Art Exhibition to include Erskine Archives

An art exhibition which raises money for Erskine’s veterans is to include archives from throughout the charity’s 100 year history.

 

Art for Erskine is on at The Lighthouse in Glasgow from Wednesday 9th till Sunday 13th August.  A wide selection of contemporary artwork is available to buy, with every sale helping raise vital funds towards the care of veterans in Erskine’s four care homes. Artists include Gerard Burns; Joe Hargan; Peter Howson; Frank McFadden; Ian Rawnsley and many more including handpicked artists with a military background.

In addition to the artwork for sale, the exhibition will include footage and artefacts charting the history of Erskine Hospital.

 

Feel the weight of a replica artificial limb and learn about the workshops which supported the rehabilitation of patients from 1917. Explore the past through veteran’s drawings; poetry and notes, including the ‘Erskine Bugle’ newsletter written by patients at the hospital. Visit the cinema and watch a fascinating documentary which celebrates Erskine’s history.

 

Art for Erskine Exhibition & Sale, in partnership with The Studio Fine Art Company, is open from 10.30am until 5pm Monday to Saturday and from 12pm to 5pm on Sunday.  Admission is free.

Erskine Head of External Relations, Sara Bannerman said: “Art for Erskine is now in its fifth year and celebrates Erskine’s history with a special centenary exhibition. Art for Erskine attracts a wide range of people with varied interests and is always a busy event.  We are extremely grateful to The Studio: Fine Art Company and The Lighthouse for their support.”

 

The Lord Provost of Glasgow and an ex officio President of Erskine Hospital, Councillor Eva Bolander said: “This is a wonderful charity helping to support and care for our veterans for 100 years. Let’s hope lots of people, Glaswegians and visitors alike, will go along to see the Art for Erskine exhibition at The Lighthouse, in the heart of Glasgow’s city centre. With a large selection of artwork on sale, it will also be a fantastic opportunity to own a piece of contemporary art and help raise money for a very deserving charity. I wish it every success.”

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