Little group with Tate cup by Jessica Cooper

Thelma Hulbert Gallery art auction and exhibition in Honiton is priced for all budgets despite featuring top artists

An auction featuring artworks donated by top artists will take place at Thelma Hulbert Gallery (THG) on 2 March 2018, at 7pm, in aid of Honiton’s Admiral Nurse Campaign and the THG learning programme helping those with dementia.

The donated artworks will be on display to the public at THG  from 10 February to 2 March, Tuesday to Saturday, 10am to 5pm.

The exhibition will showcase stars from the art world, including nationally and internationally recognised names such as Jessica Cooper, Peter Randall-Page RA, Alan Cotton and Frances Hatch. However, despite the inclusion of such illustrious names, the artworks are priced to suit all budgets.

Heather Penwarden from Honiton’s Dementia Action Alliance said:

We are hugely grateful to the Thelma Hulbert Gallery for all their help in this charity art auction. The share that we will receive for our Admiral Nurse Fund will be extremely valuable in taking us one step closer to bringing much need support to local families living with dementia.

THG was one of the first galleries in the country to become dementia friendly. Its award-winning learning programme for the community benefits not only adults dealing with Dementia, but also schools, families, marginalised groups working with adults and children with learning difficulties and their carers, adults with mental health issues, young people at risk of social exclusion, visually impaired and deaf young people and Pupil Referral Units.

So far this financial year, the gallery, which is owned and managed by East Devon District Council, has managed to land major grants of £81,000 from organisations including the Arts Council England and the Heritage Lottery Fund to fund its projects.

Angela Blackwell, THG Curator, said:

We are honoured to help the Honiton Admiral Nurse campaign. We are so proud of our community outreach programme of workshops and art activities. It goes far beyond the gallery in Honiton with projects running from Axminster to Exmouth, helping towns as well as rurally-isolated communities.

Our projects benefit schools, families, community groups, memory cafés, groups with disabilities and Pupil Referral Units, among many others across the whole of East Devon.