Thats Our Red

£290

raised of £2,000 target
9
supporters
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Flexible funding – this project will receive all pledges made by December 18th 2019 at 7:00pm

Raise funds to support women and their families to escape abusive environments. Raise awareness of domestic violence through my artwork

by That's Our Red in Millbrook, England, United Kingdom

My name is Red

I am a surrealist painter and survivor of domestic abuse

I want my paintings to dispel the myths surrounding domestic violence and highlight the issues faced from official agencies, authorities and institutions when escaping an oppressive environment. Additionally I want to break down cultural myths about why women don't and can't leave.

I have recently completed an MA in painting and my research focussed on the statistics of lack of support that women and their children face, and the way that the systems set in place to protect children can lead to perpetuating abuse against the mother.

By producing clothing and ephemera (which will be made with my paintings printed on them)  with covertly placed helpline numbers on every item, I will be reaching out to women. These are items that will be taken into the home and domestic environment.

Designs will be created by artisan makers using my paintings as the focus of each product, and manufacturing will be local to cut down on CO2 emissions during transport.

35% of all profit raised from my company will be donated to First Light, a charity supporting people in Cornwall, Devon and Wiltshire who have been affected by domestic abuse and sexual violence (https://www.firstlight.org.uk) . This 35% donation will help women escape abusive environments.

The money from this fundraiser will be spent on 

Textile design

Printing fabric

Producing clothing designs

Creating prints of my paintings

Creating ephemera such as bags and scarves

Website design

Marketing

Once the money is spent we will have a flourishing company that will employ local artisans, be producing garments from a local fashion house, and most I importantly continuously raising funds for First Light.

Rewards

This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£100 or more

£100 Reward

Original charcoal drawing and a print of your choice To see the images I have made go to https://www.instagram.com/thats_our_red/

£10 or more

£10 Reward

Set of 4 postcards of my paintings, these will be randomly selected. To see the images I have made go to https://www.instagram.com/thats_our_red/

£20 or more

£20 Reward and above

An A4 print of a painting of your choice. To see the images I have made go to https://www.instagram.com/thats_our_red/

£50 or more

£50 Reward

Two prints of your choice and 4 postcards. To see the images I have made go to https://www.instagram.com/thats_our_red/

£200 or more

£200 Reward

Commissioned A3 painted portrait of the subject of your choice

£500 or more

£500 Reward

A2 portrait painting of your chosen subject; A4 Charcoal drawing of your chosen subject; 4 prints of your choice. To see the images I have made go to my instagram https://www.instagram.com/thats_our_red/


Let's make 'Thats Our Red' happen

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