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10TH TEMWA ART FOR AFRICA AUCTION 11th MAY 2013

May 4, 2013

 

IT’S THE 10TH TEMWA ART FOR AFRICA AUCTION – AND YOU’RE INVITED!

11TH MAY – ATTIC BAR STOKES CROFT

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This year, Temwa will be hosting a very special ART FOR AFRICA AUCTION – the 10th auction since the first was held at the Tobacco Factory in 2003. This years anniversary event will celebrate the huge and positive impact the artistic community has had on the people living in northern Malawi.

Over the last ten years Temwa has grown and developed alongside the urban art scene, artists have become established on a world wide scale, and Temwa’s projects have expanded to help tens of thousands of people to dramatically change their lives.

To date, £85,000 has been raised through Temwa’s art events. 

This years event kicks off with with live painting from some of the urban art scenes finest talents, including Mr Jago, China Mike, Mau Mau and more to be confirmed. PLUS Babyhead frontman Tom as the entertaining auctioneer. And as if that isn’t enough, there are some legendary DJs and beatboxers lined up to carry the party on into the wee hours.

Viewing begins at 6pm, auction starting at 8pm.

The catalogue of work can be found on-line at Temwa’s  new website at http://www.temwa.org/  and while your’re there check out  the amazing work Temwa do

 

Art for Africa, London 2012

December 10, 2012

This week Dreweatts hold their annual Urban & Contemporary Art Auction, they have also added a charity collection for Temwa to their catalogue.

The collection is currently on view at Dreweatts, 24 Maddox Street, London, W1S 1PP. There will be a launch party on Monday 10th December, 6pm-8pm, if you are in London you will be very welcome to come to the event which is sponsored by Staropramen & Averys Wine Merchants.

If you are interested in any of the art work, yet unable to attend the actual auction which will be held on Tuesday 11th December at 4pm, we can arrange phone bidding, online bidding or reserve bids.

 

 

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This year’s ‘Art for Africa’ for Temwa collection is one of their strongest yet, boasting exceptional pieces from artists, including Mr Jago, andy Council, Jim Starr, Dicy, K-Guy and Adam Koukoudakis.

Each piece has been uniquely created and donated to the event which means that all the money raised goes directly to Temwa.

Temwa has strong links with the urban art scene and as been supported by a wealth of talented artist’s since the charity’s conception in 2003, with the Art for Africa auctions being held annually in Bristol and London.  Temwa’s project’s in Malawi have expanded and are now helping to dramatically change the lives of thousands of people.

A full catalogue of the work for sale can be downloaded, please click here.

For further information please contact jo@temwa.org.uk or phone 07855 967 864.

Win a limited edition print!

And if you can’t make it to the auction in London, you can still get involved by purchasing a raffle ticket online (just go the website, and scroll down to the raffle link). Tickets cost just £5, and you will be in with the chance of winning one of these fabulous prizes…

First Prize: A Will Barras limited edition dry point etching: ‘Storm’. Artist proof. 5 of 10.
Second Prize: A Rowdy print: ‘Neon Nightlife’. Digital screen print. 50cm x 70cm.
Third Prize: A limited edition Paris design Temwa t-shirt. Created by Paris especially for Temwa.

The raffle will be drawn at the launch party, and online tickets must be bought before 4.00pm, Monday 10 December. 100% proceeds are going to support Temwa’s projects in Malawi.

 

 

‘LOADING’ exhibition at the Resistance Gallery 02/08/12

July 24, 2012

An art exhibition will take place at the Resistance Gallery in Bethnal Green, London, on 2 August to raise money for the NAS. The evening will be held by artist and graphic designer, Matthew Doyle of the Raw Meat brand. The “Loading” exhibition is an evening of art dedicated to, and inspired by, video games from the 1970s to present day. Doyle’s own work will be featured along with over 50 other artists; two of whom will be painting live.    

Doyle said: “After unleashing my inner nerd and love for video games, and combining it with my appreciation of the art world, it was inevitable that Loading would be the next Raw Meat exhibition.  

