Huge array of work on show as Art for Cure bids to raise £100k for charity

'Mick and Aston' by Gered Mankowitz - one of the works at this weekend's Art for Cure. Picture: GERE

'Mick and Aston' by Gered Mankowitz - one of the works at this weekend's Art for Cure. Picture: GERED MANKOWITZ/BOWSTIR LTD/ART FOR CURE 2018/ATLAS GALLERY LONDON - Credit: Archant

Art lovers from all over the country will visit Suffolk this weekend for the latest exhibition of a project which has so far raised £300,000 to help those suffering from breast cancer.

Art for Cure is returning to Glemham Hall from Saturday to Monday with a wide range of art work on show – and for sale – including fine art, sculpture and photography from dozens of artists, including some of the country’s greatest and boldest new talent.

The event is expected to attract around 10,000 visitors over the three days and organisers are hoping it will raise more than £100,000 for breast cancer care and leading-edge research.

A spokeswoman for the event said: “Since our first exhibition in 2014 Art For Cure has raised £300,000 through the sales of art and sculpture.

“When a purchase of an artwork or sculpture is made a proportion (50% for a painting, print or photograph and 30% for a sculpture) will go directly to our charity.

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“Art For Cure contributes to vital national research projects via Breast Cancer Now (the UK’s leading breast cancer charity) as well as supporting selected services for those diagnosed with breast cancer, here in East Anglia.”

The event will include a silent auction of canvasses donated from every artist, and huge scale and highly collectable work inspired by the travels of Claudia Legge, Bowie photography from the estate of the late Brian Duffy and Rolling Stones chic captured by internationally renowned Gered Mankowitz.

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New for 2018 is BLUE DOT, a showcase gallery for new and emerging talent curated by Phoebe Pryor, while fine artists include Sara Johnson’s inspired abstract watercolours; Catherine Richardson’s monumental paintings of everyday moments; the sublime organic forms of Matt Maddocks’ outdoor sculpture; and the humane depictions of the human form in bronze by John O’Connor.

These together with signature works by Maggi Hambling, Henrietta Dubrey, and the eponymous coastal gulls from Suffolk favourite Jason Gathorne Hardy will all be available to buy.

Other attractions include Peter Harrison cooking up a Middle Eastern feast, a colleague of Banksy showing how graffiti can inform and inspire, and an online auction of WOW Experiences.

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