Clevedon Art Club‘s charity for 2020 is the Curzon Cinema which is in desperate need of funds to ensure it continues as a heritage venue as well as a working cinema. The Club members were invited to submit small art works on any theme they liked but preferably with a film or seasonal style.
The Clevedon Art Club exists to promote interest and participation in the visual arts, in, and around the Clevedon area. The Club is a diverse community of artists working across a range of media. The Club share and develop their own artistic skills, support artists and inspire interest in the arts by fostering links with schools and other groups in our local community.
Each piece for sale at priced £30 with all proceeds going to the Curzon. The headline work by the Club President, Martin Bentham RWA, is for sale at £585 with half the proceeds going to the Curzon and the rest to the Club.
You can find the Art work gallery on the Clevedon Art Club website as well as The Clevedon Collective who, in support of both the Art Club and the Curzon Cinema have offered to host and promote the sale.
If you’re interested in buying any of the artworks, please contact Geoff White at email@example.com and he’ll arrange for you to contact the artist.
Why The Curzon?
It’s been a tough year for the Curzon.
The leaking roof, which was once, the biggest problem the cinema had experienced in recent history, was surpassed in spectacular fashion by Covid-19 forcing closure. After 108 years of continuously operating, through two world wars and the advent of the digital age, the Curzon had to close it’s doors.
Fortunately, the work could begin to continue after months of having to be put on pause. Finally, the roof is looking to be in the final stage of repair, but the cinema continues to need the fundraising support of the community to ensure they can continue to open after the damage that this year’s pandemic has caused to ticket sales and support.
The tiles tagged by members of the public with a generous donation to the cause have been carefully placed in a moment in history, in a bigger, and more momentous year for the cinema than any of us could have imagined.
There is still a long road ahead for the Curzon as they reopen soon after months of closure. The independent cinema relies on support from the local community as well as a team of hardworking volunteers who keep the screenings ship-shape and ever so enjoyable for everyone.
If the piece you were hoping for by the Clevedon Art Club has already sold, or perhaps you’d like to donate to the Curzon in addition to the sale, you can find ways to support the Curzon here.