Artists for Ukraine

Emergency Exhibition and Art Sale

The fundraiser exhibition and emergency art sale features donations from over 50 international artists as well as from members of the Reading art community. This includes work by Lada Nakonechna, Nikita Kadan, Zhanna Kadyrova, Pavlo Makov, Ukrainian artists who are displaced or currently sheltering from the war zone, as well work by UK based artists including Kaye Donachie, Melanie Jackson, John Russell, students, graduates, and staff from Art.

All funds raised from the art sale will go to support ‘Kuhknia’ (Kitchen) a private network of volunteers who are cooking meals in makeshift kitchens, sourcing medicine and other vital supplies and arranging temporary accommodation in people’s homes and shelters for refugees stranded in Western Ukraine and Kharkiv.  

Co-organisers, Susanne Clausen, Pavlo Kerestey, Uriel Kerestey, Stéphanie Mitchell and Ollie Musson are all Reading-based, and are working together in a personal capacity to raise funds to support the efforts in Ukraine. 

In addition to the art sale, the event will include music, and statements from those affected, and words of solidarity from Mayor Rachel Eden, MP Matt Rodda and Mick Polleck, Ukrainian Community Center.  

Venue: 571 Oxford Road Gallery (Open Hand Open Space), Brock Keep, 571 Oxford Road, Reading, RG30 1HW

Date: Thursday, 24 March 2022 – 31 March

To donate directly please go to the website.

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