Charity percentage: 85% How it works

The Prize

"Beneath My Feet" by Toyah Willcox based on a lyrical poem by the artist.

Dimensions: 8x8 inch canvases inside 30x30cm frames.
Painting on canvas

ART IN A BOX II - PAINT YOUR TORCH SONG is a charity art project featuring original artwork by famous names from the worlds of music, comedy and TV. The participating artists each received a bespoke art box containing all the materials needed to create the painting. The theme for the paintings was 'Torch Songs’ - inspirational songs that we turn to when times are tough and that help guide us out of the dark.

From punk princess to cult stage actress, Toyah Willcox is a uniquely gifted performer and an inextinguishable flame. Charismatic, outspoken and impossible to categorise, she is one of Britain’s beloved household names – an award-winning rock legend as well as a much-loved stage/screen actress and music composer. Toyah has amassed thirteen top 40 singles, recorded twenty-five albums, written two books, appeared in over forty stage plays, acted in over twenty feature films and presented hundreds of television programmes. Toyah released a new studio reworking of her album In The Court Of The Crimson Queen in April 2019 which charted in the UK Top 20 physical albums chart, Top 10 Scottish album chart and overall Top 75 UK album chart.

The Cause

The Campaign Against Living Miserably (CALM) is leading a movement against male suicide – the single biggest killer of men under 45 in the UK. CALM runs a free and confidential helpline and webchat – 7 hours a day, 7 days a week – for anyone who needs to talk about life’s problems, as well as supporting those bereaved by suicide and working in the community to reengage with people before they reach the point of crisis. The charity actively campaigns via the media to spread awareness of suicide and challenge male stereotypes, using cultural touch points like art, music, sport and comedy.

Together for Short lives
Together for Short Lives is the UK’s leading charity for the 49,000 children living with life-limiting conditions. The charity wants to help every child and family living with a life-limiting or life-threatening condition get the very best care and support they can so they can make the most of every moment together. Many of these children have complex conditions and need specialist care 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Together for Short Lives runs a helpline to support families and champions improvements in palliative care, supporting a network of children’s hospices across the UK

Additional Details

  • In condition as donated.
Item #P34531

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