Austerity Xmas

by Chantal

Really pleased to be one of the artists contributing to WW Gallery’s Austerity Xmas that opens this Friday! Here are the details:

As austerity bites and even Her Majesty scraps the annual Christmas party in a show of restraint, WW Gallery in Hackney is generously helping out your Christmas wallet and the NSPCC, by giving away free art.

And yes, there is a catch. You need to buy one work in order to get one free. Prices range from £10 – £300 and proceeds go to the NSPCC, so that they can be there for more children this Christmas.

For 10 days only (10th – 19th Dec 2010), WW is giving away art worth thousands by some of the hottest contenders on the contemporary art scene. This is a great opportunity to start your collection, give somebody a fantastic Christmas present and change children’s lives.

Over 40 artists have generously donated their works. Many of them have won or been selected for major awards such as the Jerwood, Threadneedle, John Moores, BP and are in major collections such as Deutsche Bank, Saatchi and the V&A. A full list of artists will be posted online, but artworks will be exhibited anonymously, with each artist’s name only revealed at the point of sale.

Chiara Williams, Gallery owner said: “We hope to make as much money as possible for the NSPCC and encourage people to buy art this Christmas, instead of the usual fad commodities. This is a great opportunity to start your collection, give somebody a fantastic Christmas present and change children’s lives.”

Steve Hughes, community fundraising manager said: “We are grateful to WW Gallery for supporting the NSPCC through this fantastic art sale. Not only are they giving the public the chance to pick up original art work at bargain prices, but they’re also supporting young people all over the UK.”


Natasha Bailey, Siobhan Barr, Ingrid Berthon-Moine, Liesel Böckl, Maria Chevska, Lorraine Clarke, Barry Cottrell, Shona Davies, Wendy Elia, Karl England, Oona Grimes, Susie Hamilton, Eleanor Havsteen-Franklin, Sibylle Heil, Sadie Hennessy, Kaori Homma, Marguerite Horner, Phil Illingworth, Valerie Jolly, Evy Jokhova, Jarik Jongman, Liane Lang, Eva Lis, Evi Lemberger, Katherine Lubar, Denise Mahon, Jessica Mallock, Rosanna Manfredi, Enzo Marra, Rob Miller, David Monaghan, Flora Parrott, Toby Poolman, Chantal Powell, Momoko Suzuki, Boa Swindler, Annabel Tilly, Sardine & Tobleroni, Florin Ungureanu, Caroline Walker, Steph Wehowski, Chiara Williams, Jayne Wilton, William Wright…more artists to be confirmed.

For more information please visit WW Gallery or contact Chiara Williams & Debra Wilson at or 07531342128