Make it Work HK Charity Art Auction: Funds raised to support Hong Kong’s working poor

In December 2021, Make it Work HK was delighted and honoured to collaborate with renowned Hong Kong art gallery, de Sarthe, for the Make It Work HK Charity Art Auction. This event raised funds and awareness for Make It Work programmes with the proceeds of this exclusive art event going directly towards supporting the operations of three centres, helping more of the working poor escape poverty.



Make It Work HK is committed to empowering the working poor by providing tools to help them with employment services, training, and counselling, and to encourage our beneficiaries to engage more with the community. 


Art with a purpose


Hong Kong’s arts and professional community came together to support the event and generously contribute their time, energy, and donations to making it a success. 50 art pieces were donated by local art galleries, universities, and the French International School. These works were exhibited at the de Sarthe Gallery and were able to be bid upon via an online and live auction by the acclaimed auction house, Christies.

A huge thank you must go to all of the contributing artists – their work, talent and support of the working poor made the event possible. A particular highlight of the programme was three outstanding art students who were awarded Most Promising Young Artist, decided by a panel of distinguished art professionals. They were honoured to receive the awards at the Résidence de France by the Consul General of France in Hong Kong and Macau, who recognised the commitment of the students as well as their creative initiative. 



The huge success of our Charity Art Auction event was in huge part thanks to the wonderful partnerships with de Sarthe Gallery, Christies, the Hong Kong Art Gallery Association, ArtAsiaPacific, the Consulate General of France in Hong Kong and Macau, the French Chamber in Hong Kong, the French Chamber Foundation, Hong Kong Baptist University, and the French International School. The generosity of these organisations enables initiatives like Make it Work possible. However, the real heroes of the evening were the people who bid on artworks, and not only got to take home some spectacular art, but have enabled our programmes to continue for another year. 

Make It Work HK is dedicated to continue providing our services to anyone in need. We believe empowering through employment and counselling support can help to not only alleviate sudden need, but provide the foundation for sustainable change. Especially in these difficult times, let us stay strong and to do our best for the community.