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Date:April 01, 2016

Diamonds of Art Brut

Burn-outs (and depressions in general) are definitely a big problem in our society but not everybody dares to openly speak about it. That’s why the people from Rotary Club Gent-Prinsenhof have created a project that wants to raise money for and create awareness about people with psychological problems. This project was called Diamonds of Art Brut.

Charity project during which sculptures of psychiatric patients inspired by Nek Chand will be briefly presented and will then be auctioned.

A replica that is just as unique as the original?

The artists who were involved in Diamonds of Art Brut prove that this is possible! They gave their own interpretation to a replica of Boy with Flowerpot, a work by the famous art brut artist Nek Chand. Your collection could not lack such an art-on-art piece. Especially because your purchase means you are contributing to a good cause. The works are being auctioned off and the proceeds will go towards the realisation of projects in various psychiatric clinics.

Rotary International (also known as the Rotary Club) is an international service club whose stated purpose is to bring together business and professional leaders in order to provide humanitarian services, encourage high ethical standards in all vocations, and help build goodwill and peace in the world. It is a secular organization open to all persons regardless of race, colour, creed, religion, gender, or political preference. The Rotary Gent-Prinsenhof holds a yearly auction with art made by both artists and kids. Bidders don’t know which piece of art is made by who.

There are 34,282 clubs and over 1.2 million members worldwide. The members of Rotary Clubs are known as Rotarians. Members usually meet weekly for breakfast, lunch or dinner, which is a social event as well as an opportunity to organize work on their service goals.