THE Royal family has moved into Sheffield’s Park Hill flats - or so new artwork would have residents believe.
Meersbrook artist Sid Fletcher’s print, called State Dependent Family, shows royals waving from a balcony in the controversial building.
It is being exhibited at the annual Artists for the Red Cross exhibition at the city’s Winter Garden, which runs until tomorrow.
Images of Pulp legend Jarvis Cocker, rural Derbyshire scenes and Sheffield’s ‘cheese grater’ car park by prominent local artists also star in the display. The pieces will then go under the hammer in a silent auction in aid of the Red Cross’ work helping people in crisis.
Sid said: “I am choosing to support the Red Cross because of the aid they provide to our fellow humans, particularly in areas of conflict.
“State Dependent Family is one of the first and perhaps the best known of my all my creations.
“I hope that it catches someone’s eye.”
The silent auction features 10 original pieces of art donated by local artists, including Hazel Lale, Toby Hazel, Aiden Smith, Ladoza, Lynne Wilkinson, Gorima Basu and Nigel Bendle.
Values of the works, which show a variety of different styles and work across many mediums, range from £100 to £700.
Event organiser Max Newton, of the British Red Cross, said: “We are excited about this event and also grateful to all the artists who have donated their works for the Red Cross.
“There is a variety of work on offer, so there is sure to be a canvas for everyone, but be careful not to lose out to a higher bidder.”
n Bids for the auction close tomorrow at 5pm. They can be made at the garden or online at www.redcross.org.uk/artauction