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Multicultural artists explore the concept of HOME to support the children who lost theirs in the devastating earthquake in Nepal.
Multicultural artists explore the concept of HOME to support the children who lost theirs in the devastating earthquake in Nepal.
109 backers pledged £3,299 to help bring this project to life.

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HOME - an Art Aid Nepal Anthology 

Art Aid Anthology
Art Aid Anthology

(The proceeds from the anthology will go towards supporting children who lost their homes in the devastating earthquake that struck Nepal earlier this year.) 

TRADUZIONE IN ITALIANO QUI  

What does HOME meant to you?

32 talented multicultural artists have come together to explore this and the result is an A5 sized book with 92 pages full of illustrations and comics in full vibrant colours!

There is a lot of variety in this book!

And the artists come from across the globe and we have artworks that range from illustrations and comics to prints and illustrated texts. There are delicate pencil lines and bold digital artworks. 

collage of all the artworks in the book
collage of all the artworks in the book
32 multicultural and talented artists!
32 multicultural and talented artists!

Some of the stories deal with the earthquake in Nepal, but most of them are personal response to the feeling of home. For some it is a place, for others it is a person or a feeling. 

Each story in incapsulated by the phrase that starts with "Home is...."

"Home is... a place of memories, safety and protection". An illustrated text by Karrie Fransman.
"Home is... a place of memories, safety and protection". An illustrated text by Karrie Fransman.
"Home is... the love that resides behind the font door". A comic by Richy K. Chandler. (Original art available as a reward)
"Home is... the love that resides behind the font door". A comic by Richy K. Chandler. (Original art available as a reward)
"Home is... hope" an Illustration by Anuj Shrestha
"Home is... hope" an Illustration by Anuj Shrestha
Home is...spirituality, positivity and love. An illustrated text by Mike Medaglia. (Original art available as a reward)
Home is...spirituality, positivity and love. An illustrated text by Mike Medaglia. (Original art available as a reward)
Home is... the smell and taste of coffee. A comic by Elena Vitagliano. (Original art available as a reward)
Home is... the smell and taste of coffee. A comic by Elena Vitagliano. (Original art available as a reward)
Home is... a feeling between people. An illustration by Katriona Chapman. (Original available as a reward)
Home is... a feeling between people. An illustration by Katriona Chapman. (Original available as a reward)
Home is... where you feel safe. An illustrated text by Kripa Joshi
Home is... where you feel safe. An illustrated text by Kripa Joshi
Home is… to regain and maintain little but nice ordinary lives. A comic by Chie Kutsuwada.
Home is… to regain and maintain little but nice ordinary lives. A comic by Chie Kutsuwada.

And all this beautiful and personal art is for a purpose. 

Art Aid Nepal enable us to use our ability as artists to raise funds. We wanted to do something to help children recover from the trauma that they faced during the earthquake and which resurfaces after every aftershock.

7.8 magnitude earthquake
7.8 magnitude earthquake

The 7.8 magnitude quake created a lot of destruction and loss of life. Even those who survived were not spared the mental trauma and even months later the aftershocks causes our hearts and minds to tremble. Thousands of adults and children lost their homes and are still displaced. 

The need to help them remains, for their troubles are far from over.

Thousands of adults and children lost their homes. Photo credit UNICEF Nepal.
Thousands of adults and children lost their homes. Photo credit UNICEF Nepal.

The shaking continues, even months later. There have been nearly 400 aftershocks over 4 magnitudes since the first quake. 

Nearly 400 aftershocks. Map courtesy of Esri.
Nearly 400 aftershocks. Map courtesy of Esri.

All funds raised from the sale will be used to support education and art therapy workshops for children affected by the tragedy. Art can help to heal and bring simple joy to their otherwise troubled lives. 

With many schools destroyed vast number of children are now studying in makeshift structures at the Temporary Learning Centres. 

Damaged schools. Photo credit UNICEF Nepal
Damaged schools. Photo credit UNICEF Nepal
At the Temporary Learning Centre
At the Temporary Learning Centre

Those who have also lost their home and are now living in tented camps. Many of these children had very little access to creative pursuits and now, after the quake, their options are even more limited.

