Moot Hall, Chepstow, from 9th November – 3rd December. See www.daffirose.com/jq54artforall
Local artist Claire Timbrell is organising a fundraising art exhibition for The Royal British Legion Poppy Appeal in honour her grandad, a proud Grenadier Guard who died this year. The name for the exhibition refers to his service number- when talking about his service days he used to refer to himself as ‘JQ54’.
The art exhibitiontakes place at the Moot Hall and at various other businesses in Chepstow from 9th November – 3rd December 2018. Professional and amateur artists are invited to submit artwork via the website by 7th October. There are also various community projects as part of this, including a knitted and crocheted ‘Poppy Curtain of Remembrance’ and a large community piece made up of painted pebbles. Children can also submit a poppy or poem for the remembrance wall to be displayed throughout the exhibition. All proceeds will be donated to The Royal British Legion Poppy Appeal.
Look out for the poppy pebbles
There are 30 poppy pebbles hidden around Chepstow. If you are lucky enough to find one, take a picture and post it on the ‘JQ54 Art for All Exhibition’ Facebook page before hiding it again for someone else to find. If you fancy adding to the poppy pebbles and want to make your own, the Facebook page includes a video showing you how.
Calling knitters and crocheters
The exhibition organisers are looking for keen knitters and crocheters who to create poppies for the curtain of remembrance. Instructions and patterns can be found on the website www.daffirose.com/jq54artforall.