The work of a world-renowned illustrator will be featured at a charity exhibition in the north-east on Friday.
A limited edition print by Ralph Steadman – the man behind the grotesque, satirical caricatures which adorn the books of iconic journalist Hunter S. Thompson – has been donated to Macmillan Cancer Support’s Mark Making art show.
Donated by Aberdeen-based Peacock Visual Arts, the Picasso-inspired Minotaur etching will be among 150 places on sale during the event which runs from May 9-30.
Other highlights in the exhibition – a partnership between Macmillan and local arts agency Smart – will include an original oil painting by Aberdeen artist Barry McGlashan.
Mr McGlashan, who donated his work, Call Me Ishmael, to the exhibition, said: “I was delighted to be asked by Smart to donate this painting for what is an exceptionally worthy cause.
“I do hope the funds raised from the auction will go a long way in assisting Macmillan in carrying out their excellent work which means so much to so many.”
Visitors will also have an opportunity to have their portraits painted by Mark McCracken and spend the day with jewellery designer Anne Marquiss or ceramist Hilary Duncan.
Jennifer Mitchell, Macmillan’s senior fundraising manager in the north of Scotland, said: “We are incredibly grateful to everyone who has supported this show so generously. We have some amazing works on offer, including paintings, jewellery and ceramics, and we hope that people will come along and dig deep for Macmillan.
“Without events like these Macmillan could not provide the wide range of vital services it does. The money that is raised from the show will allow us to continue providing the much needed emotional, practical and financial support to people when they need it most.”
The art show is being held at 9 East Terrace, Union Square, Aberdeen, and is open Thursday to Sunday, from noon-4pm.