Quentin Blake has generously donated 10 original artworks to support Screen South’s Accentuate programme, each arwork made during the Covid-19 lockdown. Quentin was filmed making these original 'tri-coloured' portraits in oil pastel for Instagram's #isolationartschool in March 2020.
Works will be sold for a set price of £200 each, with a new one posted at different times each day on the Screen South Instagram account: https://www.instagram.com/screen.south/ selling on a 'first come, first served' basis.
All proceeds from sales will go directly to Accentuate, Screen South’s pioneering programme that supports D/deaf, disabled and neurodiverse artists, curators and filmmakers.
Esther Fox Head of Accentuate said “We are delighted that Sir Quentin has so kindly given works in support of the Accentuate programme. This is very much in the spirit of generosity and support that has been the ethos behind Artist Support Pledge. Accentuate is proud to provide ground breaking arts and heritage opportunities for D/deaf and disabled people, shining a light on their talents and expertise. This time of isolation also highlights the experiences many D/deaf and disabled people face on a regular basis. Accentuate strives to change this marginalisation by putting D/deaf and disabled artists, curators and filmmakers front and centre. This generous donation by Sir Quentin will ensure we can continue this mission”.