Clare Thornton Memorial Residency

by racheldobbs in Plymouth, England, United Kingdom

Clare Thornton Memorial Residency
We did it
On 28th May 2019 we successfully raised £9,444 with 238 supporters in 42 days

To support a new artist residency opportunity for a mid-career artist at KARST in Plymouth

by racheldobbs in Plymouth, England, United Kingdom

A portal, a power up, a pony up

Today is a weird day... bittersweet & quite overwhelming at times... it's so genuinely touching, beautiful and life affirming to read so many messages of support, love, good will & generosity from people who are backing Clare's Memorial Residency fund (that we worked on together, to set up before her death).

We've just passed double the initial target amount now, and it just feels so sad that she's not here to see it herself.

I imagine her wry smile, and the humble gratitude that she would express to see all of the love she projected out into the world being reflected back.

The title of this update "A portal, a power up, a pony up" is a line from a kind of make-shift manifesto that Clare & I both worked on as part of Sister Sister (a loose collaborative project by artists Rosie King, LOW PROFILE, Beth Emily Richards, Molly Rooke and Clare Thornton), thinking about self-supporting structures that artists might make together. It feels really apt today when reflecting on Clare's attitude to supporting the work of others, and your role as backers & contributors to Clare's vision for this residency project.

A massive thank you - onwards & upwards

Thank you SO MUCH to everyone who has contributed & shared the project today - I'm going to keep raising the "stretch target" for the campaign, to encourage others to get involved in the coming weeks, as Clare asked me to do. If you know anyone else who'd like to contribute, please do share the project with them.

All donations and pledges for rewards will go towards making the Clare Thornton Memorial Residency an even better experience for the supported artist.

With all my best wishes,
rachel

Rachel Dobbs - on behalf of The Clare Thornton Memorial Residency fund.



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Rewards

This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£15 or more

53 of 200 claimed

Materials of Resistance - PUBLICATION

1 x copy of "Materials of Resistance" - limited edition of 400 // Includes UK p&p. Your name will also be listed on the memorial residency webpage.

£2 or more

SIMPLE DONATION

To thank you for supporting Clare’s project we will give you a shout-out on KARST’s social media & your name will be listed on the memorial residency webpage.

£7 or more

30 of 50 claimed

Stairways, Corridors & Corners - PUBLICATION

1 x copy of "Stairways, Corridors & Corners" - limited edition of 200 // Includes UK p&p. Your name will also be listed on the memorial residency webpage.

£45 or more

3 of 20 claimed

Dandy & the Mute - WAX CASTS - Pastel Yellow

1 x Dandy & the Mute - limited edition acanthus wax cast in hand blended shade of PASTEL YELLOW // Includes UK p&p. Your name will also be listed on the memorial residency webpage.

£45 or more

4 of 15 claimed

Dandy & the Mute - WAX CASTS - Green

1 x Dandy & the Mute - limited edition acanthus wax cast in hand blended shade of GREEN // Includes UK p&p. Your name will also be listed on the memorial residency webpage.

£45 or more

10 of 18 claimed

Dandy & the Mute - WAX CASTS - Pink

1 x Dandy & the Mute - limited edition acanthus wax cast in hand blended shade of PINK // Includes UK p&p. Your name will also be listed on the memorial residency webpage.

£45 or more

7 of 16 claimed

Dandy & the Mute - WAX CASTS - Aqua

1 x Dandy & the Mute - limited edition acanthus wax cast in hand blended shade of AQUA // Includes UK p&p. Your name will also be listed on the memorial residency webpage.

£10 or more

14 of 14 claimed

KARST Tote Bag

1 x tote bag, screen printed by Clare Thornton. You will receive one of 2 designs by Carl Slater // Includes UK p&p. Your name will also be listed on the memorial residency webpage.

£30 or more

12 of 12 claimed

After After Richard Hughes, Love Seat - A3 PRINT

1 x copy of "After After Richard Hughes, Love Seat" - A3 Risograph print - limited edition of 45, unframed // Includes UK p&p. Your name will also be listed on the memorial residency webpage.

£45 or more

30 of 30 claimed

Dandy & the Mute - WAX CASTS

1 x Dandy & the Mute - limited edition acanthus wax cast in hand blended shades of pastel yellow, green, pink and aqua blue. Choose your colour preference. If you would like more than one wax cast, make another pledge on this reward level & choose the colour you would like // Includes UK p&p. Your name will also be listed on the memorial residency webpage.

£60 or more

16 of 16 claimed

Materials of Resistance - SCREEN PRINT

Materials of Resistance - limited edition 4 colour separation (CMYK) silk screen print, unframed // Includes UK p&p. Your name will also be listed on the memorial residency webpage.

£200 or more

1 of 1 claimed

Slip + Slide - ONE OFF PRINT

Slip + Slide - one-off pair of silk screen prints, framed in oak // Includes UK p&p. Your name will also be listed on the memorial residency webpage.

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