English artist piecing together donated mosaic pieces for Kenyan charity fundraiser

Maggie Patience of Pretty Rubbish Mosaic Art
Maggie Patience is creating the art installation using donated mosaic pieces. Photo: Facebook/Pretty Rubbish Mosaic Art

An artist from the north-east of England is collecting mosaic pieces for an upcoming installation which will form the centrepiece of the North East Open Studios (NEOS) event later this year, with all the money raised going to support Kenyan charity Gathimba Edwards Foundation.

Maggie Patience, who has owned Aboyne-based studio Pretty Rubbish Mosaics in Royal Deeside for the past 12 years, got involved with Gathimba Edwards Foundation after a friend went on one of the charity’s annual house-building trips to Kenya.

Money raised for the Aberdeen based charity by the event over the past four years has gone towards various projects, including the purchase of two cows, named Tinky Winky and Princess Henrietta in memory of Maggie’s pets.

If you would like to submit a piece, it needs to be no bigger than 15cm and only decorated on one side with a hole in it so it can be hung. You can sent a piece for the project any time between now and August, although the sooner they arrive, the better.

For more information on what is required and to contact Maggie, please visit her website or message her via the Pretty Rubbish Mosaic Art Facebook page.

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