TAKING UP SPACE

by Bobbi Rae in Leeds, England, United Kingdom

TAKING UP SPACE

£355

raised of £900 target
15
supporters
39% 10 days left
Flexible funding – this project will receive all pledges made by 9th April 2020 at 11:00am

A series of FREE creative workshops, public discussions and an eye-popping exhibition all about women and the spaces that they occupy.

by Bobbi Rae in Leeds, England, United Kingdom

TAKING UP SPACE is a mixed-media, interdisciplinary project - culminating in a multi-sensory, eye-tickling exhibition created by designer, illustrator and MA Graduate - Bobbi Rae. TAKING UP SPACE is co-curated and co-produced with Ellie Andrews and facilitated by The Gallery at Cafe 164 in Leeds. To find out more about Bobbi’s work, go ahead and visit portfolio.bobbirae.co.uk or for more about the gallery, check out their website: leedsgallery.com

Featuring an evening of discussions from a panel of female professionals working in the creative industries, plus a series of FREE creative workshops which are open to the public; the TAKING UP SPACE project aims to empower women by teaching practical skills as well as providing a platform to talk about - and to promote - ways in which women are working together to counter the disproportionate representation of their male peers in our work spaces. ALL events are free to attend and open to the public.

The project aims to question the dynamics of our social structures and institutions by asking people to look at the way in which women take up space in the male-dominated art industry… And consider that, while the vast amount of space commanded by men, and the art they make, might not be a concern for everyone, it’s a feminist issue that is far from exclusive to the creative industry. 

The exhibition includes over 100 large and small-scale sculptures, depicting and abstracting the female form, as well as a brand new selection of never-before-seen prints by Bobbi Rae, which together, promise to bring you an exhibition which is both on-point and off-the-wall. Think Sesame Street meets Guerilla Girls.

The TAKING UP SPACE project is an embodiment of an important agenda which will offer a multi-sensory, mixed media experience, including free, public workshops and paid creative opportunities - as well as an exhibition, launch and an evening of discussions from industry professionals - which will be free to attend and open to the public.

The project has already been funded by Leeds Inspired, which covers the main body of the project, the majority of time, materials - and even a big poster-drum campaign for Leeds City Centre! However, your help is still needed to raise the 10% match required, for the public funding. 

Leeds Inspired have funded a 4 week exhibition period in June 2020. A portion of funds received through Crowdfunder will be used to extend the exhibition for a further 2 weeks, meaning greater opportunity for visitors to come and fill their eyes. All other funds raised will be used to provide paid work for local creatives in a variety of freelance roles over a 4 month period in 2020. Funds will also be used to buy materials for workshops which will be facilitated by professionals and provided for free in underfunded areas around Leeds’ City Centre - including Holbeck, Richmond Hill and Little London. 

This project is already over 90% funded and with a little help from people like you!.. Will be ready in time for a summer launch! Stay tuned for updates... 

Thank you for your time & support! It means a lot.

Useful Links:

Bobbi Rae’s Portfolio: portfolio.bobbirae.co.uk

Gallery website: leedsgallery.com

Webshop: bobbirae.co.uk

Instagram: @bearcubs

Twitter: @bobbiraecouk

Bobbi’s 2017 Solo Exhibition: bobbiraecubs.wixsite.com/playfulexhibit

Rewards

This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£10 or more

A Big Thanks

A digital thanks sent direct to your email address! All emails will be collected at the end of the campaign.

£15 or more

Digital Phone Wallpaper

A big thanks as well as a TAKING UP SPACE digital wallpaper (for your phone) sent direct to your email. Email addresses will be collected at the end of the campaign.

£25 or more

Suggest A Question For The Discussion

Submit a question for the contributing panel at the Taking Up Space exhibition ~ evening of discussions with leading female creatives. Excerpts will be available to view online, so you'll be able to see your question being posed to the panel. Surveys will be sent out at the end of the funding campaign. Please note that offensive questions will be excluded so be sure that your question is relevant to the project and posed thoughtfully.

£35 or more

A Personalised Thanks & Postcard Print

A personalised thank you sent to your door on a postcard copy of a featured exhibition print. Addresses will be collected at the end of the funding campaign and postcards will be sent out in June.

£50 or more

A Personalised Thanks & Any Exhibition Print

A personalised thank you sent to your door along with an a4 copy of any exhibition print ~ of your choice. Surveys will be send out to collect print preferences and addresses in June.

£75 or more

Your Name On The Wall

Along with other patrons who have supported this project, your name will be printed in vinyl in a prominent place at The Gallery at 164 throughout the duration of the Taking Up Space exhibition. Include your name with your donation to receive this reward.

£100 or more

The Bundle

A digital wallpaper plus a personalised thanks and an exhibition postcard sent direct to your door, as well as your name on the wall, as a thank you, for the duration of the exhibition. Surveys will be send out to collect print preferences and addresses in June. Please include your name with your donation to receive the 'Your Name On The Wall' reward.

£150 or more

0 of 10 claimed

You As A Character In Print

You will be featured as one of the characters in Bobbi Rae's series of prints ~ which will be on display and available to buy from the TAKING UP SPACE exhibition. You will also receive one a4 copy of the print you are featured in, direct to your door. Surveys will be sent out to collect addresses and images at the end of the funding campaign.

£250 or more

0 of 10 claimed

The BIG Bundle

You will be featured as one of the characters in Bobbi Rae's series of prints ~ which will be on display and available to buy from the TAKING UP SPACE exhibition. You will receive one copy of the print you are featured in, direct to your door, as well as everything described in 'The Bundle' reward. Surveys will be sent out to collect addresses and images at the end of the funding campaign. Print preferences will be collected and fulfilled in June

£500 or more

0 of 5 claimed

The BIGGER Bundle

Everything from 'The BIG Bundle', an a3 copy of any exhibition print, submit a question for the panel discussion and receive a personalised hospitality package at the exhibition launch on at The Gallery at Cafe 164, Munro House, Leeds on 4th June.

£750 or more

0 of 5 claimed

The BIGGEST Bundle

All rewards from lower tiers as well as a VIP private access to the TAKING UP SPACE exhibition including a hospitality package, a tour of the exhibition from the Artist, Bobbi Rae (plus the opportunity to ask her questions about the project on a 1-1 basis) for you and 4 friends.

£850 or more

0 of 4 claimed

A Private Workshop for 4

A private 2-3 hour creative workshop for you and 3 friends in Leeds. Surveys will be sent out after the funding campaign ends to establish the needs and preferences of your group. Workshops will be held from July-September 2020.

£1,000 or more

0 of 3 claimed

A private workshop for 8

A private 2-3 hour creative workshop for you and up to 7 friends in Leeds. Surveys will be sent out after the funding campaign ends to establish the needs and preferences of your group. Workshops will be held from July-September 2020.

£3,000 or more

0 of 2 claimed

The Dream Maker

You'll receive everything from all of the lower tiers (excluding 'Workshop for 4') plus guaranteed free entry to all TAKING UP SPACE workshops and events including personalised hospitality packages and 1-1 tours and talks with the artist. As well as that you'll receive a merch bundle featuring one of each item made for the TAKING UP SPACE project (including an original sculpture from the exhibition!) - all in your size and delivered to your door.

Let's make 'TAKING UP SPACE' happen

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