A message from Sarah Neish, Jardinique, Trustee of Cameron Bespolka Trust:
"A week on from Art in Nature and I sit looking out onto green fields and beautiful trees with the birds singing.
We would all like to say a huge thank you to the artists of all ages who showed off their amazing skill and passion. Their rich and colourful paintings and sculptures highlighted the beauty of birds, nature and landscapes. And thank you to all of you for visiting the show, buying raffle tickets and pieces of art and most importantly, supporting us with your friendship.
We were also proud to show some of Cameron’s photographs and Corinne’s shellwork for the first time. It was clear to see that Cameron was keen to capture and record the birds he saw. His photos gave us a glimpse into the world he loved best.
We are so aware that we need to ensure that we pass this on to future generations. In Chris Packham’s words:
'I salute the Cameron Bespolka Trust for finding new ways to engage young people with nature. By creating opportunities to connect people with the environment, the Trust is empowering the next generation - and that can only be good for them and for the future of our planet.'
All that remains to say is a huge thank you for your support, generosity and encouragement. The goodwill you have all shown for the work of The Trust is quite extraordinary.
We will very shortly be revealing more information about work that will commence vey shortly on creating a place immersed in nature, where young people can actually stay and learn, connect and appreciate the outdoors. More very soon on Cameron’s Cottage, something you have all helped us to achieve. We can’t wait to share information and photos with you."
Sarah Neish, 15 May 2018
Artist Molly Carter
Afi Norgbey from Prince's Mead School. Year 4 winner of Textile/Collage category
Congratulations to our raffle winner: Vanessa MacMahon
My lovely friends the Meynells, are helping this Tawny owlet who fell out of it’s nest
They are providing a secure basket perched on the fence whilst it learns how to fly! The mum is nearby, observing and keeping a very close eye. There were two and one has already fledged. Lovely to give it a helping hand without actually disturbing nature.
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