A charity art exhibition was launched at Kiln Photo – located in The Kiln village hall in Badshot Lea – last week as part of the Surrey Artists Open Studio programme.

Every participating North Farnham Art Trail artist has donated an artwork, all proceeds of which will go to Phyllis Tuckwell Hospice.

The artworks in the three glass display cabinets are priced at £25 each, available for sale until the exhibition closes on Sunday, June 26.

Jenny Newman, Phyllis Tuckwell’s community fundraiser, told those present at the private view on Thursday, June 9 about the invaluable work of Phyllis Tuckwell, and the daily costs of £25,000 the charity needs to run this facility to provide a range of free services for adult patients and families living with an advanced or terminal illness to enable them to make the most of their lives.

Kiln Photo’s history at the village hall in Badshot Lea dates back to 2009 when Abb Abbas-Nazari started this not-for profit photographic community on the top floor of the converted hop kiln.

This building previously dried hops from Tice’s Meadow and now provides a creative and inspiring environment for anyone passionate about photography, or those wishing to learn, develop and create.

Individual tuition and guidance is provided as required and Kiln Photo has a good range of equipment across the analogue and digital spectrum, including alternative processes such as pinhole cameras and camera-less photography (cyanotypes, liquid light, scanners and enlargers).

There are various ways to join and even a photo book (or look) club, opportunities for peer reviews and help with entering competitions and exhibitions. More information is available at www.kilnphoto.co.uk