What comes to Mind when you think of Cornwall?
Online Art Auction by Artists and Celebrities
Friday 16th April to Sunday 25th April 2021
We are thrilled to present our very first art auction, going live, online, on Friday 16th April, 2021. This exciting event will feature artwork from more than 90 artists, celebrities and well-known people. Artists from all over the UK have kindly donated their work, basing it on our theme: ‘What comes to Mind when you think of Cornwall’.
Sponsored by The John Dyer Gallery, the auction will feature paintings, print work, photographs, sculpture and ceramics and each item will be auctioned in aid of Cornwall Mind. This last 12 months has been a year of anxiety and uncertainty and more people need us than ever before. All profit raised from the auction will be used directly to help fund Cornwall Mind’s vital wellbeing services to make sure people have a place to turn.
Among those who have kindly donated is comedian Joe Lycett, who has painted a portrait of Martin Clunes, aka ITV1’s Doc Martin.
For TV gardener & presenter Alan Titchmarsh, MBE, it was the coast and sub-tropical plants of Cornwall that came to mind.
Pop legend and TV presenter Kim Wilde has taken family holidays by the sea as her inspiration.
Bafta-winning actress Katherine Parkinson, star of The IT Crowd, has painted two stand-out portraits of HRH The Duchess of Cornwall – her unique take on our theme.
“The Art Auction for Cornwall Mind is a fantastic opportunity to challenge the stigma of mental illness and raise the profile of Cornwall and Cornwall Mind. We have been very lucky to have the support of some very generous and talented people from the artistic community and from people who have public profile in other areas. So dig deep and make your walls and someone else’s world a brighter place.”
Paul Reeve, CEO Cornwall Mind
The auction will be live for 9 days between Friday 16th April and Sunday 25th April 2021. A link to the auction site will be available here and on social media nearer the time.
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Some of our wonderful supporters with their artwork