Three art initiatives for Covid-19 relief

From Martin Parr photographs to a Temperley London backgammon set

Untitled by Martin Parr, donated to Photographs for The Trussell Trust and priced at £100
Untitled by Martin Parr, donated to Photographs for The Trussell Trust and priced at £100

Photographs for The Trussell Trust 

Photographic prints from the likes of Juergen Teller, Martin Parr and Jack Davison are up for sale as part of a fundraiser for The Trussell Trust. UK-based creatives have donated more than 100 prints, priced at £100 each, to the initiative, with 100 per cent of the proceeds going to the charity. The prints are being released in two lots – the first on 27 April and the second on 29 April, and will be available to buy until 6 May. The Trussell Trust, which supports food banks across the UK, is raising money for an extra 534,000 parcels, a 30 per cent increase on this time last year, due to the coronavirus pandemic. photographsforthetrusselltrust.org

Goodman Gallery’s latest fundraising initiative is a series of four artist-designed blankets to raise R2m (about £86,000) for the Witkoppen Health and Welfare Clinic in Johannesburg
Goodman Gallery’s latest fundraising initiative is a series of four artist-designed blankets to raise R2m (about £86,000) for the Witkoppen Health and Welfare Clinic in Johannesburg
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Artist-designed blankets

Goodman Gallery, with locations in Johannesburg, Cape Town and London, has longstanding philanthropic form, having raised R25m (about £1.4m) since 2003 for charities such as Orange Babies and the Red Cross. Its latest fundraising initiative is a series of four artist-designed cotton blankets, which it hopes will raise R2m (about £86,000) for the Witkoppen Health and Welfare Clinic in Johannesburg, with which the gallery entered a long-term partnership last year. Designs include Ghada Amer and Reza Farkhondeh’s graphic, linear portrayal of a kissing couple, Nolan Oswald Dennis’ monochrome mesh of limbs, and Samson Kambalu’s ultra-vibrant geometric design. Each is an edition of 50, priced at £500, and all profits will be donated to the clinic “to assist an already overwhelmed public healthcare system during this time”, says gallery director and owner Liza Essers. goodman-gallery.com

Backgammon-board artist Alexandra Llewellyn is auctioning the artist’s proof of her 2017 collaboration with British brand Temperley London
Backgammon-board artist Alexandra Llewellyn is auctioning the artist’s proof of her 2017 collaboration with British brand Temperley London
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A designer backgammon set

Alexandra Llewellyn has raised the game when it comes to backgammon boards, creating beautifully handcrafted sets emblazoned with floral motifs or art deco-inspired designs. The designer is auctioning the artist’s proof of her 2017 collaboration with British brand Temperley London – a tournament-sized backgammon set decorated with Temperley’s prints and housed in a Macassar ebony box, with weighted turquoise and lapis blue playing pieces. The auction is already underway, with 17 bids taking the price up to £4,250. All proceeds support the NHS. jumblebee.co.uk

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