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Connection Through Sketching in NW11

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Connection Through Sketching in NW11

Kimberley Gundle By Kimberley Gundle

I will run a local arts festival over 6 months celebrating reconnecting Londoners, portraiture, conversation and tea. These Intergenerational sketching workshops, focusing on bringing NW11 together.

Barnet Delivery stage

pledged of £4,386

Sorry this project was unsuccessful, we did not reach our fundraising goal.

The arts festival will be grounded in reconnection. We will explore the art of seeing the human face, in our current crisis, we no longer see the human face as we are masked. In the sketching workshops we will connect with each other through experiencing being both artist and model, we will translate what we see into marks on paper. We will learn to paint portraits in underglaze onto unglazed ceramic cups, which I will commission from local potters. Once we have painted onto our cups these cups will be fired and ready for use. During the workshops I will arrange drop in sessions by a local guide to discuss our local architecture and the philosophy of the founder Henrietta Barnett, English social reformer, educationist, and author. The series of workshops will be held in in the Free Church Hall on Northway. The series of workshops over a 6 month period will conclude with a group exhibition of the sketches created in the workshops and the portraits on ceramic Companion Cups.

What we'll deliver:

  • sketching workshops and ceramic cup painting
  • materials for sketching and ceramic handmade teacups
  • reconnection of our community
  • learning about the architecture and anecdotes of our local area founded by Henrietta Barnett
  • I will also run some creative sessions for

Why it's a great idea:

My project will bring a reconnection to our community. The workshops will take place over a six month period. I will hold 18 workshops to remake our community isolated by this pandemic into a strong, bonded, connected more resilient community. Each participant will have their own mug to take home as a souvenir and memory of reconnection and in using their mug they will be able to rekindle the closeness and joy experienced in the sketching workshops and rejoice in their new creative knowledge celebrated by owning their own hand made Companion cup. .

Steps to get it done:

  • commissioning local potters to make the mugs
  • purchasing art materials
  • arranging dates for hire of Free Church Hall
  • contacting local area guide to speak about the area
  • Arranging workshops with - working with young people

The residents in our local area will feel supported and validated by experiencing a positive group activity after the isolation experienced during the depth of the pandemic. "From: Jennifer Finlay Date: Wednesday, 20 January 2021 at 09:58 To: Kimberley Gundle Subject: Art workshop This would be a fantastic project, and I’m sure it would be very popular. A successful artist, Kimberley is also an excellent communicator whose enthusiasm is infectious and inspiring. She hosts events which are creative, original and great fun for participants. Kimberley is extremely efficient and well organised – her events always go without a hitch and she is also a skilled publicist. I would definitely sign up for the workshop! Hi Kimberley, I am a secondary art teacher who is happy to participate, get involved. Great idea. Best wishes, Sharon Hi Kimberley This sounds amazing and I would love to do this Rosemarie Stein

Location Barnet

About the space

NW11 7AG The Arts Festival will take place in the Free Church Hall on Northway NW11 7AG


London Borough of Barnet

How will the money be spent?Total £4,385

project management @ £25.00 per hour - £1,350 (31%)
hire of Free Church Hall @ £20.00 per hour for 9 hours a month for 6 months - £1,080 (25%)
150 Mugs made by local potter @ £6.00 each - £900 (21%)
Rachel Kolsky local area guide on Henrietta Barnett and St Judes Church and anecdotes on the area - £410 (9%)
Art materials - £299 (7%)
Other - £346 (8%)

Costs Breakdown

This shows how money raised for the project will be spent. These costs have been confirmed by the project's Delivery Manager and verified.

project management @ £25.00 per hour
hire of Free Church Hall @ £20.00 per hour for 9 hours a month for 6 months
150 Mugs made by local potter @ £6.00 each
Rachel Kolsky local area guide on Henrietta Barnett and St Judes Church and anecdotes on the area
Art materials
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  • Spacehive fees
  • Transaction Fees
  • VAT


This project is enabled for overfunding. If the project hits its funding goal before the end of the campaign period, any extra funds raised will be spent (in order of priority) on:

  • inviting creatives to share and teach their creative skills thus forming an ongoing community based workshop

Total £4,385

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