Gallery adopts hospice as its charity of the year 2017

Gallery 45 owners, Jane Mills and Mary Mewett.
Gallery 45 owners, Jane Mills and Mary Mewett.

Felton-based Gallery 45 has adopted HospiceCare North Northumberland as its charity of the year 2017 – and it has announced some exciting fund-raising plans.

In a bid to collect cash for the cause, the venue, on Main Street, is organising an exclusive art exhibition entitled The Art of Caring.

The event will feature pieces produced and donated by Northumbrian artists, such as Nick Potter (acrylics), Jane Murray (watercolour) and Fiona Carvell (pastel artist) to reflect the theme of caring.

The exhibition has been planned to coincide with Hospice Care Week next month, which runs from October 9 to 15.

The pieces will be showcased upstairs in Gallery 45’s Long Room, from Saturday, October 7, to Saturday, November 18. Following this, there will be a formal, invite-only, auction on the evening of November 18.

Mary Mewett, co-owner of Gallery 45, said: “We are delighted to support HospiceCare as it is a vital local service and north Northumberland’s only local hospice providing personalised care and support for patients, carers and families.”

If you are a local artist, there still might be time to donate your work on the theme of caring. Contact Emma Arthur at the hospice by emailing earthur@hospicecare-nn.org.uk or calling 01665 606515.