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Argent Related art auction raises £1,347 for a new art room at Ferry Lane Primary School
16 December 2020

Argent Related art auction raises £1,347 for a new art room at Ferry Lane Primary School

  • Argent Related has raised over £1,300 for a new art room at Ferry Lane Primary School in Tottenham Hale.
  • The online art auction was open to all employees and featured 20 stand-out pieces created by the Argent Related team, as well as artwork from architects working on the Tottenham Hale development and other Argent Related projects.
  • The online auction was a creative and engaging way to support the local community.

The Argent Related Art Auction closed its sales on Friday 20 November, raising £1,347 to help kit out a new art room at Ferry Lane School in Tottenham. The 20 pieces of auctioned artwork were created by the Argent Related team and architects who have worked on the Tottenham Hale development in North London or other Argent Related projects, including Pollard Thomas Edwards Architects, Allford Hall Monaghan Morris and David Morley Architects. The residential-led scheme is being delivered by Argent Related as part of the wider regeneration of Tottenham Hale.

The artworks varied in style, from traditional landscapes to abstract works, with many of the Argent Related team opting to portray different interpretations of London landmark King’s Cross, a 67-acre site redeveloped by Argent, as well as Argent Related’s Tottenham Hale site.

In addition to the art auction, Ferry Lane Primary School students took part in an art competition over half-term.

Pupils were invited to submit a piece of art around the theme ‘My City’. Four of the most eye-catching pieces were shortlisted by the staff at Ferry Lane Primary School and then put to a vote by Argent Related employees. Samuel in Year 5 was announced as the winner with nearly 50% of the vote. Samuel’s prize includes a fully loaded set of art supplies and his artwork will be framed and take pride of place in Argent Related’s Tottenham Hale sales suite.

Tottenham is one of the most creative areas in London with 1 in 5 residents working in the creative industry with the artists being celebrated and promoted on the new Made by Tottenham website. The talent at Ferry Lane Primary School demonstrates a bright artistic future for the area.

Lisa Rawashdeh, Acting Headteacher at Ferry Lane Primary School said, “Argent Related’s art auction was fantastic and, especially in lockdown, it was a great way to celebrate Tottenham Hale’s community spirit and creativity. Thank you to everyone who bid on the artwork and to the artists. The money raised will go a long way in helping to provide our pupils with a much-needed new art room.”

Alexandra Woolmore, Head of Planning at Argent Related commented, “Tottenham Hale is a truly unique area with a strong creative community. This local context and Ferry Lane Primary School’s vision for their new art space provided the inspiration for the art auction. It has been a privilege to support Ferry Lane Primary School and we can’t wait to see all the wonderful art that the pupils create! We look forward to working closely with other groups and organisations at the heart of the community as the development progresses.”

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