With the patronage of HRH The Duchess of Cambridge, The Art Room provides art as therapy to 5-16 year old children who are experiencing emotional and behavioural difficulties.
|Some of the Facetime clocks painted by leading contemporary artists |
- the Chapman Brothers clock (£25,000) is in the middle and Gerald Scarfe's clockface (£1,400) is middle row on the far left
|Left - Yinka Shonibare|
Right - Jan Pienkowski
Working in partnership with the Threadneedle Foundation, The Art Room, a national charity offering art as a therapeutic intervention to children and young people, have invited artists to contribute a clock or original piece of work for this important fundraising exhibition. Painters, sculptors, illustrators, architects and photographers have all contributed to Face Time and many have chosen to produce a clock face which reflects a key element of The Art Room’s methodology and practice.You can see some fantastic pieces in the Facetime catalogue - and at the Mall Galleries until Saturday.
Clocks represent an important part of The Art Room’s own practice: the child’s transformation of regular items such as clocks, aprons and stools can help work towards increasing self esteem, confidence and introduces the children to a sense of empowerment through their own creativity.I have to say I shall remember the exhibition for a while for the unique materials which some artists used - such as
- Cornelia Parker - rattlesnake venom and black ink, anti-venom and white ink
- Jason Schulman - unspecified use of Bank of Engand sealing wax
- Joseph Steele - silk screen paint fired from a Liquid CO2 gas cannon