Celebrate 25 Years of Childline

BT, supported by Heart, is celebrating 25 years of Childline with the launch of an extraordinary open-air art exhibition in London this summer.

The BT ArtBox project has seen leading artists transform 85 full-size replicas of Gilbert Scott’s iconic red telephone boxes into stunning artworks which are currently being placed throughout the city between the 18th June and 16th of July.

Heart have been given two of these boxes (pictured below with Heart's Neil Bentley and Esther Rantzen of Childline), so look out for them!

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The creative talents involved include architect Zaha Hadid, fashion designers Giles Deacon, Zandra Rhodes, Julien Macdonald, artists Rob & Nick Carter, Ryan Callanan, Martyn Ware, sculptor David Mach RA, interior designer Nina Campbell and the Swarovski box designed by Sir Peter Blake.

A selection of BT ArtBoxes are on display at landmark locations including Covent Garden, St.Pancras Station, Carnaby Street, Bond Street, Park Lane, outside Big Ben and in Hyde Park.

  • Interact with the TweetBox via twitter
  • Scope out the Childrens‘ Bookshop with hand-painted novels
  • Learn about the Indian folk art which inspired Rangoli K6
  • Reflect upon the serious issues of childhood loneliness and neglect with Peekaboo by Cosmo Sarson.

On 18th July, selected BT ArtBoxes will be auctioned off at a VIP Gala Auction hosted by Sotheby’s at the National Portrait Gallery. All other BT ArtBoxes will be available to buy online via an e-bay auction open to the general public.

To get involved and for a full list of BT ArtBox artists and locations,
please visit the BT Artbox website