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Art Department supports 'Pictures for The Beehive' for Diverse Abilities' Splash Appeal

Last week our Art Scholars visited St. Giles House in Wimborne St. Giles to attend the ‘Pictures for The Beehive’ exhibition and auction.

'Pictures for The Beehive' exhibition and auction

Teacher of Art Mr Cedeira organised for the scholars to attend and meet with some of the key contributing artists, as well as learn more about how art can have a profound effect on people with disabilities.

The exhibition, by kind permission of the Earl & Countess of Shaftesbury, was open for viewing on Tuesday and Wednesday last week, followed by a live auction.

The event was organised by Henrietta Young, the talented artist that painted former Headmaster Tom Wheare’s portrait, which is proudly displayed here at Bryanston.

The auction in full swing

The auction raised more than £100,000 for Diverse Abilities’ Splash Appeal, with the aim of building a hydrotherapy pool for The Beehive Centre, a Dorset day centre for profoundly disabled people.

The auction of works were generously donated by some of Britain’s most celebrated artists, including Antony Gormley, Paula Rego and Maggi Hambling.

Mr Cedeira commented: “It was a great experience for our Art Scholars to visit St Giles House for the exhibition and auction. It is very important that our pupils further develop their understanding and appreciation of the difficulties that some of the day centre visitors at The Beehive Centre face, day in and day out.

Teacher of Art Mr Cedeira

“Our aim is that, going forwards, our pupils can visit The Beehive Centre more regularly and help the visitors produce artwork and run their own workshops. Watch this space.”