16 April 2019 News story
Graham Norton, Wayne Sleep, Lauren Lyle and others threw their support behind The Auction 2019.
The world of art, fashion, design and showbiz came together at the 23rd Terrence Higgins Trust Auction and helped raised £113,100 that will go to supporting people living with and affected by HIV across the UK.
Hosted by Christie’s Auction House in London, celebrities such as chat show host Graham Norton, This Morning’s resident doctor Ranj Singh, legendary dancer Wayne Sleep and Outlanderstar Lauren Lyle all threw their support behind the event.
Some of the biggest lots of the night included a Brexit-inspired sculpture by renowned artist Grayson Perry and a design by Turner Prize winner Antony Gormley.
Oil canvas painting, Lost Boys by Paul Chisholm, received lots of interest. The painting was inspired by the boys lost to the HIV epidemic throughout the decades and related suicide. It also points to stigma faced by those boys affected by HIV within modern day society.
During the bidding for this lot, the painting served as a reminder that while leaps and bounds have been made in HIV treatment, ending HIV stigma continues to be a major challenge.
Other big-selling items included a colourful and energetic piece by longstanding Terrence Higgins Trust supporter Andrew Salgado and a plus-one experience with James Corden to attend the premiere of Cats: the Movie later this year.
The Auction was opened by Ian Green, Chief Executive at Terrence Higgins Trust, who spoke about why these events and the generosity of supporters are so crucial in the UK’s HIV response.
'On World AIDS Day last year, we surpassed the 90:90:90 targets set by UNAIDS in the UK. With 92% of those living with HIV being diagnosed, 98% of those on HIV treatment and 97% of them having an undetectable viral load, which means they can’t pass it on. This would not have happened without your support.'
The online auction is open until Wednesday 24 April and features a range of exclusive lots and unique experiences.
One of the hot ticket items is a unique photograph taken by David Bailey CBE of Queen on the day of their iconic Live Aid performance. The picture is estimated to be worth £60,000.
A signed script and poster of the hit show Pose, which is set during the height of the epidemic in 1980s New York, has already seen several bids and looks set to raise hundreds of pounds for our work.
Paul David Chisholm
PRIVATE VIEW: Friday 8th March 6-9pm
OPEN: Saturday and Sunday 9-10th March 12-6pm
The concept to put on a show of paintings simply for the medium of the material is so old fashioned it’s practically antique stated Laura Cummings in a Guardian Article in 2013. So in that vain of thinking we bring you the new fashion……
Paint! What is the state of Contemporary painting today? Well these four Artists from Chelsea College of Art put on a diverse range of styles and ways of making to explore exactly this issue. When asked Is Painting dead? Yawn stated Charles Saatchi in 2009. Ten years later and that statement still rings true. What a stupid question to ask…. !
Chelsea College of Art is World renowned for producing some of the biggest names in Contemporary Painting today and these four students are well on their way too.
Some 100 years earlier a rather well known painter stated “Paintings have a life of their own that derives from the artists soul” Vincent Van Goth
Paint in its very simplest form is pigment and a binder but once transformed by the Artist it becomes something else something magical inexplicable and a source of wonderment. It is as Van Goth said the Artists soul.
Each of the artists in this exhibition have something unique to say a different perspective on painting, its medium, its message and its soul……
Paul Chisholm has said of his paintings that its a process which allows his soul to explore and express his deepest fears and emotions. His current series “ Clowning around the jokes on us? explores exactly this issue.
Shefali Asija goes on to say Science fills me with awe and captures my imagination and gives me a philosophical view of life and with my painting i explore its ability to capture these qualities to engage viewer curiuosioty and to get them to think about the nature of existence.
Lelia Byron’s perspective is I paint stories of people and places both real and imagined. Everything in this world has a story: objects, people, and places. I am a lover of stories and a storyteller myself. I paint individuals, but I also see my work as an exploration of the universality of human dreams, needs, struggles, and joys.
Youngchen says As a painter, do i express openness? When a painter agonises over how to select an object and express it, the object is not the object of reality. It is an object that everyone knows but the object in my painting is the subject of my own thinking at that moment of expression.
So all in all Painting as a medium and as a message encapsulates the whole of the human spirit. Painting is very much alive !!!
White Conduit Projects opened in Central London location at 1 White Conduit Street N1 in November 2014. It is showcasing Japanese artists and designers alongside British and international artists in a programme of innovative exhibitions across a variety of media.
“Pigs can get Sunburn”
6th -8th December, 2018 Group Show
Opening Thursday 6th December 5-8pm
Friday & Saturday 11-5pm
The Cook House Gallery, Chelsea College of Art, SW1, London.
Pigs can get sunburn; a random fact found on the bottom of a Snapple lid, a chance encounter, spontaneous negotiation, highly useful and useless unless you are a farmer or have a pig as a pet, random yet a fact nonetheless. A way to bring eleven contemporary artists from Chelsea College of Art together with a diverse range of practices; sculpture, performance, painting, and conceptual works.
Please join the for a Private View on the 6th of December 5 - 8pm for mulled wine and mince pies!
I'm pleased to announce that i have been accepted onto the Fine Art Masters at Chelsea College of Art starting in October 2018. This has been a long term goal for myself to finally afford the space, time and money and shear genius to be accepted on such a prestigious course. I have spent the greater part of my Artistic career living in London but after being rejected by the Royal College of Arts in around 2007, I almost gave up hope of ever being able to progress to such an institution. Now I will gracefully join the ranks of Artist's including David Hockney, Richard Deakon, Patrick Caulfield, Elazabeth Fink, Anthony Caro, Franko B, Anish Kapoor, Helen Chadwick, Rebbeca Warren, Gillian Wearing and of course Dirk Bogard ! Name dropping aside the chance to study and work with a new generation of Artists and my contemporaries next to Tate Britain and further develop and expand my practice to a wider audience will be a life changing and challenging year ! I can't wait !
Im pleased to say my work " Suffocating Oceans" will be exhibited as a part of the Charity " Blue dot generation at The House of Vans in London. Please see below for more details...
The exhibition Queer Art(ists) Now will provide a snap-shot of what artists within our communities are making right now; an insight into the thoughts, preoccupations, aesthetics, and politics of queer artists. We are interested in the work YOU are making, the content and style is influenced by what you submit. So whilst you are Queer/LGBTQIA+ the work does not necessarily have to represent this, but equally can, and will. The exhibition will present a kaleidoscope of your artistry, as a window on what the fuck is going on.
Im pleased to anounce my work is up for grabs in aid of the Terrence Higgins Trust !
To buy tickets please see : http://www.tht.org.uk/get-involved/Special-events
To view the online Auction book : https://www.tht.org.uk/~/media/Files/Auction/Auction%202017.pdf
To Bid on My art : https://www.tht.org.uk/get-involved/Special-events/The-Auction/Online-auction-lots/Paul-Chisholm
THT is a charity i will forver be in debt to without them at the end of the phone i may well have jumped of a cold dark mountain in Switzerland... the work they do saves peoples lives !