Bathroom showroom puts money on toilet seats

Published:  13 November, 2017

A quirky toilet seat art exhibition in Lewes raised an impressive £620 for charity.

The novel art sale, organised by Chandlers Bathroom Store, Lewes, involved twenty artists and MP Maria Caulfield each completing a piece of art using a wooden toilet seat as their canvas. The toilet seat art was displayed at the bathroom showroom on Daveys Lane, Lewes and then auctioned in aid of the brain injury charity.

Simon Hind of Chandlers Bathroom Showroom, said: “Thank you to all the artists and who gave their talent and time so willingly to this slightly crazy initiative that achieved everything we set out to achieve for Headway East Sussex.”

Wendy Pengelly of Headway East Sussex said: “The profile and money raised really helps us to continue our extensive free support services. We are very grateful to Chandlers Bathroom Showroom for coming up with and running this innovative event – which as well as raising cash, also generated a lot of media exposure for our charity. A big thank you must go to all the artists involved, as well as MP Maria Caulfield and, of course, to everyone who bought one of these fantastic pieces of art. It’s been marvellous.”

Finished creations included a Game of Thrones-style seat, a Lewes Bonfire-inspired seat, as well as, pretty woodland and deep-sea creature scenes. One toilet seat, featuring a Caribbean beach scene was sold for £100.

Artist Philomena Harmsworth said: “This exhibition was like nothing I’ve contributed to before. It really tickled my sense of humour and attracted a lot of attention on social media too which was great for raising awareness for the charity!”

The exhibition and auction is now closed but the artwork can still be viewed on Facebook/Chandlers Building Supplies.

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