Sculpture at Kingham Lodge during Oxfordshire Artweeks 21st-30th May 2016

  • Sculpture by our supported local Co-op
  • Sculpture by our supported local Co-op

Below are listed our chosen charities for this exhibition. Our charitable gifts are made possible by the generous donations of our visitors and their purchases of sculptures, teas and coffees. Thank you!

Local Schools

Cotswold School - Rats Galore!

Local primary and secondary schools are encouraged to exhibit and attend the exhibition. Sculpture at Kingham Lodge gives grants to cover the cost of their materials, provide transport to attend the exhibition and where possible pays for artists to workshop with pupils to develop their exhibit. 

The Koestler Trust -Art in Secure Institutions

The Koestler Trust, art in prisons

The Koestler Trust is the UK's best-known prison arts charity. They have been awarding, exhibiting and selling artworks by offenders, detainees and secure patients for over 50 years.

The Trust has no endowment or capital - its work depends entirely on donations.

The awards programme it runs receive over 8,000 entries a year - inspiring offenders to take part in the arts, work for achievement and transform their lives. Their national exhibition attracts 20,000 visitors - showing the public the talent and potential of offenders and people in secure settings.

The system of awards takes place in age groups so young offenders can also receive encouragement. Some artists start to learn art while in prison and go on to become professional artists. Since 2007,the Koestler Trust has supported ex-offenders to continue with their artistic activities by matching them with a specially trained arts mentor. They offer support to a wide range of people who have been involved in the criminal justice system who would like to develop their interest in the arts.

www.koestlertrust.org.uk

Sculpture Park in Harare

Sculpture Park in Harare

Turbulence in Zimbabwe has made tough conditions harder for sculptors, inheritors of a proud tradition, now short of customers for their excellent work. Sculpture at Kingham Lodge has not only supported this work by buying and selling their sculpture but also through grants that have provided a borehole for fresh water and the building of a schoolroom and exhibition space.

Helen and Douglas House

Helen & Douglas House Sensory Room

Helen & Douglas House has the time and expertise to care for children and young adults with life-shortening conditions and support their families. The two hospice houses offer specialist symptom and pain management, medically-supported short breaks and end-of-life care, as well as counselling and practical support for the whole family. Helen House opened in 1982 as the world's first children's hospice. Douglas House opened in 2004 specifically for young adults aged 16-35.

Helen & Douglas House enables children to experience senses otherwise not much practised. All children need to paint and have time for creative play that takes their mind from other problems and can allow expression of feelings they can't articulate.

www.helenanddouglas.org.uk

Combat Stress

The UK’s leading charity for veterans’ mental health including issues like trauma, anxiety, depression and post-traumatic stress disorder. Therapies include art and gardening particularly supported by Sculpture at Kingham Lodge.

 

www.combatstress.org.uk

Anandvan and Take Heart

Anandvan Skills

Since 1964 Take Heart, Anandwan has supported the MaharogiSewaSamiti (MSS), the foundation created by Baba Amte. Today MSS shelters 3,500 people spread across four districts of Central India and provides rehabilitation and vocational training for disabled and marginalised people.

anandwan.squarespace.com

Rafiki Thabo Foundation

A locally run charity to support individuals and their communities in Africa through paying for secondary and tertiary education, providing food in secondary schools where there would otherwise be none and developing educational infrastructure.

www.rafiki-foundation.org.uk