Exhibition Sneak Preview Open at Cathedral
By CHSW_ | Monday, September 23, 2013, 15:01
A sneak peek preview exhibition of "A Robin's Song" has recently opened at Truro Cathedral and sees wildlife artwork from all around the world being displayed.
C:\fakepath\A Robin's Song preview
"A Robin's Song" is a project organised by local wildlife artist Ian 'Griff' Griffiths who wants to bring wildlife closer to children at Children's Hospice South West's (CHSW) Little Harbour hospice in St Austell. Ian Griffith's son suffers from a life-limiting illness and the family often visits Little Harbour for breaks.
A sneak peek preview exhibition of some of the artwork is on display at Truro Cathedral until the 30th September when the full exhibition will then move on to Wheal Martyn China Clay Country Park (3rd-14th October) and then Ian Griffith's own gallery in Helston (18th-30th October). The project will culminate in an auction of all of the artwork at Merchant House Hotel in Truro on the 3rd November where there will be no reserves on the pieces.
Artwork for the project has been donated by over 120 artists from Cornwall and further afield; around the country and the world. Money made from the auction of the artwork will fund the provision of habitats including a wildflower meadow, along with nest boxes, feeding stations and other features to attract wildlife. All aiming to bring wildlife closer to the children and families who visit Little Harbour. Funds raised will also go towards the running costs of Little Harbour which reach over £2 million a year.
Ian Griffiths says "as a full-time wildlife artist, I know the life-enhancing benefits and pleasure that the natural world can bring to people of all ages – especially children. The song of a robin or the sight of butterflies amongst wild flowers can do so much."
Ian's personal experience of visiting Little Harbour with his family and the support that they have received from the Care Team at the hospice inspired him to start fundraising through his own passion of art. Ian says "My wife Lizzie and I regularly take our daughter Alice and son Thomas to Little Harbour near St Austell…we have benefited greatly from the wonderful facilities, care and support on offer."
This care however can only be made possible through fundraising efforts such as Ian's so it is important to him that people come along to the exhibitions, enjoy the artwork and bid on some pieces at the auction if they would like to own them forever.
Catch "A Robin's Song" sneak peek preview exhibition at Truro Cathedral every day until and including the 30th September. For more information on the whole exhibition and auction visit www.arobinssong.co.uk