Photographer Laura Morgan (4th from left in photo above) who organized the charity event in memory of her late father said: “The contribution of so many people who made this happen is very much appreciated. It was a wonderful event. Alex’s work was enjoyed and we sold 30 or so paintings.”
Laura says the event also brought her family together – one brother and two sisters – “so it was memorable in so many ways – and a wonderful way to connect”.
Alex Wilson was a prolific abstract artist born in Scotland in the 1930s who sold many paintings and was invited to exhibit in high profile galleries. He travelled extensively and became an active resident of Eastbourne in later life. During Lindfield Arts Festival his work was exhibited at The Stables, All Saints on Saturday 19th September.
Many Lindfield High Street businesses participated in an Art Trail, and several pieces of Alex’s work were displayed in their shop windows, available for sale with all proceeds going to Dementia UK. The charity funds the provision of Admiral Nurses to assist families affected by dementia. 100% of proceeds from the exhibition are donated to Dementia UK.
A host of local businesses also donated to a raffle during a packed Preview evening at The Bent Arms pub in Lindfield on Friday 18th September.
“It was lovely to be part of a community event and to share Alex’s work,” said Laura. “He would have been so happy to hear all the compliments he received. Having the paintings in shop windows and large posters for publicity helped tremendously. As did having quality exhibition boards to display them, not to mention transport to get them to the venue, a lovely setting for the Preview and fabulous food!”
A friend of Friday Media Group, Laura Morgan generously provided her photography skills for free for the Made in Sussex craft fair last year. Organized by Liz Kidger, the event raised over £9,000 for Cancer Research UK.
If you would like to make a donation to Dementia UK please visit this Just Giving page.
Photos: Steve McDonald Photography