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Memorial Woodlands Celebrate Apple Day - 18th October 2007

Memorial Woodlands provides perfect setting for Art Exhibition

Neil Murison Picture
Thornbury based woodland cemetery, Memorial Woodlands, are hosting an exhibition of paintings by renowned local artist, Neil Murison, on Saturday 1st and Sunday 2nd September to raise money for St Peter’s Hospice in Bristol.
The exhibition will take place from 11am until 5pm where visitors will be able to view Neil Murison’s latest paintings, all of which reflect a life long love of nature and the English countryside, in the fitting setting of the beautiful grounds and buildings of the Memorial Woodlands.
Neil Murison, who was first elected a full member of the Royal West of England Academy in 1979 and today is the director of RWA’s New Gallery, has been a supporter of Memorial Woodlands since its inception. He said,

“I loved the concept of these woodlands which seem to offer a much more personal way of saying goodbye to a loved one than the traditional alternative.

“Since I moved to the country from the centre of Bristol, I’ve have a renewed interest in our rural environment. The paintings on display at the exhibition reflect how the birds, animals, trees and landscape of the West Country have become increasingly important to me as subjects.”

All of the paintings will be available to buy on the day and all commission will be donated to St Peter’s Hospice in support of their essential work.
Chris Baker, founder of Memorial Woodlands said,

“We are delighted to be able to host this exhibition and raise some money for St Peter’s Hospice.

“This is not only an opportunity for visitors to enjoy a first class exhibition, but it will also give them the chance to explore the grounds here and take advantage of the refreshments which will be available throughout the day.”

Everybody is welcome to the exhibition which is free.  Doors will open at 11am and close at 5pm on both days. For further information on the exhibition or any of the services at Memorial Woodlands, please call 0800 612 9512 or visiting