Ilene Erskine and Anna Davis piece

Art show held in aid of Parkinson’s UK


Mother and daughter artist duo Ilene Erskine and Anna Davis are exhibiting their latest work to raise funds for Parkinson’s UK.

The charity is close to the hearts of both artists as Ilene has been living with Parkinson's for 15 years. Anna and her sister Hester have organised the exhibition being held at Whitespace, 76 East Crosscauseway, Edinburgh from 9 - 14 December. 30% of the proceeds from the event will be donated to Parkinson’s UK.

Anna, who lives and has her studio in East Lothian, said:

"When Mum was diagnosed with Parkinson's around 15 years ago she was still a practicing printmaker and she still continues to work and paint occasionally despite the difficulties she now experiences.

"Art has been a great love of hers and she always says she’s happiest when she is creating. Together with my sister Hester, we wanted to help Ilene have an exhibition of her work to celebrate her happiest times and also to showcase her achievements.

"It’s great to also raise funds for a charity that is researching treatment for Parkinson’s. Research has already delivered the medication that helps Mum manage her symptoms and enabled her to have a long and creative life. More research will lead to better treatments so I’m delighted that we’ll be able to contribute."

Siobhan O’Hara, Parkinson’s UK Regional Fundraiser – East Scotland, said:

“Parkinson’s UK is thrilled that Ilene and Anna are supporting the charity. Their artwork is stunning and would make an ideal Christmas present for the art lover in your life.

"Please support your local artists and Parkinson’s UK by popping in to Whitespace for a look around. It’s only through contributions like this that the charity can continue supporting people living with Parkinson’s and funding world-leading research towards better treatments and a cure."