Illustration by Quintin Blake

Illustration by Quintin Blake

‘The Christie’s It’s Our World Auctions’, March 10-24 in London will see leading artists including David Hockney, Sir Antony Gormley, David Nash, Sir Peter Blake, Yinka Shonibare, Sir Quentin Blake, David Shepherd, Emily Young and Maggi Hambling auctioning artworks inspired by the environment – all in support of The Big Draw. The Big Draw is the world’s biggest drawing festival for children. It’s great to see some leading artists celebrating the environment AND encouraging children to draw. You guessed it…we’re very pleased to be involved.

“I have pledged my support because drawing is fundamental to all art”, said Sir Antony Gormley RA CBE. We couldn’t agree more, in fact we’d say that drawing is fundamental to much more than art.

“Protecting the environment is a global issue. Art, and drawing in particular, is a universal language that can help to promote sustainability for future generations”, said Sue Grayson Ford MBE, Founder of The Big Draw.

The auctions are being held as the culmination of It’s Our World, a far-reaching environmental arts project for children. Over 30,000 children and young people across the UK created artworks, either individually or collaboratively, to record and show concern for their local landscape, wildlife, coastline or neighbourhood.

If you would like to show your support for The Big Draw and have the opportunity to bid on one of 20 artworks and once-in-a-lifetime experiences across the UK, head to the Christies website to find out more.

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