A bathroom showroom in Sussex will be exhibiting for sale an array of original art to raise money for a local charity. Twenty well-established Sussex artists have already committed to taking part – using wooden toilet seats as their ‘canvas’.
Created by Chandlers Bathroom Showroom, Lewes, the art exhibition and subsequent sale will raise money for acquired brain injury charity, Headway East Sussex.
Chandlers Bathroom is providing each artist with a blank canvas – in this case a wooden toilet seat, in keeping with the bathroom theme – and allowing each artist to come up with their own unique creative. Artists include well know Sussex painter Mark Glassman as well as Nadia Chalk, co-director of Creative Waves Community.
Simon Hind, of Chandlers Bathroom Showroom, Lewes said: “As a local family owned showroom we genuinely care about our local community and charities in Sussex. This novel art exhibition is a great way to raise money and profile for a fantastic local charity.”
The chosen charity, Headway East Sussex offers rehabilitation and support services for people with acquired brain injuries and their families and carers.
Wendy Pengelly, deputy chief executive, Headway East Sussex said: “We are thrilled that Chandlers Bathroom Showroom has chosen us as the charity to benefit from this unique event. This is the first time we have seen an initiative of this kind – it’s very unique and we can’t wait to see the final works of art.”
The toilet seats will be exhibited and available to buy at the showroom on Davey’s Lane, Lewes for three weeks from October 10, 2017.