Art Aid Ukraine donates 100% of the proceeds from its current auction to support the supply of key medicines to Ukrainian hospitals. The auction is now live and will run until May 17, 2022, providing the opportunity to bid for works by famous photographers, commissioned artwork, and even sculptures.
Art Aid Ukraine auction prices range from smaller initial bids of £ 150 (approximately 185 USD / 260 AU USD) to a substantial £ 20,000 (24,600 USD / 34,800 AU), with estimates for some of the donated works of art envisaged. that it will raise up to £ 30,000 ($ 37,000 / AU 52,300) to support Ukrainian hospitals.
Jill Furmanovsky is one of the few photographers who donated their paintings for the valuable goal of the Art Aid Ukraine fundraising auction. The framed photograph of the 54 x 40 cm Oasis taken by Jill is one of many pieces aimed at raising key funds to support Ukraine.
Other photographers supporting the auction and donated works include visual artists Tacita Dean, Michel François, Danny Passarella (better known as Passarella Death Squad), Soulla Petrou, George Logan, Bowie photographer Geoff MacCormack and Tim Platt.
The auction began on April 24, 2022 with the opening of an event at the Boiler House in London’s Brick Lane, featuring live Ukrainian musicians and one special livestream performance live from Kiev. Over 100 amazing works of art were exhibited at the scene and sold at auction in just one day.
This major fundraiser may have been a great success, but the goodwill of Art Aid Ukraine does not stop there, but has been strengthened through an ongoing auction with limited and exclusively donated works of art.
The idea behind Art Aid Ukraine was founded by the charity charity Medicine for Ukraine, founded by Lesia, a UK-born UK citizen with more than a decade of experience in the fashion industry, and British photographer Adam.
Both Lesia and Adam immediately set out for Ukraine when the horrific news of the Russian invasion surfaced, to help Lesia’s family, as well as help countless others escape dangerous situations and help vulnerable people cross the border into Siret, placing them in their own rented accommodation in Romania.
Lesia and Adam are on an ongoing mission to help 40 million people who are still in Ukraine, with interrupted supply lines. They were convinced first-hand of the urgent need for life-saving drugs in Ukrainian hospitals and, working with others, managed to establish supply routes to Mechnikov, the main hospital in the Dnieper that treats many victims.
Being in direct contact with the medical staff at Mechnikov means that Adam and Lesia have now developed a supply network that can quickly transport urgently needed medicines from a local wholesaler across the border and into the hands of hospital staff.
Other ways you can help Ukraine include direct donations to Lesia and Adam’s charity; Medicine for Ukraine, as well as charities such as ReliefAid, Ukraine Charity, Ukraine Appeal Disaster Emergency Committee and UNICEF. Be sure to check the charity’s registration number and protect yourself from potential fraud when donating to other organizations.
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