The Children's Art Museum of Nepal have been conducting art workshops in the temporary learning centres in public schools. 

Children's Art Museum of Nepal
Children's Art Museum of Nepal
Art workshop at Temporary Learning Centre
Art workshop at Temporary Learning Centre

Together with Art Aid Nepal, we would like to extend these workshops to the more deprived children in the tented camps. There are currently 30 camps for displaced people in Kathmandu valley. We will be conducting the workshops in the largest of these camps in Chuchepati which has more than 8000 families living and 200 children under the age of 12

Chuchepati camp location
Chuchepati camp location
Chuchepati Camp.
Chuchepati Camp.

It does not cost much to put a smile on children’s faces. 

One pound for one child for one art workshop session.

We have different funding options with amazing rewards!

Please scroll below for images.
Please scroll below for images.

You can support us for as little as £5 and receive a pdf of the anthology with all the artworks. For £15, you will receive an A5 sized printed anthology.

For £25, in addition to the printed anthology, we have an A4 "Hope for Kathmandu" art print created by Zoubein Rana. This will also be included in donation of £50 and £100.

We also very pleased to have a limited edition of an A4 art print by Mike Medaglia illustrating a quote by Gary Snyder - "Nature is not a place to visit, it is home."

Hope for Kathmandu - an A4 poster by Zoubein Rana
Hope for Kathmandu - an A4 poster by Zoubein Rana
A4 poster by Mike Medaglia
A4 poster by Mike Medaglia

For £50, along with the book and poster, a personalised pen and ink portrait drawing will be created by Elena Vitagliano in a manga style. 

Manga portraits by Elena Vitagliano
Manga portraits by Elena Vitagliano

And finally for £100, in addition to the book, Kathmandu poster and a personalised portrait, you will also get an original artwork from the book. There are 5 artworks to choose from.

A4 pencil drawing by Katriona Chapman
A4 pencil drawing by Katriona Chapman
Four A5 pen and ink drawing by Mike Medaglia
Four A5 pen and ink drawing by Mike Medaglia
Four A3 colour pencil drawings by Richy K. Chandler
Four A3 colour pencil drawings by Richy K. Chandler
A 12x6.5 cm drawing on A3 sized paper (and close up) by Maartje Schalkx
A 12x6.5 cm drawing on A3 sized paper (and close up) by Maartje Schalkx
Two A4 pen and ink comic drawing by Elena Vitagliano
Two A4 pen and ink comic drawing by Elena Vitagliano
An 8"x10" silkscreen print by Tao Nyeu
An 8"x10" silkscreen print by Tao Nyeu
A 297x375mm pen and ink drawing by Francesca Mancuso
A 297x375mm pen and ink drawing by Francesca Mancuso

By raising £2000 we hope to provide workshops for the children in these temporary shelters.

But we don’t want to stop at that... we have bigger dreams too. 

If we can raise £2500 we will give each of those children a journal and art materials so they have tools for creative outlet. 

And if we raise more than £3000 we would conduct teacher training in the worst affected area to equip them with skills on how they can bring creativity into their classrooms through some very basic and easily found materials.  

The more money we raise, the more areas we will be able to reach with the training. With your help we hope to reach as many children as possible and continue to provide support. 

Help us help the children through art! 

Thank you. 

Children at Chucepati camp. Photo credit UNICEF Nepal, C S Karki
Children at Chucepati camp. Photo credit UNICEF Nepal, C S Karki

Special thanks to Marc Reeves for the use of his music on our video.

Risks and challenges

Once we reach our funding goal we will send the books for printing so we will be able to ship the book 2-3 weeks after the end of the kickstarter project.

To save on postage, we will be posting all the items together, so personalised portraits package could take 4-5 weeks to complete.

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    Pledge £5 or more About $8

    PDF ANTHOLOGY

    A PDF of our HOME anthology with all the artwork.

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    PRINTED ANTHOLOGY

    PDF + our 92 paged HOME anthology printed in full colour.

