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Craft meets Art – Viscount Linley hosts the first crafts auction at Christie’s in support of QEST

Viscount Linley is hosting “Where crafts meet art” an auction of British Craftsmanship at Christie’s, King Street, in support of the charity, the Queen Elizabeth Scholarship Trust (QEST) on Monday 10th October 2016.  The auction will feature lots, including everything from a made-to-measure suit of armour to a Perspex grandfather clock.

The proceeds will enable QEST, of which Her Majesty The Queen has recently become Patron, to help other talented craftspeople develop their skills and achieve excellence through education or one-to-one tuition with a master in their specific field.  Many of the lots have been made by QEST’s own alumini, who are among the leading craftspeople in the country.  Viscount Linley, Honorary Chairman, Christie’s EMERI, will be hosting a drinks reception before the auction.

‘As the world’s leading art business, Christie’s is perfectly placed to help QEST bridge the gap between Craft and Art. The auction of this fine collection of contemporary craft, provides a unique opportunity to buy important pieces created by the most talented people in their field. With the money raised, QEST will be able to support other individuals in their pursuit of excellence within craftsmanship and help them become commercially as well as artistically successful. The auction will also illustrate what an important contribution Craft makes to our cultural heritage. It has been an extraordinary privilege to have been involved.’   Nick Farrow, Chairman, QEST.

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