New stretch target
A huge heartfelt thanks to everyone of you for supporting, sharing and pledging to Elements Gallery London, making it a reality, you are amazing. Without your core seed funding this unique space couldn't begin to happen.
Our Stretch target of £3,500 will enable Elements Gallery London to move into the next exhibition phase helping secure it's future contribution to the community, deliver some vital outreach work, enhancing the cultural landscape of the city, so please keep sharing, and pledge what you can.
Further kind pledges will help the following
1) Contribute to the the next exhibition phase including
2) Artists materials
4) Publicity materials- web design
5) Deliver additional & tailor made workshops including
6) Schools, colleges,
7) older people in the community
8) Engagement for marginalised & isolated + community groups
The creation of London's first dedicated space for outdoor art.
ALL SUPPORTERS & THEIR GUESTS WELCOME TO THE LAUNCH APRIL 8th
(See poster below)
Be part of a unique project, breathing new life into a neglected courtyard space in Hackney, East London, to create Elements Gallery London, the city's first dedicated exhibition space for outdoor art, inspired by the seasons. A free-entry, non-profit venue based at the Lubomirov-Angus-Hughes registered charity, Elements Gallery London will serve the local community and schools as well as the wider public. You can discover more on our Facebook page -
About the Elements Gallery London project
Through the visual arts we can inspire and explore important issues including the environment, science, urbanism, architecture, technology and education, while reflecting the times we live in. At the gallery, artists will be able to exhibit for a whole three-month season - Spring, Summer, Autumn or Winter - which will allow their work to develop over time, and provide the opportunity to deliver workshops, talks, debates, seminars and screenings .
Our First Exhibition
Collaborating with Mother Nature, our first artist, Phillip Hall Patch will use salt bricks to build a dissolving sculpture that reveals the perpetual influence of natural forces on our man-made environment. 'Salt Field No3' will react to the elements, constantly evolving and crystallising into new forms, so that every viewing of the work will be unique.
Why are we crowd funding?
Our appeal is for initial funding of £1,700, the minimum sum needed to make the space safe for visitors and mount its first exhibition. You can help make this exciting project a reality and earn a variety of exclusive rewards by pledging a donation - from sponsoring a salt brick and becoming one of our salt people club members, to fine dining experiences, limited-edition prints and mini sculptures, specially brewed craft beers in limited-edition collectors' bottles, workshops and much more. Our stretch target is £3500, which would get Elements Gallery London up and running more quickly, help us move into the next exhibition phase and allow important outreach work in the community.
All the time and labour required to make the project happen is being given for free.
This is an ALL OR NOTHING crowd-funder, so if we don't reach our minimum target within the allocated time we will get nothing at all. Please contribute whatever you can and help us spread the word by sharing with your networks. Thank you!
About the Organiser
Rebecca is an event organiser, curator and multimedia artist with a successful track record of making art accessible to the public in unusual spaces beyond the traditional gallery setting. These have included a church belfry, an industrial lift-shaft, bank vaults, a water pumping station, car parks, cemeteries, woodlands and warehouses. In 2015, as part of the London Festival of Architecture, Rebecca animated a neglected 1.5-acre site next to the Olympic stadium for DEN-CITY1, a utopian art city built from the detritus of the surrounding area and featuring more than 50 participating artists in a three-day festival, free to the public
Rebecca's work has also featured in international exhibitions from Denmark to the USA, including the Venice Biennale, the Cannes Film Festival and London's Victoria & Albert Museum, where in collaboration with Public Works & R-Urban she created DIY Estates, a fake estate agency with a property-porn hotline as a wry comment on the ongoing gentrification of east London. Her experience also includes lecturing in experimental film making for Manchester Metropolitan University, journalism, frontline work for community organisations and homeless charities including CRISIS, St Mungo's and Single Homeless Project, and broadcasting
About the Artist
Phillip Hall Patch
Phillip is the first artist selected to exhibit at Elements Gallery London. Phillip was a chosen artist for the HOUSE Brighton Festival 2014, along with Yinka Shonibare MBE, and has also exhibited at APT Gallery, London, and Orange County Centre for Contemporary Art, Los Angeles. He is Principal Lecturer in Architecture at Brighton University, Senior Consultant Project Leader for Thomas Heatherwick Studio and is also undertaking MA studies in the aesthetic representation of sculpture.
When is the launch of the exhibition?
Friday April 8th at courtyard space Lubomirov-Angus-Hughes 6-9pm
How do I claim rewards that are to be sent to me by post ?
Please send your address with your email if you have pledged for a reward such as a limited edition print. This will be delivered by first class post.
How do I collect other rewards?
Other rewards including workshop experiences and other special events will take place inside Lubomirov-Angus-Hughes space. Dates and times will be emailed to you, so include your email address. Other rewards such as the mini sculptures and artisan beers can be collected from the gallery by arrangement.
Is Elements Gallery London a registered charity?
The gallery is a 'non profit space' based at registered charity Lubomirov-Angus-Hughes. Both spaces are based in Hackney east London.
Will any of the money raised go in wages?
None of the money raised will go on wages. All time & labour is being given for free by the organiser to make Elements Gallery London a reality. Crowdfunder UK do deduct 5% fee for using this platform and Pay Pal also charge a usage fee on every pledge.
How long does the exhibition run?
April 9th to June 26th, opening times Friday to Sunday 12-6pm
What does 'All or nothing' mean ?
If we don't reach our minimum target within the allocated time we will get nothing at all. So please contribute whatever you can and help us spread the word by sharing with your networks.