10×10 : Drawing the City London exhibition + auction

10×10 London, Article 25 Event, Exhibition, Auction, Design, 2013, Images

10×10 : Drawing the City London

Article 25 Exhibition + Auction, England : Art for Architecture

11 Dec 2013

10 x 10 Drawing the City Artwork

10×10 Drawing the City London Artwork – images now released

10×10 Drawing the City London raises £90,000 for charity Article 25

Article 25, the UK’s leading architectural and construction aid charity, is pleased to announce that its 10×10 Drawing the City London art auction raised £90,000.

Artwork created by world-renowned architects, designers and artists went under the hammer at the special live auction which took place at The Crossing, 1 Granary Square, London.

10x10 Drawing the City London
photo from Article 25

All participants created unique pieces of art, capturing the extraordinary, the unnoticed and the ever-changing City of London. This year focussed on areas such as Hackney, Shoreditch and the Barbican.

Maxwell Hutchinson, founder of Article 25, broadcaster, architect and former past president of the Royal Institute of British Architects says: “This year’s auction was a wonderful celebration of all the visual representations of the built environment from drawing and photography to painting and sculpture. The auction is in its third year and once again the event would not have been a success without the support from sponsors and each participant taking time to create artwork for the benefit of those in need of sustainable shelter.”

Robin Cross, Article 25’s CEO says: “Auction funds from 10×10 will be absolutely crucial in enabling us to start up much needed new projects this year. To us, the £90,000 raised is far more than just money, it means being able to work with vulnerable communities for an additional 20 months, bringing the skills and knowledge of our architects, engineers and construction professionals to places experiencing extreme poverty, where they are needed the most.”

Article 25 will be using all proceeds from the sale of artwork to design and build best practice Street Children’s Centres, helping to get thousands of Africa’s most vulnerable children off the streets permanently and reconnecting them with their families or foster families.

10x10 Drawing the City London event
photo from Article 25

These Street Children’s Centres will be designed together with the children so that they genuinely meet their needs and create the best possible environment for rehabilitation. The Centres will provide them with places to sleep, medical support, counselling and help in reengaging with education or training. Article 25 plans to launch the first of these innovative Centres in Kenya and Ghana, producing a prototype design that can be replicated throughout the continent.

Article 25 is an innovative charity with design, drawing and architecture at its very heart. For further information about the UK’s leading architectural and construction aid charity, Article 25, please visit http://www.article-25.org/

31 Oct + 16 Sep 2013

10 x 10 Drawing the City Artwork

10×10 Drawing the City London Artwork – images now released

World-renowned artists, architects and designers have taken part in the 10×10 Drawing the City London, helping to raise funds for the UK’s leading architectural and construction aid charity, Article 25.

A section of London was divided into a 10×10 grid with each of the 100 squares allocated to a prominent architect, designer or an artist. Using any medium available, they created 100 pieces of art, capturing the unique, the extra-ordinary, the unnoticed and the ever changing city of London.

The artwork created is due to go on display to the public from 21 to 28 November at 1 Granary Square, London, N1C 4AA. Visitors will then have the opportunity to bid for selected pieces by attending a special charity live auction event on the 28 November. Preliminary bids can also be made online by visiting http://www.10x10london.com/category/auction/2013/

Image by Laurie Chetwood – The Barbican:
Laurie Chetwood 10x10
“The area formed part of the walls of Londinium (Barbican is from the Latin Barbecana meaning fortified outpost or tower). The site was used as a burial ground during Anglo-Saxon times, later becoming a Jewish cemetery and finally an un-consecrated burial ground for non-conformists.
In the 17th century the City fathers refused permission for theatrical productions within the City. As the Barbican lay outside the walls it became the centre for amateur theatricals and entertainment, alongside a warren of slum housing and impoverished dwellings.
The site was destroyed by German bombs during WWII, brutally revealing much of the area’s history.The present-day development commenced in 1958, taking 20 years to complete, and is Europe’s largest arts centre. The picture shows The Barbican as a graveyard – the residential towers as tombstones. Contemporary dancers perform whilst being watched by ghost-like figures of evacuees who lived there and were never to return”.

Image by Chris Choa:
Chris Choa 10x10
Chris Choa studied drawing and printmaking at Yale. An architect and urban planner, he loves cities and leads the urban development studio for AECOM.

Image by Roger FitzGerald – Brick Lane:
Roger FitzGerald 10x10
“I have tried to capture Brick Lane, full of colour and life: the restaurants and food stalls, multiple signs, adhoc street music, tempting smells, the bustle of people. As well as acrylic paint and black ink, the painting incorporates a collage of discarded menus, bags, cutlery, tickets, labels, the cover and extracts from Monica Ali’s book “Brick Lane”, and remnants of a palette knife which broke whilst creating the painting, and the blade used to create the painting – included to represent the sharp edginess of the place.”

