Own a piece of Gathering - East Cheshire Hospice

Own a piece of Gathering

A work of art which has enjoyed pride of place at Tatton Park will soon be dismantled to provide lasting souvenirs for East Cheshire Hospice supporters.

Pieces of Gathering, an installation featuring thousands of hand-stitched elements, will be sold off in unique editions with all profits supporting patient care.

The creation by international artist Susie MacMurray is suspended from the Mansion’s grand rotunda and on display until Sunday, October 6, as part of Art Fair Cheshire 2019.

The following day Susie and her helpers will begin the task of taking it down before arranging the rich red velvet and barbed wire elements for purchase.

Individual elements cost £30 with larger arrangements also available.

Camilla Crockett, the Hospice’s Relationships Manager, said: “This is a rare opportunity for our supporters to own an exclusive piece of art and support the Hospice at the same time. With its striking design, it will decorate any home or office.”

Elements can be bought online via  the Hospice, call them on 01625 665692, or go to www.gatheringattatton.com/store

Susie said: “Normally when a temporary commission is made it remains the artist property, but part of my donation to the Hospice is to gift them this piece of work so they can generate funds.

“Some pieces have already been ordered and hopefully other people will also make purchases in the run up to Christmas.

Gathering has been incredibly well received during its three-month display. The response has been very powerful and we’ve had some amazing and moving comments.”

Susie will give an illustrated talk at noon on Sunday (Sept 29) at Macclesfield Town Hall as part of Art Fair 2019 which starts tomorrow (Thur, Sept 26) and lasts a week.

Her studio assistant Helen Newman will be among exhibitors with her ceramic display.

Susie said: “Art Fair 2019 showcases some great Cheshire-based artists and works are to an extremely high standard.”

The Art Fair has free entry and opens from 10.30 am until 5 pm each day. Late night opening until 8.30 pm is on Tuesday when visitors can enjoy a glass of wine while browsing the art.

Each participating artist donates at least 40 per cent of every sale to support the Hospice.

* Go to www.theartfair.org.uk.

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