13th Annual UPwithART
London's best arty-party silent art auction fundraiser is back as a hybrid event celebrating culture, compassion and community in support of Unity Project for Relief of Homelessness and Museum London!
Online bidding begins Thursday, April 27 at 7pm EST
View the exhibit at Museum London Friday, April 28 - Friday, May 5
Get your tickets to join the live arty-party event on Saturday, May 6, 2023, 6-11pm
Two ticket types available: Supporter Ticket $50 | Premium Ticket $150
Both Tickets include light fare hors d'oeuvres and one entry to the Door Prize draw.
Premium Ticket ALSO includes:
- Drink Ticket
- Exquisite Corpse digital print | $25 Art East Custom Framing Gift Certificate
- Dinner and a Show Draw | One entry to win $100 Gift Certificate to Garlic's of London plus 2 tickets to the Grand Theatre’s 2023 High School Project's Phantom of the Opera
Make an art of doing your part and get your tickets NOW, click here!
Together, arts and social justice make London a vibrant and healthy city.
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Original works donated by a stellar list of local, renowned, emerging, and Unity Project participant artists.
12 mystery artist works conceal mystery bottles of vintage wine, including one very special bottle. Bid on the art you love and all is revealed at auction’s close!
10 contemporary and historical works donated off the walls of notable London and area collectors.
To view the art, click here!
Money Now Donations
A philanthropic frenzy supporting Unity Project! Help outfit our transformed facility and give our housing-outcome focused emergency shelter a fresh start to aid 40 participants including those with medical conditions, couples and people with pets. Help make their stay as comfortable, productive and short as possible. Donate MONEY NOW to help end the experience of homelessness, click here!
The surrealists delighted in courting the unexpected, and the collaborative drawing game they called “Exquisite Corpse” was one of their favourite sports. This year, 12 prominent artists from our community carry the torch into our event by completing four unique exquisite corpse artworks which will be up for bid, while event attendees will have the opportunity to create their own strange and lively metamorphoses.
T-shirt For Sale
'Seeing Double' a T-shirt by Jason McLean. Limited edition, printed to order by Rezonance Printing. To purchase yours, click here!
Your chance to win Tom Benner maquette 'Dolphins', value $6,500. Draw Date: May 6/23 8:05 PM EDT
Buy your tickets now, click here!
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All event ticket holders will be entered to win a 5 course tasting dinner for 8 courtesy of North Moore Catering Co. Valued at $2,000.
Sales End: 05/06/2023 at 8:00 PM EDT
This prize piece is a maquette for the sculpture Harbour Dolphins (1995) which stands in the permanent collection of the Algoma Art Gallery. Tom Benner’s art—sculptures, prints, and paintings— delighted in exuberant form and used a broad array of materials to expand upon issues of the environment, history, and place. He engaged with Canadian identity, celebrated nature, and indicted humanity’s destruction of the wilderness. Benner exhibited across Canada and in the United States over his four decades-long career, and his work is in the public collections of Museum London, McIntosh Gallery;Woodstock Art Gallery;Norfolk Arts Centre;Art Windsor Essex;Art Gallery of Guelph;Art Gallery of Mississauga;Art Gallery of Ontario;Tom Thomson Gallery;Canada Council Art Bank;and more. Tom Benner’s famous aluminum-clad White Rhino (1986) has served as Museum London’s symbol since it first stood watch on its front lawn in 1987. Donated from the Collection of Trojan TechnologiesRead More
Draw Date: 05/06/2023 at 8:05 PM EDT
128 of 485 tickets sold
Sales for this draw have ended
Unity Project for Relief of Homelessness in London
128 / 485 Tickets sold
Draw 1: Tom Benner (Canadian, 1950-2022), "Dolphins", 1991, cold-rolled metal, 30.5 x 86 x 37 cm
T-shirt For Sale
Jason McLean - Seeing Double
A limited edition, printed to order, t-shirt by Jason McLean. 'Seeing Double' is about the growing issue of displacement, and feeling as though every time one steps outside they're watching the homeless population multiply.
To purchase yours, click here!
All event ticket holders will be entered to win:
Dinner for Eight
courtesy of North Moore Catering Co.
