Over 100 works of art, which includes paintings by some of Jersey best-known artists, will be auctioned to raise money for an important Island charity.
The Les Amis Art Auction is one of the biggest and most ambitious fundraising projects that the charity has undertaken. For the past six months, it has collected a wide variety of art and photographs, kindly donated by businesses and individuals, as well as the artists themselves.
The artwork – by artists including Edmund Blampied, Ian Rolls, Gerald Palmer, Eric Walker, Diana Bowen, Susan Lintell, Christine Capps and photographer Alexander Mourant – will be on display in the Town Hall (old Magistrate’s Court, access from Seale Street) from Monday 9 to Friday 13 October from 11.30 am to 2.30 pm.
The public is invited to view the art and leave bids for any pieces before the auction, which will be held on Friday 13 October in the Assembly Room of the Town Hall from 6 pm. Well-known antiques dealer Peter Le Rossignol will be bringing the gavel down at this gala evening, which will begin with drinks and canapes and be open to any potential bidder.
Les Amis Managing Director Shaun Findlay said: “The collection contains something for all tastes and includes depictions and photos of some of the Island’s best-known landmarks. If you love art or perhaps have a wall that needs a painting or would like to give a special gift to a friend or relative, then I urge you to come to the Old Magistrate’s Court next week.
“I would particularly like to thank everyone who has donated works of art or helped us organise this ambitious event. The money raised will help us to open the Island’s first nursing and dementia unit for elderly Islanders with learning disabilities and complex needs.”
Les Amis has a £500,000 target to fund the equipment for the new unit. With an aging demographic, the Island is preparing to care for an increasing number of older residents requiring specialist dementia nursing care. With full States support, Les Amis will care for those Islanders with complex needs and learning disabilities.
Les Amis Limited Registered Charity No. 232 | LA Incorporated No.231 | Association of Jersey Charities Number: AJC 113