Pictures for The Beehive was an exhibition and auction curated by local artist, and volunteer at The Beehive, Henrietta Young hosted at St. Giles House, Wimborne St. Giles. 29 artists donated works, including Antony Gormley, Paula Rego, Maggi Hambling, and Catherine Goodman which which were displayed and subsequently auctioned by Duke’s Auctioneers.
The event raised more than £100,000 towards The Splash Appeal.
This exhibition and subsequent auction was held to help raise the £1million needed to build a hydrotherapy pool for The Beehive Centre, a treatment and therapy centre in Poole where fifty or so adults with profound disabilities spend their weekdays. It also aimed to raise awareness about the hidden disability in our midst, in every village and town across the country, and to show people, particularly those who so often find difference difficult, that this is really something for all of us to engage and help with.
"We are really pleased to be part of the project and recognise the valuable charitable work that the funds will enable" - Guy Schwinge