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Edinburgh Church hosts photo sale of prominent artists to raise money for Christian Aid


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The popular event at St Andrew’s and St George’s West Church on George Street will also feature a range of Scottish books, ephemera and maps.

Items for sale include two large images by Midlothian-based artist Victoria Crowe and a rare first edition from 1848 by Robert Louis Stevenson’s uncle, Alan Stevenson, detailing the design and construction of the Skerryvore Lighthouse – believed to be “the most beautiful lighthouse in the world – with several engravings and maps.

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Historic works of art range from a rare pencil sketch by Sir David Wilkie of “The Forth & Fife from Edinburgh’s New Town” to works by John Faed, HW “Grecian” Williams and Sam Bough.

And notable contemporary artists represented include Henry Kondracki, Jennifer McRae, Susie Leiper, Douglas Davies, Lynn McGregor, Richard Demarco, Carola Gordon, and Ann Oram.

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Scottish literature on offer includes Robert Louis Stevenson, Burns, Carlyle, Scott, Alasdair Gray and George Mackay Brown whose centenary falls this year.

Gullane Boy by Henry Kondracki

The sale will proceed according to Covid guidelines and the images will be displayed in gallery form

Its director of photography, James Holloway, former director of the Scottish National Portrait Gallery, said: “Against all odds and exceeding our expectations, last fall’s sale was a triumph.

“This year, we will be using the photo hanging system introduced last October again for health reasons. It has proven to be remarkably effective and popular, and has been to the delight of our buyers. Above all, it has allowed more photos to be sold, thus increasing funds to help those most in need around the world.

“The pandemic has spared no one. In Scotland we are fortunate to have vaccines and an efficient and dedicated health service, but in much of the rest of the world the current situation and the future are of great concern. make a difference in the lives of some of the world’s most vulnerable communities. What cause might be worth it? “

And Christian Aid Scotland manager Sally Foster-Fulton said she was so happy that despite difficult circumstances, the sale continues.

“The money raised will go to our Harvest Appeal, which this year focuses on Malawi: a country on the front lines of the climate crisis where communities have lost homes, livestock and livelihoods due to extreme weather conditions and storms.

“I believe that art has the power to reveal things that are often invisible. As the United Nations climate summit, Cop26, takes place in Glasgow, it is more important than ever to take a close look – and d “Act quickly – on the impact of the climate crisis on those most vulnerable. Thank you to everyone who organized this event and those who will come. Your fundraising has never been so vital.”

The sale takes place from Thursday to Saturday, October 14-16, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday and Friday, and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday. Homemade cakes and jams will be available during the special coffee morning at the Undercroft Café on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.

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