London - Tibet Relief Fund is hosting a graphic design art
exhibition and auction at London’s The Gallery in Cork
Street on 18 - 29 August 2009. The 12-day exhibition, organized in
conjunction with DAHRA (Designers Against Human Rights Abuse) features
a mix of images: 52 pieces of original artwork,
created and donated by graphic designers from around the world.
Each piece, inspired by human rights issues facing Tibet, will be sold
at a celebrity-studded auction on 27 August with all
proceeds going to Tibet Relief Fund, says a representative.
Not only has this top Mayfair gallery donated its space for the exhibition’s duration, but each contributing artist has donated their work to raise money for Tibet Relief Fund’s healthcare, education, and development projects for Tibetans in India, Nepal, and Tibet; which sets up and maintains schools, medical facilities, water supplies, self-sustainability, and sponsorship programs for Tibetan children, monks, and the elderly.
The Tibetans’ plight was brought to the attention of DAHRA founder, Rishi Sodha by an art teacher at school who was a Tibet supporter. Rishi, a graphic designer, set up DAHRA in 2008 to promote and raise awareness among those involved in the creative industry. For this project, he has brought on board such names as Si Scott, Alex Trochut, Shane Mielke, Jonathan Barnbrook, Research Studios, Tokyo Plastic, and Adhemas Batista. The artwork has also been made into a limited edition book (Designers Against Tibetan Abuse) which can be purchased from Tibet Relief Fund, with all proceeds going to the charity.
Venue: The Gallery in Cork Street, 28 Cork Street, Mayfair, London, W1S 3NG.
Date/ Time: 18 – 29 August. The exhibition will be open daily 10am – 9pm.
Auction: 27 August, 7pm – 10.30pm.