Celebrities and artists raise money for Wiltshire forest school

Celebrities and artists raise money for Wiltshire forest school

Celebrities and renowned artists are taking part in a Secret Postcard Sale at Messum’s Wiltshire – a contemporary art space in Tisbury.

Charles Church, Royal favourites landscape and racehorse painter, portrait painter Jemma Phipps, and local artist Tom Hoar will be creating artworks for the sale at Messum’s Wiltshire on February 17.

Celebrities, including Hollywood director and Ashmore resident Guy Ritchie, will also submit a postcard-sized artwork, all signed on the reverse. Students, parents, friends and many more accomplished artists are also taking part.

Each postcard will be exhibited anonymously and all  priced at £40 each. The sale hopes to raise in excess of £7,000 which will fund a new forest school-inspired outside classroom for the pupils of Wardour Primary.

Organiser of the sale, local mother Chloe Luxton said: “This is an exciting opportunity to own an original work of art by an award-winning artist or celebrity, or simply to buy a beautiful piece to admire, knowing the sale has benefitted the local community.

“Wardour’s forest school project teaches the children many life skills, increase self-confidence and enthusiasm for learning in an outdoor environment.”

The forest school will be a key element of the overall curriculum for the 112 children who attend.

Messum’s Wiltshire supports artistic creativity as an essential part of learning and has donated the Long Gallery to exhibit the postcards. It is hosting a champagne reception to preview the event on February 16, before the sale which startrs at 10am the following day.

Preview tickets available on www.messumswiltshire.com and event details on Instagram, twitter and Facebook @secretwardour


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