We were thrilled when renowned international artist Lubaina Himid MBE very generously donated one of her paintings as a raffle prize for our Winter exhibition. Professor of Contemporary Art at UCLan, fifty of her paintings featured in the Moments That Matter exhibition at the Harris Museum and on banners in various shopfronts in Preston city centre as part of the NW2012 Cultural Olympiad celebrations during last year.
She has been an ambassador of Oxheys since the start, attending all our events and we are very grateful for her support. Lubaina also curated the Time, Place and Negotiated Space exhibition for International Womens Day 2012 and also collaborated with artist Susan Walsh in the Satellite Navigation exhibition last year.
The raffle was held during the private view of the Winter exhibition on 13th December 2012. All the money raised from the sales of tickets will be used to invest in a hanging system for the project space which will improve facilities for future exhibitions.
The winner of the painting was local artist James Diable. James was thrilled to have won but very nearly didn’t as he had dashed out to find a cash machine in order to buy the tickets, getting back only minutes before the draw was made.
Thanks to everyone who bought tickets – we appreciate your support.