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    Causing Artists for Great Causes

  • Silent Auction

    The quilt 'Hope' and photographs by Giles Duley will feature in our silent auction

    'HOPE' made in Hampshire by Syrian refugees, 2017

    A sewing class was launched 6 months ago to teach women skills that they could use to generate income to provide for their families.

    Weekly meet-ups provide a 'community' which is welcoming and supportive. The women benefit from spending time out of the house, meeting with new friends, sharing with others in a similar situation, hearing English spoken and practicing their language skills. The atmosphere is warm and there are always smiles and laughter. They have expressed that the sewing class is the' highlight' of their week.

    Together they have worked on a' crazy' patchwork blocks assembled to form a stunning quilt.

    The title is ' HOPE' - bright colours in the patchwork emerging from the dark surround, symbolising the hope that these refugees have.

    It can be used as a bed quilt, a' throw' or would make an eye catching wall hanging. A casing can easily be attached to the reverse to allow for insertion of a hanging pole.

    There will be a silent auction on the evening of 18th May at 33 Art Sale

    • 40 patchwork squares, made by the Syrian women
    • Dimensions c. 85" x 55" i.e 220cm x 140cm
    • Background colour is dark navy
    • An embroidered label is attached to the back of the quilt stating 'HOPE' - Made in Hampshire by Syrian refugees 2017
    • Photograph above in 'Gallery'

    Giles Duley


    Giles Duley was born in 1971 in London. After 10 years as an editorial photographer in the fashion and music industries in both the US and Europe, Duley now focuses his work on humanitarian projects. Working with well respected charities such as Medecins Sans Frontiers, IOM and UNHCR to highlight lesser-known stories deserving of public attention and action. Although documenting challenging, and at times, horrific situations, Duley captures the strength of those who fight their adversity rather than succumb. His photographs draw the viewer to the subject, creating intimacy and empathy for lives differing from ours only in circumstance.

    In 2011, whilst on patrol with 75th Cavalry Regiment, United States Army in Afghanistan, Duley stepped on an improvised explosive device (IED). He was severely injured, losing both legs and an arm.

    He is now back working.

    His work has been exhibited and published worldwide in many respected publications including Vogue, GQ, Esquire, Rolling Stone, Sunday Times, The Observer and New Statesman.

    In 2010 he was nominated for an Amnesty International Media Award and was a winner at the Prix de Paris in 2010 & 2012.

    His self-portrait was selected for the 2012 Taylor Wessing Exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery.

    Please see 'Gallery' above for Giles Duley's photographs;

    Hand in hand and Shamah


  • Artist of the Day

    To find out more please come to our sale on May 18th...

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    Hazel Mountford

    Hazel's work takes inspiration from current issues concerning the natural world, her main area of interest being the competition for space between humans and animals and between animal species. The shifting relationship creates a constantly evolving intricate jigsaw which she finds fascinating. She uses various different shaped surfaces to paint on. The panel shapes carefully combined with considered composition are used to convey meaning. In 2009 she was winner of the BBC Wildlife Artist of the Year- British Mammals and in 2016 was shortlisted for the David Shepherd Wildlife Artist of the Year.

  • Artists List

    Here we are...


    Alex Rennie - Alison Crowther - Anita Gellatly - Bessie Millar - Borko Petrovic - Cara Wassenberg - Chloe Robertson - Chris Gilbert - Chris Levine - Claire Robinson - Dushan Junackov - Edward Fairbairn - Elia Aryanus - Emily Crookshank - Emma Levine - Emma Thistleton - Gavin Mitchell - Giles Duley - Harriet Hoult - Harriet Porter - Hazel Mountford - Helen Sill - Henrietta Stuart - James Kelman - Jane Wachman - Jeremy Dickinson - Jeremy Farmer - Jeremy May - What Katie Drew - Kayleigh Marshall - Lawrie Hutcheon - Layla Andrews - Lucy Storrs - Ludmilla Boswell - Mary Herdman - Mat Kemp - Michael Wallner - Patrick Gibbs - Philippa Page - Rory Lindsay - Sian Jones - Sophie Tea - Thomas Doran - Tim Goffe - Two Circles Design

  • Who We Are

    The background...


    I am passionate about art and committed to making a difference. So when my sister-in-law, Jules Thistleton, with a group of friends, set up the Rural Refugee Network (RRN) it presented the perfect opportunity for me to put this into action. Jules gathered an incredible RRN team and I gathered an incredible art team, enrolled many fabulous artists to take part and together, on one evening in June, we turned a home into an exhibition and in 3 hours took over £30,000 in sales raising over £10,000 for RRN. That money will settle a minimum of 20 refugees, families, children, teachers, photographers, fellow humans with hopes and dreams just like you and me. This year we have 47 artists, outstanding art, something for everyone, have a look for yourself here! Please come and support us on the night.

    Thank you

    Emma Thistleton

  • What We Do

    33 Art Sale is all about community; raising the profile of emerging artists

    whilst making a social difference to the biggest humanitarian crisis of our time.

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    Rural Refugee Network

    The Rural Refugee Network is a UK registered charity set up in 2015 in response to the refugee crisis. We work to source accommodation in the UK for refugee families as well as seeking foster carers and supported lodging accommodation for unaccompanied children so that we are able to help save lives.
    We also work directly with families and children who arrive to help make resettlement and community integration effective and we aim to help our families work towards independence within 18 months - where this is achievable.
    We also aim to share learnings with and from teams across the UK in order to help a greater number of refugees resettle into the UK more quickly and with greater efficacy.
    If you'd like to contact us directly you can reach us at hello@ruralrefugeenetwork.org or via Facebook group Rural Refugee Network.

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  • Sponsors

    Donations have been kindly made by the following..

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    Jacksons Stops and Staff

    Their Midhurst based team is a blend of Applicant Managers, who carefully marry committed buyers with the right properties, and an experienced Sales Team, who conduct accurate Market Appraisals and carry important transactions safely over the line. To receive any property or land related advice, please call 01730 812357 or email midhurst@jackson-stops.co.uk


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    Rory Lindsay

    Rory Lindsay is a freelance commercial, corporate, social and editorial photographer based in London, recently shortlisted for Portrait Photographer of the Year by Digital Photographer magazine.
    Rory is the photographer for our event this year and is taking part in the sale, check out his 'Disco Flowers' series which was created especially.

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    Wimbledon Studio Frames

    Jon Jackson is a creative picture framer based in Wimbledon, South West London, within Wimbledon Art Studios. He is an expert framer that ensures artwork is displayed at its best, the frame harmonising with both the art it surrounds, and also within its environment.


    Jon works closely with James Kelman, they hung our exhibition last year and are again very generously giving their time to do so this year.



    T: 07904 779658
    E: jon@wimbledonstudioframes.com

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