Material Worlds (2011)

Chaired by one of our Trustees, Sarah Elson, with the generous support of the Material Worlds Committee of major collectors and philanthropists, the event celebrated the rich seam of practice between fine art and craft, with new works being commissioned along this theme for sale on the night.

Internationally acclaimed artists (Jake and Dinos Chapman, Grayson Perry, Yinka Shonibare and Gavin Turk to name just a few), along with emerging artists produced new work especially for the auction, which raised £240,000 in support of new purchases of contemporary art for audiences across the UK.

To view the Material Worlds catalogue (pdf) click here

Full list of artists featured in Material Worlds (click on artist name to view individual catalogue page):

Maurizio Anzeri
Annie Attridge
Abel Auer
Barnaby Barford
Phyllida Barlow
Catherine Bertola
Karla Black
Neil Brownsword
Alice Channer
Jake & Dinos Chapman
Susan Collis
Isabelle Cornaro
Aleana Egan
Marte Eknæs
Kevin Francis Gray
Vidya Gastaldon
Lotte Gertz
Siobhan Hapaska
Alexis Harding
Andy Holden
Valerie Jolly
Kerstin Kartscher
David Kefford
Tonico Lemos Auad
Carol McNicoll
Stephen Nelson
Grayson Perry
Gerda Scheepers
Chiharu Shiota
Yinka Shonibare MBE
DJ Simpson
Daniel Sinsel
Shinique Smith
Hans Stofer
Gavin Turk
Phoebe Unwin
Douglas White

Material Worlds Committee:
Glenn Adamson, Claire Bailey, Myriam Blundell, Philippa Bradley, Laurence Coste, Tiqui Atencio Demirdjian, Sarah Elson (Chair), Antje Geczy, Joanna Gemes, Sarah Botts Griffin, Linda Grosse, Paul Hobson, Isabelle Hotimsky, Laure Ghouila-Houri, Linda Keyte, Zachary Leonard, Valeria Napoleone, Olga Ovenden, Midge Palley, Francoise Sarre Rapp, Dasha Shenkman, Mark Stephens, Julian Treger, Gavin Turk, Simon Turner, Cathy Wills, Dina Wulfsohn, Anita Zabludowicz, Anna Zaoui


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