On Tuesday 21st June, ART HUB LDN, an art school set up by local artist Adrienne Konviser, hosted its first, exclusive exhibition in aid of bereaved children, young people and their families. The collection on display showcased over 50 pieces of art from 11 local artists. The exhibition, entitled “An Artistic Representation of The Process of Acceptance” welcomed 250 guests in West Hampstead, North London, and raised over £3,000 for Grief Encounter. The art on sale was inspired by the artists personal journey through grief, trauma and mental health struggles, with those that sold on the evening donating a percentage of each sale to Grief Encounter, raising vital funds to support bereaved children and young people.
Set up at home in 2017, ART HUB LDN’s mission is to create a safe, non-judgmental space for both adults and children to come and express themselves through art. Since launch, ART HUB LDN now houses a purpose built studio and welcomes more than 50 adults and 40 children weekly.
“I am so delighted to have been able to use this exhibition to support the incredible work that Grief Encounter do, supporting children, young people and their families through grief and bereavement. Using art to work through the grief and trauma caused by the death of someone close can be hugely beneficial to the individual’s mental health journey, and as ART HUB LDN, I am incredibly proud to be launching this first collection in aid of such an important charity. It has been a long journey for each of us, but it has shown just how powerful the freedom of self-expression can be as a therapeutic tool”, comments Adrienne Konviser, founder of ART HUB LDN.
“We are hugely grateful to Adrienne and ART HUB LDN artists for the incredible funds raised for Grief Encounter, and to the guests who attended, showing support and learning more about the essential work we do. We look forward to working together again in the future.” Said Richard Fogelman, CEO, Grief Encounter.