APSCo BT ArtBox as part of ChildLines 25th anniversary
APSCo BT ArtBox as part of ChildLine’s 25th anniversary
BT is marking the 25th anniversary of ChildLine with the launch of BT ArtBox: a vast, open-air art exhibition set to take over the capital’s streets this summer. The exhibition will run until 16 July when the ArtBoxes will be auctioned off at a VIP Gala Auction at the National Portrait Gallery. A selection of BT ArtBoxes are on public display at Trafalgar Square for the launch today, after which they will be moved to landmark locations around the capital.
Taking inspiration from the Gilbert Scott-designed original K6 kiosk, over 80 leading talents have re-styled that much-loved icon of British design, the red telephone box. Each BT ArtBox artist has transformed a full-size, fibre-glass replica of the original telephone kiosk, introduced in 1936 to commemorate the Silver Jubilee of the coronation of King George V.
In recognition of APSCo’s incredible support of ChildLine, BT have chosen to dedicate one particular ArtBox plaque to APSCo.
Ann Swain, CEO, APSCo comments: “We are honoured to have an ArtBox dedicated to APSCo’s contribution and I am proud of the generosity our members have shown. As Partners of the NSPCC we will continue to support them and the remarkable work that they do.”
The & lsquo;APSCo ArtBox’ has been designed by Timmy Mallett and will be positioned at Regents Place Plaza, close to Great Portland Street tube (10 Triton St, London NW1 3BF) until 16 July, so do stop by to see it if you have the chance.