Article 25 has revealed the first images of artworks by leading architects, artists and designers for the 2017 edition of 10×10 Drawing the City. 10×10 London is Article 25’s flagship fundraising event in support of the charity’s work. The premise is simple: a grid of 100 squares is laid over a chosen London neighbourhood, and participants produce a work of art inspired by one of the squares. On the evening of 20th November 2017, the process will culminate in a special auction to be held, once again at the RIBA.
The neighbourhoods of, and around, Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in Stratford, East London is the piece of city for 10×10 2017. This year’s participants include Anthony Gormley, Angela Brady, David Adjaye, Eric Parry, Ian Ritchie, James Hart Dyke, Peter Murray, Sam Jacob, Zaha Hadid Architects and Tim Gledstone. There will also be art by Burmese artists organised by the Article 25 team in Yangon.
Last year’s 10×10 Brixton event raised over £125,000 to support Article 25, with the money helping to fund the charity’s design and management of sustainable, attractive and resilient buildings for vulnerable communities round the world.
Sunand Prasad PPRIBA, Chair of Article 25 and Senior Partner at Penoyre & Prasad explains:
‘In this, the 7th year of 10×10 London, the spotlight is on the neighbourhood of Stratford and the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. A remarkable aspect of London’s approach to the 2012 Games was a sustained focus on legacy: the legacy not only for the future of this part of London, but the legacy for communities worldwide, through inspiring children and young adults to realise their potential and fulfil their ambitions. This has deep resonance with Article 25’s work with people across many continents, supporting local and global organisations working to improve life chances.
I would like to extend special thanks to our event sponsors Barratt Developments plc, Turkish Ceramics, Frogmore, Overbury, KPF, Art Installation Services, Blackwall Hire, Mischief & Mayhem and Cobra, whose support is invaluable.’
Exhibition and auction: 20 November 2017
Online auction starts 08 November 2017: www.10x10london.com