ARTISTS are being invited to help turn their work into food for those who are struggling this winter.
Donations of drawings, paintings and sculpture are being sought so they can be auctioned to raise money for a local food bank charity.
The venue for the auction will be the “Gather” space in the Dolphin Centre, Poole, on Saturday November 5.
The idea is that any talented artist can bring in some good examples of their work to be auctioned.
Participants are being asked to take their work to Gather in the morning from 9.30am, so potential buyers can view the work in advance of the auction taking place.
All artwork must be well presented, either framed or mounted. The auction will begin at 11am and continue, lot by lot, until all pieces of work have been sold.
The charity chosen to benefit from the event – Waste Not Want Not – is a food bank based in Poole High Street.
Jacqui Gush, chair of Poole and East Dorset Art Society, said: “Waste Not Want Not was started in 2015 by two dedicated people, now in their 80s.
“Their set up is impressive. They operate as a supermarket to members, of which they have 597. They also have 36 volunteers.”
Artists who would like to donate some of their work to a good cause should visit go to the Poole and East Dorset Art Society web site (www.pedas.org.uk) to find out more.
“They also offer other support and training including cooking skills, mental health support, eating on a budget and they give away cooking equipment, perfect for bedsits which has been donated.”
I should add that they also support an increasing number of Ukranian refugees – all with very sad stories, and even have leaflets printed in Ukrainian.”
So, if you’re an artist who would like to donate some of your work to a good cause, go to the Poole and East Dorset Art Society web site ( www.pedas.org.uk ) to find out how to take part.