Boy George, Harry Hill and Dame Zandra Rhodes among 25 artists displaying unique toilet seats in free exhibition for WaterAid

WaterAid has teamed up with Photographer and Director Rankin to present a fabulous collection of unique toilet seats, created by a host of artists, fashion designers and celebrities.

Harry Hill, Pam Hogg, Val Garland, Ozwald Boateng, Martin Parr, Boy George, Dame Zandra Rhodes, Pure Evil and Hayden Kays are among 25 artists who have given the ‘Best Seat in the House’ a special splash of luxury, highlighting how toilets are a luxury denied to 1.7 billion people.

The artworks, which include a golden throne, punk art, seats decorated in beautiful fabric, and a lucky toilet seat, will be displayed at London Southbank’s Oxo Gallery from Friday 4 – Sunday 6 February. They are presented as museum pieces to reflect the inaccessibility of toilets to millions around the world.

The other artists featured are Bambi, Carrie Reichardt, Charlotte Colbert, Chila Burman, Daisy Collingridge, George Morton-Clark, Gina Soden, Haseebah Ali, Jessica Albarn, Joe Sweeney, Laila Majid, Liaqat Rasul, Nettie Wakefield, Roo Dhissou, Seema Mattu and Soozy Lipsey.

One in five people globally have no decent toilet at home, compromising their safety, dignity, and health, with 800 children dying every day from diarrhoeal diseases caused by dirty water and poor sanitation. A third of schools lack these vital facilities, so millions of girls stay at home during their period, holding them back from fulfilling their potential.

As part of WaterAid’s Thirst for Knowledge appeal this winter, the international charity is helping get toilets and clean water to communities in Nepal and many more around the world, helping prevent the spread of deadly diseases, improve education, and transform lives.

The UK government will match public donations made by 15 February 2022 up to £2 million, making double the difference in schools and communities in Nepal, enabling girls to thrive.

To view the ‘Best Seat in the House’ collection online and donate, visit www.wateraid.org/uk/toilet-art

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