Banksy, Picasso and Dali on display for Mountbatten in Ventnor

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Works of art by Banksy, Salvador Dali and Pablo Picasso are to go on show in aid of Mountbatten.

David Hockney, Grayson Perry and Jenny Saville works will also feature in the fundraising display.

For most of the works, it will be the first and possibly last time they will be seen in public.

This eclectic collection of precious artworks has been loaned by their generous owners to help raise money to support the work of Mountbatten which, on any one day, supports and cares for nearly 1000 Islanders facing death, dying and bereavement.

Martian Dalí Equipped with a Holo-Electronic Double Microscope – by Salvador Dali

For just two evenings and one afternoon, this incredible exhibition will be hosted at Ventnor Arts Club and curated by island resident Phil Le May.

Nigel Hartley, Mountbatten CEO, said: “This is an incredible opportunity to see artworks from a range of high profile and well-known artists right here on the Isle of Wight. I am so grateful to the owners of these pieces, and to both Phil Le May and Stephen Izatt from Ventnor Arts Club, who have put together this astounding collection.

“This is one of the only times we will be able to see this calibre of artworks on the Isle of Wight, so I urge anyone with an interest in fine art to book your place quickly. Not only will you be in for a breathtaking evening, but you will be supporting Islanders facing death and bereavement at the same time,” he added.

The opportunities to view this exceptional exhibition are as follows:

Gala Evenings – Friday and Saturday (October 19-20) 7pm – 9pm
Welcome drinks and canapés will be served.
Dress code: Cocktail. Tickets £30.00

Tea Party – Sunday 4pm – 6pm
Tea and cake will be served.
Dress code: Informal. Tickets £15.00

Tickets are limited and are expected to be in great demand, so it is advised that anyone hoping to attend books a place as soon as possible via www.ventnorartsclub.com


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