Lot No. 113 Tom Hammick Clearing Etching aquatint and watercolour (unframed) 76cm x 57cm

Deadline this Friday 4th October

See The work HERE

30 artists including Maggi Hambling, Rob Ryan and Terry Duffy have donated art work for an online art auction to raise money for homelessness charity, The Connection at St Martin’s, art room which inspires and helps people move away from the streets.

The online art auction launched on Friday, 27th September and will be live for one week giving members of the public a chance to bid on the collection which includes stunning prints, paintings and photographs. There is something for everyone with bids starting at £20 and all proceeds go to the art room.

Art plays an important role in aiding homeless people’s recovery and improves self-esteem and well-being. Lesley, who attends the art room, explains the benefits it’s had to her life: “I learnt not just about the art, but how to deal with life. I feel part of life now, I don’t feel so alone any more, and more fulfilled.”

Get Bidding, here’s how:


• By Text*: text ‘ART’ to 88850 and follow instructions.

You can then simply text the LOT number and an AMOUNT (GBP) TO 88850
For example 101 250

*texts will be charged at your standard network rate.

• Online: visit www.art.auction-bid.org

The Connection at St Martin’s provides an integrated package of services which help people to cope with the physical crisis of being homeless, and address the underlying issues which may have caused the homelessness and/or arisen from it. We aim to help people rebuild their lives and move as far as possible towards independence.

Our services include:

Street outreach, Day centre services – one for young people 16-25 and one for over 26’s, A night centre, Specialist advice and counselling services, Employment and training programme, Resettlement support, A 16-bed supported housing scheme.

We have a proven track record in making a real difference to the lives of homeless people and in reducing the numbers of people sleeping rough. We also now have a renovated and vastly improved building to support us in our work and to inspire our users to engage and change.

Our unique organisational identity is based on our unswerving commitment to helping homeless people to find their own solutions, resolve their problems and achieve their potential. This is complemented by the combination of our excellent location in central London, our accessibility, our user-led approach, our experienced pool of multi-disciplinary staff and volunteers and our creativity and dedication in helping homeless people to move on in their lives and find routes away from the streets.


About Mark Westall

Mark Westall is the Founder and Editor of FAD magazine, ' A curation of the world’s most interesting culture' [PLUS] Art of Conversation: A tri-annual 'no news paper' AofC - Issue 1 Autumn 2018

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