Art & Culture
Mr Anthony Bailey, OBE, GCSS, is Chairman of Eligo International Limited and Executive Chairman of Anthony Bailey Limited.
Anthony Bailey has a keen interest in education issues and holds several roles in both the secondary and higher education sector in Britain.
Since 1988, Anthony Bailey has held numerous roles which aim to foster greater inter-religious understanding between the followers of all faiths.
Anthony Bailey is active in promoting the charitable aims and fundraising needs for numerous charitable organisations across Britain and the wider international community.
Painting & Patronage was founded by HRH Prince Khalid Al-Faisal, Governor of Makkah Province. In 2005 the King of Saudi Arabia granted his High Patronage over the Programme. Between 1999-2012 Anthony served as Special Counsel to HRH Prince Khalid Al-Faisal.
Among the core activities of Painting & Patronage are community outreach programmes, summer schools for amateur and professional artists, painting and photographic exhibitions and a postgraduate scholarship programme. International programmes have taken place under the joint patronage of The President of Montenegro, The President of the Portuguese Republic and HRH The Prince of Wales.
In 2010 Painting & Patronage launched its 10th anniversary programme in London in partnership with The Prince’s School of Traditional Arts Activities included summer schools and workshops in Burnley, Lancashire and Greater London. Previous Painting & Patronage programmes have taken place in Abha, Jeddah, Riyadh, Sintra, Lisbon, Podgorica and London.
Since 1999, Anthony has acted as a consultant to numerous other art and cultural programmes held in Europe, North Africa and the Middle East. These have included the British Libary’s Sacred exhibition, Russia’s Red Square Invites festival, and the London and Riyadh Painting & Patronage art exhibitions.
In 2009 he was appointed to the Board of the Waterford Museum of Treasures in Ireland.
In 2012 Anthony was appointed as Co-Chair of Portrait of Our Queen – a national schools competition to celebrate the Diamond Jubilee of HM Queen Elizabeth II.