Void/Evolve - Skimstone Young Artists Residency

by Skimstone Arts in Newcastle Upon Tyne, England, United Kingdom

We did it
On 17th January 2019 we successfully raised £3,842 with 18 supporters in 57 days

Skimstone’s Young Artists Collective will create a new exhibition of work and launch an album in residency at the Star and Shadow Cinema

by Skimstone Arts in Newcastle Upon Tyne, England, United Kingdom

New stretch target

Hitting our stretch target would mean:

-We would fund a commission for one of our young artists to produce a special artwork for the Evolve album cover

-We would pay for an extra day in the studio to record a BONUS TRACK for the album, which supporters will be the first to receive!

As part of our celebration of Skimstone’s 10th Birthday, we want to support our Young Artists Collective to produce their exciting new multi-form exhibition and album, Void/Evolve, at the Star & Shadow Cinema. But we need your support to make it happen.

The Young Artists Collective (YAC) is a diverse group of young people who work in and beyond our studio to create an individual and collaborative arts practice. Members explore different art forms including photography, art, music and film, and develop arts leadership skills with others.

Reality Boots is a band formed by members of the YAC. Since creating their first album, Louder Than Words, commenting on UN Convention of children and young people’s rights, Reality Boots have performed at the Arts Award Gold Expo at Richmix in London, Northern Stage, Sage Gateshead, and various venues in Tyneside, Northumberland and County Durham.

Skimstone supports the young artists to develop and lead their own artistic and professional practice, to develop the skills and networks to thrive in life.

The YAC have been developing the concept for Void/Evolve throughout 2018, planning a new series of work drawing on the skills of the full collective. It will result in a multi-media exhibition, consisting of photography, photomanipulation, and music.

“Void/Evolve is a theme that matters to us all. We seek to express our understanding and interpretations of what it is through this exhibition and performance” – Quinn Green, Young Artist

With your support, our young artists will produce and exhibit content at the new Star & Shadow Cinema. They will produce a range of visual art work for exhibition, and record and launch Reality Boots' new album, Evolve. It will be an opportunity for them not only to develop and platform their artistic work, but also their experience in producing and running a professional exhibition.

We are eligible for a 50% match from the Community Foundation Tyne & Wear, but in order to acquire this funding we must secure £1,800 from our supporters - that's you! That means that, if we can reach our target, every £1 you give will be doubled to £2 by the Community Foundation!

You can help us make Void/Evolve happen, and we’d love to see you at the exhibition launch in Spring 2019!



This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£17 or more

2 of 30 claimed

Your copy of the Evolve Album

Your limited edition copy of Reality Boots' new album, Evolve, hot off the press, before anyone else gets hold of it. You'll also have a personal thankyou in the liner-notes. You will also receive a postcard and poem, and a plectrum

£5 or more

Skimstone Plectrum

Your very own Skimstone plectrum. Not only for the musician, this Skimstonian talisman has been imbued with the power of music by one of our YAC members. Carry the energy of Skimstone in your pocket wherever you go.

£10 or more

0 of 20 claimed

Original artwork postcard and poem

Receive an Evolve/Void postcard penned with a poem by one of our YAC members.

£27 or more

2 of 10 claimed

Skimstone Mug (with teabag)

At Skimstone we love tea. Like, really love it. Through our research we have proven that all tea tastes better drunk from a Skimstone mug. We'll even include one of Peter's special Assam tea bags for you. You'll also receive a copy of the album, postcard and poem, and plectrum!

£45 or more

0 of 10 claimed

Signed Album

Receive a copy of the Evolve album signed by the full Reality Boots band. A highly collectible item! You will also receive a mug and teabag, postcard and poem, and plectrum!

£65 or more

1 of 10 claimed

Limited Edition A3 Risograph Poster

We will be producing a VERY limited number of beautifully printed Void/Evolve risograph posters, created and printed by the YAC in collaboration with a professional print artist. You will also receive a signed album, a mug and teabag, a postcard and poem, and a plectrum.

£130 or more

0 of 2 claimed

Personalised Rap

YAC member, Steven Richens, will create a personalised rap for you. You will receive a note from Steven about the inspiration for the rap and will be credited in the album liner notes. You will (of course) receive a signed copy of the album, as well as a mug, postcard and poem, and plectrum.

£250 or more

0 of 2 claimed

Private performance and tour of the exhibition

As one of our most generous supporters, you will be treated to a private tour of the exhibition by the YAC, including a presentation on each artwork, and a personal performance by the Reality Boots band. You will also receive a limited edition collection book, a signed album, a mug and teabag, postcard and poem, and plectrum.

£450 or more

0 of 1 claimed

Your own song by Reality Boots

The ultimate reward! Reality Boots, the YAC band, will create a song especially for you. You will be the first person to hear your song, and the track will be dedicated to you at the first live performance and in the album liner notes. Your gift will be marked forever in the music. You will also receive a printed collection book, a signed album, a mug and teabag, a postcard and poem, and a plectrum.

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