So the last twelve months I’ve been updating lots on my Interactive Wallpaper Project, in which I’ve hand Illustrated a roll of wallpaper, taking it around London Galleries and Spaces including: Debut Contemporary, CGP Gallery and Free Space Gallery asking members of the public to colour in or paint the characters.
I’ve now set up a Just Giving Page in which people can name a character in honour a loved one or indeed themselves as a lasting tribute to everyone whose fought Cancer. In return for the donation I will name a character of you choice after that person, or for a donation of fifteen pounds I will Illustrate that person onto the wallpaper by hand.
The two completed rolls of wallpaper will be exhibited at a solo show at Free Space Gallery in February 2015.
I lost my dear Stepfather Tim to Bowel Cancer in 2009 and now want to put my creative energy into a project to help others and to honour Tim.
Read my story here and please do share and get involved x
As a child with my Mum and Tim
Thursday morning I held my second ‘Interactive Art Event’ at Free Space Gallery. The first workshop was held on a Thursday evening bringing in a viewers of the A41 project and the second on Thursday morning during surgery times (‘Free Space Gallery‘ is part of Kentish Town Health Centre). Thank you to all who came along, you really brought helped brig the wallpaper to life and a huge thank you to those who donated to Breast Cancer Care & Beating Bowel Cancer.
Friday was my last ‘Stress Busting Colouring workshop’ at CGP Gallery, In which I have run six workshops altogether (one every Friday during the school Summer holiday period).
I created a new roll of Interactive Wallpaper for these workshops in which families have been dropping into the gallery to add their mark to……..What a wonderful few weeks it has been! the development has been mapped onto the wallpaper as it’s grown, becoming brighter, flamboyant and even chaotic in places….I LOVE IT!
Please keep an eye out as I have been discussing some exciting fundraising plans with the people at Beating Bowel Cancer this wallpaper is just the start.
I’d also like to say a huge Thank you to all of the adults and children who came along and contributed to the wallpaper, you really have brought it to life!
The ‘Stress Busting Colouring’ workshops at CGP Gallery (every Friday of Summer 11-4 pm) are going fantastically, often with the same participants coming back weekly…and the wallpaper is looking AMAZING….i love how every adult and child add something completely new to this Artwork:
I’m also going to be holding a workshop with the painted wallpaper at Free Space Gallery (Kentish Town Health Centre) on Thursday 21st August 2014 (6-9 pm) to raise awareness & funds for Breast Cancer Care & Beating Bowel Cancer:
please come along and get involved…it’s for a great cause and as I’m always told ‘hugely therapeutic’:
A lovely write up on my work from friend and highly skilled photographer Susana Fernandez Lopez, who subsequently photographed my last Interactive Art event:
I’m very excited (and busy to say the least) as I’ll be selling a range of seasonal greeting cards at the #DebutContemporary #Christmas #Boutique tomorrow evening (7-9pm) you’ll be spoilt for choice with my quirky card range and best of all 10% of all sales will go to charities ‘Breast Cancer Care’ & ‘Beating Bowel Cancer’ I will also have my Interactive wallpaper out for people to work onto and charity boxes to donate:
Saturday was my ‘Interactive Art Event’ in aid of Breast Cancer Care & Beating Bowel Cancer (this was the second I’ve held to develop the wallpaper).
The day was an enormous success (even more so than my last in September) Debut Contemporary Gallery was buzzing with people of all ages wanting to be involved with developing the Art piece, the colours from the Chilli installation by Toni Gallagher shone down on the wallpaper from above giving the window space at Debut a warm, cosy feel and the Farrow & Ball paints complemented the Breast Cancer Care & Beating Bowel Cancer pink balloons beautifully.
I aim to hold one more to complete the wallpaper; it will then be exhibited and sold with all profits being split between charities Breast Cancer Care & Beating Bowel Cancer.
I want to say a huge thank you to the Representatives of Beating Bowel Cancer for coming along and getting involved with the painting, Farrow & Ball for so kindly supporting the event by donating the paint, fellow Artist Susana Lopez for helping organise the event and taking wonderful photographs of the day and Debut Contemporary for all their help and giving me this opportunity.