Extinction Rebellion charity art auction works revealed

The Rebel Art Auction will sell off pieces from designers, including Mr Bingo and Michael C Place, to raise awareness and funds for the environmental activist group.

Antony Gormley, Tide, (Carbon and casein on paper)

Extinction Rebellion will hold a charity art auction later this month to raise awareness and funds for their ongoing worldwide environmental campaigns.

Hosted by East London-based design consultancy Accept & Proceed, auction lots at the Rebel Art Auction will include work from the likes of Mr Bingo, Michael C Place, Rob Ryan, Tom Sharp and Jim Sutherland.

Extinction Rebellion stopped the world in its tracks earlier this year, when it encouraged civilians to take a stand against lax attitudes on climate change. Through a number of protests, occupations and marches, the group demanded three things of the UK government: to commit to zero carbon emissions by 2025, to “tell the truth” about climate change, and to establish a citizens’ assembly to watch over progress.

Featured at protests throughout the world were protest graphics, created by a team of in-house artists. Free to download, and characterised by bright colours and bold type, lead graphic designer Clive Russell labelled the graphics as “angry but peaceful” when he spoke to Design Week earlier this year.

“The climate crisis is a subject which unites us”

Now shifting the spotlight, Extinction Rebellion and Accept & Proceed are asking other designers and artists to create work related to the organisation’s climate change data. This will then be sold during and after the event and shared via dedicated social media channels under the hashtag #rebelartauction, with the intention of flooding timelines with the stats.

David Johnston, founder and executive creative director of Accept & Proceed says: “The climate crisis is a subject which unites us. I ask all leaders in the creative sectors to join forces. Unite, take action and amplify our collective power.”

Rebel Art Auction: Bid for the Truth will take place at Accept & Proceed on 13th September.

By Catherine Hyland
By Catherine Hyland
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