Net Fisherman’s Mission’s catch of the day

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Ceramic fish painted by two Kintyre artists will be up for grabs at a fundraising auction for the Fishermen’s Mission.

Dawnne McGeachy and Stuart Herd have put their paintbrushes to good use as part of the ‘Catch of the Day’ auction.

The idea for the charity’s national fundraising campaign for 2019 began when fundraising manager for south west England, Julian Waring, contacted Cornish sculptor Peter Boex.

Mr Boex was asked to create a wooden fish sculpture which could be made into a mould and used to produce only 100 ceramic fish.

The pieces have since been in the hands of world famous artists, up and coming art students and celebrities, as well as Ms McGeachy, originially from Campbeltown, and Tarbert’s Mr Herd.

Well-known artists include Alan Titchmarsh, Fern Britton and Jonathan Dimbleby.

Each piece has been uniquely decorated and the full collection, which will be auctioned off, is in a variety of styles.

A Fishermen’s Mission spokesperson said: ‘A Catch of the Day fish is more than just a thing of beauty, it is a way of changing fishing lives for the better.

‘Taking part in the auction and buying a Catch of the Day fish provides the vital funds needed for the Fishermen’s Mission to help the most vulnerable, distressed and disadvantaged in our UK fishing communities.’

The online auction takes place from May 16 to 19 and the pieces can be viewed on www.fishmishauction.org.uk.

Ms McGeachy and Mr Herd’s pieces can be viewed in The Harbour Gallery in Tarbert.

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