Scottish artists and designers including Iain Faulkner and Gerard Burns have lent their support to Art for Care, a free exhibition and sale of original artwork, jewellery and 3D design, at The Glasgow Art Club from Thursday 4 Saturday - 6 June 2015.
Glasgow artist Iain Faulkner has donated an oil on canvas worth £9,000 to the event which raises money for Marie Curie, the charity which provides care and support to people living with a terminal illness. Now in its second year, the event, sponsored by Tilney BestInvest, was devised by Marie Curie Patron May Storrie CBE in memory of her late husband Donald Storrie. Donald led the Big Build Appeal for the Marie Curie Hospice, Glasgow and sadly died there of pulmonary fibrosis three years ago. May leads a dedicated committee to organise the event comprising artists, art lovers and Marie Curie supporters.
The exhibition will be open to the public between 10am5.30pm across the three days following an official opening by Gerard Burns at a special preview event for invited guests. All the art will be on sale with at least 50% from the sale of each work donated to the charity.
Glasgowborn artist Iain Faulkner who specialises in contemporary figurative painting is currently preparing for an exhibition in Paris at Belair Fine Art, Place des Vosges which opens on 4 June. Iain said: “I am really excited to be part of Art for Care this year and look forward to a tremendous exhibition. I am a long term supporter of Marie Curie and it gives me great pleasure to donate one of my paintings in support of Marie Curie in Scotland.” May Storrie CBE said: “The success of our inaugural Art for Care exhibition in 2014 speaks for itself, resulting in a net donation to Marie Curie of in excess of £36,000. As a committee we were delighted to be able to help fund over 1,300 hours of Marie Curie nursing, provided free of charge to the people of Glasgow and beyond, both in the hospice and through the outreach nurses who care for people in their own homes.”
Glasgowbased artist Katie Littlefield, a member of the organising committee and contributor to the exhibition said: “The exhibition reflects the huge range and skills of artists and designers working in Scotland today. It’s an exciting opportunity to see the incredible artwork in one place, and for free.”
Suzy McIlveen, Marie Curie Partnership Manager, NI & Scotland said: “We’ve been overwhelmed by the generosity of the artists and would like to say a huge thank you to them for supporting the exhibition. The event will raise vital funds to help Marie Curie care for people in Glasgow and the surrounding areas living with a terminal illness.”
Sponsored by Tilney BestInvest, the event is also supported by MAKAR Glasgow Gin, artstore, Love for Diamonds and The Glasgow Art Club.
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Marie Curie is the UK’s leading charity for people with any terminal illness. The charity helps people living with a terminal illness and their families make the most of the time they have together by delivering expert hands-on care, emotional support, research and guidance.
Marie Curie employs more than 2,700 nurses, doctors and other healthcare professionals, and with its nine hospices around the UK including Edinburgh and Glasgow, is the largest provider of hospice beds outside the NHS.
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