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    The Lockdown Portraits
    In an effort to raise vital funds for the NHS, we are delighted to announce The Lockdown Portraits, by IanBRUCE.
    In a bid to raise vital funds for NHS Charities Together, celebrated British artist, Ian Bruce, live streams his portrait painting, so we as viewers can enjoy a unique perspective of the art work unfolding, alongside a fascinating conversation between the artist and sitter.
    The Lockdown Portraits began in May with presenter and comedian, Jimmy Carr. Click here for a sneak peek and see the completed artwork below.
    The fun continues, this Thursday 21st May, 8.10PM, with Barry Humphries CBE.
    Ian Bruce returns to his easel to paint award-winning actor, author, comedian and playwright, Barry Humphries CBE. Best known for writing and playing his on-stage and television alter egos Dame Edna and Sir Les Patterson, this is a wonderful opportunity to watch the artwork evolve alongside an informal, honest conversation with the celebrated actor.
    Exclusively for members, pour a drink and join us on Zoom straight after the weekly applause for the NHS!
    Ian Bruce is offering members an exclusive opportunity to place a bid for their own commission, with all proceeds to be donated to NHS Charities Together. With works collecting in excess of £10,000, his portraits are truly incredible, evocative artworks and would make a very special gift for a loved one, or be a wonderful way to mark an anniversary or occasion. It's a brilliant opportunity to acquire an exceptional piece of artwork while supporting a worth cause. Now more than ever, the NHS is in need of the nation's support and all money raised will go towards their continued efforts to keeping the country healthy during the pandemic. 
    Find further details on how to enter below.
    How to take part:
    If you would like to support the fundraising efforts please submit your sealed bid by Friday 12th June 2020, by emailing art@theartsclub.co.uk. The five highest bids will be selected and the winner’s portraits painted by Ian Bruce. 
    A guide price of £5,000 applies.
    Please specify whether you would like your bid donated to the NHS irrespective of whether yours is selected as one of the five highest bids, or if you would only like your bid given as a donation if you are the successful winner of a portrait.
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