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Re-Work It – The Art Room & Threadneedle Foundation Partner with Selfridges | Emma Alcock

Emma has been asked, along with key creatives, such as Sebastian Conran, Lulu Guinness, David Linley and Nicky Haslam, to re-work a Ernest Race BA2 chair as part of an instillation to be suspended from Selfridges atrium ceiling. The project has been curated by Fair & Co and is in aid of The Art Room charity which offers art as therapy to young children in schools. Since 2012, HRH The Duchess of Cambridge has been the charity’s Royal Patron. The chairs will be auctioned by online auctioneers Paddle8, going live online on 22 May 2015 and culminating in a live auction in Selfridges on 9th June 2015.

Emma will also be running a workshop in Selfridges on 11th May 2015 – for more information contact The Art Room.

“It’s always an honour to help in anyway I can for The Art Room. I have painted my chair to reflect the stillness of time when sitting in contemplation. For me at least, this is when art is created. Perhaps in a moment of stillness we can try to understand the sense of isolation and fear that some children feel in their lives. We can then appreciate the difference art can make to them when it is experienced in a safe environment, where they can express themselves freely amongst people they trust.”
(Emma Alcock April 15)

22nd May – 9th June 2015, Selfridges

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Emma’s Chair ‘Stillness’
Oil on gesso