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HRH The Prince of Wales Donates Artist's Proof to Bristol Cancer Help Centre Art Exhibition

Art lovers and collectors will have a unique opportunity to place a bid on an evocative landscape by HRH The Prince of Wales at the Bristol Cancer Help Centre's prestigious art exhibition, open to the public from 10am - 4pm on Saturday 27th and Sunday 28th September 2003. The private view by invitation only takes place from 6-9pm on Friday 26th September from 6-9pm.

The Prince has generously donated a lithograph which is one of twenty limited edition artist's proofs which have been signed by His Royal Highness. The watercolour Ben Avon, near Braemar, January will be displayed during the private view and exhibition, and silent bids will be collected. Having supported the charity for many years, His Royal Highness has been Patron of the Bristol Cancer Help Centre since 1997.

The national cancer charity's exhibition will take place in the beautiful setting of the Bristol Cancer Help Centre, Grove House, Hensmans Hill, Cornwallis Grove, Clifton, Bristol, BS8 4PG.

There will also be an opportunity for the public to view and buy

  • paintings by some of the West Country and UK's most talented artists - including members of the Royal West of England Academy and Bristol Savages;,/font>
  • limited edition prints and smaller paintings will also be on display ensuring that visitors to the exhibition have the chance to buy work in an affordable range of prices.

As artist and exhibitor Neil Murison, RWA explains, a variety of work will be on show to suit all tastes:

"Ranging from abstract to figurative, landscapes to portraits and nudes, and with a wide range of approaches represented, there will be something to appeal to everyone at this exhibition."

Some of the many renowned artists exhibiting in addition to Neil Murison include RWA President Derek Balmer, Jennifer Davidson, Wendy French, Michael Edwards, Robert Hurdle, Peter McGrath, Dawn Sidoli, Zoe Star Hilton, Alfred Stockham and Peter Swan.

Those looking for familiar scenes will be able to find landscapes painted in Bristol, Bath, Somerset, and the Cotswolds.

"We are extremely fortunate to have the support of some of the West Country, indeed the country's most renowned artists, and are especially delighted to have received the special artist's proof of one of his paintings from HRH The Prince of Wales,"
comments Chief Executive of the Bristol Cancer Help Centre Christopher Head.

He adds:

"The 2003 Bristol Cancer Help Centre Art Exhibition will be inspiring event with a wealth of talent on show, and a chance to acquire a unique work of art that will give you great joy over a lifetime.
"It is very appropriate that artists creativity is helping to raise funds for the Centre's work, - we use creative therapies including art therapy, and teach people how to use guided imagery on our Bristol Approach courses for people with cancer and their families."

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Notes to editors

  1. The Bristol Cancer Help Centre was founded in 1980 by the late Penny Brohn a woman living with cancer, and her great friend Pat Pilkington to support people living with cancer and those close to them. It is the UK's leading holistic cancer charity that has pioneered and specialises in the world famous Bristol Approach to cancer care that provides a unique range of physical, emotional and spiritual support to help people to deal with the challenges a cancer diagnosis brings.
  2. The charity offers information and support through its National Telephone Helpline service. Bristol Approach residential courses at the Centre provide people affected by cancer with a unique programme of care combining complementary therapies, self-help techniques, including practical advice on nutrition, and emotional support. The charity's Cancerpoint service enables people with cancer in the Bristol area to access individual appointments with the Centre's therapy team.
  3. The Bristol Approach works hand in hand with conventional medical treatment, and has been developed and is delivered by the charity's experienced multidisciplinary team of doctors, nurses and complementary therapists.
  4. The charity also works to integrate a holistic approach into mainstream cancer services, and to develop good practice in the field of complementary cancer care, training over 500 health professionals and complementary therapists a year, in using the Bristol Approach to support people with cancer.
  5. For information and support contact the Bristol Cancer Help Centre National Telephone Helpline on 0845 123 23 10, email helpline@bristolcancerhelp.org or log onto www.bristolcancerhelp.org

"It has been a great satisfaction to me to see how strongly the approach pioneered at Bristol has influenced the development and improvement of cancer services all over Britain."

HRH The Prince of Wales

Patron of the Bristol Cancer Help Centre.