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Bert Hackett: The Gemini Years Exhibition

Help mac birmingham celebrate one of Brum's best-loved Artists.

Bert Hackett: The Gemini Years Exhibition

Help mac birmingham celebrate one of Brum's best-loved Artists.

£496
pledged of £4,000pledged of £4,000 goal
9
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Mon, June 17 2013 12:59 AM UTC +00:00
Last updated June 17, 2013

About

This Summer, mac birmingham is hosting a special exhibition celebrating the work of Birmingham’s best-loved cartoonist Bert Hackett, or Gemini as he was so well-known to readers of the Birmingham Post newspaper. For generations of Brummies, the day didn’t begin until they’d had a glimpse of the front page of the Post and enjoyed his clever, cartoon take on the news of the day, along with their cornflakes. Over 40 years, Bert, born and bred in Birmingham, produced more than 10,000 of those cartoons. The show will include around 70 of Bert’s works, capturing key moments of political life and popular culture, regionally, nationally and internationally, across the decades. We are asking for a contribution towards the costs of staging the exhibition (printing/ framing/ gallery lighting etc).  In return, mac birmingham is hosting an event to launch the exhibition and celebrate Bert's 80th birthday on the eve of the show, and all donors are invited.  There are three levels of rewards: £15 and above buys you an invitation to the launch/80th birthday event and a slice of birthday cake. £100 and above buys you your name listed on the walls of the gallery as an Exhibition Supporter for the duration of the show, a launch/ 80th birthday celebration invitation and a piece of birthday cake. £500 or more buys you sponsorship of a cartoon in the show, and your name will be listed on the walls of the gallery as a Key Sponsor of the exhibition for its duration, and, of course, you’ll be invited to Bert’s launch celebration and have a slice of birthday cake. The exhibition is going to take place from 29 June to 1 September this year, in the Arena Gallery at mac birmingham in Cannon Hill Park. The launch event will be held on Bert's 80th birthday, 28th June. We need your help now! Please make a contribution and come and join us in celebrating one of Birmingham’s best-loved artists. Support us today and please help to spread the word about our show by sharing our project with your friends and family. Let’s give Bert a birthday to remember! Thank you for your support.

Risks and challenges

The project has been carefully planned to mitigate against risk, but we do appreciate that setbacks can occur. If for any reason the party and show were unable to go ahead as planned, we would seek to reschedule.

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