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Bid for a Modern Master

Dreweatts exhibition and silent auction to raise funds for UCARE cancer charity

Dreweatts is holding a Modern Masters Exhibition and silent auction at Donnington Priory, Newbury, from Friday until Tuesday, in support of UCARE, to raise awareness and money for research into the various urinary cancers such as prostate, kidney, bladder and testicular cancer.

Drawing from highly talented artists working locally, Dreweatts has carefully selected a group of ‘Modern Masters', each with an international reputation, who will be exhibiting and selling their work over the four days and have generously agreed to contribute to the silent auction.

Bids can be left with Dreweatts and at the end of the four days the successful bidders will be contacted. There is no admission charge for the exhibition but visitors will be able to make a voluntary donation to UCARE on site or leave a bid for the auction, knowing that all the money raised goes to a very worthwhile cause.

Dreweatts deputy chairman Clive Stewart-Lockhart said: “This is an exciting opportunity to see work by modern masters in a traditional setting.”

Showcasing their work will be The Edward Barnsley Workshop(the successful bidder will be taught by an experienced Barnsley craftsman. They will also be able to make and take away their own mini masterpiece as a memento, portrait painter Tom Coates, who is offering to paint a portrait for the highest bidder, jeweller Peter Page who will design a piece of jewellery in consultation with the successful bidder with UCARE providing £750 worth of gold and sculptor Johannes von Stumm, will be offering a piece of work for the auction.

Modern Masters Exhibition is open Friday 10am - 5pm, Saturday 10am - 3pm, Sunday 10am - 3pm, Monday 10am - 5pm, Tuesday : 10am - 5pm

Bids for the Silent Auction will be accepted until 5pm on Tuesday.

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