Art for the Heart: New Exhibition from King’s

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Last month saw the opening of our latest art exhibition, a collaboration with the King’s School in Macclesfield to raise awareness and funds for charity, Hand on Heart. Hand on Heart are a UK charity who are working to fight sudden cardiac arrest in children. They use donations to fund lifesaving training, defibrillator packs and awareness-raising.

Over 50 teachers, technicians and pupils took part in the exhibition. The event showcased a stunning array of work involving painting, etching, sculpture, photography and jewellery, influenced by both classical and contemporary ideas. Pieces included classical portraiture with a modern twist from the stylish Michael Koropisz, cityscape photography from King’s Head of Art Debbie Inman, and fabulously crafted charcoal depictions of Venetian canals from A* student Emily Harker.

student holding artwork next to Macclesfield Mayor at exhibition
All the artists have offered to donate 25% of proceeds from the exhibition to the Macclesfield Hand on Heart appeal. The appeal aims to raise £15,000 to fund defibrillators and training for the 12 Macclesfield schools currently without them.
Jobling Gowler Managing Partner Emily Raw, whose firm last year raised over £6,000 through their art exhibitions, said: “We specialise in representing vulnerable people particularly in medical negligence work and we want our clients to come to an office that is relaxing and welcoming, not necessarily that which you would associate with traditional law firms. The charitable donation is our way of giving something back to the community and we are delighted to work in partnership with the King’s School who we feel share our pursuit of excellence.”
Emily Hoh

Rachel Richards, Senior Subject Teacher for Art at the King’s School said: “We have some 50 students studying Art at GCSE of which between 10 and 20 go on to take the subject at A level. Britain is the world leader in the creative industries with students progressing to leading roles in art and design, advertising, film and TV and a whole host of stimulating and challenging roles.” Rachel added: “It’s not just about a natural ability to draw but learning to channel your thinking and think creatively and we believe that is a vital life skill.”

The Mayor of Macclesfield, Councillor Adam Schofield, who is a professional photographer and illustrator, added: “The silk industry has given Macclesfield a wonderful creative heritage which is woven into the DNA of the town and today we have a huge number of artists and volunteers running wonderful creative projects which add so much to our community.”

The exhibition is open to the public until January 11th, 2019, at the Jobling Gowler offices on 250 Park Lane.
two men smiling at wire chicken sculpture at art exhibition