Charity Auction

It is the Biennale tradition to host a Charity Auction during the opening of the exhibition. Over the years, tens of thousand of pounds have been raised and donated to Rotary International's "End Polio Now" Charity, the Salvation Army and London's Air Ambulance. The charity cheque was presented by the Mayors of Kensington and Chelsea; Councillor Christopher Buckmaster in 2013; Councillor Mrs Maighread Condon-Simmonds in 2015; and Councillor Elizabeth Rutherford in 2017. Artworks by artists such as Andy Warhol, Pietro Annigoni and Jose Van Roy Dali have been presented.

The 2019 edition will have silent auction in which visitors to the Biennale can bid at the venue or online.

The Charities supported by the London Art Biennale

  • London’s Air Ambulance

London’s Air Ambulance is the registered charity that delivers an advanced trauma team by helicopter to critically injured people in London. London's Air Ambulance is a registered charity and the service is funded through charitable donations and corporate donors so they need our help to keep flying and saving lives.

  • Rotary International

For more than 110 years, Rotary has had huge achievements that range from promoting literacy to water supply and medical care in countless places around the world.  Rotary is a driving force for ending Polio on a global level.

  • Kensington & Chelsea Foundation

Kensington & Chelsea is a Borough of extreme contrasts. The foundation support those who are vulnerable including older people, those with disabilities or mental health problems, the homeless, young people struggling to integrate or those suffering from major life changes 


Special thank you to all the organisations that made donations towards the Charity Auction that took place on 29th March 2017 at the Chelsea Old Town Hall:


  • Versace - 183-184 Sloane St, Belgravia, London SW1X 9QP

  • Vivienne Westwood - 430 King's Rd, Chelsea, London SW10 0LJ

  • Chelsea Football Club - Stamford Bridge, Fulham Rd, Fulham, London SW6 1HS

  • Age UK, Chelsea Branch - 1 Thorpe Cl, London W10 5XL

  • Guicciardini Strozzi Princes - Cusona 5, 53037 San Gimignano SI, Italy

  • Gagliardi Gallery - 509 King's Road, Chelsea, London SW10 0TX

  • Dimitri Stefanov Rock Crystal Chandeliers - 517 King's Rd, Chelsea, London SW10 0TX