Image by Patricia Woodward:
Patricia Woodward 10x10
“This southern extremity of Hackney changed its face completely as a result of the second world war and reconstruction in the 1950’s to 1970’s. It now retains its own character, and the flats and houses have scale, footprint, pattern and detail quite separate and different from both its own past and the nearby design and commercial centre of Shoreditch. This watercolour painting picks out some of that pattern, colour and material, some of it diffused by frosted glass balconies, and that of buildings opposite reflected in its large windows”.

Patrick Tyberghein – Hoxton, Fairchild House, Pitfield Council Estate:
Patrick Tyberghein 10x10
“Having wandered around the estate for several hours in search of inspiration on a particularly grey September Saturday, Fairchild House appeared in all its red brick bulkiness, displaying the elaborate treatment of its Northern elevation. It was this architectural game where the access deck oscillates between opening out and closing in that captured my attention and inspired me to create this composition. With a random selection of curved balcony details I have attempted to reveal the abstract essence of the building.”

Tim Makower – Dalston Square:
Tim Makower 10x10
“I am on a mission; to look down on this year’s 10×10 grid from Barratt’s Dalston Square. They are sponsoring the event for Article 25 and doing this drawing binds their regeneration work around town into the personal views of myself and 99 others across the grid; coming together to make a ‘collective snapshot’ of the city; a moment in time. It is a good view from the tallest tower. The deep cut of the railway leads the eye South, just beginning to veer East as the City rises. Trains move like toys and the bridge seems to hover over the cutting. It is a brown grey patchwork but one red light and one yellow for sale sign shine out. Green tree cushions billow like clouds amongst the blocks of De Beauvoir Town; rising like froth towards the wooded horizon far away.”

Image by Simon Gazzard:
Simon Gazzard 10x10

16 Sep 2013

10 x 10 Drawing the City exhibition & auction

Architects, designers and artists gather in East London to raise money for charity

16th September 2013 – This weekend saw world-renowned artists, architects and designers taking part in the 10×10 Drawing the City London weekend, helping to raise funds for the UK’s leading architectural and construction aid charity, Article 25.

A section of London was divided into a 10×10 grid with each of the 100 squares allocated to a prominent architect, designer or an artist. Entitled ‘Where the Bow Bells Chime’, after the notion that to be a true East Londoner you must be born within earshot of the Bow Bells in St-Mary-le-Bow church, this year’s 10×10 drawing weekend took in areas such as Hoxton, Shoreditch and the Barbican.

Image by Eric Parry:
Eric Parry 10x10

The artwork created is due to go on display to the public from 21 to 28 November at 1 Granary Square, London. Visitors will then have the opportunity to bid for selected pieces by attending a special charity live auction event on the 28 November.

Architects Sir Terry Farrell, Eva Jiricna, Zaha Hadid, Pierce Gough, Lord Richard Rogers, TV broadcaster Jonathan Foyle and branding guru Steve Edge were among those creating unique pieces of art, capturing the extraordinary, the unnoticed and the ever-changing City of London.

Tim Makower, Principal of Makower Architects and creator of the original 10×10 concept, comments; “10×10 is about connecting people and places together – making a collective snapshot of the city and celebrating its diversity. But it is also about connecting affluent London with parts of the World with dire and immediate needs. These are the places where Article 25’s projects are happening around the World, partly thanks to the funds raised from 10×10. It is exciting that, having done the City and the West End in the last two years, 10×10 has now gone East. I am sure the drawings produced will be a rich tapestry, just like that part of London.”

Roger FitzGerald, Chair of ADP Architecture firm comments: “ADP has supported Article 25 for many years because it does such brilliant work. 10×10 is a really clever idea. I particularly enjoy the fact that I’m just a small part of a wider group, and the process of discovering, exploring and representing your own square is very exciting.”

Christopher Choa, Principal at AECOM, comments: “We commit ourselves to drawing the city. We give our best; the engagement creates value not just for others but for ourselves. In many ways, it’s a metaphor for the mission of Article 25.”

Oliver Barratt, Sculptor, adds: “The reason I am taking part in 10 x 10 is because it gives a chance to engage with the poetic serendipity of the city. The collision of the material, urban, structured environment with the strangely unexpected. Cities are hiding places of the modern imagination and 10 x 10 gives me a chance to explore its fragmented wonder.”

The 10×10 charity auction helps to raise funds for Article 25. All proceeds of the sale of the artwork will go to Article 25’s Street Children Centres.

For further information about the exhibition or auction please visit www.10x10london.com.

