The Power of Art

By Kelly Green

As Frieze Art Fair descends upon London, a special charity art auction in Bristol is raising money for garment workers around the world:

A celebration of art will take place across the UK this weekend, with the legendary Frieze Art Fair returning to London’s Regents Park and bringing with it a series of talks, events and exhibitions of contemporary art works from 160 galleries around the world. 

Also taking place this weekend is a charity art auction hosted by UK campaign group Labour Behind the Label. The auction, which takes place in Bristol this Saturday 6th October, will raise vital funds for garment industry workers.

Five years after the collapse of the Rana Plaza factory in Dhaka, Bangladesh - one of the worst ever industrial accidents and the world’s worst garment factory disaster - Labour Behind the Label (LBL) continues to campaign for labour rights in the global garment industry. More than 40 artists from around the world, including printmakers, painters and graffiti artists to jewellery makers and upcyclers, have submitted works for the auction - all of which are now available to bid on online to raise money raise money for LBL’s campaign work for a fairer, more decent and transparent supply chain.   

Here are just a few of the incredible works available and the stories behind each piece:

Tickets for the auction event are free and available from Eventbrite. Online bidding has begun, so if you would like to bid for a piece of the art from afar you can do so here.

More information about the auction can be found on the Labour Behind the Label website.

The Power of Art