRY A painter and printmaker who studied at the Slade School, her accolades include three prizes at the Mall Galleries, London with her work included in many collections including the permanent collections of the Ashmolean, Oxford, the Fitzwilliam, Cambridge, the National Museum of Wales. http://www.juneberrypaintings.eu/
Enjoy looking through the hundreds of artworks on offer, all 12cm x 12cm in size, featuring a large variety of creative styles and techniques, from oils, watercolours, photography and landscapes to still-lifes and cartoons. The online gallery is open to view from Mon 23 June with sales starting at 9am Mon 30 June.
All the artwork is displayed anonymously and signed on the reverse, so that the artist remains a secret until after it has been purchased and their signature is revealed.
Jo Sopala, Fundraising Director for the MS Trust:
“The Secret Art Show is an exciting event in the MS Trust’s calendar and we are overwhelmed by the fantastic support we receive from the artist community. More than 50 people are diagnosed with MS every week and this can be a frightening and uncertain time. The generous support of both artists and art enthusiasts means that the MS Trust is able to offer free information and support to everyone who needs it”.
Visit www.mstrust.org.uk/secretartshow from Mon 23 June, discover a potential masterpiece and help to support this amazing charity!