Hi, my name’s Jenni Gudgeon and I'd like to thank you for visiting my Kickstarter campaign. I am a photographic artist who etches (scratches) designs into photographs to create one off artworks.
This summer I’m running a community arts project between Auchtermuchty, Scotland and Blantyre, Malawi called I Love Scolawi. (1/2 Scotland 1/2 Malawi)
The project consists of ordinary adults and children in both countries attending workshops to learn how to etch into photographs, and then etching what they love about living in their country onto photographs that were taken in the other country (Malawians etch onto Scottish photos and Scots etch onto Malawian photos).
By superimposing the two cultures the strong relationship between our two countries (that goes back over 150 years) is highlighted, as well as the common bond of human experience that bridges the cultural and geographic divide.
The project will culminate in an exhibition of the best pictures from each country exhibited in both Scotland and Malawi. This will give people in both countries the opportunity to see the work on display, and take pride in the partnership between our two countries. I travel out to Malawi at the end of September to exhibit the show at the Lake of Stars festival, and the Blantyre Arts festival. The Scottish exhibition will take place at the Fifespace gallery, Glenrothes in October.
About 340 people are creating pictures for this project, and I want their work to be presented as well as it can. The best twenty pictures from each country will be mounted individually, but everyone's work will be on display on A0 posters.
This Kickstarter campaign will cover the costs of the workshops in both countries along with the cost of the exhibition prints and posters. It will also pay for other promotional items, and thank you gifts for the participants.
I travelled out to Malawi in May 2014 with lots of photographs of Scotland so I could teach the etching workshops there, and take photographs of the country. I have started running the Scottish workshops, and will have completed them by the beginning of September.
- Workshop costs £470
- Promotional items and thank you gifts £250
- Posters for Malawi exhibition £500
- Prints and posters for Scotland exhibition £780
- Reward costs £50
- Fees £200
Total : £2,250
Risks and challenges
This venture is relatively safe as the exhibition venues are confirmed, and I have the financial backing to take the exhibition out to Malawi.
The main risk is not getting the financial backing required to allow the exhibition to be presented as I would like.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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