Plymouth Art Weekender 2020

by Visual Arts Plymouth in Plymouth, England, United Kingdom

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On 9th September 2020 we successfully raised £3,568 with 76 supporters in 35 days

PUB QUIZ TICKETS STILL AVAILABLE! https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/paw2020-pub-quiz-tickets-120377463233

by Visual Arts Plymouth in Plymouth, England, United Kingdom

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THIS CROWDFUNDER IS NOW COMPLETE, BUT YOU CAN STILL GET PUB QUIZ TICKETS! https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/paw2020-pub-quiz-tickets-120377463233

Plymouth Art Weekender (PAW) is an artist-led DIY arts festival with venues all over the city opening their doors to visitors each September. Plymouth Art Weekender's exhibitions and events showcase a huge range and variety of artworks made by the creative community of Plymouth and the wider South West. PAW creates an important platform for the work of artists at all stages of their career to be promoted and supported as part of the same event - from school children & residents, to local art students, recent graduates and professional artists working in the region, all the way up to big name art superstars! We do this to make sure that communities across Plymouth can come together to enjoy art, take part in activities and have new exciting, creative experiences.

PAW 2020 has been a bit different - we have been planning a safe Weekender to bring the creative community back together to share and experience the amazing art that happens across Plymouth. We've certainly been missing cultural events, and so we're super excited to welcome you to the amazing things that creatives in Plymouth have put on for you this 25th, 26th, and 27th of September.

Through our funding, each year we generate jobs and paid opportunities for artists, curators, producers, events assistants, photographers and videographers to make sure everything runs smoothly and we want this year to be no different. We also help early career artists to realise new and ambitious projects through our Plymouth Platform mentoring scheme, as well as a wide range of seed-funded projects through our SOUP events, which this year are tackling a wide range of themes such as climate change, COVID-19, and local art spots in the city.

This year our gorgeous guide is back, as well as dedicated online listings and maps of all of the fantastic cultural events that take place throughout the city across the 3 days. We understand that this year it's of vital importance that visitors have all the up-to-date information on venue opening times, social distancing measures, ticketing, and everything else you need for a safe PAW!

The money we receive will be used to keep doing the vital work to keep everyone safe - pre planning & on the ground; keeping visitors, participants, volunteers and staff safe at the festival. It will also go towards the production of the PAW 2020 commissions & community engagement work around these, as well as contributing to our budget to produce the festival itself - documenting the weekend, signage & setting up our hub for visitors and participants.

Your donation will make sure we can make this happen, from as little as £3 you can help us continue to raise the profile of the arts in the South West, keep PAW safe, support artists, and in return we have a bunch of wonderful rewards!

REWARDS:

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PAW ENAMEL PIN BADGES - We have 150 of these great PAW logo pin badges available so you can show your support for this fantastic festival.


TICKET TO THE PAW PUB QUIZ! - PAW are hosting an arty pub quiz in the run-up to the Weekender. Come dressed up in an 'arty' way!
1st Prize: Your choice of PAW artist print + pin
2nd prize: PAW2020 Commissioned artist package
3rd Prize: PAW merch pack
Best costume - MYSTERY PRIZE
We'll send you a Zoom link closer to the time.
Teams of 2 max - 1 ticket each!


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JOHN WALTER'S PAW 2020 COMMISSION TAROT CARDS - You get a random draw from your pick of suit from John's newly designed 'Lockdown Tarot' Deck. Commissioned for PAW 2020 by VAP & KARST, John will be giving readings at the festival with his hand drawn cards designed in Virtual Reality. This is a unique opportunity to get your hands on one of John's amazing cards from the deck, a repertoire including allusions to art history, popular culture and politics. The image above shows just a few of the designs that feature on the cards.


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PAW 2018 TOTE BAG - Get the vintage PAW look with this lovely tote from 2018!

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PAW 2019 MARBLED TOTE BAG - Here's your second chance to get one of our beautiful marbled tote bag from last year's PAW, featuring the design from ALFA.

