SUFFOLK ART AND AID ASSOCIATION

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The Suffolk Art and Aid Association was founded by Hon. Mrs. William (Charlotte Alice) Lowther (1829-1908) in 1907, being promoted by Revd Edmund Farrer with HSH Princess Louise Augusta of Schleswig-Holstein as its first patron. Mrs Lowther was succeeded by her daughter Miss Lowther. At the first exhibition at Aldeburgh the first day was opened by Prince Frederick Duleep Singh and the second day by the Dowager Countess of Guilford. The organising committee distributed donations to needy charities in the county. It seems to have ceased in 1913, probably due to the outbreak of the Great War in 1914 and I have not found any exhibitions 1911-1912.

1. Jubilee Hall, Aldeburgh 21-22 August 1907 opened by Prince Frederick Duleep Singh
2. Felixstowe 8-10 June 1908 opened by HSH Princess Louise Augusta of Schleswig-Holstein
3. Athenaeum, Bury St Edmund's 27-30 October 1908 opened by the Marchioness of Bristol
4. Public Hall, Lowestoft 20-21 October 1909 opened by Sir Frederick Adair
5. Drill Hall, Sudbury 9-10 November 1910 opened by Miss Bertha Barnardiston
6. Town Hall, Eye 6-8 August 1913

Suffolk Artist who exhibited at Bury St Edmund's in 1908 on which further information is required are:-
Miss W. Cook, Great Livermere - oil painting
Mrs L. M. Parker, Mildenhall - watercolour
Miss Rogers, Longton House, Bury St Edmund's - watercolour and a charcoal
Miss E. Raynbird, Fornham All Saints - charcoal
Miss E. Rowlands, Southwold - miniature
Mr A. Thurston, Bury St Edmund's - drawing for reproduction