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Artworks for auction to raise funds for Aclandy Burghley School's Grade II listed hall renovations

Acland Burghley School’s Secret Art Auction

Bag yourself an impressive art investment while also helping renovate a Grade II listed brutalist local landmark


chool fundraising sales are more commonly known for bargainous cast-offs and cakes, but at Tufnell Park’s Acland Burghley, you might end up with an Anish Kapoor original.

The school’s first Secret Art Auction is currently accepting online bids for postcard-sized artworks donated by a host of friends and associates, from current and former students, to local and internationally acclaimed artists.

The name behind each work will only be revealed when the auction closes on December 21st.

There’s a chance to see each piece up close tomorrow night (Thurs 6th Dec) before placing your bids, when the school’s first ever artist in residence – Turner Prize winner Mark Wallinger, no less – hosts the official launch event.


Take a look at the art here, which includes work by Wallinger himself, alongside Noel Fielding, Ken Loach, Anish Kapoor, Karl Pilkington, Dame Joan Bakewell, Jeff McMillan, Gavin Turk and loads more.

All funds raised go towards transforming the school’s Grade II listed Brutalist assembly hall into a magnificent, modern performance and exhibition space.

Launch event Thurs 6th December, 60:30pm-8pm, free, Acland Burghley School, 93 Burgley Road, NW5. More info here. The auction ends at 12:00 on Friday 21st December 2018

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