isle-of-wight-day-logo1Over 70 postcard-sized pieces of original artwork are going on display to celebrate Isle of Wight Day, in an exhibition to support Earl Mountbatten Hospice.

Blue Fox Gallery in Ryde is exhibiting the work by local artists who have been invited to submit postcard-sized art in celebration of Isle of Wight Day tomorrow (Saturday 24th September). The Cross Street gallery will launch the exhibition from 14:00 on Isle of Wight Day, and it will run until Saturday 1st October 2016. During the exhibition, visitors will be able to bid for the postcards (£5 starting bid) with the chance of owning a unique piece of artwork.

The exhibition will then move to Earl Mountbatten Hospice’s own art gallery at its Halberry Lane site to form the hospice’s October exhibition. Situated in the heart of the building, pictures fill the walls as you walk alongside one of the courtyards. The exhibitions are open to all, every day between 09:00 and 17:00, and each exhibition lasts for 1 month.

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hospicepostcardexhibition2Visitors to the Hospice exhibition will also be able to bid on the postcards and the 10 with the most bids will be auctioned at the Hospice on the evening of Thursday 3rd November, during the interval of a performance by The Alberts, which is being held from 19:30 in the John Cheverton Centre. Tickets are just £10 and include wine and canapés.

Nigel Hartley, Chief Executive, said:

“This is such a great chance to own a unique piece of artwork and we’re grateful to the Blue Fox Gallery for the support. Please do come along on 3 November – not only will the entertainment be great, but you could be going home with a fantastic piece of art!”

Meanwhile, if you are an artist interested in exhibiting, the hospice have announced that bookings are now open for 2017. It will be a special year for the Earl Mountbatten Hospice which will be celebrating 35 years of serving the Isle of Wight, and with many special events being planned, it is hoped that footfall for the gallery will be increased.

For more information about booking the gallery, visit or phone Tina Groves on 01983 2173111.

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