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.
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 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.|
“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
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.
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.
We would just like to say a massive WELL DONE to the Temwa crew for a brilliant and successful night, that saw over £9,000 raised for very worth while projects in Malawi. Amazing.
The temwa art auction is not only a fund-raising event for a great and genuine cause but it’s also a really good night out aswell. A great atmosphere and music from Monster Piece DJ’s, The disco Two and Bristol hip-hop afficionado Sir Beans. Also for the first time there will be live painting by Mr Jago and Will Barras, always good to see these two masters throwing up a piece. All this and a chance to grab an original piece of art whilst doing your bit to benefit some really worth while projects in Malawi.
Artists submitting are
|• 3Dom||• EPOK||• Mr Riks|
|• 3RD EYE||• FLX||• Paris|
|• 45 RPM||• H Ren||• Retro Boy|
|• Andrew Stott||• Hero 73||• RichT|
|• Art Tart||• Inkie||• Rose Popay|
|• Bex Glover||• Jefrow||• Rowdy|
|• Cheba||• Lokey||• Sick Boy|
|• Cheo||• MKWF||• Tom Hine|
|• China Mike||• Max Gregor||• Will Barras|
|• Dicy||• Messias||• Xenz|
|• Duncan Morris||• Mr jago|
This year there is also an opportunity for people who are unable to attend on the evening to bid. Click here for a pdf file of the available work and how to bid if you can’t make it to the event.
The event in 2009 was a great success but this year it promises to be even better and we’d really like to see it break the record in terms of fund-raising so please get your arses down to the Attic Bar and if nothing else buy yourselves some raffles tickets.
Entry is free
100% of proceeds raise from the event will go to Temwa