ATFC IN THE NEWS
The Jewish Weekly – 31 May 2018
First ever Jewish art fair held in London
On Sunday 27th May Seed hosted the first ever Jewish Art Fair at its Centre in Edgware, giving over 400 people the chance to buy affordable Jewish art. The 38 artists who exhibited their work generously donated 25% of their profits to be split between Seed and the event organisers Arts Therapies for Children – a charity that provides 10 Jewish Primary Schools with qualified and experienced arts therapists in order to help children with emotional or behavioural difficulties.
The artwork on sale included paintings, textiles, etchings, woodcarving, ceramics, glasswork, embroidery, photography, polymer clay, jewellery and mixed media artwork.
One of the attendees said: “I can’t believe how much hidden talent there is in the community!”
Dalia Davis, Director of Operations at Seed said: “It was wonderful to have the opportunity to collaborate with Arts Therapies for Children to put on this memorable event at Seed. The art on display was of a very high calibre and we were pleased to see so many happy customers.”
Tim Anders, CEO of Arts Therapies for Children, said “The response to the art fair was simply overwhelming! I was amazed by the way that the event brought together so many hundreds of people all representing different parts of the Jewish community. Numerous people asked me when we would be putting on the next event, and some artists who had never exhibited in public before we re bowled over by the response to their work. We are now planning our next event, which will be even bigger and better.”