Artist CALL OUT: BT Launches Artbox Project Celebrating 25 years of Childline, June & July 2012


BT ArtBox project will see leading artists, designers and creatives transform full-size replicas of iconic Gilbert Scott–designed red telephone box into stunning artworks throughout June and July 2012.
The ArtBoxes will be on display in high-profile locations across the capital.

Artists and creatives who are interested in designing an ArtBox should visit

The National Portrait Gallery will host a gala auction on July 18th where the ArtBoxes will be auctioned to raise money for ChildLine

Participating artists include 2002 Turner prize winner Keith Tyson, Romero Britto and Royal Academician Professor of Sculpture David Mach, along with fashion designers Giles Deacon and Zandra Rhodes.

Esther Rantzen OBE, founder of ChildLine and patron of the BT ArtBox project, said:  
“I’m thrilled that ChildLine’s 25th birthday is to be celebrated by such a unique and inspiring project as BT Artbox. The red phone box is a much loved symbol of British culture and I’m keen to see how the artists involved will create new masterpieces from such an iconic canvas.  It’s fantastic that the proceeds from the sale of the boxes will raise vital funds to support the work of ChildLine, enabling us to help many more children and young people to get comfort, advice and protection when they need it most.”

Sandy Nairne, director of the National Portrait Gallery and patron of the BT ArtBox project, said:
“The Gilbert Scott telephone box is a truly iconic British design, and I’m looking forwards to seeing how artists and designers transform the replica boxes into works of art on London’s streets.”

Artists and creatives who are interested in designing an ArtBox should visit for more information about how to get involved. 
The BT ArtBox project is supported by the Mayor of London, Professor Malcolm Garrett RDI, London & Partners, The May Fair Hotel, Harvey Nichols, The Times and The Sunday Times and borough councils across the capital.

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