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E.G.P runs for Refuge

| Art, Free events, Special Events, Sport | 29/10/2013

Rachel Rom

Getting museum artworks on your walls while supporting victims of domestic violence has been made possible by Galerie E.G.P!

Galerie E.G.P is a Paris based contemporary art gallery founded in 2009 by Reine Okuliar and Lydie Ullmann and opened the doors to its London office in 2013. Like the rest of us E.G.P’s team was staggered when during the month of October alone, Amanda Hutton’s trial and Keanu William’s death shocked the UK whilst France was outraged at the disappearance and death of five-year-old Fiona. However with 2 women a week being killed in the UK alone due to domestic violence, this is clearly just the tip of the iceberg. Galerie E.G.P felt the urge to do its part to raise awareness about this issue.

This is how the team and the artists have come together and decided to support Refuge, a charitable organization which gives much needed support to victims of domestic abuse. Since 1971, Refuge has led the campaign against domestic violence and has grown to become the country’s largest single provider of specialist domestic violence services. On any given day they support over 2,000 women and children.

E.G.P set a challenge for itself: how to raise funds for Refuge and awareness to the cause but in a way that will inspire all London art lovers (and beyond)?

The team will take part in the Royal Parks 10k in Hyde Park on January 19th, 2014. This may appear to be a fairly traditional charity run, however do not be fooled! Go to www.egprunsforrefuge.com, chose the team member you want to support and the amount you wish to contribute and receive one of the fantastic artworks which our artists have donated for this occasion! 50% of the proceeds are going to Refuge up until the date of the race.

OLIVER BRAGG

The gallery represents a group of international artists who work within a wide range of media from performance to photography.  These award-winning artists have exhibited or performed worldwide. You may have come across Igor Josifov at the MoMA in New York or Andy Flett at the Science Museum in London. If not, you may have attended the ceremony by which Oliver Bragg received the ARTE/cutlog prize in Paris or entered his post-apocalyptic hut during ART13 London. The list is not exhaustive since many other countries and cities would have to be cited.

Igor Josifov

Not only will you be contributing to a truly worthy cause but you’ll also be able hang quality artworks by award-winning artists on your wall!

Visit www.egprunsforrefuge.com. Support from £10 !

You can follow #EGPruns on Twitter and find out more about the artists on www.artegp.com

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