I’m organising a community art project to fund another Christmas lunch at No. 84 this year and I’d love as many people as possible to get involved – wherever you are in the world, whatever your your age, artistic skills, experience or ambitions. All you have to do is design a Christmas card and donate it to the project.
Designs will be made into A6 cards (at cost by Singlewell Stationery and Print http://www.singlewell.co.uk/) and sold in packs of 6, with all profits going to fund the 2019 Christmas lunch at No. 84. If we raise a lot of money, any extra will be donated to Crisis at Christmas.
Nearer to Christmas, we’ll have an exhibition of all the cards at No. 84 and a launch event. If loads of people get involved we could also have other exhibitions or events at local venues.
If you want to join in, here is what you have to do:
Let me know you want to take part via ‘contact’ on this website, or via Facebook etc
Design a Christmas card that you are willing to donate to the project free of charge
Get your design to me by the 19th May 2019
You can send a digital image of your artwork (minimum 300 dpi) to firstname.lastname@example.org – please put your name and contact details in the email OR
You can send me the original to be photographed by the talented Roger Crosby. Please remember to write your name and contact details on the back.
For those of you in the Gravesend area, I will arrange some local collection points and let people know where these are via Facebook. I’ll also keep this ‘Event’ post updated with the latest news and information.
If you live further afield and need to send an original, drop me an email and I’ll send you my postal address.
Only one – designs must be rectangular. They can be in any size and any medium because they are all going to be photographed.
Here is what I’ll do:
Collect the images and arrange for originals to be photographed
Get the cards printed and put into packs
Arrange the exhibition(s) and launch
Put them up for sale online and at events
Collect the money and forward it to No.84 to cover all the costs of Christmas lunch, with any extra going to Crisis at Christmas.
The gathering is a culmination of the Ebbsfleet Healthy New Town Programme, bringing together artists and local communities for a celebration of arts, creativity, food and well-being.
As part of the programme, three artists – Esther Collins, Nicole Collins and Siobhan Schwartzberg – have been working with local residents, community groups and schools across Ebsfleet Garden City since September 2018 to develop new collaborative artworks to be revealed at the GATHERING. Come and meet these artists and find out more about their work.
You can also take part in a range of ‘Have a go’ workshops, one of which will be led by me.
Have a go at making an edible sculpture, singing, drumming, Bhangra dancing or aerial acrobatics. Or for the less energetic, just decorate a plant pot, plant some seeds or sit back and enjoy some local food. There is something for all the family.
New mini exhibition of my work at the fantabulous No. 84 Tearoom and Eatery in Echo Square, so pop in, grab a brew and some grub and have a nosey. There are 20 or so originals on display – each for sale at £120. High quality digital prints of any of the pictures on disply can be made on request.
Event Venue: LV21 St Andrew's Quay, West Street, Gravesend, DA110BG
Come along to meet local artist Duncan Grant and explore the magnificent LV21. https://lv21.co.uk Sunday 10th March 2019. Doors open 10am.
The workshop will include an artist talk from Duncan, followed by an art class with Luna Zsigo, where you will be inspired to create your own Small Town illustration.
Mixed media drawing/painting materials will be provided, however please feel free to bring your own to enhance your designs.
Complimentary refreshments and snacks will be provided.
Tickets, which cost £20 (booking fee applies) are now available from the box office 07751 231616, and include entry to the light vessel, artist’s talk, art class and refreshments and snacks. 19 tickets are available. They are not refundable.
Please note: There is no wheelchair access on board and there is a step ladder into the ship.
Small Town originals and prints are available to purchase from the Ink Drawings pages in the Gallery on this website.