    Print size: A5 (148mm x 210mm - 5.83" x 8.27")

    Printed on 120gm paper with a 250gm matt laminated cover.

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    DIGITAL ART PRINT (KATHMANDU) by Zoubein Rana

    PDF + printed HOME anthology + art print of Kathmandu Valley

    This beautiful digital art print of the Kathmandu valley has been created by our contributor Zoubein Rana. Please scroll down to view the art work.

    Print size: A4 (210mm × 297mm - 8.27" × 11.69")

    Printed in the UK on 300mg matt paper.

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    DIGITAL ART PRINT (NATURE) by Mike Medaglia

    PDF + printed HOME anthology + digital art print "Nature is not a place to visit, it is home."

    Beautiful print created by our contributor Mike Medaglia for his recently published book "One Year Wiser". A quote about Nature by Gary Snyder

    Print size: A4 (210mm × 297mm - 8.27" × 11.69")

    Printed on 220gsm recycled bright white paper.

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    PERSONALISED PORTRAIT by Elena Vitagliano

    Our printed HOME anthology + digital art print of Kathmandu Valley + a personalised pen and ink portrait.

    Who makes you feel like home? Just email us a picture and we will send you a beautiful portrait drawn by our co-editor Elena Vitagliano! Please scroll to view samples.

    Drawing size: A4 (210mm × 297mm - 8.27" × 11.69")

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    ORIGINAL ART by Katriona Chapman

    PDF + printed HOME anthology + Digital art print of Kathmandu Valley + a personalised A4 pen and ink portrait + an original work of art from from the anthology.

    You will receive a beautiful and intricate A4 pencil drawing by Katriona Chapman.

    It illustrates "Home is... a feeling between people".

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    ORIGINAL ART by Mike Medaglia

    PDF + printed HOME anthology + Digital art print of Kathmandu Valley + a personalised A4 pen and ink portrait + an original work of art from from the anthology.

    You will receive four A5 original work of art by Mike Medaglia. It has delicate blue pencil and pen and ink lines.

    It illustrates " Home is... spirituality, positivity and love."

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    ORIGINAL ART by Richy K. Chandler

    PDF + printed HOME anthology + Digital art print of Kathmandu Valley + a personalised A4 pen and ink portrait + an original work of art from from the anthology.

    You will receive four A3 sized original art work by Richy K. Chandler. It is a whimsical comic with colour pencil lines and textures.

    It illustrates "Home is... the love that resides behind the front door."

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    ORIGINAL ART by Maartje Schalkx

    PDF + printed HOME anthology + Digital art print of Kathmandu Valley + a personalised A4 pen and ink portrait + an original work of art from from the anthology.

    You will receive an original work of art by Maartje Schalkx. It is an intricate 12x6.5 cm pencil drawing on A3 sized paper with one perforated edge.

    It illustrates "Home is... defined by the people we share them with, the communities that surround them and the available resources to build them."

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    ORIGINAL ART by Elena Vitagliano

    PDF + printed HOME anthology + Digital art print of Kathmandu Valley + a personalised A4 pen and ink portrait + an original work of art from from the anthology.

    You will receive two A4 sized original pages by Elena Vitagliano. They are dramatic pen and ink drawings from her comic.

    It illustrates "Home is... the smell and taste of coffee."

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    ORIGINAL ART by Tao Nyeu

    PDF + printed HOME anthology + Digital art print of Kathmandu Valley + a personalised A4 pen and ink portrait + an original work of art from from the anthology.

    You will receive an original silkscreen print "Squid's home" by Tao Nyeu. This beautiful print is 8"x10" and is from an edition of 60.

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    ORIGINAL ART by Francesca Mancuso

    PDF + printed HOME anthology + Digital art print of Kathmandu Valley + a personalised A4 pen and ink portrait + an original work of art from from the anthology.

    You will receive a 297x375 mm sized original artwork by Francesca Mancuso. It is a detailed pen and ink drawings from her one paged comic.

    It illustrates "Home is… a nostalgia for the hometown, childhood and family as well as a passion for the outdoors and art.”

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