Margate artist Anthony Giles to host Pilgrims 100 Pieces of Art charity auction

Karen Kenward from Pilgrims with artist Anthony Giles

Margate artist Anthony Giles’s studio is hosting the Pilgrims Hospices  100 Pieces of Art charity auction, taking place today (July 1).

Pilgrims invited budding artists of all ages and abilities to submit their paintings, ceramic or sculpture to create 100 pieces of art to be sold at auction to help support Pilgrims Hospices end of life care.

Karen Kenward, Pilgrims Hospices Community Fundraising Manager said: “Anthony has been involved with art events for Pilgrims Hospices over the years and helped choose art for previous events.

“When he approached me last year, I was delighted; it’s a lovely studio and I’m very excited to be holding a Pilgrims art event in such a prestigious venue. Our charity constantly looks for innovative and interesting ways to engage with the local community and our supporters.”

The auction will be held at Anthony Giles Studio, 3 Lombard Street, Margate.

Viewing will take place between today (July 1) 10am – 12pm.

The auction will begin at 1pm with pre-event drinks and nibbles from 10am – 12pm.

Karen added: “Anyone can come along, so please do support this very special event; you can also make a bid prior to the auction, or on the day in person, or by telephone. This is a great opportunity to buy a beautiful piece of art, knowing that all profits from the art will help to support Pilgrims services.”

For more information, or if you’re interested in submitting a piece of art, contact: Karen Kenward  on 01843 233 934 or email [email protected]

Auction catalogues will be available nearer the time of the event, costing £5 from Pilgrims Hospice, Thanet and The Anthony Giles Studio, Margate.

Each year Pilgrims supports hundreds of local people coping with a life-limiting illness and their families. The charity offers a range of services, from end-of-life care given on its wards, to its Wellbeing Programme supporting people after they are diagnosed to live well and stay independent.