Friday, March 14, 2014

field of Hope exhibitoin at Cursley and Bond gallery

as seen in the NAJ

Folkestone Gallery Creates Field of Hope

13 March 2014

  • Company Name : Cursley & Bond
  • Press Contact Name : Nicola Cursley-Bond
  • Press Contact Telephone Number : 01303 255037
  • Press Contact Email : gallery@cursleyandbond.co.uk
Cursley & Bond, the sensational jewellery, craft and art gallery that opened in Folkestone's Old High Street last summer has worked with Cancer Research UK to create a 'Field of Hope'.
33 handmade Daffodils, the flower of hope, each made in the artist's chosen medium, spring out of the turf on a purpose built display taking up the front of the gallery and will stay on display throughout March.  Award winning, internationally known designers and artists, such as: Thurle Wright; The Justified Sinner; and Janine Partington have donated their time and skills to this unusual exhibition alongside cancer survivors and craft enthusiasts. 
The display will raise much needed funds for Cancer Research by raffling off the flowers throughout March. Visitors are invited to buy as many £2 raffle tickets as they like and put them against one or more flowers of their liking.  Those choosing to buy 10 or more tickets are also put into the free draw for a one off The Justified Sinner daffodil brooch, entirely hand-made in sterling silver and set with a natural mandarin garnet, worth over £300.
On Mothering Sunday, 30th March, at 12.00, there will be a special Prize Giving event, complete with live music, in a marquee at the bottom of the Old High Street, near the harbour, where the lucky winners of each flower will be announced.
Nicola Cursley-Bond, the designer behind Designed By Bond jewellery and the curator of the gallery explained the reason for the event, "Both of us, my husband Chris and I, lost our mothers to cancer within 2 weeks of each other, just before Mothering Sunday last year. We wanted to do something to honour them at a time that is difficult for us and our families. They both loved flowers and would be happy to be remembered in a way that raises money for others affected by cancer."
“We are truly grateful and thrilled by the response so far: to the people who have made daffodils for the event and to those who are putting their hands in their pockets to buy the raffle tickets.”
Recommended Retail Price / Price Range : Raffle tickets are £2 each

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