Norfolk Wildlife Trust Exhibition

A special art exhibition and sale will be held in aid of the Cley Marshes Land Purchase Appeal at the Picturecraft Gallery in Holt, from Friday 7 Wednesday 12 June.The exhibition will be open daily from 9am 5pm, apart from Sunday when the opening hours will be 11am 4pm. If you have any further inquiries please contact Angela Turner on 01263 587292.

This A Team event has been organised by Angela Turner, honorary Vice President of Norfolk Wildlife Trust, and will feature artwork by known artists kindly donated by supporters of NWT.

Lasting for six days only, it will feature a stunning array of artwork for sale from well-known artists including Robert Gillmor, Eddie Goodridge and James McCallum. Also included is photography from Chris Knights and sculpture from Mary Richardson.

The A Team regularly fund raise for NWT and are still accepting donations of artwork: if you have a suitable piece painted by a professional, that you would like to donate to this exhibition and sale, please contact Angela Turner on 01263 587292.

Head of Fundraising at NWT, Nik Khandpur said: We are incredibly grateful to the A Team of fundraisers and Adrian Hill from the Picturecraft Gallery for holding this exhibition.

Not only does it celebrate and promote artwork inspired by wildlife, but all the proceeds from the artwork sold will go towards the on-going Cley Marshes land purchase appeal.

NWT is hoping to raise one million pounds from donations and fundraising events such as this one, in order to purchase a further 143 acres of land adjoining Cley. This is the biggest appeal in the Trust s 86 year history, and would help secure this part of the North Norfolk coast for future generations.

The A Team is a voluntary fundraising group which has over many years raised in the region of 50,000 for NWT, from a range of events including open gardens, apple days, exhibitions and film shows.

In 2010 and 2011, Robert Gillmor, former President of the Society of Wildlife Artists, designed 24 stamps illustrating birds, for Royal Mail s Post and Go service, available in major Post Offices. These stamps, and their First Day Covers, proved very popular with collectors and the stamps soon sold out.

To raise funds for Norfolk Wildlife Trust s Cley Marshes land Purchase Appeal, Robert has done an original coloured drawing on each of the four First Day Covers and these will be for sale at the exhibition.

These are unique and cannot be repeated so will be of particular interest to philatelic collectors, as well as Robert s own followers.

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