Artists benefit hospice

LEADING Suffolk artists are staging an art exhibition to raise money for the St Elizabeth Hospice.The exhibition is at the Ipswich Tourist Information Centre, will boast around 160 paintings contributed by 21 artists.

LEADING Suffolk artists are staging an art exhibition to raise money for the St Elizabeth Hospice.

The exhibition is at the Ipswich Tourist Information Centre, will boast around 160 paintings contributed by 21 artists.

Edward and Phyllis Bigny, of Foxburrow Road, Warren Heath, are the co-organisers.

Mr Bigny said: "We are both keen artists and so when the hospice approached us to run the exhibition we were delighted to help. It is a very good cause - you only have to mention the name of the hospice and people are only to pleased to help."


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Pictures are priced at around £20 and upwards.

"We have asked the artists to price their work reasonably so they are affordable. A quarter of the sale price of pictures will go straight to the hospice."

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He added: "We hope to raise at least £1,000 for the hospice but we would love to raise £2,000 if we could."

A raffle is also taking place with various prizes on offer. Among them are two paintings that have been donated by Mr and Mrs Bigny.

Unframed prints and originals are also on sale at the exhibition with all proceeds from these going straight to the hospice.

Anyone wanting to a make a donation to the hospice will find donation boxes spread around the exhibition.

The show is on from Monday April 15 to April 27.

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