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Art For Cure 2017 Saturday 3rd June to Sunday 4th June 2017

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Art for Cure 2017


An inspired collection of paintings, sculpture, ceramics and prints, all about women.

Saturday 3rd and Sunday 4th June 2017
Garage Gallery, Aldeburgh, Suffolk
She, by Henrietta Dubrey

We are delighted to announce our June 2017 exhibition 'She'
at the Garage Gallery, Aldeburgh, Suffolk.
An inspired collection of paintings, sculpture, ceramics and prints, all about women.

Introducing exciting new artists Anna Hymas, Ania Hobson, Helen Napper and David Jones, together with ceramicist Kate Reynolds, potter Jude Jelfs and acclaimed national sculptor John O'Connor, all who will be exhibiting alongside our best selling artists Henrietta Dubrey, Jelly Green, Michael G Clark and many more.

We look forward to seeing you for a wonderful weekend of art, celebrating women.

Garage Gallery (a new visual art space below the Peter Pears Gallery)
152 High Street, Aldeburgh, Suffolk IP15 5AQ

And featuring Rachel Ducker



Art For Cure donates £74,000 for cancer services in Suffolk
Following our successful art and sculpture fundraising exhibition at Glemham Hall last year, we are delighted to bring you news of four Suffolk-based cancer projects we are supporting over the next two years.
Many of you will recall the record-breaking £175,000 we raised last May in the magnificent house and grounds of Glemham Hall, Suffolk when 8,000 visitors came to see and buy the featured work from over 80 artists and sculptors including renowned names such as Maggi Hambling, Michael Speller, Carol Peace and Henrietta Dubrey.

Following our subsequent donation of £100,000 to Breast Cancer Now, the UK's leading breast cancer research charity, we are delighted to bring you news of four specific Suffolk-based cancer projects we are supporting.
Our recent donation of £62,000 to Cancer Campaign in Suffolk, a registered charity that helps people in the county before, during and after cancer, will support three cancer services in Suffolk.
(Left to right -  Karen Hare CEO of CCiS, Tim Cutler and Jonny Ripman, Trustees of CCiS, Emma Lloyd, Adrian Melrose and Belinda Gray, all directors of Art For Cure).

The first project focuses on financing a new wig service in Suffolk and continuation of the regular 'It's All About You' beauty workshops, run by CCiS CEO Karen Hare and held in the east and west of the county. We have experienced the hugely positive impact these workshops have on women's well-being as they go through treatment.

The second project Caring For Me, founded by Corrine and Terri Peacock, provides a course of free, complementary health therapies, including acupuncture, massage and reflexology, at the Woodbridge Complementary Health Centre.

We have also been working with Senior Oncology Dietician at Ipswich Hospital, Debbie Taylor, who is providing dietary advice, group classes and support with weight managment. Our donation will finance the design and print of an informative dietary booklet which will also be available in the John Le Vay Centre.

In addition, we have made a donation of £12,000 to Ipswich Hospital Trust to fund Breast Exercise Programmes in Ipswich and Felixstowe, designed specifically for women recovering from surgery. A complimentary exercise DVD will also be provided to each patient in conjunction with the programme for their use at home, helping to improve their movement, healing and recovery.

With the £74,000 funding provided by Art For Cure, we are delighted all four projects are sustainable for two years. The remaining £1,000 of money raised at Glemham Hall has been reserved for further allocation in the future.

We look forward to sharing updates on all four of these projects over the next 12 months, with details of the positive impacts and huge differences they will make in supporting those facing and undergoing a breast cancer diagnosis, here in Suffolk.

Art for Cure 2016
will be held in the magnificent grounds and stately residence of Glemham Hall, Woodbridge, Suffolk IP13 0BT from Saturday 30th April to Monday 2nd May 2016.


Art for Cure 2016 is expected to be the largest contemporary art and sculpture show held outside London in 2016


This second show follows after the staggering success of Art for Cure 2014 when £200,000 of art and sculpture was sold in one weekend and over £100,000 was donated to Breakthrough- Breast Cancer.

Art for Cure 2014 was the most successful privately run event for Breakthrough – Breast Cancer, in terms of funds generated for the charity.


The organisers Belinda Gray and Sally Ball are organising a second show for spring 2016 and once again, will be supporting Breast Cancer Now (formally Breakthrough – Breast Cancer) and also helping East Anglian services, that provide care and support to those affected by breast cancer.

There will be over 70 artists and sculptors exhibiting, great names such as Vanessa Gardiner, Henrietta Dubrey, Maggi Hambling, Michael Speller, Carol Peace and Paul Vanstone, as well as a superb selection of artists drawn from Suffolk’s great wealth of talent. All have agreed to donate a percentage of their sales to support the charity and generate a really significant total to help fight breast cancer, a disease that over 50,000 women are diagnosed with each year.

The event kicks off with a glittering Private View Party on Friday 29th April for 350 guests and artists and then the exhibition continues over the bank holiday weekend Saturday 30th April – Monday 2nd May  2016 10.00am – 5.00pm.



More details can be found on the website

 Glemham Hall Website


In 2014, Belinda Gray completed treatment for an out-of-the-blue diagnosis of breast cancer aged 47.  She, with the help of her friend and fellow art lover, Sally Ball organised Art For Cure, an art and outdoor sculpture show at her home and gardens in Suffolk to raise money for breast cancer research. During the early planning of the event, sadly Sally was also diagnosed with breast cancer.

Art for Cure 2014 was an amazing and astonishing success – £200,000 of art and sculpture was sold in 3 days and over £100,000 was raised for the leading breast cancer charity, Breakthrough. Our donation to Breakthrough, (now re-branded Breast Cancer Now) was the largest amount raised by a privately organised event in 2014.

Every year in the UK, 50,000 women are diagnosed with breast cancer and just under 12,000 die from the disease. The charity ‘Breast Cancer Now’ (renamed following the recent merger of Breakthrough and Breast Cancer Campaign) want to change these statistics and hope that by 2050, no one in the UK diagnosed with breast cancer will die of the disease. Two years on, both Belinda and Sally are back to full fighting force and are now busy planning Art for Cure 2016 which promises to be an even larger exhibition held in the stunning grounds and stately residence of Glemham Hall, Suffolk from 29th April to 2nd May 2016.

In 2013 when Art of Cure was just an idea we had no conception that it would, with your help, raise a breathtaking 6 figure sum in our 2014 maiden exhibition.

Art for Cure was originally designed to be a one-off event. Now that we have taken the bold and exciting step to stage Art for Cure in 2016 at Glemham Hall we have made the important decision to incorporate Art for Cure as a UK Charity. This process is firmly underway. In the meantime, Art for Cure Enterprises Ltd (which will be a wholly owned subsidiary of the charity) has already been registered at Companies House and assumes the day to day responsibility for staging our 2016 exhibition.

Art for Cure will be a Grant Giving charity and will distribute funds in furtherance of its charitable objective to support the cure and care of breast cancer.

“We look forward to welcoming you to this beautiful part of Suffolk, and we hope that together, through the sale of paintings, prints and sculpture, we can raise a phenomenal amount to support this vital charity as well as help East Anglian services that provide care and support to those affected by breast cancer”.

Belinda and Sally

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