St Mary’s Calne Artists support fundraising campaign for Erlestoke Prison

St Mary's Calne | 18 Oct 2019 | Top News Story
Artists at St Mary's Calne have been creating postcards for a very special fundraising project, aimed at improving the mental wellbeing of prisoners at HM Prison Erlestoke, in Wiltshire.
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St Mary’s Calne artists have generously supported the latest Erlestoke Prison (Wiltshire) fundraising initiative to create sporting facilities at the site by contributing original artworks for cARTes postales 'Art on Postcards', alongside works by professional artists, which include that of Antony Gormley.

The pieces will be auctioned and the proceeds will go towards this worthwhile cause. An amazing array of leading and local artists, writers, actors, musicians and other talented people, have generously created unique artwork on a postcard for this initiative by The Friends of Erlestoke Prison and the Salisbury Museum.

Purchasing a postcard voucher could mean becoming the owner of a postcard. Postcards created include those by St Mary's pupils, Gigi Lane and Nina Waterlow.

“It is wonderful that our artists recognise the local opportunities that benefit the wider community, to be thinking, making, ethical artists,” commented Kimberley Appleyard Pallot, Director of Art at St Mary’s Calne. More details about the initiative can be found on the Salisbury Museum website.

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Photo: Nina's postcard
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Photo: Gigi's postcard


About St Mary's Calne

St Mary's Calne is a boarding and day school of around 360 girls aged 11–18. Approximately 80% of the girls board and it is a rich boarding life with all girls taking part in the full-curriculum and extracurricular activities.  It is the individualised approach to every aspect of school life that makes St Mary’s Calne special. 

All girls go on to higher education, and a lecture programme, debating, careers advice and much more prepare the girls for university and beyond.

 

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