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HARRIET ROSE MORLEY PAW 2020 COMMISSION RISO PRINT - An A4 riso print from a range of colour-way options for Harriet's project for this year's Weekender 'How did we, How do we and How will we care?'. Commissioned by VAP and TRP, Harriet’s project will focus on highlighting networks of care within Plymouth, publishing the responses to these three simple but provoking questions across the city in the form of public posters. This special, limited edition print is of the main poster you will see around Plymouth across the Weekender. See more at: www.howdoyoucare.com

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ARTIST PRINT BY BRAM THOMAS ARNOLD - Bram's fantastic commission for the 2017 Plymouth Art Weekender was a huge success, culminating in the work "Park Bench Reader". As part of our Crowdfunder we have this A4 digital print from a performance lecture entitled "Keep The Aspidistras Flying" he gave at The Plymouth Athenaeum as part of his project.

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ARTIST PRINT BY LAURA DENNING - Laura was commissioned in 2018 to produce her 'Hydrosapien' project during which she worked with choirs and members of the D/deaf community to deliver two stunning performances, one of which was part of the opening ceremony of PAW and The Atlantic Project. We are offering you the chance to own a folio of A4 prints of three excerpts from the "Hydroscore" Laura developed for this performance.

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ARTIST PRINT BY FLO BROOKS - Brighton-based artist Flo Brooks was one of the artist selected for Plymouth Platform in 2018. During his amazing project 'What Comes to Matter' he worked with members of the LGBTQI+ community in and around Plymouth in a project which culminated in him taking over in the Lions Den on The Hoe with a thoughtful, yet vibrant, installation. We're very proud of the work he has given to us for our Crowdfunder, his painting "never mind the pecs, how’s my Tiara?” was created as part of the project, and is taken from items found in the Plymouth LGBT archive.

Rewards

This project offers rewards in return for your donation

£3 or more

Simple donation

Thank you for supporting PAW! We will thank you on our lovely website!

£4 or more

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Ticket to the The PAW Pub Quiz!

Come and join the amazing Rhys Morgan for The PAW Pub Quiz on 11th of Sept at 8pm on Zoom! -- Think you know a thing or two about ART? Come dressed up and prove it during a night of silliness, fun & a PAW dusting of debauchery! -- There will be PRIZES! (See main text for further info)

£5 or more

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Plymouth Art Weekender Enamel Pin

1 x PAW logo enamel pin badge. Includes UK p&p. You will also get a big thank you on our website!

£9 or more

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John Walter 'Lockdown Tarot' Cards for PAW 2020

1 x Tarot card & designed envelope from John Walter's newly designed Lockdown Tarot Deck for PAW2020 ! This edition of 78 cards comprises of one full set of the deck. You can choose from the Higher Arcana, or the four suits: Masks, Antibodies, Receptors or Vaccines. Your card will then be randomly selected from the suit you select. Includes UK p&p. You will also get a big thank you on our website! A portion of your pledge will go to the artist.

£15 or more

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PAW 2018 Tote Bag

1 x Tote bag from PAW '18. Includes UK p&p. You will also get a big thank you on our website!

£15 or more

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PAW 2019 Marbled Tote Bag

1 x Tote bag from PAW '19. Includes UK p&p. You will also get a big thank you on our website!

£20 or more

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Harriet Rose Morley artist print for PAW 2020

1 x A4 riso print. Fresh off the press for Plymouth Art Weekender 2020, get your hands on one of these original riso prints from commissioned artist Harriet Rose Morley's project 'How did we, how do we, and how will we care?’ which you will receive from the range of colour-ways. Includes UK p&p. You will also get a big thank you on our website! This is a licensed edition which means that a portion of your pledge will go directly to the artist.

£25 or more

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Bram Thomas Arnold artist print

1 x A4 digital print from Bram's performance lecture as part of his PAW 2017 commission. Includes UK p&p. You will also get a big thank you on our website! This is a licensed edition which means that a portion of your pledge will go directly to the artist.

£45 or more

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Laura Denning artist print

3 x A4 digital prints from Laura's performance from her PAW 2018 commission. Includes UK p&p. You will also get a big thank you on our website! This is a licensed edition which means that a portion of your pledge will go directly to the artist.

£140 or more

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Flo Brooks artist print

1 x A3 limited edition riso print of '"never mind the pecs, how’s my Tiara?” (ephemera from the Plymouth LGBT Archive)’ by PAW'18 artist Flo Brooks. Includes UK p&p. You will also get a big thank you on our website! This is a licensed edition which means that a portion of your pledge will go directly to the artist.

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