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An art exhibition with a caring twist

An art exhibition with a caring twist

Photo: Artists Josephine Jagger-Manners and Joy Engelman with president of Orange Push for Palliative Jenny Hazelton as they finalise plans for the November fund raising exhibition.

For artists Joy Engelman and Josephine Jagger-Manners the collaborative effort to stage their upcoming exhibition “The Eclectic Life” is an extension of their long and valued friendship.

“While we both have completely different styles, we have both followed the progress of each other’s work over the years and bring an exciting mix of our work to this exhibition,” said Joy.

“The Eclectic Life” just seemed to be the perfect fit to name the exhibition,” added Josephine.

“We both have very different styles which visitors to the exhibition will find appealing.”

Both women are part of the Colour City Creatives art collective and create from their studios based out of The Barracks in Peisley Street.

However, their November exhibition will also have another purpose for both artists other than to showcase their latest work.

“I saw Phil Donato (Member for Orange) on television speaking about the importance of designated palliative care beds for Orange, and both Josephine and I felt we wanted to help, so we are donating 20 per cent of the takings from art works and items sold at the exhibition to Orange Push for Palliative,” Joy said.

Both women say this exhibition is a coming together of artworks in various mediums and hues as well as cushions, loom and handmade rugs, mugs and scarves, tea towels, and aprons featuring the distinctive creative designs of the artists.

Guests on opening night on Friday November 2 will be able to view the exhibition with a glass of wine in hand from Cargo Road wines accompanied by finger food from local high-profile chef, Michael Manners.

President of Orange Push for Palliative Jenny Hazelton said she is thrilled both artists made contact to offer a percentage of sales from the exhibition.

“It is so encouraging to know Orange Push for Palliative continues to have this type of support in the community and as our group is a registered charity the donation percentages from each purchase will be tax deductible,” she said.

The exhibition will open at 6pm on Friday November 2 and continue until November 11 from 10am to 4pm each day.

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