Preview with champagne and canapés, Friday 16 February, £20 in advance 6:30 – 9pm Bookings
Secret Postcard Sale, Saturday 17 February, 10am
Celebrities and renowned artists are amongst those participating in the Secret Postcard Sale at Messums Wiltshire in aid of Wardour Primary School in Wiltshire.
Royal favourite landscape and racehorse painter Charles Church, portrait painter Jemma Phipps and local artist Tom Hoar will all be creating artworks for the sale.
Celebrities including Hollywood director Guy Ritchie will also submit a postcard sized artwork, all of which will be signed on the reverse. Students from Bath University are taking part as well as parents, friends and accomplished local artists.
The postcards will be exhibited anonymously and shown at the champagne and canapé preview on Friday evening ahead of the sale on Saturday morning. All postcards will be priced at £40 whoever the artist, so take a chance and purchase an investment work of art or a worthwhile piece to treasure. As organiser of the sale, local mother Chloë Luxton says “This is an exciting opportunity to own an original work of art by an award-winning artist or celebrity…knowing that the sale has benefitted the local community.”
The sale hopes to raise in excess of £7,000 which will fund a new forest school outside classroom for the pupils at Wardour Primary.
“Wardour’s forest school project teaches the children many life skills, increases their self-confidence and enthusiasm for learning in a woodland environment.”
Messums Wiltshire supports artistic creativity as an essential part of learning.