BUDDING ARTISTS WANTED

Do you have latent artistic talent to unleash? Or does a member of your family? If so, you may be interested to hear that London-based gatekeeper Altius Associates is organising a follow-up to the successful art exhibition it oversaw in 2005. Back then, private equity professionals were invited to submit works of art, which their peers took home (see examples above and right). This time the concept is the same, but submissions are being welcomed from family members as well.

This year's event, to be held on 10 September, will be at Mall Galleries in South West London. Altius is hoping that around 250 industry professionals will be present and “in an ideal world, would like to display a similar number of artworks”. Participants are invited to donate up to three pieces. Each ticket-holder will be allocated a random number referring them to a particular work on display which they will then be able to take home with them after the event. Altius reports that over 60 private equity professionals from across the world have already agreed to contribute to the exhibition.

All proceeds from ticket sales and an auction of separate, individually donated lots at the end of the evening will go to three nominated charities: Multiple Sclerosis International Federation; Shelter, the UK-based housing and homelessness charity; and Badge of Honor Memorial Foundation, a US-based charity that supports the families of officers killed in the line of duty.

Altius advises that artists are still being sought and that those wishing to donate a piece should register their details on the “submit details” page of the Altius Art Exhibition website (www.altiusartexhibition.com) or by email (art-exhibition@altiusassociates. com).

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