What is Secret Art Basingstoke?

Taking place between 23rd July and 4th August 2018, Secret Art Basingstoke is an exhibition of hundreds of postcard-sized original works of art donated by artists, celebrities, dignitaries, graduates and illustrators. With no brief in medium or subject, the collection promises to be an eclectic mix of small but perfectly formed paintings, drawings and photographs.

 

The two week exhibition will be split across four spaces in Basingstoke town centre; THAT Gallery, The Creation Space, The Discovery Centre and The Willis Museum & Sainsbury Gallery. The entire collection will then reunite at The Creation Space on Saturday 4th August, where every single postcard will be on sale for the affordable price of £20 each.

 

And the secret? The identity of the artist - you'll only know who created your miniature masterpiece once you've bought it.

 

For a chance to get a sneak peek at the entire collection before everyone else, we’re holding a launch night on 19th July at Desklodge. The evening will include live music, art demonstrations and a charity auction. Tickets are available via the NCT booking page.

 

All proceeds will benefit the Brookvale breastfeeding counselling drop-in service (NCT B.A.B.I.E.S - Babies and Breastfeeding; Information, Encouragement, Support.)

About Basingstoke NCT

Run by local parent volunteers, Basingstoke NCT offers support, information and friendship to parents and parents to be across Basingstoke & Deane. NCT is non-exclusive, meaning they welcome non-NCT members on all courses, workshops, social events and Nearly New Sales. For more information on the services offered by NCT in Basingstoke, visit the NCT website.

About NCT B.A.B.I.E.S

B.A.B.I.E.S is Basingstoke's dedicated weekly breastfeeding counselling drop-in, providing evidence-based, impartial information, help and support. Fully qualified (DipHE) Breastfeeding Counsellors hold face to face drop-in sessions fifty weeks of the year, as well as offering telephone and email support. This service is completely free, and available to all parents and their children in BasingstokeSince its inception in 2011, B.A.B.I.E.S has supported over 1000 parents.  For more information on breastfeeding support in Basingstoke, including directions and opening times for B.A.B.I.E.S, head to the Hampshire Breastfeeding Counselling Facebook page. 

Funding
B.A.B.I.E.S. is free to all and is funded through NCT Branch fundraising and personal donations, without which the service would not be able to run.  If you would like to make a donation you can do so via their Just Giving page

If you have any questions regarding Secret Art Basingstoke, including on how to becoming one of our sponsors, please drop us a line at secretartbasingstoke@gmail.com.