Art exhibition supports the Royal Blind School

Posted: 06/08/2015 | Education,

As visitors descend on Edinburgh for the Festival and Fringe, art exhibit ‘Visions of Edinburgh’ continues its run at Henderson’s of Edinburgh on Hanover Street until September.

The exhibition which displays original paintings by local artist, David Photograph of Visions of Edinburgh art exhibition posterGrigor, has a fundraising element to it as 10% of every sale goes to support the Royal Blind School, based in Morningside. On show are contemporary Edinburgh landscapes, and it’s free to attend from 8.00am to 10.00pm, Monday to Saturday.

As well producing his own art work David Grigor is also the art Instructor for Scottish War Blinded at the Linburn Centre in West Lothian. A sister charity to Royal Blind, it provides free support and assistance to veterans of the armed forces who have a visual impairment.

David Grigor commented: “I am delighted to be able to support the Royal Blind School by donating a percentage of sales of art works sold. The exhibition comprises recent oil paintings, pen and ink drawings, and oil pastel work of Edinburgh landscapes, and attempts to capture the Vision of Edinburgh in colour and perspective.”

Davina Shiell, Marketing Manager for Royal Blind, said: “David’s exhibition introduces Royal Blind to a different audience which is ideal for raising awareness of the charity. It is very generous of David to donate 10% of every sale to the Royal Blind School which is one of five services our charity operates.

“As Scotland’s largest visual impairment organisation Royal Blind provides care, education and employment for blind and partially sighted children and adults across Scotland and the rest of the UK. All the donations we receive go to helping continue the work we do and we are very grateful to David for his thoughtful support.”