Canary Wharf is hosting a new art exhibition featuring work by dozens of Ukrainian artists in support of the current conflict in Ukraine. The initiative, UK for Ukraine: Support Through Art, will feature over 200 pieces of art, available to purchase with all proceeds going towards those in need as a result of the crisis.
In association with Global Conferences, two Canary Wharf venues will display a diverse mix of artwork with some pieces directly inspired by the war. Visitors will be able to experience a vibrant palette of Ukrainian culture for free with music performances taking place across the week-long showcase.
All works will be on sale to the public with prices ranging from £100 to £14,000. Proceeds will go to newly founded charity UK for Ukraine which provides first aid supplies, food and clothing for refugees fleeing Ukraine.
The exhibition can be found in the Lobby, One Canada Square (11th – 15th April) and Canada Place Mall -1 (11th – 18thApril), and will sit alongside fundraising points for those able to donate.
As one of Europe’s largest countries with over 65 million Ukrainians living in Ukraine and across the world, the country has a rich cultural history. Many of the artists exhibiting will convey the present war through their works, as well as selling previous works in support for those who remain in Ukraine.
Keith Watson, Public Art Curator at Canary Wharf Group, said: “I am very pleased to be able to offer exhibition space within Canary Wharf to showcase the work of Ukrainian artists living in the UK, to raise vital funds for their cause to help in the terrible struggle of people fleeing the conflict.”
Howard Dawber, Managing Director of Strategy at Canary Wharf Group, said: “It is an honour to host this striking collection of works by a hugely talented group of Ukrainian artists here in Canary Wharf. It’s crucial that we all do what we can to support refugees, and we hope people will be inspired to donate or purchase a piece of art when they visit.”
Canary Wharf’s iconic One Canada Square remains lit up in blue and yellow in support of Ukraine and can be seen across London.
To find out more about Canary Wharf’s UK for Ukraine:Support Through Art exhibition, visit https://canarywharf.com/whats-on/uk-for-ukraine-support-through-art-apr-2022/