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Natasha Jade Nepal relief auction
Artist and Hackney Downs Studios resident Natasha Jade auctions painting to raise funds to aid the relief efforts after the recent earthquake disaster in Nepal.
A couple of weeks back, we received an e-mail from Heartspace studio resident Natasha Jade, informing us that she was about to start an auction to sell one of her paintings. We offered a helping hand and after finding out more about the project, we made sure to make an extra big noise about it!
Two years ago Natasha spent six months in Nepal, volunteering, studying yoga and painting. During her time in the country she sketched the great Maju Deval temple in Kathmandu since destroyed by the recent 7.8 magnitude earthquake. Upon returning to London, Natasha created a large oil painting of the temple, which she auctioned to raise funds for the Save the Children Nepal Earthquake appeal.
In just 7 days Natasha managed to raise £670 for the appeal, through word of mouth, support from local artists, our studios and press. When we asked her how she felt about the auction she revealed "I am thrilled that my painting has managed to help those most in need." We'd like to personally thank all the residents who helped spread the word online and to the Hackney Gazette who wrote a great article about it in the local paper...