One of Britain's leading sculptural artists has donated a wonderful 'Rainbow Brooch' to the charity Islington Mind, with a view to raising much needed funds for their fantastic cause.
Jane Moody from Islington Mind had the pleasure of meeting Andrew on a trip to mid Wales, where he has his own museum dedicated to his art and sculpture.
Jane spoke to him about Islington Mind and asked if he could donate something to their wonderful charity... He said "Yes!"
Andrew then set about creating the 'Rainbow Brooch' which is made of glass and resin, and has a retail value of £400. We'd love you to help us raise as much as possible for Islington Mind in respect of this incredible item.
A message from the artist Andrew Logan, to go with the 'Rainbow Brooch' he has donated
Andrew Logan is one of Britain’s principal sculptural artists. He crosses cultures and embodies artistic fantasy in an unique and unprecedented way. From his early fame amongst London’s fashionable crowd in the 70s he has become an influential contemporary artist of international stature.
He is a contemporary of Zandra Rhodes, Maggi Hambling, David Hockney and the late Derek Jarman. He invented the Alternative Miss World, which celebrates its 50th anniversary this year.
Andrew Logan, wearing the 'Rainbow Brooch'
Islington Mind was established in 1982 to promote the preservation and safeguarding of mental health in the borough. We support the recovery of people with ongoing, complex mental health problems and their carers. Most of their clients face multiple disadvantages including poverty, deprivation, physical health problems and social isolation.
Their Mental Health Recovery Pathway offers structured intervention support including therapy and psychosocial support as well as integrated community support services including opportunities to socialise in a therapeutic environment and access activities and peer support.
Reverse of the Rainbow Brooch, complete with Andrew Logan's signature
Islington Mind provide specialist services for marginalised communities; LGBTQ+ service, Freedom from Fear to Love for asylum seekers, Mother2mother for carers, women's day and LD Together project for people with mental health and learning difficulties.
Their objectives are to provide client lead, immediate access, flexible recovery-oriented community mental-health services that meet local need, and to raise awareness and challenge stigma surrounding mental health issues.
Dawsons are happy to offer our support in taking the brooch to auction with zero seller's fees.
If you are keen to help Islington Mind raise much needed funds, please make a note in your diary...
On the 24th February 2022,
This extraordinary brooch will be going under the hammer within Dawsons' Jewellery, Silver & Watches sale.
Watch this space for more information about the sale, and how you can make a bid.