Published: 25 August 2011 at 15:44
Anglia Ruskin students to stage ‘Postcards for Japan’ exhibition in Cambridge
Talented artists at Anglia Ruskin University are putting their skills to good use by staging an exhibition entitled Postcards for Japan to help victims of the earthquake and tsunami that struck the country earlier this year.
The majority of artwork on sale is by students studying the MA Children’s Book Illustration course – with contributions from established professional illustrators associated with Anglia Ruskin – and the funds will go to the Teachers For Japan charity, which is helping children in northern Japan following the disaster on 11 March.
Student Becky Palmer, who is organising the exhibition, explained:
Teachers For Japan is a non-profit, all-volunteer charity dedicated to the cause of rebuilding the education infrastructure in northern Japan. They aim to provide financial support to assist in the education of children who were affected by the disaster as well as provide financial support to help rebuild damaged or destroyed schools.
The Postcards for Japan exhibition will be staged at the Michaelhouse Cafe on Trinity Street in Cambridge from 5-11 September.The postcards will be sold for £20 each and there will be an auction of the works that are admired by more than one buyer. For further information, and to view the gallery of postcards, visit www.postcardsforjapan.co.uk