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The very first open weekend in 1978 raised funds for St Luke ’ s Hospice in Sheffield , and every successive exhibition held in the gallery has also contributed to a worthwhile cause – most of course centreing around animal welfare and conservation . For fifteen years Pollyanna ran a rehabilitation sanctuary for injured and orphaned wildlife from her home . Caring mainly for injured and orphaned raptors , she also rehabilitated foxes , hedgehogs , squirrels and other mammals , all of which feature in her work . Indeed gallery visitors during those years would often find Pollyanna in the gallery , bottle feeding tiny fox cubs or hand-feeding orphaned owlets in between chatting to her guests ! The rescue work was entirely funded through a percentage of the sales of Pollyanna ’ s work in her gallery – from building aviaries and enclosures through to expensive veterinary care and day to day feeding .
Charitable Foundation
Since the formation of Pollyanna ’ s charitable Foundation in 2000 , a minimum of 10 % from each event has supported the Foundation ’ s projects worldwide – from building a sanctuary for orphaned wild dog puppies in Namibia and rescuing a moonbear from the cruel bile farming trade in Vietnam - to providing vital equipment for animal hospitals in the UK . In recent years the lucky winner of a grand prize draw linked to each exhibition has been presented with one of Pollyanna ’ s original paintings – and ticket sales have helped to boost the fund raising . We have been pleased to welcome an array of the Foundation ’ s celebrity supporters to draw the winning tickets – including Martin Clunes , Toyah Willcox ,
Jonathan Scott , Chris Packam and Sir David Attenborough
In fact keep your eyes open on a visit to the gallery – you never know who might be looking at the painting next to you ! We have welcomed members of parliament and European royalty , as well as premiership footballers and musicians – from members of rock band Def Leppard ( looking for paintings of their animal namesake !) to West End musical stars . Many familiar faces from television including Liza Goddard , Leslie Grantham , Lorraine Chase , Blue Peter presenters Simon Groom and Peter Purves , and film and conservation legend Virginia McKenna have all visited exhibitions . TV cameras and Radio Reporters also frequently arrive to record the occasion and interview Pollyanna about the work displayed in the gallery .
Pollyanna ’ s eccentric garden has become an attraction in itself – over the years it has evolved from a traditional Victorian farmhouse garden to become home to an ever increasing array of life size African statues . A life size Rhino and baby stand in the shade of a tree while giraffes drink from the largest pond .
Pollyanna still continues to exhibit her new work in this welcoming atmosphere before it goes on to exhibition in galleries elsewhere , inviting her loyal friends and clients who have supported her work for so many years to preview the paintings in Derbyshire .
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Visitors to this special celebration event will also be able to browse at leisure through the latest additions to Pollyanna ’ s extensive ranges of greetings cards , fine art and limited edition prints , and a wide variety of gift ware featuring her work . All of her books will be available , and Pollyanna will be happy to sign copies purchased during the event . Two new signed limited edition prints will be exclusively launched during the exhibition . The latest brand new card and paper crafting kits will also be available - as launched live on television in a series of regular and increasingly popular programmes featuring Pollyanna live in the studio on the Create and Craft channel !
There will be over 150 Christmas card designs to choose from , including the latest charity cards designed by Pollyanna for the RSPB , Guide dogs for the Blind , The Born Free Foundation , Blue Cross and Marie Curie among many others . New fine art calendars of her work will be available for 2018 .
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The very fi rst open weekend in 1978 raised funds for St Luke’s Hospice in Sheffi eld, and every successive exhibition held in the gallery has also contributed to a worthwhile cause – most of course centreing around animal welfare and conservation. For fi fteen years Pollyanna ran a rehabilitation sanctuary for injured and orphaned wildlife from her home. Caring mainly for injured and orphaned raptors, she also rehabilitated foxes, hedgehogs, squirrels and other mammals, all of which feature in her work. Indeed gallery visitors during those years would often fi nd Pollyanna in the gallery, bottle feeding tiny fox cubs or hand-feeding orphaned owlets in between chatting to her guests! The rescue work was entirely funded through a percentage of the sales of Pollyanna’s work in her gallery – from building aviaries and enclosures through to expensive veterinary care and day to day feeding. Charitable Foundation Since the formation of Pollyanna’s charitable Foundation in 2000, a minimum of 10% from each event has supported the Foundation’s projects worldwide – from building a sanctuary for orphaned wild dog puppies in Namibia and rescuing a moonbear from the cruel bile farming trade in Vietnam - to providing vital equipment for animal hospitals in the UK. In recent years the lucky winner of a grand prize draw linked to each exhibition has been presented with one of Pollyanna’s original paintings – and ticket sales have helped to boost the fund raising. We have been pleased to welcome an array of the Foundation’s celebrity supporters to draw the winning tickets – including Martin Clunes, Toyah Willcox, an attraction in itself – over the years it has evolved from a traditional Victorian farmhouse garden to become home to an ever increasing array of life size African statues. A life size Rhino and baby stand in the shade of a tree while giraffes drink from the largest pond. Pollyanna still continues to exhibit her new work in this welcoming atmosphere before it goes on to exhibition in galleries elsewhere, inviting her loyal friends and clients who have supported her work for so many years to preview the paintings in Derbyshire. ...and more Jonathan Scott, Chris Packam and Sir David Attenborough In fact keep your eyes open on a visit to the gallery – you never know who might be looking at the painting next to you! We have welcomed members of parliament and European royalty, as well as premiership footballers and musicians – from members of rock band Def Leppard (looking for paintings of their animal namesake!) to West End musical stars. Many familiar faces from television including Liza Goddard, Leslie Grantham, Lorraine Chase, Blue Peter presenters Simon Groom and Peter Purves, and fi lm and conservation legend Virginia McKenna have all visited exhibitions. TV cameras and Radio Reporters also frequently arrive to record the occasion and interview Pollyanna about the work displayed in the gallery. Pollyanna’s eccentric garden has become Visitors to this special cele ɅѥٕЁݥ)ͼѼɽ͔Ёɔѡɽ՝)ѡѕЁѥ́ѼA兹éѕͥٔ)Ʌ́ɕѥ́ɑ̰Ёѕ)ѥɥ̰ݥمɥ䁽Ё݅ɔ)ɥȁݽɬȁ́ݥ)مA兹ݥѼͥ)́ɍ͕ɥѡٕиQݼ)ͥѕѥɥ́ݥ፱ٕͥ)չɥѡᡥѥQѕ)Ʌ܁ɐȁɅѥ́ݥͼ)م́չٔѕ٥ͥ)͕ɥ́ɕձȁɕͥձ)ɽɅ́ɥA兹ٔѡ)Ցѡ ɕє ɅЁ)QɔݥٕȀ ɥѵ́ɐ)ͥ́Ѽ͔ɽՑѡѕ)ɥ䁍ɑ́ͥA兹)ѡIMAե́ȁѡ Q) ɸɕչѥ Ք ɽ́5ɥ) ɥ䁽ѡ̸9܃)Ё́ȁݽɬݥم() չ%5饹լ