Drawing The City

Barratt London proudly supports Article 25's annual fundraising auction to provide vital infrastructure and housing to under-developed countries

10x10 Auction

Last night the directors of Barratt London were honoured to be the gold sponsor for Article 25’s flagship fundraising event - 10x10 Drawing The City London – for the third year running.

10x10 raises vital funds for the charity’s work on building projects in some of the world’s most vulnerable communities. The event takes its name from the theoretical grid of 100 squares laid over an area of the city, which this year has The Shard at its centre. Each of the participants is allocated a square of the grid and donates an original artwork inspired by the buildings and public space within their square.

Participants this year include: Lord Norman Foster (Patron of Article 25), Alan Stanton, Angela Brady, Antony Gormley, Celia Birtwell, Chris Wilkinson, Conrad Shawcross, Es Devlin, Eva Jiricna, Ian Ritchie, Ivan Harbour, Ken Shuttleworth, Mark Wallinger, Mary Duggan, Michael Squire, Norman Ackroyd, Paul Williams, Peter Murray, Piers Gough, Rab Bennetts, Lord Richard Rogers, Richard Wilson, Sam Jacob, Sheila O’Donnell, Sir Terry Farrell, Sunand Prasad, Ted Cullinan, Timorous Beasties, Will Alsop, Wolfgang Buttress, Zandra Rhodes and Ted Dwane of Mumford & Sons.

Of the event, Boris Johnson, Mayor of London, said: “Article 25’s 10x10  charity auction is a terrific showcase of London creativity in support of some of the world’s most vulnerable communities. It’s heartening to see leading lights in design and property coming together for such a worthy cause. I hope everyone attending the auction or bidding online will be inspired to dig deep and help make a difference to the lives of people across the globe."

This year’s 10x10 Auction was held at The Shard at an invitation-only event, hosted by Robert Elms of BBC London. The panoramic views from The Shard provided a spectacular backdrop to the display of 100 works of art created by some of the UK’s leading architects, designers and artists. Online bidding ran from Tuesday 4 November to Tuesday 25 November at www.10x10London.com.

Last year the 10x10 Auction raised £90,000 which was used to design and build best practice Street Children’s Centres across Africa. This year Article 25 bettered that with fundraising totalling £115,000, making it their most successful auction to date. The funds raised will be used to support essential healthcare building projects in the developing world.