Legal firm Lindsays is helping to promote young artists in support of a mental health charity, as part of the acclaimed Van Gogh Alive exhibition in Edinburgh.
Lindsays is sponsoring a special event on 23 June held by SAMH (Scottish Association for Mental Health) at the Festival Square attraction, part of a wider partnership between the exhibition and SAMH, with which Lindsays has had a close connection for many years.
The event will see artwork created by schoolchildren auctioned in support of SAMH's "We Won’t Wait" campaign, which is targeting immediate action to create the mental health services needed in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Van Gogh’s own many struggles with mental health are well known, but are only now being truly understood.
Lindsays’ chairman Peter Tweedie commented: "We are delighted to be partnering with SAMH to support the work it is doing with the team behind Van Gogh Alive, not just to raise funds to aid the charity’s work, but to highlight important issues surrounding mental health. The auction promises to be a great fundraiser. I’m sure the art will be amazing and the bids generous."
He added: "The coronavirus pandemic has exacerbated issues for some people, so events like this which highlight the support available are vital. To be working alongside one of Scotland’s leading charities as part of this exciting exhibition is a real pleasure."
Van Gogh Alive, a multi-sensory celebration of the artist, runs until 17 July.