Two Port Elizabeth photographers have collaborated on a floral-inspired exhibition that is part of a series of fundraising events to assist the Bay’s Northwood Children’s Hospice.

Flora, currently under way at the GFI Gallery at  Park Drive, follows a sumptuous banquet held at the Boardwalk Hotel last Friday, 26 February.floralleon1-min

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Leon Hugo and Jill Sneesby are the two photographers whose work may be seen at the gallery until next Saturday, 12 March.

Sneesby is an internationally renowned and award-winning wildlife and travel photographer who has who has exhibited all over the world.

Her work at Flora includes images taken in Namaqualand during the area’s spectacular annual flower season.

Hugo, well known as a photographer in the corporate world, does considerable work in support of charity. In 2014, he held an exhibition to help fund the establishment of the Aloe Igazi Paediatric Oncology Unit.

His contribution to the Flora exhibition, which opened last Friday, includes photographs he took of five exquisitely beautiful “living” floral dresses made by the Bay’s internationally acclaimed floral artist, Fayette Scherwinski.

Both photographers are also exhibiting floral macrophotography.

In addition Red Feather Trading is showing handmade glass vases from Poland, and Annelize Hugo is displaying handmade floral mosaic designs.

Proceeds from work and objects sold will go to Northwood, a facility in Mount Croix which, if sufficient funds are raised, intends to address the desperate shortage of hospice facilities for children in the Bay.

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Experience it for yourself

Flora exhibition

Leon Hugo: 082 674 8650


Words: Louise Liebenberg
Images: Leon Hugo and Jill Sneesby

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