Art For Cure exhibition returns to Glemham Hall with expanded line-up

Dot Kuzniar - Peacock 2017. Art for Cure exhibition at Glemham Hall. Photo: Art For Cure

Dot Kuzniar - Peacock 2017. Art for Cure exhibition at Glemham Hall. Photo: Art For Cure - Credit: Archant

Art For Cure, the art exhibition raising money for cancer research, is back with a bang, once again taking over Glemham Hall. Arts Editor Andrew Clarke spoke to curator and founder Belinda Gray about the new additions to this year’s show

Caroline Swiderska - Perched 2017. Art For Cure exhibition at Glemham Hall. Photo: Art For Cure

Caroline Swiderska - Perched 2017. Art For Cure exhibition at Glemham Hall. Photo: Art For Cure - Credit: Archant

Some of the UK’s greatest contemporary artists are being brought together for a stunning Art For Cure exhibition at Glemham Hall to raise money for breast cancer research.

Curator Belinda Gray has spent the best part of a year pulling together works from both established and emerging artists and will be creating a spectacular sculpture park and art exhibition at the stately home.

This year the exhibition will feature works from 93 artists, including, for the first time, limited edition contemporary and classic photography prints. There will also be a Blue Dot pop-up exhibition space where works from young professional artists will be for sale as well as a selection of Wow experiences which will be available to be bid for online.

The Art For Cure team at Glemham Hall. Photo: Art For Cure

The Art For Cure team at Glemham Hall. Photo: Art For Cure - Credit: Archant

“The new Blue Dot showcase gallery, for new and emerging talent, has been curated by Phoebe Pryor within the historic walled squash court in the gardens of the Hall, a stylish backdrop to dynamic and contemporary two and three dimensional work including large scale printed brass and steel panels reflecting on coastal stories from Royal College graduate Elizabeth Hayley.”


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Iconic photography will share space alongside striking contemporary work, including huge scale and highly collectable work inspired by the travels of Claudia Legge, classic Bowie photography from the estate of the late, great Brian Duffy and Rolling Stones chic captured by internationally renowned Gered Mankowitz.

There will also be an auction of secret mini-canvases donated by many of the exhibiting artists.

Michael Flint Barge-and-Cows. Art for Cure exhibition at Glemham Hall. Photo: Art For Cure

Michael Flint Barge-and-Cows. Art for Cure exhibition at Glemham Hall. Photo: Art For Cure - Credit: Archant

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In the last four years Art For Cure has raised £301,000 which has been donated to, principally, Suffolk-based cancer trusts and research projects.

Belinda said: “Art For Cure stages one of the most exciting and successful art and sculpture exhibitions in the country; raising money for breast cancer research and supporting breast cancer services here in East Anglia.

“This year fifty percent of exhibiting artists are going to be new and it will be the largest selection of work shown for sale so far. There is so much art to enjoy and buy and all work sold will generate a huge commission to the Art for Cure charity, making an enormous difference to the lives and prospects of the 1 in 8 women in the UK facing this illness head on with strength and determination both here in in East Anglia and nationwide.”

Andrew Kay Five Deer, Glemham. Art for Cure exhibition at Glemham Hall. Photo: Art For Cure

Andrew Kay Five Deer, Glemham. Art for Cure exhibition at Glemham Hall. Photo: Art For Cure - Credit: Archant

Art For Cure at Glemham Hall runs from May 5th - 7th 2018. Entry by donation.

Glemham Hall Highlights:

Michael Speller - Harmony (Water) 2017. Art For Cure exhibition at Glemham Hall. Photo: Art For Cure

Michael Speller - Harmony (Water) 2017. Art For Cure exhibition at Glemham Hall. Photo: Art For Cure - Credit: Archant

Sarah Baddon Price: After graduating from Winchester School of ART, Sarah has worked as a freelance artist from bases in London, Edinburgh and Suffolk. Sarah has exhibited wildly through mixed and solo shows in these locations and others. The art of Sarah Price Baddon is centred around colour and composition. Recent years has seen a move from abstract to more figurative work linking abstraction and the emotional reflections on her life around which much of Sarah’s work is based.

Henrietta Dubrey: Henrietta is an eminent, national abstract painter living in Cornwall. She studied at the Wimbledon School of Art, graduating in 1989, followed by postgraduate study at the Royal Academy 1989-92. Her work is generally described as abstract with autobiographical deconstructions and reconstructions of life. She has been a committed contributor to Art For Cure exhibitions.

Michael Flint: Michael is an award winning artist working in oils, acrylic, watercolour and pastels and an experienced printmaker who has exhibited widely in both Europe and the UK. His work is in private collections worldwide. Michael’s preferred printmaking medium is etching. Some of his recent work has been inspired by the pictorial graffiti found carved in medieval churches and in Orford Castle, near to his home on the Suffolk coast.

Eliza Southwood Cyclists. Art For Cure exhibition at Glemham Hall. Photo: Art For Cure

Eliza Southwood Cyclists. Art For Cure exhibition at Glemham Hall. Photo: Art For Cure - Credit: Archant

David Riches: David was born in 1959. He studied graphic design at Norwich School of Art. For 18 years he and his business partner Martin ran the successful design practice, Visible Edge, in the City of London. He now divides his time between Saffron Walden in Essex and Walberswick in Suffolk, where he paints both people and landscapes from life.

Eliza Southwood: Eliza is a former architect, studied at Glasgow School of Art and is now a full time artist, specialising in printmaking, painting and illustration; her most common prints are her cyclist artwork which are inspired by the Tour de France. She is now based in London, England. Some of her recent clients include Rapha, Magma, Bloomsbury, Laurence King Publishing, Sustrans and the V&A Museum. Eliza exhibits regularly at the Affordable Art Fair.

Caroline Swiderska: Before turning her creative energy towards sculpture, Caroline set up Lindsell & Hadlee Designs, specialising in styling shops, windows, exhibitions and parties in Europe. Clients included Tiffany & Co., Alfred Dunhill, Joseph, Bulgari and Berry Bros. & Rudd. Caroline has also worked on numerous private houses. Her love of art allows her to create pieces that have a sense of fun.

Michael Speller: Twenty years ago Michael sold his successful business to attend The Chelsea College of Arts. Since then, Michael’s career has gained momentum and respect; his work is now collected and shown worldwide. His distinctive, elongated figures attempt to find a rhythm and balance, reflecting and realising their imperfections and counterbalancing with positivity and support.

Rupert Till: Rupert will celebrate 25 years creating his unique wire sculptures in 2018. The internationally award winning sculptor will be exhibiting three new sculptures at The Art For Cure Exhibition. Till’s sculptures of animals in bronze, copper and steel wire are designed to integrate perfectly into a garden space.

Dot Kuzniar: Dot Kuzniar’s sculptures have been informed by her experience and continued practice as an artist and blacksmith. Using traditional forging and metalworking techniques, she intends to magnify elements of movement, pattern, colour and texture found in the natural world that inspire her and aims to integrate the crossover of creative practice with the elegance and technique of decorative craft.

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