Alder Hey Children’s Charity is hosting its first ever art exhibition, Brighter Futures at the Martime Museum.

It showcases the work of celebrated artists who have come together to support our brave young patients.

All works are for sale by online auction until Sunday 13th March - you will need to register to make a bid. 


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We know, based on first-hand experience of our Arts for Health programme, that art and creativity can have a transformative effect on mental health and wellbeing. Funds raised through the art auction will support the Alder Hey Charity 7 in 10 Children’s Mental Health Appeal. The appeal will help to create bright futures for young people by providing bespoke facilities from which Alder Hey can deliver the highest levels of care and support for mental health.

The exhibition has been organised with the help of our Brighter Futures Exhibition Committee. The committee of incredible volunteers has broad expertise in the arts, including professional artists, dealers and curators, and is chaired by Peter Woods Deputy Lieutenant of Merseyside.

This unique exhibition will provide the opportunity to view works by prominent artists including Yoko Ono, Tony Ross and Willy Russell. Brighter Futures has been curated to offer a wide range of valuations, making it accessible to a variety of art lovers and collectors.

In addition, British artist Rachael Howard (see video below) worked with patients at Alder Hey Children’s Hospital to create their own artwork through printmaking. The individual pieces have been interconnected to produce a single striking artwork that will also be sold at auction. This unique opportunity was met with great excitement from the young people involved in the project and they also enjoyed creating their own pieces to keep and take home with them.

Brighter Futures has been made possible thanks to the support of many individuals and organisations. Volunteered time and expertise, as well as generous donations from Savills, Rathbones and Galliford Try has enabled us to organise this unique event. We extend our gratitude to every supporter who has stood by our side throughout our  £3m appeal for children’s mental health.

The exhibition will be held at the Maritime Museum at the Royal Albert Dock, Liverpool, and will be open to the public on Saturday 12th 12-4pm and Sunday 13th March 12-4pm.

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If you have any enquiries about Brighter Futures, please email [email protected]