After another great year, Healys LLP, a leading law firm, with offices in London and Brighton held an informal Autumn drinks reception to thank many of their long standing clients and supporters.
The event was held at Pub Du Vin in Ship Street, Brighton on Thursday 2nd of November. In attendance, was a mixture of friendly faces from businesses in Brighton and Hove, Sussex, London and many parts of the South East which created a real buzz and high energy in the room.
At the event Healys was offering a piece of Brighton’s artistic heritage for the price of a raffle ticket, with the proceeds of £1,820 going to support local charity Team Domenica. Healys has also agreed to offer a work placement for one of Team Domenica’s candidates.
The work inspired by the i360 has been donated by Peter Spence, its creator, and Bailey Contemporary Arts as top prize in a draw to be held at Healy’s autumn party on Nov 2.
The painting was seen by thousands of visitors to the Brighton Festival in May this year. It also features 360 contributions from members of the public.
The substantial piece, which is three metres wide and one metre high, stood outside Bailey Contemporary Arts gallery on Kings Road Arches, next to the i360, for the duration of the festival.
Passers-by were invited to paint a small section on its canvas, which is presented as a triptych (a work on three panels hinged together) as part of a community art project entitled ‘MAY i paint 360’.
Frederique Bailey, founder of Bailey Contemporary Arts, said: “This is a remarkable piece of community art, and the response when we had it displayed for contributions was amazing. The youngest person painting a section was aged just three and the oldest 97.
“This work represents community art at its best, using a particular technique through the talent of Peter Spence that ensures every contribution has resulted in something high quality, original and fascinating.”
Dino Skinner, Managing Partner of Healys, said: “We’re delighted to be able to use our autumn party, which will be attended by many of Brighton’s business leaders, to raise money for Team Domenica with such a generous prize. Team Domenica does wonderful work training and providing worthwhile job opportunities for young people.”
The winner of the artwork donated it to the I360.