She Lights Up The Night 2017

Originally published on It's Nice That, 09 March 2017 by Owen Pritchard
Jean Jullien
A cracking line-up of artists and designers have donated works to be auctioned for the second She Lights Up The Night event, organised by BBH, in London this month. Participating artists include Mike Perry, Jon Burgerman, Siggi Eggertsson, Kindah Khalidy, Crispin Finn, Letman, Steve Wilson, Rude, Hense, Jean Jullien, Lauren Baker, Daisy Emerson, Poul Webb , Hannah Waldron and Hattie Stewart.
The original works will be on show at Protein gallery London from 10-12 March, after which they will be auctioned off along with a number of limited edition prints. All proceeds from the sale will be donated to Refuge, the UK’s national domestic violence charity.
Bidding opens online on the 13 March with the live auction taking place on 30 March.
“Refuge has received pro bono advertising support from BBH for over five years. Together, Refuge and BBH have raised huge awareness of domestic violence, an horrific crime which claims the lives of two women a week in England and Wales alone. The She Lights Up The Night art event takes our partnership one stage further by raising much needed funds to support Refuge’s life-saving services,” says Sandra Horley CBE, chief executive of Refuge. “On any given day, Refuge supports almost 5,000 women and children escape domestic violence. In a climate of reduced local authority budgets, we rely increasingly on the generosity of corporate partners and individuals to keep the doors to our services open; which is why we are incredibly grateful to BBH and all the artists displaying their work at She Lights Up The Night. I look forward to seeing what the talented women and men taking part this year create.”
Read our interview with curator Aine Donovan of BBH about the origins of She Lights Up The Night here.
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Daisy Emerson: Fearless
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Hattie Stewart: Caution Advised
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