“I decided to hold the event in aid of The National Autistic Society as I’ve seen firsthand the impact autism has on people’s lives. It’s a great to be able to mix business with pleasure and feel like you’re making a difference.”    

In 2010, Doyle was involved in a serious motorbike accident, which left him bed-bound for eight months. In the bed opposite him was an inspirational boy with autism; so much so that as soon as Doyle was back on his feet, he started volunteering at a school for children with autism.

Venue: Resistance Gallery, 265 Poyser Street, Bethnal Green, London, E2 9RF
Date: Thursday 2nd August
Time: 8.00pm
Free Entry

3100 Miles

July 11, 2012

This is Kevin Sharp, after reading this blog you’ll either think he’s amazing or just crazy!

Kevin is currently travelling across America.  So what’s the big deal?  Well he’s RUNNING it and completely unsupported ……. 3100 miles in 95 days, that’s an average of 33.5 miles per day.

Why?  Well firstly Kevin quite simply likes to run and secondly because he will also be raising money for 2 very deserving charities that have personally affected him, The National Autistic Society and The Royal British Legion.

Here’s what Kevin has to say about his epic journey.

My name is Kevin Sharp and I am a 30 year old Aerospace Engineer from Nuneaton in Warwickshire.  I have been passionate about running from a very early age and I love to run! It is what I do  best!  When I run, I am at my happiest! It’s like an addiction! I have run marathons in the past and have recently been dabbling with longer and longer distances. It has always been my ambition to achieve something epic and go a bit beyond the norm so I have decided to focus my running efforts into something purposeful.

It is my intention to run solo, coast to coast across the United States of America from Washington State to Virginia. About 3100 miles according to Google maps. I will be unsupported and funding the whole trip out of my own pocket. According to my research, more people have summited Everest than have run across America solo. Not too hard then…

I will also be running in aid of two charities: The National Autistic Society andThe Royal British Legion. My younger brother suffers with Autism. It will be great to support the NAS for the help and guidance they have given my family and also to raise awareness of Autism and Aspergers Syndrome. The Royal British Legion is equally important to me as some of my closest friends are currently serving in the Army. I am  aware of the sacrifices service men and women make on a daily basis and I am keen to support the Royal British Legion in their efforts to assist veterans and serving personnel.

Kevin needs your help, and there is more than one way to do this.

Visit Kevins own blog page – 3100 Miles – and follow his journey, it would also be really nice if you could post some words of encouragement.  He’s out there on his own, but it needs only to be in body!

Share Kevins story in which ever way you can, his story deserves to be told.

If you can (and we know times are tough for many of you) please visit Virgin Money Giving and make a donation … really every penny counts … to Kevin and to the charities that he is supporting.

THANK YOU

CONGRATULATIONS TEMWA

May 16, 2012

A massive congratulations to the wonderful staff at Temwa for another great evening on Saturday.

The sun came out and the beer garden of the Full Moon was packed.  It was great to see some faces that we’d not seen for a long time and Babyhead’s Tom was roped in to play auctioneer again, which is always great comedy value and we loved the auctioneers claw hammer!

But of course none of this was the reason for the night, and it was great to see people digging deep on the auction lots raising an astonishing £8,000 for the charity, all of which will go towards creating sustainable communties in Malawi.

Thanks and big ups to all those involved and turned out on Saturday night.

TEMWA Art For Africa – 12th May 2012

May 11, 2012

Don’t forget the Art for Africa auction tomorrow night at The Attic Bar, Stokes Croft, organised by TEMWA.

Always a great night out – see you there.

TEMWA ART FOR AFRICA AUCTION 12TH MAY 2012

May 2, 2012

We love May, mainly because this is the month that Temwa hold their amazing Art for Africa auction.

It has grown year on year and continues to raise much needed funds for sustainable community development in the African Republic of Malawi.

You don’t have to collect art or even be a fan of it as the evening provides so much more, it really is a very entertaining evening.

