January 2021

‘BLOOM’ 5-21 March 2021

A botanically themed virtual exhibition, bringing together 40 incredibly talented and exciting artists, sculptors, ceramicists and photographers. Raising money for the Blossom Appeal towards a brand, new breast cancer unit at Ipswich Hospital.

Curated by Art For Cure to raise money through the comissions of all sold artwork, exclusively to fundraise for the East Suffolk and North Essex Health Foundation’s Blossom Appeal, a proposed, new breast care unit at Ipswich Hospital.

Bespoke vase commissions from five leading, national ceramicist including international, Suffolk -based ceramicist Sophie Cook and Aldeburgh resident and ceramicist Cristina di Paola.

A stunning collection of outdoor sculpture at affordable prices for creating a magnificent garden highlight, selected by Art For Cure sculpture curators, Nick Crocker and Julia Scowsill.

There will be hosting an incredible multi-prize raffle of on the exhibition closing night of SUNDAY 21ST MARCH tickets available mid-February via the website. On Saturday 6 and 13 March there will be a host of exciting botanically themed, hour-long zoom master classes at a cost of £20.

Art For Cure is without precedent in selling and commissioning original artworks from established and emerging artists solely in aid of breast cancer research and support to breast cancer services.

Having already raised an astonishing £830k since 2014 it has rapidly become one of the most successful charities in East Anglia and on target to hit total fundraising of £million this year!

Belinda Gray founded the charity in 2014 after her own battle with breast cancer aged 46. After a year of treatment she opened up her house and garden, removing all the furniture to stage a fundraising art exhibition for national breast cancer research and raised over £100k in a weekend. Art For Cure was born and continues to remain a non-profit making, grant-giving charity, non-salaried and with an incredible creative event team, an army of exhibition volunteers and a team of commercially experienced and medical trustees.

Belinda Gray says …
‘ Despite all the restrictions we are being faced with preventing our exciting exhibitions in Suffolk private houses and London galleries we are forging ahead with great vigour and determination and have curated for our first show this year, an incredible selection of art, sculpture and ceramics to buy online, widening our network of art lovers nationally and internationally‘

FUNDRAISING AND DONATIONS
It is our priority that all Art For Cure projects are closely monitored and regularly evaluated by our team to ensure each grant-giving service is being competently and effectively managed thus benefitting those to the optimum who are using the services.