Has a visual artist myself I realised how much it cost buying canvas and materials to creat art but last year I had a break while painting, an idea that could figuratively kill 3birds with 1 stone, and it's simple first myself and a few other local artists have come together to go around London mainly our local area to pick up recyclable material such has wood from doors, glass metal and generally things we could make art from. The second step would be to create the art and set up an auction to sell what we have made. And the final part we are hoping to give 70%-80% of what we make from the project to a charity or even better by covers blankets, food e.t.c and go round London in the winter months to give them out. This is a 3 part project which I can hopefully run every year it's main aim would be to promote "DIY" culture (helping people realise sometimes all you need is around you), promote art in the local area, promot recycling among people and finally do some good via charity.
What we'll deliver:
Why it's a great idea:
I personally believe it's a great idea because I have done a test run and it was a success with everything considered, it is also very practical in the sense that everyone involved tends to gain something from it, Including us the artist, because in as much as we are giving away the money we get from the project we get the satisfaction of doing good and exposure in a case our painting or artwork sales for a lot. But also this idea has a lot of room for expansion and a potential trickled down effect where more groups or other artist might start doing similar which would mean more recycling, more art, and more money for a charity or directly helping the less privileged
Steps to get it done:
KEY DATES 1st - 8th October 2017 exhibition and talks 23rd - 29th October 2017 exhibition and auction I hope to record this process and have it documented in film especially if we are going to directly do the charity giving ourselves. And I am also open to volunteers who may want to just join us on the night we do the giveaways to the homeless and finally I am in talks with a few organisations and restaurants experienced in this field so it would be nice if all goes to plan to have them on board.
About the space
London Borough of Southwark
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