What is it about?
Like many others I have found myself in sudden free-fall this week with the outbreak of covid-19 here in the UK. It is a time of great concern for artists and studios across the world as events and galleries shut down for the foreseeable future. Our income ends with immediate effect for the time being whilst the country gives way to panic buying, isolation and dark times for many.
This project is primarily about making something out of nothing.
Its about bringing people together and giving them a platform to express the effects of this pandemic on them.
Its about visually marking this surreal piece of history that we are living through.
Its about raising much needed funds.
Its about creating a community of artists working together whilst in isolation.
How Does it Work?
Its a simple idea.
I have a screen print studio full of offcuts of paper.
You send me your artworks.
I print an edition of 14.
I send them back to you for signing.
You keep one and send the rest back to me for sales and distribution.
What happens to the edition of 14?
1 x stays with the artist
1 x stays with the studio
2 x go into the pool of prints to be sent out to each contributing artist at the end of the project
10 x go up for sale at the end of the project
How much will it cost me?
The cost to the contributing artist is the cost of posting the signed edition back to me.
Who will Benefit?
At the end of the project, each artist who has taken part will receive 2 x randomly selected prints by other artists involved in the project.
At the end of the project, all works will be available online for sale at a cost of £30
£10 of each print sale will go to the artist
At least £10 of each print sale will go to food banks through The Trussell Trust
The remaining amount will go to covering costs at the studio.
Who knows, if it takes off we could aim to get the works exhibited in real life and meet each other face to face!
How will the prints be sold?
The prints will be sold online through a section on The Print Block website
Any unsold prints will go back to the artist
PLEASE NOTE WE ARE NO LONGER TAKING SUBMISSIONS FOR THE OFFCUT PROJECT