The UK British- Ghanaian Celebrity Visual Artist – Eugene Ankomah, synonymous for a ‘metamorphorsis-like’ way of producing work with a sought-after art collection will be auctioning a small selection of his artworks at one of the UK’s largest Banks- Standard Chartered, in East London.
The Award-winning globally- recognised Standard Chartered Bank, ’has a history of over 150 years in the UK. It has been listed on the London Stock Exchange since 1969 and is currently a top 20 FTSE company and among the top five largest banks by market capitalisation.’ (Standard Chartered)
Located in the City of London, with a considerable presence in Africa with offices in 13 countries including: Ghana, Nigeria, Kenya, Cameroon and South Africa, the SCB’s European headquarters in East London had previously had its Client Meeting Suite re-designed in-order to not only reflect its mostly Asia-Pacific and African operations, but to also put emphasis on its historic roots.
The re-designing project led by Pringle Brandon Architects, involved discussions with an Asia Feng Shui Specialist, where great efforts were also made to research and purchase additional antique artwork, sculpture, furniture and artefacts sourced from around the world. The result is a less corporate approach with the new meeting suite incorporating the Bank’s collection of art and historic artefacts.
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The private Auction will be held in-order to help raise funds for the Salmon Youth Centre charity in Bermondsey, South London (which is one of the largest Youth Centre establishments in Europe) and where Ankomah is currently taking up his Artist Residency.
Ankomah will be auctioning a small selection of his artworks from his private collection along with some pieces he has produced specifically with the young people from Salmon Youth Centre.
The event will be taking place at the Standard Chartered Bank on Thursday 9th September from 6pm-9pm.
Which is anticipating an attendance by some very distinguished guests, VIPs and Executives from the Banking world as well as Directors and Youth Co-ordinators from Salmon Youth Centre.