28 Aug 2013

10×10 : Drawing the City Event

10 x 10 Drawing the City exhibition & auction

Celebrated architects, designers and artists create unique pieces of art for 10×10: Drawing the City London exhibition and auction

28th August 2013 – Article 25, the UK’s leading architectural and construction aid charity, brings together world renowned artists, architects and designers to produce original artwork for a high profile auction and exhibition held in late November.

Image by Laurie Chetwood:
10x10

As part of the 10×10 Drawing Weekend taking place on 14th and 15th September, a section of London will be divided into a 10×10 grid with each of the 100 squares allocated to a prominent architect, designer or an artist. Using any medium available, they will create 100 pieces of art, capturing the unique, the extra-ordinary, the unnoticed and the ever changing city of London.

One of the participants is Sir Terry Farrell CBE, the UK’s leading architect planner, who has completed many award-winning buildings and masterplans including Embankment Place and The Home Office Headquarters as well as millennium projects such as The Deep in Hull and Centre for Life in Newcastle. Throughout his career, he has championed urban planning and helped shape government policy on key issues.

Also capturing the city of London will be Dr Jonathan Foyle, a historian and television broadcaster best known for presenting a number of television series on architecture and history, including “Climbing Great Buildings’ for BBC2 and “The King’s Lost Bed” on BBC4. He also writes on architectural themes for the Financial Times and his book on Canterbury Cathedral was published this year by Scala.

These are just a few of the 100 artists, designers, architects and public figures helping to raise funds for Article 25. This year, Article 25 will be using all proceeds from the sale of artwork to design and build best practice Street Children’s Centres, helping to get thousands of Africa’s most vulnerable children off the streets permanently and reconnecting them with their families or foster families.

Image by Norman Ackroyd:
10x10

These Street Children’s Centres will be designed together with the children so that they genuinely meet their needs and create the best possible environment for rehabilitation. The Centres will provide them with places to sleep, medical support, counselling and help in reengaging with education or training. Article 25 plans to launch the first of these innovative Centres in Kenya and Ghana, producing a prototype design that can be replicated throughout the continent.

Maxwell Hutchinson, founder of Article 25, broadcaster, architect and former past president of the Royal Institute of British Architects says: “Article 25 is an innovative charity with design, drawing and architecture at its very heart. This is the third year of its 10×10 event which celebrates all the visual representations of the built environment – whether it be drawing, photography, painting or sculpture. As in previous years, an array of well-known architects and artists will once again offer their skills and support for the benefit of those in need of sustainable shelter”.

10×10: Drawing the City London exhibition and auction – Background Information

About 10×10 Drawing the City

‘10×10: Drawing the City London’ is an annual cultural event where a grid of 100 squares is laid over a particular area of London. This year the project will focus on East London, an area encompassing striking and innovative examples of architecture, both traditional and modern. Each participant is then allocated a square and creates an original artwork inspired by the buildings and public space within it.

The artworks will be displayed in an exhibition in November 2013, with visitors being given the opportunity to bid in an open electronic auction. The culmination of the exhibition will be a live auction of selected pieces by Sotheby’s at 1 Granary Square on 28th November. All the proceeds of the auction go to Article 25, one of the few international charities involved in the built environment.

www.10x10london.com

About Article 25

Article 25 is a UK registered charity named after the 25th Article of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, which demonstrates that adequate shelter and housing are fundamental to our human rights. We are a team of specialists who design and construct buildings, providing schools, homes, health facilities and childcare centres wherever there is disaster, poverty or need. We offer essential expertise to aid agencies, charities, community organisations, and NGOs in order to facilitate and execute their built projects on the ground. We have worked with Save the Children, the Red Cross, UN Habitat, Muslim Aid, Merlin and many others.

In just 5 years we have undertaken more than 50 projects in 20 countries, and have provided shelter and education to an estimated 15,000 people, most of whom are vulnerable children. Our volunteer database is over 600 strong and growing. We aim to provide more than structures, ensuring that our buildings and the process of construction effectively enhance livelihoods, build capacity, and add value to the economy by using local labour and materials. Our key value is in making donor funds go much further by providing bigger and better buildings that last longer, and have a more sustainable design. We believe that there should never be a life or livelihood lost for the want of the built solution that will serve or preserve it. We deliver more than a building, realising the vital role of built environment solutions in enabling the fulfilment of universal human rights.

www.article25.org

10×10 Article 25 Event

Selected images from previous years:

Colin Stansfield Smith:
10x10

Lord Norman Foster:
10x10

Mark Cazalet:
10x10

Peter Murray:
10x10

10×10: Drawing the City London exhibition and auction images / information from Article 25


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Monthly Reports by Article 25

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Article 25 School Buildings
Article 25 School Buildings

Article 25 Buildings
Article 25 School

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