Traditional arts and social change

by lizziehobbsartist in London

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Rewards for funding artist's specialist training and future business, which will encourage multicultural dialogue through arts projects

by lizziehobbsartist in London

Project aim

Raising the funds through my artwork in order to pursue an MA at the Prince's School of Traditional Arts in Shoreditch, and kick-start my artwork business with an aim to encourage multicultural dialogue through arts projects.

About me and the project

Hi, I'm Lizzie Hobbs, an artist and student based in London, and I draw freehand patterns inspired by other cultures. I'm in my final year at the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London, and am hoping to pursue my passion for the arts with an MA.

I have been offered a place at the Prince's School of Traditional Arts for their two-year MA course which teaches the practical skills of traditional arts from Asia and the Middle East. I believe that artwork is a powerful method for communication, and I address social issues through symbolism in my pieces to get people talking, thinking outside the box, and debating. I also draw purely decorative pieces, and base my designs on textiles, architecture, and landscapes from Asian and Middle Eastern cultures.

However, the fees for the course and living costs are rather hefty, and so I need your help in being able to study the course and then enter the art world full-time. In doing so, I will be able to develop my art practice and contribute to society in order to benefit others - any change, however small, is worthwhile!

   

I hope this is your cup of tea....

Your rewards

As a HUGE THANK YOU for donating money, I have some lovely goodies lined up for you! These include: 

Hand-made chocolate - eat my art inspiration!

A patterned slab of chocolate made specially for you by Taylor-Wilde Chocolatier based in Cromford village, Derbyshire.

'Ink' Book

My book about patterns, featuring images of my artwork, travel photography, and pieces of writing. The book is softback, measures 8" square, and will be hand-signed.

Limited Edition Print

If you opt for a limited edition print, you will receive this lovely freehand pattern which is inspired by designs found in India. The pattern measures 12" in diameter which you will be able to mount and frame to your own tastes and requirements.

Limited Edition Print

Wall murals

Here are examples of previous commissions for wall murals, which includes Stepney City Farm's Classroom, and the student bar at SOAS, University of London. I draw them freehand directly onto walls, to create a pattern which suits its environment and people.

 University of London

Finally, a little bit about my achievements

Community work
Wall mural at the School of Oriental and African Studies, Student Union Bar, London, 2014
Designs drawn for art classes for a girls' school in Pakistan, 2013
Wall mural at Stepney City Farm classroom, London, 2013
Talk at the British Museum about artist expedition to Saudi Arabia, London, 2012
 
Awards
Tigerprint Surface Pattern Design Competition, 2014
International Student House Art Award, London, 2013
Arabia Offscreen International Art Competition, with expedition to Saudi Arabia, 2011
 
A selection of exhibitions
School of Oriental and African Studies Arts Society, Brunei Gallery, London, 2015
RAW Artists, Brick Lane, London, 2014
London Design Festival at the V&A, 2013
'Boundaries' outdoor exhibition, The Village, Hackney Downs in London, 2013
Arabia Offscreen, HSBC, Canary Wharf, London, 2012
 
For more information about my artwork, please visit lizziehobbs.co.uk

Thank you for your support, and please spread the word!

 

Rewards

This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£1 or more

£1 Reward

Select this option if you'd like to donate to the project without receiving a reward.

£10 or more

11 of 250 claimed

£10 Reward

A personal thank you postcard featuring my artwork. Thanks very much!

£20 or more

4 of 150 claimed

£20 Reward

A personal thank you postcard featuring my artwork, and a lovely patterned 100g slab of handmade Taylor-Wilde chocolate (eat my art inspiration!). Thanks very much :)

£50 or more

5 of 100 claimed

£50 Reward

A personal thank you postcard featuring my artwork, and a lovely patterned 100g slab of handmade Taylor-Wilde chocolate (eat my art inspiration!). Plus a 5% optional discount off a commissioned piece of artwork, following completion of my course in 2017. Thanks so much :)

£100 or more

1 of 50 claimed

£100 Reward

A signed copy of my compact book 'Ink', which features images of my artwork and photographs of places which inspire my work. Also, a personal thank you postcard featuring my artwork. Thanks very much! (See image and information about book on left-hand side of page)

£150 or more

2 of 150 claimed

£150 Reward

A limited edition print (unframed), inspired by patterns found in India. Also, a personal thank you postcard featuring my artwork. Thanks very much! :) (See image of the limited edition print on left-hand side of page)

£500 or more

2 of 4 claimed

£500 Reward

A personal thank you postcard featuring my artwork, and.....a wonderful hand-drawn wall mural for a public space or business in London or outskirts. The theme of the design will be agreed following a discussion, and will cover up to approx. 12 square feet (time-scale negotiable, September onwards). I love drawing on walls, so thanks very much! :) (See examples of wall murals on left-hand side of page)

£1,000 or more

1 of 5 claimed

£1,000 Reward

A commissioned piece of hand-drawn original art (unframed), maximum pattern size of 10" diameter. This will help push my fledgling business forward after my studies, and will therefore be available following completion of the course from July 2017 onwards. Plus, a personal thank you postcard featuring my artwork. Thanks ever so much for your support! :)

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