'Remembrance Art 'Auction' SALFORD'
Good Day, as we approach Remembrance weekend we have been donated 9 paintings / drawings from Salford Art Club (based out of Salford Art Gallery/Museum) to be 'auctioned' and the monies will go towards local chrarities/groups identified by the Eccles Remembrance Event Group. On this occasion it will be Broughton House as the main benefactor.
We 'open' our auction at 09:00 Sunday 6 November, and will 'close' it on 12:00 midday Monday 14 November, 2022.
Now this is our first 'Remembrance Auction' so we are testing the water really. We also have a another first (for many years) in that we have our 'Eccles Remembrance Concert' at St Mary's (Eccles Parish) Church (in the centre of Eccles) starting at 7pm Friday 11 November 2022 (poster attached below).
So, if you would like to 'bid' for any of the Art Work then please put a note on the page with the picture you would like.
* Bidding starts at £10 for each piece*.
Our sincere thanks go to Philip WESTCOTT and the Salford Art Group for their very kind donation (other work may be added in the next day or so)
Many thanks to everyone for your ongoing support for Remembrance.
Kind Regards : Graham WALKER : Eccles Remembrance Event Group
The club managed to raise 315 pounds from the sale of donated paintings. The happy auction winners shown above with their paintings.
Another well attended event with members old and new enjoying each others company. The setting was excellent and it's success reflected the successes of the club over the past year.
In his talk, David mentioned our Salford Art Gallery exhibition, which displayed the high standard art work of our club. There was an increase in attendance as well an improvement in our sales.
It seems a shame that the exhibition will only be on alternate years in future,.
After an enjoyable meal, the raffle provided lots of excellent prizes and there were many smiling faces from the lucky winners.
Finally, many thanks to Moira for the hard work in organising the event.
Another well attended party and lots of food to eat. Two excellent quizzes and lots of good conversation. What more can you ask for?
Pleasing to see Salford Art Club represented by several members work at this event. In it's tenth year, this exhibition for charity, has raised over a hundred thousand pounds and enabled the Bury Hospice to have extra beds and staff.
The paintings were chosen by Gerry Halpin MBE, the art director and his team and what an excellent job they have made of it. I was pleasantly surprised by the high quality of the work on show. The staff putting the exhibition up in such a short time must have worked very hard and the support from the public on the night was impressive.
Art club members represented were Lynn Kirkley, David Norris, Dorothy Pointon and myself. On the night, I was pleased to be presented with the Ken Bromley Award for my painting, Autumn Lightoaks Park, and look forward to buying more art materials with the voucher.
This is a worthwhile event for a good cause and one that members are welcome to contribute to in future.
Some of the paintings by Art Club members mentioned above.
A very good turn out for the annual "Christmas Meal". Members and friends joined together to celebrate another fantastic year of the club.
After an enjoyable meal and good conversation on the table, it was time for David's speech. After the problems the year before, it was good to be back in the Gallery with some excellent evenings. The club continues to flourish with several new members adding to the ethos of the club.
After the speech, the quiz papers were marked with two tables sharing the prizes. Next, was the raffle. As is the case every year, there was a good number of prizes, so there was a good chance of winning something. Considering the amount of art materials on show, the Teddy Bear was the first to go.
Another very enjoyable evening and many thanks to Moira for organising it.
Another excellent turn out for the annual "Christmas Meal". Members and friends joined together to celebrate another fantastic year of the club.
After one or two problems towards the end of the year, due to building work at Salford Art Gallery, it has been good to start of the New Year; back there with some excellent demonstrations already.
As David said in his speech, "Painting can be a lonely occupation and meetings can be rather quiet as members concentrate on their work. Occasions such as this, as well as the tea breaks, give us a chance to talk about our art and to generally socialise."
After the meal, David's annual speech and the quiz results, it was onto the raffle! With so many prizes surely there must be an even contribution to each table. This proved not to be the case as we waited in vain on ours for the first number to be called out. Thankfully, to loud applause, we eventually had a winner!
Another very enjoyable evening and many thanks to Moira for organising it.
A long term member Pat Bellotti sadly passed away on the 4th December.
This is just to provide the final schedule for the funeral for Pat Bellotti.
Tues 12 Dec at Blackley Cemetery for a service at 12.30
We are scheduled to meet at one of the chapels at Blackley Cemetery. Since Pat wanted a green burial, I think it's the chapel nearest to the Woodlands burial site. If I am wrong I will let you know, but the plan is to assemble at 12:30pm for a half hour remembrance with some of Pat's favorite piano music by Debussy and some words from myself and Matthew and some of Mum's beautiful and very moving poetry. We only have the chapel for half an hour. So, if anyone wishes to say a few words in the chapel, please let us know ASAP. We'll work out the detailed plan around this.
Then we proceed to the Woodlands burial site at 1pm for the actual burial. We'll speak a few more words and poetry at the burial. Again, if you wish to say something let us know, though of course if anyone feels moved to speak at the plot I think we will have more time for impromptu remembrances and stories so don't worry if you're not sure until the moment.
What we really need from everyone who plans to attend is an RSVP so we know how many there will be:
1 At the chapel
2 At the burial
3 Coming to the house afterwards to pick up a keepsake; this one's especially important as Pat's house isn't large and we may need to make an arrangement for some folks to go to Slattery's nearby for a bit.
I also just want to thank everyone who has reached out in email, online or by phone for all your kind words and to apologize if we haven't been good at responding, but we're a bit overwhelmed with things to sort out. We do hope to make up for that when we see you.
Victoria and Matthew
There are major works going on at the Salford Museum and Art Gallery and because of this the Art Club will not be able to meet there again until after Christmas.
Instead, we will meet at the Broughton Hub. Address: 50 Rigby St, Salford M7 4BQ
There is a nice large community room for us to use, there are tea and coffee making facilities and there is a large car park with free parking. I’ve copied a Google map to show you where it is below. The club meetings will be at the same time on Wednesday and the programme is the same. So, hope to see everyone there again next Wednesday.
Also we are pleased to have Graham Walker coming dressed in the World war one uniform to pose for the portrait session and Billy Unsworth's grandson is hoping to come along and bring some letters written by Billy