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Three Wakefield artists have an exciting opportunity to show work in New York, and seek funding to help turn this dream into a reality!
Three Wakefield artists have an exciting opportunity to show work in New York, and seek funding to help turn this dream into a reality!
90 backers pledged £6,600 to help bring this project to life.

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The Project

Three Wakefield (UK) based artists have an exciting opportunity to exhibit their work in New York, and seek funding to help turn this dream into a reality!

As you read this, new sculpture is being developed, themed around an exhibition title; Nude not Naked. Three mid-career artists Wheater, Singleton and Sweeney feel strongly that their work will be well received in America, and have found a pop-up venue in Brooklyn (Hawkeye Crates) willing to support this venture by offering space for a long weekend exhibition: 17th – 19th April 2015. The artists need funding to get themselves and crated artwork over there. Please help!

Nude not Naked has been devised and driven by Wheater, Singleton and Sweeney, who recognise New York’s importance, energy and noise in the world art scene. Brooklyn, as far as the creative industry is concerned is arguably one of the most influential places at the moment to be and be seen. The money raised would not only assist with shipping work and return flights for the three artists, it would be used for advertising and marketing, to ensure the three exhibition days are deemed a success. Success would be measured in the form of exposure, sales or future exhibition and commission opportunities.

Despite having operated in the same locality, quickly developing their practice and profile over the last seven years, this will be the first time the three have exhibited together abroad. Conscious that this undertaking will take place at a critical time in their careers, the artists are excited at the opportunity of showing their new work to a new audience!


The Rewards

Pledge £15 to receive a limited edition set of three silkscreen printed A6 postcards, featuring a design by each of the artists.

Andy Singleton
Andy Singleton
Richard Sweeney
Richard Sweeney
Richard Wheater
Richard Wheater

Pledge £30 and choose one of three, limited edition, silkscreen, A2 prints featuring a design by each of the artists.

Richard Sweeney
Richard Sweeney
Andy Singleton
Andy Singleton
Richard Wheater
Richard Wheater

Pledge £100 to receive your place on an exclusive paper sculpture masterclass with Andy Singleton and Richard Sweeney at Hawkeye Crates, Brooklyn, New York. Learn the art of paper cutting and folding to create your own unique paper sculpture on Sunday 14th April, from 12pm to 4pm.


Pledge £500
and receive your choice from one of three original sculptures, each in an edition of ten.

Nebula by Andy Singleton. Hand-cut paper in perspex case, 20 x 20 x 20cm.
Nebula by Andy Singleton. Hand-cut paper in perspex case, 20 x 20 x 20cm.
Motion by Richard Sweeney. Wet-folded watercolour paper in perspex case, 20 x 20 x 20cm
Motion by Richard Sweeney. Wet-folded watercolour paper in perspex case, 20 x 20 x 20cm
Untitled by Richard Wheater. Glass, Neon gas, enamel, resin. 52 x 33 x 19cm.
Untitled by Richard Wheater. Glass, Neon gas, enamel, resin. 52 x 33 x 19cm.


The Costs

£5,800 may seem like a lot of money, but it will help to pay for a lot of things:
- Our travel to New York and accomodation
- Crating and shipping of the work
- Professional marketing and PR of the campaign

The Updates

Keep updated on our progress here at the kickstarter page, or check out our tumblr for news from our studios.

Risks and challenges

As a group of artists with a history of exhibiting and creating artworks on a large scale, we are confident we can produce the work and realise the exhibition in Brooklyn. We are aware that sometimes setbacks occur; due to unforseen circumstances creation of the work could be delayed, or the venue could cancel. The potential problems with such a venture are logistical, and we shall endeavor to overcome any issues as they arise by keeping supporters updated with our progress at every stage of the project.

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    Pledge £15 or more About $23

    A limited edition set of three silkscreen printed A6 postcards, featuring a design by each of the artists.

    Additionally, your name will be listed on the gallery wall for the duration of the exhibition in acknowledgement of your generous support for the project.

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    Pledge £30 or more About $45

    An A2 Silkscreen print
    Three designs available from each of the artists.
    Limited to 30 of each design.
    Signed and kissed.

    Additionally, your name will be listed on the gallery wall for the duration of the exhibition in acknowledgement of your generous support for the project.

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    Pledge £90 or more About $136

    You will receive all three A2, Silkscreen prints, featuring a design by each of the artists.
    Limited to 30 of each design.
    Signed and kissed.

    Additionally, your name will be listed on the gallery wall for the duration of the exhibition in acknowledgement of your generous support for the project.

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    Pledge £100 or more About $152

    Your place on an exclusive paper sculpture masterclass with Andy Singleton and Richard Sweeney at Hawkeye Crates, Brooklyn, New York. Learn the art of paper cutting and folding to create your own unique paper sculpture on Sunday 14th April, from 12pm to 4pm.

    Additionally, your name will be listed on the gallery wall for the duration of the exhibition in acknowledgement of your generous support for the project.

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    Pledge £500 or more About $758

    Your choice of an original sculpture each in an edition of 10:
    -A paper-folded sculpture by Sweeney
    -A neon sculpture by Wheater
    -A paper-cut sculpture by Singleton

    Additionally, your name will be listed on the gallery wall for the duration of the exhibition in acknowledgement of your generous support for the project.

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