Hope and Poverty is an art exhibition with a difference. Over 30 artists including aspiring artists and well known and well-loved artists such as Chinwe Roy (whose portrait of the Queen brought her wide acclaim in 2002), Karen Wallis, Paul McIntyre, Carol Peace, Gillian Flack and Ben Hughes have submitted art work based on the theme Hope and Poverty. This extraordinary mix of style, medium and content culminates in a thought provoking, inspirational (and even at times shocking) collection for viewers to enjoy.
Work by 15 year old award winning photographer, Eleanor Bennett, will be exhibited alongside winning artwork from school children who have competed in Mercy in Actions art competition. This highlights the differing perspectives of Hope and Poverty from children and allows the work of the next generations upcoming artists and world changers to be displayed.
The exhibition will kick off with a preview evening on Tuesday 14th Feb at 6pm and will be followed by daily art and craft workshops for children and a meet the artist event on the Thursday before going out with a bang on the Saturday with The Weekend Project - a workshop for aspiring photographers and models courtesy of CRev studios. We will also be drawing our exciting raffle where one lucky winner will take home an original oil painting by Paul McIntyre, valued at £900.
The exhibition embodies its own theme as profits arising from the event will be donated to the Bath-based charity Mercy in Action (www.mercyinaction.org.uk) whose work with street children and families living in extreme poverty in the Philippines has brought hope and freedom from poverty to many lives. In particular the proceeds from this event will be going towards our work with street children in Cebu, The Philippines.
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TUESDAY 14TH FEB, 6-9PM
This is a ticketed event, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01225 443600 and tell us your name, address and the number of tickets you require.
YOUNG ARTISTS PRIZE GIVING CEREMONY
WEDNESDAY 15TH FEB, 10-11AM
MEET THE ARTIST EVENT
THURSDAY 16TH FEB, 5-7PM
Artists Karen Burnett, Mary Rouncefield and Anum Farooq will be available to answer your questions and talk about their work. This is a great chance to speak with some fantastic artists and find out how they create their artwork from beginning to end.
'THE WEEKEND PROJECT' FASHION PHOTO SHOOT
SATURDAY 17TH FEB, 2 - 5PM
£50 PER PERSON
A great opportunity for aspiring models and photographers to build their portfolios and all in the name of charity, as courtesy of CRev studios, all proceeds raised from this event will go to Mercy in Action.
Hosted by professional SoCal fashion photographer, Sidney Diongzon (http://www.sidneydiongzon.com/).
Photographers will get a chance take part in this hands on workshop where they will learn about lighting, composition and directing, whilst models will get made up by professional make up artist and hair stylists and have the chance to strut their stuff in front of the camera.
All participants will receive their images on disk.
Places are limited for this exciting event, so please be sure to book your place early by calling 01225 443600 or emailing email@example.com.
HALF-TERM ART WORKSHOPS FOR KIDS
COST £3.50 PER CHILD FOR ADVANCE BOOKINGS OR £5 ON THE DAY
Places on workshops are limited so please book in advance to avoid disappointment
MESSENGERS OF HOPE MURAL - BIRDS ON A TREE
WEDNESDAY 15TH FEB, 11AM - MIDDAY
RECOMMENDED AGE 6-13 YEARS
Jude Harrington, the designer of Mercy in Actions jewellery range will be hosting this fun activity.
Children will get to take part in creating a mural of birds on a tree that will be displayed on a wall at the exhibition once completed. Children will be able to write a message of hope on the bird that they make, as once the exhibition has ended the mural will be heading to the Philippines to be hung on the wall of our new childrens centre where the children in the Philippines will be able to read the messages they have been sent all the way from England.
THE POWER OF THE HANDWRITTEN WORD - EMBROIDERY
THURSDAY 16TH FEB, 10-11AM
RECOMMENDED AGE 10+YEARS
Handwritten notes express a relationship between the writer and the recipient. The use of handwritten text in visual artworks creates a connection between the artist and the viewer. In this workshop participants will explore the power of their own handwritten text. After being taught basic embroidery skills, each artist will handwrite a word or phrase onto a piece of fabric and embroider it to be sent to a child in the Phillipines. This gift of embroidered text will form a connection between that child and the artist. No prior embroidery knowledge is necessary.
Hosted by American artist, Ilene Berman.
DREAMS THROUGH HOPE - PAINTING/SKETCHING
THURSDAY 16TH FEB, 2-3PM
RECOMMENDED AGE 12-17 YEARS
Imagine your dreams what are they? Now, imagine them coming true .impossible is just a word. Explore your dreams through hope, and sketch, paint make a piece of art that holds your dreams. Share your work with people you care about and never forget that dreams do come true!
Hosted by London-based artist Anum Farooq
KAREN BURNETT'S ART WORKSHOP - PAINTING
FRIDAY 17TH FEB, 10-11AM
RECOMMENDED AGE 4+ YEARS
There is no right or wrong just a time to experiment with paint and see that everyone is creative!
Hosted by Bath-based artist Karen Burnett.
PRACTICAL ART - BOOKMARK MAKING
FRIDAY 17TH FEB, 2-3PM
RECOMMENDED AGE 4+ YEARS
Laura Izaguirre is well known for her beautiful practical art, she will be teaching fun and creative ways to create bookmarks.
Please visit www.mercyinaction.org.uk. or www.hope-poverty.blogspot.com for more details on the event and further information on how you can get involved. Or contact Joanne Diongzon 01225 443600 / firstname.lastname@example.org