So if you’ve not been before then why not just give it a go, and for those of you that have well you’ll know what a good night it is already so we’ll see you there!

Temwa Presents Art for Africa Auction
Temwa is proud to announce that our annual Art for Africa Auction is back! Come on down to the Attic Bar, Stokes Croft, on 12th of May for one of our biggest events of the year. Some of Bristol’s world-renowned street artists including; Xenz, Inkie, Paris and FLX (to name a few) will be contributing, as well as some amazing up-and-coming new talent. This year we’ll be branching out beyond street art into other contemporary mediums, it’s all lined up to be an exceptional exhibition. A full catalogue of the work will be available from our Art for Africa website from Monday the 7th of May.As well as the chance to bag yourselves some incredible art in the auction, there will be live painting from Mr. Jago. Greg Minto and FLX, with more still to be confirmed.And it doesn’t stop there… if all that wasn’t enough, we will have live music from the Disco Two and Bash Money as well as live beat boxers Minimus and S30.
Details
Saturday 12th May
Viewing from 6pm-Auction starts at 8pm
Attic Bar, Stokes Croft
Free Admission
100% of profits to Temwa

TESTIMONIAL

“Having worked with Temwa over the last few years I have seen the dedication & passion they have for their work in Malawi. We work on the annual Urban Art Auction in London every year and it’s been a joy to work with them.”-Inkie

TEMWA – Art For Africa 06/05/11

May 11, 2011

A massive well done to Jo and Team Temwa for putting on another amazing evening on Friday.

Not only was it a great night of  live painting, hilarious auctioneering and jaw dropping beat boxing but it raised £9,000 for Temwa, which,  Jo tells us will run a sustainable agriculture project in Malawi for 6 months reaching 1700 households.  Amazing.

Here are a few (bad quality) photos and video from from the night.

Congrats to all involved.

Beat box videos to follow.

ART FOR AFRICA – 6TH MAY 2011

April 26, 2011

For a brilliant night out and to support an amazing charity head down to the Attic Bar in Stokes Croft on the 6th May. 

Temwa is a very hard-working Bristol based charity who are continually fund-raising in order to provide a sustainable future for the people of Malawi through community based projects.  100% of the profits from the event go directly to Temwa. 

It’s a really fun night and you may even pick yourself up an arty bargain. 

For more about Temwa and the event please take a look at press release here Art for Africa 2011 Press Release

www.temwa.org.uk

Congratulations to Felix ‘FLX ONE’ – Mission Completed

February 28, 2011

Massive congratulations to Felix who, this weekend completed a 24 hour Draw-a-thon at Bristol’s King of Paint,  for the amazing charity Temwa.

Bristol artists have been integral to Temwa’s fundraising programme since the charity started; and during that time Felix has donated a number of pieces which have been sold at their hugely successful art auctions.  But it’s not ending there with Felix, having been invited to travel with Temwa to Usisya, Malawi, there was no hesitation.  He will be working with school children and local artists on a community mural project which will be unveiled at a community day.

These community days are of extreme importance and are one of the most effective ways of communicating the importance of health education in a area where 14% of the population is HIV positive and 11% of children die before reaching the age of five.

The funding raised through this weekends 24 hour draw-a-thon will go towards funding this very important project, so whilst the event may well be over there is still time to donate much needed cash.

Please join with us and support Felix and this very worthwhile cause.  You can find out more and donate at www.justgiving.com/felix-braun.  Lets hit the £2,000 target.

Temwa is an organisation that raises funds to implement community-based projects in Malawi, southern Africa. Temwa is based in an area called Usisya, on the north shore of Lake Malawi. This remote area has no electricity, no running water and is severely affected by the AIDS epidemic. Due to poor road and infrastructure, public services and other relief efforts are very limited. Overseen by a project Manager in Malawi, Temwa runs a series of programmes that are aimed at proving sustainable, community-driven development in four key areas: Health education, Skills development, Agriculture and irrigation and Schools support. In the future Temwa plans to establish similar schemes in other parts of Malawi.

www.temwa.org


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