Private art works by the likes of Banksy, David Hockney, Salvador Dali and Pablo Picasso will be on display on the Isle of Wight this weekend.

The exceptional collection is to go on show in aid of Mountbatten.

The precious artworks have been loaned by their owners to help raise money to support the work of Mountbatten which, on any one day, supports and cares for nearly 1,000 Islanders facing death, dying and bereavement.

For most of the works, it will be the first – and possibly last – time they will be seen in public.

Nigel Hartley, Mountbatten CEO, said:

“This is an incredible opportunity to see artworks from a range of high profile and well-known artists right here on the Isle of Wight. I am so grateful to the owners of these pieces, and to both Phil Le May and Stephen Izatt from Ventnor Arts Club, who have put together this astounding collection.”

He added:

“This is one of the only times we will be able to see this calibre of artworks on the Isle of Wight, so I urge anyone with an interest in fine art to book your place quickly. Not only will you be in for a breathtaking evening, but you will be supporting Islanders facing death and bereavement at the same time.”

The opportunities to view this exhibition are as follows:

Gala Evenings

Friday 19th and Saturday 20th October 7.00pm – 9.00pm

Dress code: Cocktail. Tickets £30.00

Tea Party

Sunday 4.00pm – 6.00pm

Dress code: Informal. Tickets £15.00

Venue: Ventnor Arts Club, 13 High St, Ventnor.