Thursday, February 11, 2010

Art in Aid of Aids Exhibition 26th & 27th Feb 2010

I have been asked to take part and show some carvings at an exhibition.

I will be displaying 3 pieces locally in Cheltenham at the Gardens Gallery with 25 other local artists. Each artist will be selling pieces and donating a portion of the proceeds to the Emthonjeni Trust.

Emthonjeni Trust is a charity based in Cheltenham, UK, founded in November 2001 by a group of friends who wanted to make a positive contribution to the lives of those living with HIV/AIDS in the Eastern Cape of South Africa, where poverty and unemployment are particularly high. Emthonjeni Trust supports projects run by the Raphael Centre, an award winning HIV / AIDS centre in Grahamstown.

This is a local charity to me and as I work for a charity that aims to better the lives of people in Gloucestershire, getting involved in this event just seemed the natural thing to do.

The exhibition has no set commission fee as each artist will decide how much of the final sale price goes to the charity, ranging from 25% as a minimum up to 100%. I have decided to offer 50% of the final price as my contribution to the charity. That's assuming they will sell.

The exhibition is on the 26th and 27th February and there is no admission fee. Unfortunately I don't have any examples of other work that will be there but I'm told there is a wide range so should suit most peoples tastes.

The three pieces I have tentatively chosen are:

Click on the names of the carvings to take you back to the original posts

Let me know if you have a favourite that should be shown. I have 3 spaces so am limited but I wont finally decide until Thursday night on what I will be showing.

Your comments are welcome and your support at the event even more so (that's assuming you live close enough to attend).

Regards Dave
(Oh, due to the elbow, which was recovering, flaring up again; I am finally off to the quacks to get 'speed patronised' and told to rest the arm......!)


Elizabeth M Rimmer said...

This came at just the right time - I've included it on the new web-site. Good luck with the exhibition, and with the elbow.

Dave Jones said...

Elizabeth, thank you for promoting the exhibition. In regards to the elbow the Dr has referred me to physiotherapy!!

Dave Jones said...

The exhibition went well, didn't sell anything though.