Art for Cure raises funds for the Breast Cancer Now charity. The entry is through donation and a percentage of the art sales also goes towards the charity. It’s a brilliant idea and the setting is spot on.
The gardens of Glemham Hall were full of stunning sculptures – they had been cleverly installed so that they completely suited their new surroundings. Inside the house there were paintings, more sculptures and photography.
There was plenty to see at the exhibition and we made a real afternoon of it.
Here are my favourite five pieces from the event:
To The Moon And Back by Craig Hudson
This bronze life-size sculpture of a pooch carrying a huge stick had to be one of my favourites. It reminded me of my dog (funnily enough called Hudson!) trying to carry sticks way too big for him – so cute! The detail that the artist has created with bronze is amazing, the stick really looks like wood with the subtle notches and grains.
Marianne Recording by Gered Mankowitz
This photo of Marianne Faithful by Gered Mankowitz seems to capture her unaware. There’s a slight movement in her hair and she’s looking off into the distance with what I think is look of longing or maybe even sadness. Like she’s not sure what to do next. There were lots of great photos from the 1960’s by Mankowitz at the exhibition – I also loved the black and white one of Jimi Hendrix smoking.
Splitting Hares by Paul Richardson
I loved the surreal nature of this installation. You arrived at the sculpture after walking under a tunnel of trees filled with fairy lights – it was like falling down the rabbit hole and turning up in wonderland.
David Bowie Aladdin Sane by Brian Duffy
I’m a big Bowie fan so it was brilliant to see Brian Duffy’s cover shoot for Aladdin Sane. It’s such an iconic image – just…there are no words.
Horse by Paul Richardson
Another of my favourite sculptures was also by Paul Richardson – a life-size horse made from zinc painted resin. It amazed me how the piece stood up, it looked so heavy and solid. The carving of the muscles and the way the horse was standing made it look so lifelike and beautiful.