Bringing the international
art community together

Art of Wishes raises funds to support Make-A-Wish UK, helping bring joy, healing and strength to children battling critical illness at a time when they need it most.

Creating positive moments and cherished memories that have an enduring impact.

Batia Ofer, Art of Wishes founder
“I discovered Make-A-Wish in 2008 not long after losing my sister. have always been passionate about art and the idea for Art of Wishes was born out of that.

I never had any doubt that the artists, gallerists and collectors would want to support us. That said, I am constantly overwhelmed and humbled by the degree to which they do. We would be nowhere without their assistance, but equally, we would not have achieved any of what we have done without the dedicated and indefatigable support of the Art of Wishes committee, all of whom give their time, creativity and energy freely and generously.”

Our Impact

Funds raised
Our History
  • 2008
    While living in Israel, Batia Ofer becomes involved with Make-A-Wish.
  • 2017 Gala
    After working with Make-A-Wish UK, Batia founds Art of Wishes. The first fundraising gala takes place, with an auction featuring works by Tracey Emin, Gillian Wearing and Michael Landy.
    Funds Raised £2.7m
  • 2018 Charity Lunch
    Partnering with online fashion retail giant Net-A-Porter, Art of Wishes holds its first charity lunch. The event, held in the Centre Point building, featured a performance by Tom Odell and is attended by Samantha Cameron and actress Camilla Rutherford.
    Funds Raised £220,000
  • 2019 Gala
    More than 400 guests attend the second Art of Wishes gala at the Royal Horticultural Halls. Artists donating works include Bharti Kher, Joana Vasconcelos and A.R. Penck.
    Funds Raised £1.6m
  • 2020 Print Sale
    Art of Wishes commissions its long-time supporters, British artists Annie Morris and Idris Khan, OBE, to create 100 limited edition prints for an online sale.
    Funds Raised £90,000
  • 2021 Gala
    Taking place at the Natural History Museum, the auction at the gala includes artworks by Georg Baselitz, Jenny Saville and a commissioned NFT by Brendan Dawes.
    Funds Raised £3.5m
  • 2022 Auction
    The renowned Italian jeweller Fabio Salini donates 51 pieces from his personal collection to Art of Wishes, which are auctioned at Sotheby’s.
    Funds Raised £850,000
  • 2022 Charity Lunch
    On the eve of Frieze week in London, Art of Wishes holds its second charity lunch in collaboration with MATCHESFASHION. It features a performance by former wish child Sarina Haggarty.
    Funds Raised £175,000
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Committee Members

Anu Hinduja
Gia de Picciotto
Issy Icoz
Rena Sindi
Sayoko Knight Teitelbaum
Sharon Podrojski
Julia Baumhoff Zaouk
Mariana Herrera Frahm
Anna Zaoui
Emily Goad

Our Team

Batia Ofer
Emma Hinde
Francesca Mauti
Jan Finley