PopUp Painting events are led by local artists who are experts not just in their trade, but in entertainment and organisational development. Miguel Galue one of the artist on the PopUp Painting team, has been busy raising funds for the Sachibondu Healthcare Clinic.
Miguel was contacted by the in-house Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Team after someone there saw his art work and had the idea to hold some model of drawing sessions to raise money for the Sachibondu Health Clinic in Zambia. The CSR initiative is called HOK Impact – Design Making A Difference, which gets designers and architects to get involved into Charity Events.
Together, Miguel, HOK and Humanscale (Design and Furniture company) joined forces to help realise their vision of a two night, life painting sessions. Which lead to a wonderful gallery night on the 25th August in the Humanscale showrooms in Clerkenwell, showcasing the artwork created in the peoples passion workshop for HOK Impact.
The Sachibondu Health Clinic in Zambia provides a wide range of general health care including tuberculosis, malaria and HIV clinics, and also works hard to increase awareness, testing and education in order to reduce the numbers of new infections. Lessons in food nutrition and cookery are also provided to help families overcome malnutrition and improve child care standards. The current facilities at the Sachibondu Health Centre are of poor quality and limited space, meaning that the Centre struggles to cope with the increasing numbers of patients arriving each day. With a history spanning more than five decades, development and growth of the centre has always been dictated by need.
With the help of HOK, Miguel and Humanscale, all artworks on show were up for sale and all proceeds went towards the Sachibondu Healthcare Clinic. They were able to sell an impressive 6 paintings on the night of the gallery show. Raising awareness and funds for the development of the clinic.
Well done to everybody involved!