Choose Love! The London art gallery raising money for refugee projects

Leontia Gallery is raising money and awareness to help refugee projects around the world by auctioning original artworks and limited edition prints from its collection of international artists. 100% of profits from these sales will go to support our partners around the world.

The private art gallery has hosted many successful pop-up exhibitions throughout London and has firmly established itself amongst the edgy face of the Art world, with an impressive selection of high-profile artists and clients.

Alex Gallagher - 1st edition“Choose Love really conveyed the message of what we are trying to do. This year has been a shock to the system and many of us have felt isolated and helpless, our lives have been turned upside down and it really allowed us to gain perspective; this is the reality for displaced people everyday.”

– Owner and curator of the Gallery, Leontia Reilly.

 Transition of Hope and Steven Quinns Original collage, Mother Earth.The online auction will run from October 21st until Tuesday 27th of October. It will feature seven artworks over seven days from seven different artists and bidding is online via www.leontiagallery.com.

Catalogues are available to view on the gallery’s website and anyone interested in bidding on an exclusive piece can log on to Instagram to view the artworks, or by visiting the gallery’s website throughout the day to place a bid. Bids start at £100 for prints and £300 for originals. Artworks for the auction have been specifically made by the artists for the charity or have been hand selected by the curators, making this a wonderful opportunity to buy a unique artwork to support a really important cause.

Artists include:

​Magnus Gjoen​, an international artist whose collectors include Kate Moss and the Duke and Duchess of Sussex. Gjoen will be donating one of his newest pieces for the auction.

Lauren Baker​, an international artist ​whose large-scale installations have been commissioned throughout the UK and the as far as the middle east, described as “highly collectable” by M&C Saatchi. Lauren Baker has made an edition especially for the auction, the edition is from her “Choose Love” neon work.

Lee Ellis, ​a British multi-media ​artist​ based in Bristol will be donating a large original painting for the charity with an estimate of £2,500 Roberto Voorbij​ is donating his newest edition “Flora” a multimedia piece. Roberto is a Dutch conceptual artist.

Steven Quinn​, Belfast born artist who has worked alongside Damien Hirst is auctioning off an original collage. His work often combines his own photography with cut-outs from vintage magazines, he plays with imagery to create often apocalyptic, sometimes humorous narratives.

Carne Griffiths​ is donating a stunning new original piece, prints will be available to purchase after the auction with profits going to Help The Refugees. Alexandra Gallagher​ will be donating a stunning first edition of her piece ‘Transition Of Hope’ Alexandra is an award-winning artist whose work has been featured on Grand designs.

The auction runs from ​October 21st until Tuesday 27th of October, each piece will be auctioned daily from 10am-7pm, for a catalogue and timings please contact info@leontiagallery.com or visit www.leontiagallery.com.

Header image: Lauren Baker ‘Choose Love’. Other images: Alexandra Gallagher ‘Transition of Hope’, Steven Quinn ‘Mother Earth’.