A COMMUNITY artistic team is calling on Bankies to visit their new exhibition and help feed disadvantaged children around the world for a year.

Faifley Art Group will open the doors to its Little Arts of Love gallery today (Thursday, November 16) and urged natives to head along to Clydebank Town Hall and help raise funds for Mary’s Meals.

The charity – started in 2002 when founder Magnus MacFarlane-Barrow was travelling through Malawi as part of an aids convoy – aims to stop child hunger around the world and currently feeds 2.4 million children around the world in 18 different countries.

They say it currently costs them £19.15 to give a kid a nutritious meal every day for 12 months.

Exhibition organiser Josephine Torrance, who has been a long-time affiliate of Mary’s Meals, explained to the Glasgow Times during a preview visit of the display that 100 per cent of art sold will go towards helping a starving youngster.

Glasgow Times: This painting was made by the founder of Mary's Meals dadThis painting was made by the founder of Mary's Meals dad (Image: Tom Grant)

She said: “I’m delighted we could put this on again this year because it all for such a good cause in Mary’s Meals.

“A £60 painting will pay for three children’s food for a whole year. Three children will be fed, every day, at school.

“Head down and change a life.”

The former teacher recalled the history of the art group, born 35 years ago and now hosting their first exhibition since the Covid-19 pandemic.

And Josephine added people will be surprised by the quality on show.

She finished: “The variety of work is extremely good.”

Glasgow Times: Buying a picture for a Christmas gift could help feed kids around the worldBuying a picture for a Christmas gift could help feed kids around the world (Image: Tom Grant)

Glasgow Times: It will be open until December 15It will be open until December 15 (Image: Tom Grant)

The display will feature local artists such as Bobby Donnelly, Ellen Cunningham, Ron and Sarah Bookless and Calum MacFarlane Barrow.

And Gemma Love from the charity explained she is excited for the month-long gallery.

She said: “This group of artists have been working with Mary’s Meals for many many years now.

“Pretty much since Mary’s Meals came into existence, they have supported.

“They are a group of supporters who we really appreciate and want to be able to come along and give back some support to them.”

The exhibition opens on Thursday, November 16 and runs until Friday, December 15.

Opening times are Monday to Friday, 9.30pm to 4.30pm and it is free to enter, with visitors also getting a chance to vote for their favourite painting.