Inspired by Soane
I found this and thought of you...
Opens 19 May 2015
Works by Christopher Bailey, for Burberry (l) and Jon Snow (r)
Inspired by Soane: I found this and thought of you... sees some of the world's best and most celebrated artists, architects, creatives and fashion designers exhibit original artworks at the Soane.
Fashion designers Manolo Blahnik, Christopher Bailey, and Paul Smith, artists Maggi Hambling and Antony Gormley, architect Zaha Hadid, and presenter Jon Snow are among the 100 personalities that have contributed postcard artworks, inspired by objects from the Museum's collection that are not normally on public display. Over 140 unique, beautiful and highly creative pieces will be shown, in a variety of artistic mediums from paintings, photographs and collages, to sculpture, metalwork and ceramics.
Zaha Hadid ©Zaha Hadid Architects
The exhibition is being held to raise funds for the Museum, with visitors offered the chance to take part in a raffle to win one of the works from the show. The money raised will go towards digitising 18,000 items from Soane's drawings collection, ensuring that they are available online to be accessed by audiences around the world. The Museum has been successful in securing match funding for monies raised, thanks to the generosity of the Leon Levy Foundation - so for every £1 raised the Museum will receive a further £1, up to the first £50,000.
A minimum donation of £350 gives one entry into the draw to win a postcard. However, donations of all sizes will be matched by the Leon Levy Foundation, and will make double the difference in ensuring expanded access to the Museum’s drawings collection.