Sweet Nothings

– Forays into fabulous philanthropy

Art for StarlightWhen it comes to choosing which of my soon-to-be-world-famous works of art to display on her walls, my Mummy is like the proverbial kid in a candy store. So I shudder to think what a menagerie of mummies will be like when they meet up at the Art for Starlight do at the Saatchi Gallery.

Watch out, Damien. Tracey, be terrified.

My work will be framed and hanging on the walls. At the Saatchi Gallery, darling. Finally, the recognition I’ve been craving!

We’ll be congregating and creating at Maggie & Rose on 4 July. Suitably inspired by the works of American artist Kent Christensen and his obsession with all things candy (it’s important we chose a role model we could identify with, you understand) we’ll be laying some sweet lines (on paper). 

All works will then be professionally framed and exhibited at the Saatchi at the end of the Summer, and sold with proceeds going to support the Starlight Foundation.

Sounds like a sweet deal.

Can you sweet-talk your mummy into letting you join me?

What Moi says:

A (Maggie and) Rose by any other name would surely smell as sweet.

Maggie & Rose Art for Starlight is a unique new children’s project. In workshops over the summer, they will create artworks to be sold to support the work of the Starlight Children’s Foundation, a national charity which grants the wishes of a lifetime for seriously or terminally ill children giving the whole family happy memories to share and cherish, whatever the future holds. Over 70% of Starlight wish children go on to get better. Starlight grants 500 wishes a year and is hoping that with the funds generated through the Art for Starlight project it will be able increase its wish granting capacity by 20% -that’s 100 more wishes next year.

The Creative Confectioners Art Workshop for 2 – 4 year olds will be held on Saturday 4 July from 2-4pm at Maggie and Rose. The cost is £45 per child with all proceeds going to Starlight. The private view will take place at Saatchi Gallery on Saturday 26 September, followed by an evening party and auction of lovely lots including a one-off Rocking Horse decorated by Vivienne Westwood and a specially designed Starlight Porsche 911GT3.

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