Plumpton artists supporting typhoon victims

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The local art community has united in support of the Philippines typhoon victims.

They have donated paintings, sculptures, jewellery and other contemporary works of art for exhibition and auction.

The Art 4 Aid event is taking place at Plumpton Village Hall this evening (Friday) from 6-10pm.

It’s the brainchild of Grant Dejong, the well-known artist based in the village. As the extent of the destruction in the Far East became apparent, he thought: “What if that were my family and me, how could I bear clinging on to my children for dear life and survive the aftermath of such a tragedy?”

Grant contacted many of the artists and local galleries he knows and invited contributions to the charity exhibition and auction.

He is personally donating 10 pieces from his back catalogue of landscapes of the South Downs.

Supporting artists include: Jeremy Saunders, Sara Abbott, Jan Irving, Caia Matheson, Stan Keetley, Bob Bowdidge, Sarah Ellen, Liz Darville, Gary Watts, Karen Legg, Julie French, Tina Francis, Hamza Arcan, Jacqueline Bissett, Jacob Belbin, Andie Melvin Harris, Jo Linney, Collette Tarbad and Hester Small.

As the idea and generosity of fellow artists grew, Grant realised he needed to decide on a charity which all the monies raised would be donated to and has chosen to channel the funds to the Disasters Emergency Committee. The proceeds will be donated to the Philippines Typhoon Appeal.

All are welcome to attend the evening of excellent and exciting art with the opportunity to purchase an exclusive piece .