The Big Heart Auction

The Big Heart Auction is an online charity auction in aid of children’s hospice, Chestnut Tree House as well as Brighton Dome and Brighton Festival’s Umbrella Club which provides live art experiences for life-limited children.

Featuring 200 donated artworks from local, national and celebrity artists, illustrators and photographers, you can see selected artworks at St Mary in the Castle for a limited time, 21-23 June and then the complete catalogue at Brighton Dome 1-5 July.

One highlight for 2016 is ‘The Art Bird’ by the immensely popular Sussex-based children’s illustrator Sir Quentin Blake. Sir Quentin says, “I am delighted to donate The Art Bird painting to Chestnut Tree House for their Big Heart auction. As a children’s book illustrator I’m particularly pleased to be able to support this wonderful children’s charity in this way and I hope that my contribution will enable them to continue their invaluable support for so many families.” The eBay auction begins on 1 July and ends on 10 July. For more info and to see the incredible range of artwork up for grabs this year visit:

St Mary in the Castle, 21-23 June, opening hours 1–5pm on 21st, 10am-5pm on 22nd-23rd
Brighton Dome, 1-5 July, open 10am – 5pm


Hastings Arts Forum
20 Marine Court,
St Leonards on Sea
TN38 0DX
+44 (0) 1424 201636

Hastings Arts Forum Ltd is a charity registered in England and Wales Number 1142575

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