A generous group of Scottish artists are using their creativity to help some of the world’s poorest children to get an education.
Artists for Mary’s Meals’ exhibition in Glasgow this month will feature the work of some of the country’s foremost painters and sculptors – and the proceeds will ensure that children at a school in Malawi receive a meal every day.
Work from over 50 renowned Scottish artists including Jolomo, Rosaleen Orr, Hugh Murdoch, Yvonne Watson, Jonathan Shearer, Robert Mulhern and Sarah Bookless will be for sale at the exhibition, which starts on June 19 at MacGregor Fine Art, 34 West George Street.
All the exhibitors will donate a percentage of their sales to Mary’s Meals, which runs school feeding projects in 15 countries. Iain Macgregor, the gallery owner, has waived his commission.
“We’re so excited about this year’s exhibition,” said Netta Ewing, one of the organisers. “We had a fantastic response from artists and visitors last year, and are hopeful that we will be able to build on that with another wonderful event in June.”
• Full story at Mary’s Meals – ‘a simple solution to world hunger that works’.
• Exhibition from 11am-9pm 19-26 June, MacGregor Fine Art, 5th floor (lift access), 34 West George St (near Queen Street Station), Glasgow. Entry is free and Mary’s Meals supporters are welcome to attend.
• Exhibitors include Hugh Murdoch, Jolomo, Tim Pomeroy, Victoria Maxwell Macdonald, Calum Macfarlane Barrow, Hugh Montgomery, Mary-Clare Cornwallis, Denis and Claire Pidgeon, Davey Smith, James Orr, Doreen Davis, Douglas Davies, Jenny Hulse, Nancy McHarg, Hamish Montgomery, Charles Monteith Walker, Tim Pomeroy, Katie Sweeney, Gregor Smith, James Orr, and James Davis.