23 June 2016

Rural art exhibition to raise funds for wildlife charity

'Dark sky – evening burning' by Nicky Brown, part of her 'A Year on the Moor' series, which will be raising vital funds for the GWCTA preview of paintings by a renowned rural artist is being held at the end of June to raise money for the UK's leading wildlife research charity, the Game & Wildlife Conservation Trust (GWCT).

A Year on the Moor is a series of original oil paintings and charcoals by Nicky Brown, depicting scenes from two Yorkshire grouse moors, including heather burning, dry stone walling, thatching, beating, the "counts" and winter landscapes. The money raised will go towards funding the vital conservation research of the GWCT, dedicated to preserving British wildlife and countryside for future generations. 

Brown, whose work has been exhibited to great acclaim since 1986, says, "A Year on the Moor is an attempt to convey my fascination with man’s connection to the landscape that is being forgotten in today’s frantic way of life, a small testament to those men’s hard work and dedication."

The preview will be held at Clifton Castle, Masham, Ripon, on Thursday 30th June from 6.30pm-8.30pm. The event is sponsored by Smith & Williamson and Strutt & Parker, and is being held at Clifton Castle by kind permission of the Marquess and Marchioness of Downshire.

Tickets for the evening will cost £10 per person in advance and £15 on the door, and will include drinks and canapes. The preview will then continue free of charge on Friday 1st July from 10am until 5pm. To book or for more information, please contact Sophie Dingwall at sdingwall@gwct.org.uk or by phone on 07925 597676.

For more about Nicky Brown, please visit her website, www.nickybrownart.com. To learn more about the GWCT, please go to www.gwct.org.uk.

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Photocaption: Dark sky – evening burning by Nicky Brown, part of her A Year on the Moor series, which will be raising vital funds for the GWCT.


Notes to editors

The Game & Wildlife Conservation Trust – providing research-led conservation for a thriving countryside. The GWCT is an independent wildlife conservation charity which has carried out scientific research into Britain’s game and wildlife since the 1930s. We advise farmers and landowners on improving wildlife habitats. We employ 22 post-doctoral scientists and 50 other research staff with expertise in areas such as birds, insects, mammals, farming, fish and statistics. We undertake our own research as well as projects funded by contract and grant-aid from Government and private bodies. The Trust is also responsible for a number of Government Biodiversity Action Plan species and is lead partner for grey partridge and joint lead partner for brown hare and black grouse.

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For information, contact:
Joel Holt
Telephone: 01425 651000
Email: press@gwct.org.uk

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