This April, Redwings’ Aylsham visitor centre in North Norfolk opens its doors to art collectors, Sanctuary supporters and those who love all things horsey. Here, you’ll be able to peruse and purchase pieces from Redwings’ collection of donated artwork; from reproduction prints of well-known paintings and classically framed works depicting traditional countryside scenes, to modern colourful pieces by both amateurs and professionals.
There will also be a wonderful collection of sketches, watercolours and acrylics created for Redwings by its supporters, including portraits of the charity’s Adoption Star residents Wiggins the donkey, pretty Victoria and the Aylsham visitor centre’s very own “Black Beauty” lookalike Maya.
Prices of artwork will range from £5 to £425, so there will be something to suit every taste and budget, plus every penny raised from the art sale will go directly towards the care of Redwings’ 1500 horses, ponies, donkeys and mules. Indeed, while attending the art sale at Redwings Aylsham, visitors will be able to find out more about the work of the charity in rescuing, rehabilitating and rehoming horses in need, as well as meet the horsey and donkey residents in person.
Redwings Aylsham is the Sanctuary’s newest visitor centre, so the charity is also hoping to raise as much as possible from the art sale to continue vital development work – that is, the building of more paddocks thereby increasing the charity’s capacity to rescue more horses.
If you’re a budding artist or if you have any unwanted paintings, sculptures or textiles tucked away, Redwings welcomes further donations of artwork to exhibit and sell at the Aylsham event. Donated pieces can be accepted up until Tuesday 31st March. For more information and to donate an item, please contact Anne Galloway by emailing [email protected] or calling 01508 481070.
Redwing’s art sale takes place on Easter weekend Friday 3rd to Monday 6th April and on the following weekend Friday 10th to Monday 13th April, 10am to 4pm, at Redwings Aylsham, Spa Lane, Aylsham, Norfolk NR11 6UE. Entry is free of charge.