Art exhibition launches to raise funds for World Vision's coronavirus appeal


More than 150 celebrated artists have united to raise funds for World Vision's coronavirus response.

Drawn Together, curated by the gallery Unit London, launches today. It celebrates the return to a simpler life during lockdown and a new-found appreciation of helping and togetherness.

The exhibition runs from 11 June to 19 July and aims to raise more than £50,000 for World Vision's and Medecins Sans Frontières’ coronavirus appeals.

The coronavirus pandemic has forced many of us to slow down and focus on the basics. These prominent artists have tapped into their newly found need for simplicity, to celebrate the most rudimentary of artistic processes – that of pencil and paper.

We are proud to be supporting World Vision as a key charity partner for our Drawn Together exhibition because of its global outlook and commitment to supporting the most vulnerable in society, at a time when it is most needed. We hope that the funds we raise for the charity can make a meaningful difference in saving and protecting vulnerable lives in the face of this terrible pandemic.

- Unit London co-founder, Joe Kennedy

World Vision is working with the UN and governments to combat the coronavirus outbreak. The charity's frontline workers are providing soap, running water and safety advice to vulnerable communities, as well as training and supporting healthcare workers and providing PPE so they can safely carry out their work. They are also helping children who have lost their parents or carers, supporting remote learning and providing food for families in lockdown.

We are grateful that Unit London chose to raise funds for our vital work. In these hard times, it is essential for us to work together to support those who are most vulnerable, especially children. We’re fighting this deadly virus now and we’ll be helping communities across the world recover from the damage it causes for years to come.

- World Vision UK's director of public engagement, Graeme Newton

World Vision’s coronavirus programme will reach 72 million people across the globe in more than 70 countries including Iraq, Syria, Brazil, Afghanistan, and the DRC.

Drawn Together runs from 11th June - 19th July 2020. Head to theunitldn.com to see the full exhibition.

To donate to World Vision's coronavirus appeal, click here.

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