IN JULY, the Society for All Artist’s (the SAA) held its exhibition, “It’s all about Art”, at the Business Design Centre, Islington, London. At a prize giving ceremony held on 24th July Peggy Randall, the chairman/founder of the Thurrock Society for Artists with Disabilities, was awarded the ‘SAA 2010 Painting Bursary’ by the chairman of the SAA, John Hope-Hawkins. The SAA is an international society with over 47,000 members and member societies and had many high quality entries for the Bursary.
The Bursary was of art materials, to the value of £500.00, at members’ prices. This is a credit on the SAA Home Shop, which is a catalogue of the latest, top quality artists’ materials and equipment at fabulous members only prices.
The inaugural meeting of the Thurrock Society for Artists with Disabilities was held on 4th April 2003 and it meets weekly at the Grays Adult Education Centre on Friday afternoons. It has been the main aim of the chairman to provide a store of the art materials and equipment for the members to use at meetings. This means that members do not have to carry heavy bags to meetings and they can try a new medium without the initial expense. The Bursary will be used to purchase good quality brushes and materials for the use of the members of the society.