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

One versed in the alchemy of what if / 210 agents of transformation

As I write this update, I am taking time to reflect on generousity, and the readiness and willingness to give - what it means to offer, present, bring or share; to apply one's time, attention, or resources fully and freely; to place what you have in someone else's care. Reading through the comments and tributes left here on Clare's Memorial Residency fund page, it's clear to see how Clare's own readiness and willingness to give in life has touched so many people.

It feels so fitting, so appropriate and so 'right' that this desire to extend support to others can somehow continue even though Clare is no longer with us - that she has also given her friends, family, loved ones, collaborators, peers, supporters and well-wishers a way to transform some of those feelings of loss and sadness into the alchemy of 'what if' through establishing this memorial residency opportunity.

As we prepare for Clare's funeral this week I'm also thinking a lot about transformation - the physical transition from one state to another; the constant actions and processes of change; and different modes of becoming an agent of transformation.

The title of this update (and these idea of the alchemy of what if and becoming an agent of transformation) is borrowed from a text by writer-artist Emma Cocker in Clare’s 2017 publication Materials of Resistance

In the last two weeks, 210 people have become supporters of Clare's plans to provide a mid career artist, such as herself, with the time, space, funds and critical engagement to develop and resolve new artwork. This overwhelming support has meant that in this short time, we have passed more than four times the initial target set for the campaign, which is truly amazing.

I want to take this opportunity to thank each and every one of you for your generousity - for your readiness and willingness to give, share, reciprocate and participate; for trusting in the 'what if' of realising Clare's project; and for becoming agents of transformation.

Clare's crowdfunder will remain open until the 28th of May to allow those you are yet to hear about the campaign to contribute if they wish. After this point (during June), I'll be sending out the project rewards to those who have selected to receive them. If you know of others who would like to get involved with the project, please do share information about how to join in with them.

With best wishes & love,

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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