This year’s St Philip’s Art Exhibition and Sale opened on Thursday 2 November in the parish hall and ran through until Sunday afternoon. The exhibition was opened by rugby legend Gordon D’Arcy who spoke eloquently about the significance of St Philip’s parish hall in the life of the local community and told of how his wife Aoife and best friend are both artists, and his appreciation for the talent and creativity of visual artists.
John Fanagan read out a poem he had written for the occasion urging people to become a patron of the arts by making a purchase in aid of the organ fund. A wide variety of styles and prices of artwork was on show by both amateur and professional artists.
There was a constant flow of visitors to the exhibition over the course of the four days with many from the neighbourhood and passers-by attending as well as St Philip’s and Sandford parishioners and over a third of the paintings were sold. Thank you to those who supported the event and to those who helped out.
Ruth Potterton and Anne Emo