Kelbrook’s art exhibition brushed with success

Eileen Chapple and Jackie Barker with the art work on display at Kelbrook.
Eileen Chapple and Jackie Barker with the art work on display at Kelbrook.

Kelbrook’s annual art exhibition held over the August Bank Holiday weekend proved to be another super show as folk flocked from far and wide to view stunning original artworks.

Now in its 17th year, fifty-six pieces were sold across the three days, higher than last year’s number, and it is hoped the amount raised for charity will also break 2014’s record amount once tallied up.

Eunice King with some of the art work on display.

Eunice King with some of the art work on display.

Yet again there was increased footfall as a steady flow of gallery-goers through the doors of Kelbrook and Sough Village Hall to see the approximate 300 works on display.

Organising committee member Josephine Robinson said: “We had some really good comments on the exhibition and of course the refreshments which are all homemade. It was really busy, especially on the Sunday when it was manic.

“A lady by the name of Mrs Henderson of Burnley won the raffle of an original artwork which was a wildflower watercolour scene in the French Alps.

“We are very pleased and there will be a 18th edition, it is already being discussed. On behalf of the organising committee, I would like to thank everybody who supported the exhibition.”

All proceeds from the 2015 exhibition will be donated equally to Pendleside Hospice and the North West Air Ambulance.