The Art of Communication: Private Viewing in Support of I CAN

More than 50 of I CAN’s closest supporters enjoyed a private preview of an exhibition titled ‘Southern Abstraction’, from leading South African artists on Tuesday 17th January.

The reception, at the Everard Read London gallery in Chelsea was kindly sponsored by Christopher Holder, I CAN Trustee and Chair of the Every Child A Voice appeal, and one of the Directors of the gallery. The wine was generously donated by South African producer De Grendel Wines.

The Every Child A Voice appeal aims to raise £5 million over the next three years to support children up to the age of 19 with communication difficulties.

Christopher Holder said, “Communicating is an art. We are starting with a blank canvas and we then begin to paint a picture to get our message across. With the right tools an artist can create a masterpiece. The same is true with communication. At I CAN, the charity provides children who are struggling to communicate with the right tools to help give every child a voice”.

I CAN support children with long-term, persistent speech, language and communication difficulties and delayed language development. The Every Child A Voice appeal will sustain four of I CAN’s major projects. These projects include pre-school support for two to three year old children and their parents, support for I CAN’s free Enquiry Service, secondary school mentoring and I CAN’s Meath School and Dawn House School – our two specialist schools which support children aged 4 to 19 coping with severe speech, language and communication needs.

The Everard Read I CIRCA group of galleries was established in South Africa in 1913, making it Africa’s oldest commercial gallery. It opened its doors in Chelsea in March 2016 and presents modern and contemporary art from Southern Africa.

The exhibition is open from 20 January – 18 February 2017. To support I CAN’s Every Child A Voice appeal click here.

To view the photo gallery go to Facebook. Photos taken by Joshua Rye’ https://www.instagram.com/jdr_creative/