ART SALE BIDS TO RESTORE GAINSBOROUGH’S HOUSE
An art auction and fair takes place on 14-20 October to raise funds to renovate and extend Thomas Gainsborough’s Georgian townhouse in Sudbury.
There are more than 100 original Gainsborough prints on sale during the autumn art fair. Leading artists have donated 140 lots for the auction on the 20th to support plans to create a muchneeded large public gallery in Suffolk.
The newly acquired old labour exchange next to Gainsborough’s house will be knocked down to create four new galleries. The £8.5m project has been awarded £4.7m from the Heritage Lottery Fund but still needs to raise £1.25m by next March. Visit www. gainsborough. org for more information.