Barnardos at Battersea Spring

9 - 12 March 2017

Barnardos at the Battersea Affordable Art Fair

Barnardos will be selling a print of Smoke and Mirrors 4 at the Battersea Affordable Art Fair.  The print production has been kindly donated by Bayeux Imaging.

8 – 12 March 2017

Stand E3

Charity Preview Evening – 8th March 2017

The venue address is Battersea Evolution, Battersea Park, London SW11 4NW


Artists and designers donate work to help vulnerable children get creative through Barnardo’s

Leading artists and celebrities have donated new work to help support the UK’s most vulnerable children and families through Barnardo’s, charity partner at this year’s Affordable Art Fair in Battersea Park.

Among the artwork on sale at the Barnardo’s stand will be an original sketch by fashion designer Sir Bruce Oldfield, the charity’s Vice President, along with prints by photographic artists David Stewart and Ellie Davies, a picture by celebrity portrait photographer Cambridge Jones, limited edition posters by graphic artist Anthony Burrill, a piece by German sculptor Volker Kuhn and paintings by the artists Andrew Hood, Brendan Mogg and Rachael Read.

All funds raised through the sale of the artwork – and through ticket sales to a Charity Private View evening on March 8 – will support Barnardo’s use of art as a therapeutic technique, helping children and young people deal with a wide range of issues by engaging in the creative process.

Representatives from the children’s charity will give an informal talk about engaging children and young people through art as part of the Sunday Sofa Sessions at the Affordable Art Fair, at 1pm on March 12.

Lynn Gradwell, Director of Barnardo’s in London, said: “Art is a powerful tool that can help deepen a child’s understanding of their own situation and circumstances. By engaging with the artistic process they can be master of their own creation without having to worry about outside control or judgment.

“I’m so grateful to all the artists who have generously donated their work, and to the Affordable Art Fair for making Barnardo’s its charity partner. The funds raised through these sales and the Charity Private View will make a real difference to vulnerable children and young people across the UK, and I hope anyone with an interest in art will consider coming along to show their support.”

Barnardo’s is also planning a self-portrait workshop using mirrors to explore the theme of ‘I am’. Schools and services close to London have been taking part in an art competition in the run-up to the event, with prizes to be presented during the preview evening.

Smoke and Mirrors 4 by Ellie Davies, courtesy of the artist

Teens in waiting room heads down by David Stewart, courtesy of Wren Artists

Lightness of Being III by Volker Kuhn, courtesy of Goodwin Gallery, Hamburg

I am by Rachael Read, courtesy of Edgar Modern, London

January Afternoon by Brendon Mogg, courtesy of Brian Sinfield Gallery, Burford

Avon Gorge by Andrew Hood, courtesy of the artist

Print by Cambridge Jones

Print by Bruce Oldfield

Barnardo’s runs 996 services around the UK and art therapy is used as a tool in many of these services, as part of the therapeutic toolkit for dealing with a wide range of issues experienced by the children and young people we support. All the money we raise from the partnership with the Affordable Art Fair will go towards supporting this work.

Last year 248,000 children, young people and families were supported by Barnardo’s through more than 996 services across the UK, such as young carers, care leavers, foster carers and adoptive parents, training and skills or parenting classes. We work to transform the lives of the UK’s most vulnerable children and every year we help thousands of families to build a better future. But we cannot do it without you. Visit to find out how you can get involved.