Art for Cure returns with 2018 fundraising events at Glemham Hall

Visitors at a previous Art for Cure event. Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN

Visitors at a previous Art for Cure event. Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN - Credit: Archant

The charity which raises money to support those with breast cancer will be turning Glemham Hall into a sculpture park as part of its fundraising.

A spokesperson for the charity said: “This year we welcome some of the country’s biggest names and exciting new talents, as the gardens of the historic Glemham Hall, just outside of Woodbridge, are transformed into a sculpture lover’s paradise bursting with work in bronze, glass, willow, steel, wire and stone.”

Artists including Carol Peace, Michael Speller and Beatrice Hoffman will be taking part in the event.

The sculptures will form part of the larger Art for Cure 2018 show which will see huge amounts of well known and up and coming artists showcase and sell work all in the name of charity.

Amongst the work on offer are canvases created by artists showcasing at the event.

Iconic photography, such as pictures of legendary artist David Bowie taken by the late Brian Duffy, will also be up for sale on the day.

They will be joined by pieces of fine art including Sara Johnson’s inspired abstract watercolours and depictions of the human in bronze by John O’Connor.

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Suffolk artists will also be showcasing their work including Jason Gathorne Hardy famed for his coastal gulls.

In addition to many of the well known artists at the event will be a new showcase gallery for emerging talent to be called BLUE DOT.

This exhibition will be held within the historic walled squash court in the Hall’s gardens and includes work from Royal College graduate Elizabeth Hayley.

As well as art food will play an important role in the event.

Chef Peter Harrison will be cooking creating a feast of Middle Eastern food while Lowestoft ice lolly company Lickety Ice have created a special Art for Cure flavour for the event.

A tea tent will also be open to attendees with refreshments provided by Fortnum & Mason.

A colleague of the famous street artist Banksy will be on hand to show those at the event how graffiti can inform and inspire.

The main event will take place from May 5 -7. A private viewing of the pieces on sale has already sold out.