Enjoy a fabulous Five Course Tasting Dinner for 8 friends in your home, office or in The Rhino Lounge's private room. Value: $2,000
Ron Benner, David Bobier, Rain Fenek Bloodworth, Derek Boswell, Heather E. Carey, Carole Condé and Karl Beveridge, Sean Couchie, Susan Day, Mary Donlan, Gathie Falk, Hannan Fayad, Andrés Garzon Espitia, Wyn Geleynse, Anahí González, Kelly Greene, Helen Gregory, Jamelie Hassan, Bryan Jesney, Lu Jimenez, Monica Joy, Reilly Knowles, Peter Lebel, Johnnene Maddison, Patrick Mahon, Luanne Martineau, Jason McLean, MEDIAH, David Merritt, Julian Miholics, Kim Moodie, Catherine Morrisey, Olivia Mossuto, Eric Mummery, Sarah Munro, Marilyn Mylrea, Sheri Osden Nault, Christine Negus, Kim Neudorf, Michael Pszczonak, Leslie Putnam, Angie Quick, Thelma Rosner, Jane Roy, Harley Salamanca, Niloufar Salimi, Rima Sater, Gary Spearin, Dauma Stirbyte, Diana Tamblyn, Michael Thompson, Pamela Verdon, Katie Wilhelm, Kim Wilkie, Anna Wilson, Amsa Yaro, Billy Bert Young
From the Collection of...
Muriel Atkinson, In Memory of Ricky - Eric Atkinson (1928-2022)
Flora and Ian Tripp - Tom Benner (1950-2022)
Trojan Technologies - Tom Benner (1950-2022)
Barb and Jens Thielsen - Francis Caprani
Bob and Shelly Siskind - Ghitta Caisermann-Roth (1923–2005)
Gerald Pedros - Duncan de Kergommeaux
The Estate of Stewart Malcolm - Jen Hamilton
Leslie Coates and Bradley Skinner - Al Magrath
Paul van der Werf and Nadia Joseph - Toni Onley (1928–2004)
The former Innuit Gallery - John Rombough
Gift of Museum London - Ed Pien
Making The Scene
Art East Custom Framing
InFocus London Photography
North Moore Catering
Harina of Oa(sis)
Carolyn Bell Farrell
Julie Bevan, Silvia Langer, Alexia Hlynialuk, Ron Holliday, Peter Lebel, Paula Lombardi, Debra Majer, Brian Meehan, David Merritt, Liisa Sheldrick, Diana Tamblyn, Amsa Yaro
Museum London Board
Heather Carey, Trevor Hunter, Tina Kalopisis, Shelley Kopp, Tracy Langelaan, Jon R. Lavkulich, Deborah Lucas, Jennifer Martino, Sarah Padfield, Diana Tamblyn, Robert van der Westen, Michael Wojtak, Victoria Yang
Unity Project Board
Deanna Befus, Amanda Grzyb, Csaba Hegedus, Paula Lombardi, Mike McGregor, Selvin Mejia, Bronagh Morgan, Rick Odegaard, Dirka Prout
Special mention for the many Unity Project and Museum London staff and volunteers who bring UPwithART to life!
Jennifer Slay is a multi-award winning speaker, educator and entrepreneur. She is a graduate of Western, King’s and McMaster Universities. Jennifer has spent two decades speaking, coaching and counseling to support people in achieving the best version of themselves. Most recently she was asked to be the host of a community Television Show called “what’s Up London” after co-producing an award-winning show called “Melanated View”. In December 2022, Jennifer became the Director of Equity, Diversity, Inclusion and Decolonization at King’s University College.
Graham Henderson is the CEO of the London Chamber of Commerce.
"Hope is a solemn duty which we owe alike to ourselves and the world." -- Percy Bysshe Shelley
Thank you to our Sponsors!
Our sponsors make this all possible. They give from the heart of their business, please give them yours!
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Unity Project for Relief of Homelessness in London provides housing-outcome focused emergency shelter, supportive housing and in-home housing stability supports for adults and youth of all genders, with a focus on those with medical conditions, including couples and people with pets. A Housing First approach is embedded throughout Unity Project services as providing housing with supports is proven to rapidly end homelessness, reduce use of public and emergency services, and improve individual quality of life and community integration. Values of respect, cooperation, interdependence and compassion inform our character. Housing outcomes drive our services. We aim to make a stay in our shelter as comfortable, productive and as short as possible — helping all those in our care to end their experience of homelessness, and find stability and belonging in community.
In the heart of Southwestern Ontario, at the forks of the Deshkan Ziibi / Thames River, Museum London sits in a place that has always been a site of convergence, exchange, and interconnection. By activating art and history, Museum London creates deeper understandings of our past, our communities, our place in the world, and the breadth of possibilities that our future holds. Taking our region and its rich cultural, artistic, and historic legacies as a jumping off point, we co-create, reflect, and interpret ideas and stories rooted here, share them widely, and inspire local audiences by bringing relevant artistic ideas from other places home to London. Through exhibitions, our vast collections of art and artifacts, public and educational programs for learners of all ages, and memorable special events, we are building community and nurturing curiosity, creativity, and empathy. Admission to the Museum is free and everyone is welcome!