Liverpool FC-inspired Mackenzie Thorpe painting raises £25,000 at The Children's Charity Ball - The Guide Liverpool

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Liverpool FC-inspired Mackenzie Thorpe painting raises £25,000 at The Children’s Charity Ball

28/11/2019

World-renowned artist Mackenzie Thorpe’s iconic Shankly Gates painting helped raise £25,000 for the Variety charity at The Children’s Charity Ball at Thornton Hall on Saturday.


Producing 15 hand-embellished, limited edition prints of his Liverpool-FC inspired print, depicting a father and son, stood in front of the famous Shankly Gates at Anfield; the proceeds from the artist’s donation will now go towards the purchase of a Variety minibus for Hilbre School in West Kirby.

Raising an incredible £190,000 in total on the night; other auction prizes included Champions League final tickets, a private dinner with Jamie Carragher at Thornton Hall and a meet and greet package for four people at the Dancing on Ice final.

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Every piece in the exclusive collection is unique, with the artist putting his own individual stamp on the pieces, adding a special personalised touch to this emotive image.

At last years event, Mackenzie’s You’re My World prints raised £28,000.

One of the biggest-selling British artists of the last 30 years, Mackenzie Thorpe’s work is rooted in authenticity, embodied in emotional expression and always carries a message of hope.

Mackenzie’s journey has taken him from the shipyards of Middlesbrough to internationally-acclaimed artist, and his working-class roots in the north of England inspire his atmospheric and poignant pictures.

Mackenzie Thorpe said: “The symbolism of the gates with those iconic ‘You’ll Never Walk Alone’ words above them, says everything there is to be said about this great city; it seems to me that the people of Liverpool never walk alone, the area is all about community, family, football and humour and I tried to capture a bit of these values, in the piece.

“It is such a worthy cause and a great example of a community going that extra mile and supporting its young people. I am so proud to be involved again.”

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