For just £2 per ticket, art lovers can enter Midlands Arts Centre’s Charity Raffle to be in with the chance of winning one of six original artworks created by Sir Grayson Perry, Philippa Perry and renowned celebrities including Joe Wilkinson, Jo Brand, Dame Prue Leith, and Katy Wix.
The celebrity artworks are currently on display as part of the major exhibition Grayson’s Art Club, alongside an original ceramic artwork contributed by Sir Grayson Perry. Inspired by the popular TV series by Channel 4 and Swan Films, the exhibition features over 100 artworks by celebrities, established artists, and members of the public whose works were chosen during season three of the show.
Since opening in Birmingham, Grayson’s Art Club: The Exhibition has welcomed over 30,000 visitors from across the UK to the arts centre, and has been extended due to popular demand until Sun 25 June 2023.
Grayson Perry said:
MAC in Birmingham is the perfect venue for our third Art Club exhibition. I always have a great time in this city and suspect it may be the coolest place in the UK.
MAC is a registered charity that aims to make art accessible to all. 100% of the profits made from this raffle will be reinvested back into the charity, creating life-changing creative opportunities within the local community, supported by the celebrity artists who have kindly donated their artworks.
Raffle tickets may be purchased until 12pm on Thursday 22 June 2023. Winners will be drawn at 12pm on Friday 23 June 2023. Entrants must reside in the UK and be over the age of 18 to participate.
The artworks up for grabs are: Sir Grayson Perry, Claire, 2021. Ceramic sculpture; Philippa Perry, The Future, 2022. Acrylic pour on canvas; Joe Wilkinson, I really want to pick my nose, but I won’t, Acrylic on canvas; Jo Brand, Invisible Women, 2022. Mixed Media; Dame Prue Leith, Jubilation, 2022. Metal, glass and porcelain; Katy Wix, My Thoughts, 2022. Air-drying clay. Plus, additional prizes including a signed exhibition catalogue by Sir Grayson Perry, and Grayson Perry Angel by Birmingham-based artist Helen Lane.
Deborah Kermode, CEO and Artistic Director of MAC, said:
We’re thrilled to announce our Charity Raffle, offering the public a chance to win an original celebrity artwork for just £2. Those lucky enough to win could take home Sir Grayson Perry’s original ceramic sculpture of Claire, Philippa Perry’s breath-taking work The Future, or even Joe Wilkinson’s nose in painting form. All funds raised from the draw will go directly to our arts charity. We are incredibly grateful to all of the artists featured, the celebrities that have donated their works, as well as visitors that have supported us throughout the exhibition.
Grayson’s Art Club: The Exhibition is open until Sun 25 June 2023. Entry is ‘pay what you can’, and tickets are available to book online or at MAC’s Welcome Desk. For more information and to enter, visit: www.macbirmingham.co.uk/event/thecharityraffle.