In the basement art store are up to 50 paintings and other artefacts (pottery etc) which have been abandoned or forgotten.
From next week, they will be displayed in the studio in a last attempt to reunite them with their owners. We shall also be displaying them on the website and where we have the information, will be contacting members directly.
From 20th September 2017, we shall be starting a ‘silent auction’ for works that are still unclaimed. At that stage, If owners come forward, the work would be taken off the market. However, on 30th September remaining works will be sold to the highest bidder or otherwise disposed of.
Part of the space released by this exercise will be used for the proper storage of our important archive material. Susan Bruce, a trained archivist is currently working on the archive and is thrilled at what she is finding hidden away in various corners of the Club. Rescuing and rebuilding our archive is part of the 150th anniversary project and we shall shortly be appealing for help in filling the gaps.