Launch Invite: 08 October 2023
The Jack Leslie Campaign are delighted to have partnered with highly regarded photographer Jonathan Ward and Kaya Gallery to offer a stunning, limited edition framed photograph of the iconic statue at Home Park.
Each sale will include a contribution to the Jack Leslie Campaign, as we continue our work telling the Jack Leslie story, taking the story into schools and using the campaign positively to celebrate diversity and challenge prejudice.
The artwork will be available exclusively through Kaya Gallery (known as ‘the people’s gallery”), a much-loved feature on Southside Street, famous for it’s quality art framed artwork including the iconic “Beatles on the Hoe” photo, and pieces by Brian Pollard and Robert Lenkiewicz.
Proprietor and Argyle fan Chris Warne said “The photograph is on top quality paper and with a deep mitre cut cream mount, and a fantastic bronze coloured frame to reflect the statue”
Photographer Jonathan Ward (TMW photography) said “ I am proud to have played a small part in supporting the Jack Leslie Campaign and its incredible work. The statue is a beautiful piece of art, with an important history, and makes for a compelling subject”
Each limited edition print will be uniquely but discreetly numbered on the mount of the frame and initialled by Jonathon.
Campaign co-founder Greg Foxsmith said “ Everyone loves the Jack Leslie statue, beautifully sculpted by renowned artist Andy Edwards, and it needed a top-quality photographer to capture the essence of the piece. Jonathan has delivered a beautiful art-work, and we are delighted to team with him and Kaya Galleries to bring a limited number of these to the public, whilst also helping the campaign”
The artwork is on sale in the gallery from 08 October.
For further information contact Greg Foxsmith 07980846330 or Kaya Gallery 01752 267474
1 Jonathan’s website: TMW photography https://www.tmwdronephotography.co.uk
2 Later this month Kaya gallery will also be stocking copies of the Jack Leslie biography “the Lion who never roared” by Matt Tiller (publication date 23 August) https://jackleslie.co.uk/news/jack-leslie-biography-available-to-pre-order/
3 Further detail on Jack Leslie Campaign October (black history month) activities here: https://jackleslie.co.uk/news/black-history-month-2023/
4 Curious coincidence: Kaya Gallery at 53 Southside St. used to be Foxsmith Galleries, where the proprietor was the late William Foxsmith, father to Campaign co-founder Greg Foxsmith. Greg observes “my father loved fine art and was a highly regarded picture-framer. That’s why it was important to me that this magnificent piece was given a high quality frame, and this has delivered”
5 The size of the print is : 19.5 x 26.5 inches.
6 Report by Chris Errington in Plymouth Live https://www.plymouthherald.co.uk/sport/football/jack-leslie-campaign-benefit-sale-8805594