Artists pool skills in assist of Ditchling Museum of Artwork + Craft

In support of Ditchling Museum of Art + Craft
In assist of Ditchling Museum of Artwork + Craft

Museum spokeswoman Abby Butcher mentioned: “14 artists from or with connections to Sussex have created customized artworks to be auctioned off in a bid to assist Ditchling Museum of Artwork + Craft. The museum misplaced 46 per cent of its revenue this 12 months because of the coronavirus pandemic and is in want of pressing funds to maintain going.

“The artists collaborating within the Timber of Life challenge embody Morag Myerscroft, Gary Goodman and Bob and Roberta Smith. The artists have painted flat packed, picket bushes, created by Sussex artist and challenge initiator Emma Carlow.”

Emma mentioned: “My concept for a flat pack Tree of Life happened throughout lockdown once I noticed a ceramic tree by the Mexican ceramicist Heron Martinez Mandosa within the on-line assortment on the Museum of Worldwide Folks Artwork in Santa Fe. Not with the ability to afford an authentic, I made a decision to create a flat-pack model out of laser-cut plywood. I started to think about the tree painted by my favorite artists and realised it was a fantastic alternative to boost cash for my native museum.”

Steph Fuller, director of Ditchling Museum of Artwork + Craft, mentioned: “I used to be thrilled when Emma contacted me together with her concept for fundraising for the museum. It was actually heart-warming to understand that our local people not solely love the museum however are prepared to place in an enormous effort to assist us when instances are powerful.”

The public sale launched on Monday, September 28 and can run till Sunday, October 18. Most of the people are inspired to bid to be in with an opportunity of proudly owning one of many artworks, while serving to assist Ditchling Museum of Artwork + Craft.

Bids might be positioned at

The bushes shall be on view at Meiklejohn Gallery, 1 Malling Road, Lewes BN7 2RA on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays 11am-5pm till the public sale ends.

Discover the challenge on social media with the hashtag #TreesForDitchling

Ditchling Museum of Artwork + Craft was based by Joanna and Hilary Bourne in 1985 and holds an internationally essential assortment of labor by the artists and craftspeople who have been drawn to the village within the early 20th century: the sculptor, wooden engraver, type-designer and letter-cutter Eric Gill; calligrapher Edward Johnston (liable for the well-known Johnston typeface used for London Underground); painter David Jones; weaver Ethel Mairet; printer Hilary Pepler; silversmith Dunstan Pruden.

The impression of the various artists and craftspeople who got here to stay and work in Ditchling established the village as one of the vital essential locations for the visible arts and crafts in Britain. Along with its everlasting assortment, the museum presents exhibitions motivated by these inspirational arts and crafts and features a energetic programme of occasions, workshops and talks for all.

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