A special exhibition showcasing the best works by national and local artists inspired by the Basingstoke Canal took place at The Lightbox gallery recently. It formed part of the Basingstoke Canal Society’s fundraising campaign to replace its ageing canal community trip boat – Kitty – and secure an eco-friendly future for the waterway.
Plans include the introduction of a new solar-electric cruise boat, as well as the installation of charging points along the canal in Woking to mark the first step towards making the canal fully electric for all users.
Although the exhibition is now closed, each piece of artwork that was displayed is available to buy via a bidding website with all proceeds going towards the new, more accessible and sustainable Kitty II.
Some of the exhibiting artists have kindly agreed to reduce their prices to help raise even more much needed funding. The bidding site has just reopened until 8pm on Sunday 3 April 2022.