Nether Edge Art Group’s Kenwood Frames Project raises over £1500 for local causes

The group’s latest project saw 24 artworks go to auction on Sunday at Kenwood Hall Hotel to raise money for local good causes

By: Emily Pollock
Date: 13/10/2021

The Kenwood Frames Project, a part art exhibition, part art trail themed around Nether Edge raised nearly £1,600 during its auction on Sunday.

Nether Edge Art Group’s latest project saw 24 works of art go to auction on Sunday 17 October in the Cutlers Suite at Kenwood Hall Hotel.

Over 50 people attended the event with most bidding profusely, and all frames and pictures were sold.

Local artists and photographers contributed pieces of their own original artwork which were mounted in large gold picture frames donated by Kenwood Hall Hotel after they had a clear out.

The Art Group’s members produced displays related to Nether Edge, including photographs of local historical sites.

Nether Edge Crossroads then and now photographed by John Scholey.

The frames were first exhibited at the Nether Edge Club during the Nether Edge Festival on 18 and 19 September.

Richard Taylor, the coordinator of the Art Group, oversees the project and described the purpose of the auction.

He said: “It’s a community project, the Nether Edge Neighbourhood Group is all about involving the community.

“It’s an event to promote culture and to help the businesses, as well as a history project because the frames will have a certificate saying their historical value.”

The project was organised to raise funds for local causes, including Kenwood Community Growers, helping them relocate to new premises and continue growing fruit and veg for food banks.

They also raised money for the Chelsea Park Development Fund to refurbish the playground at Chelsea Park so it is fit for purpose.

The Frames had previously been displayed in the windows of local shops, businesses and pubs in and around Nether Edge during the art trail which ended on Friday.

The Kenwood Frames Project art trail.

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