During this crisis it is easy to acknowledge that working from home and lockdown can and does cause stress and hardship of varying levels. Imagine then what it must mean for those who have no home or those for whom home is an unsafe space.
Covid-19 takes no hostages and right now the charities Crisis and Refuge are working hard to support the people in our society who have no home and who are the victims of domestic abuse, for whom this virus has made their situations so much worse.
Artist Sian Bonnell, Artist/Printer Charlie Meecham and Producer Tracy Marshall - members of arts collective TRACE - have harnessed the energy, generosity and goodwill of their photography friends & colleagues to produce an online art fair offering affordable work by international photographers in aid of the two charities.
The work - donated by 50+ artists as varied as Martin Parr, Helen Sear, Hannah Starkey, Sian Davey, Peter Mitchell, Daniel Meadows, Susan Derges, Edmund Clark, Julia Fullerton-Batten, Jem Southam, Brian Griffin, Vanessa Winship, George Georgiou, Jillian Edelstein, Judy Harrison, Tom Hunter, Joy Gregory, Tish Murtha, Clare Strand, Nigel Shafran, Ken Grant and many more will be available to order from the 30th of April for a limited period of 4 weeks via this dedicated website.
Each A4 print will be printed on Innova Cotton Rag and sold for £50 plus postage/packing and proceeds will go to the two charities; Crisis who work directly with those experiencing homelessness to provide vital help and support to rebuild lives, and Refuge who support more than 6,000 clients daily, helping them rebuild their lives and overcome many different forms of violence and abuse.
This campaign has been endorsed by both charities. Further information on each and the services they provide can be found at: