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 parting glass / Of all the comrades that e'er I had

As the crowdfunding campaign for Clare's Memorial Residency draws close this week, I want to offer you all a parting glass - something to see you on your way, to fortify you for your travels & to mark the last act of this stage of gathering of support for Clare's project.

Today's update borrows its title from a traditional Irish song, "The Parting Glass", which is often sung at the end of a gathering of friends. While I write this, I'm listening to Freddie White perform the song - if you fancy listening along, you can find it here on youtube.

It has been an honour and a privilege to run this campaign for Clare, to read all of your messages of support and good wishes, and to look after this stage of the process of setting up this new residency opportunity in Clare's memory. I look forward to seeing who is selected for the residency, and to meeting them when they come to Plymouth - extending Clare's legacy of friendship, generosity, critical exchange & support for other artists.

Last few days...

We're in the last few days of the crowdfunder now, so if you know of anyone who would still like to contribute, please do share the campaign page with them. It would be great to give the fund one last boost - and maybe even see if we can get the total fund past £10,000 - who knows, that could happen, couldn't it? There are still some excellent rewards on offer - like copies of Clare's Materials of Resistance & Stairways, Corridors & Corners limited edition publications and some of the exquisite Dandy & the Mute acanthus wax casts - so be sure not to miss out if any of these had caught your eye. I'll be sending these, and all of the other rewards, out in June.

A parting glass...

So, it just leaves me to say thank you all for joining me for this campaign. Your support for Clare's Memorial Residency will be so incredibly valuable to the successful applicant who comes to KARST to develop and resolve new artwork.

I'll keep you posted via these campaign updates when the call-out for applications goes live, and until then I'll leave you with this - one of the verses from "The Parting Glass"

~Of all the comrades that e'er I had

~They're sorry for my going away

~And all the sweethearts that e'er I loved

~They'd wish me one more day to stay

~But since it falls unto my lot

~That I should rise and you should not

~I gently rise and softly call

~Good night and joy be to you all

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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