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Hello, we're Kollektiv. We're opening a month long gallery in an empty high street shop in central Brighton for the Fringe festival and the Open House Festival.


Our exhibition is entitled 'Death By Gallery', asking... What does it take to stay creative? 

A new set of local talent have enrolled on to Kollektiv in order to learn how to rejuvenate an empty high street shop, exhibit work for the first time out side of an academic environment and learn how to crowd fund a project too.

We will be exhibiting the artists work, organising talks, events and also giving free workshops to our community.

Free workshops:

Fast Art: Entrepreneurship for creatives workshop. You'll be generating ideas collaboratively, making on a thrifty budget, DIY guerrilla exhibiting and sell your art too. 3-4 hour workshop, bring £1 each.

Crash Course in Taxidermy: This workshop will instruct you in giving life back to a mouse. Not for the faint hearted. 

Make your own ceramic drinking vessel: Learn the art of ceramics making from two MA ceramics students and make your own drinking vessel. They will be fired and made super beautiful too.

We need your support:

We have been partly funded by the University of Brighton and need to make a little more money to exhibit our new exhibition.

Any money will (only) go towards:

1. Paying the bills and business rates of our empty high street shop.

2. The printing costs of our incentives for you.

3. Making sure that we can teach free workshops to the public and have enough to cover our materials.

If we exceed our goal: The money will be put towards the next pop up gallery/shop in the Summer!

If we don't reach our goal: Kickstarter’s policy means if we don’t reach our target £2200 then we don’t get to keep any of the money. This would be a great shame, so please give what you can and spread the word!

So please support us, by donating you're supporting young artists to stay in creative entrepreneurial roles, whilst rejuvenating empty high street shops. Thank you so much, please take a look at the artists incentives below!

INCENTIVES FROM US, TO YOU


Pledge £2 of more
You'll receive Kollektiv's detailed PDF of
'Tips to Create a Great Crowd Funding Campaign'.

Pledge £5 or more Selection of stickers made by the Kollektiv gallery artists. Every backer who spends over £5 will receive some of these. 

Pledge £7 or more 
A3 matte "Death by Gallery" poster by Andy Felton.

Pledge £8 or more "1-0"
A4 xerox print on gloss paper signed and numbered by Andy Felton.

Pledge £10 or more "Bees" 
A4 xerox print on card signed and numbered by Jonny Clapham.

Pledge £12 or more "Glasses"
A4 digital print signed and numbered by Maria Sams.

Pledge £13 or more "Before Your Very Eyes"

A4 digital print signed and numbered by Holly Macdonald.

Pledge £15 or more "Panda Candy"
A3 digital print signed and numbered by Scott Blows.

 Pledge £15 or more "As Deadly as Sin"
A3 digital print signed and numbered by Holly Macdonald.

Pledge £19 or more "In Cuba" 
Set of postcards signed and numbered by Aliona Shi.


Pledge £20 or more "I Left My Gun At The Zoo"

A3 digital print signed and numbered by Jonny Clapham.

Pledge £23 or more "Salt or Sweet"
A3 digital print signed and numbered by Holly Macdonald.


Pledge £25 or more "Touch"

A3 colour digital print signed and numbered by Maria Sams.


Pledge £30 or more 'Here lies Skullcap' 

Illustrated cushion by Scott Blows.

Pledge £40 or more Love Spoons!
Hand crafted, ceramics Love Spoons with initials of your choice. This a collaborative incentive made by Finola Maynard and Stephie Holmes.

Pledge £45 or more "3 loaves" 
Receive three hand baked white loaves by sculpture John Chan

The bread will arrive vacuum sealed and delivered in a signed and numbered box.

Pledge £60 or more "Melons"
A3 giclee print signed, stamped & numbered by Sophie Giblin.

Pledge £90 or more "Wormhole" 
1m x 1m painting signed by Sam Creasy.

Pledge £150 or more Bespoke 1m x 1m painting signed by Sam Creasey.

Sit and have a wild and luxurious portrait painted by Sam Creasey
This incentive will require you to either come and sit or send a high quality photograph of yourself/someone else. The painting is for collection only from University of Brighton.

(This painting is not for sale, but Sam will paint your portrait in this bright electric way!)


Pledge £200 or more 'Memorphosis'

A4 original hand drawn and signed by Sophie Giblin.


Pledge £250 of more

BIG BUNDLE! You'll receive a selection of stickers, 3 x digital prints of your choice, 1 x bespoke love spoon and a signed poster by all the artists!


Pledge £500 or more
 
FAST ART WORKSHOP & TALK by Sophie Giblin

Sophie Giblin will come and speak at your school, college, university, club or studio and give a Fast Art workshop. This incentive is for the South of England only please! Message us through this Kickstarter for more details.

Here at the artists you'll be supporting, arent they great!

Andy FeltonAliona ShiJonny ClaphamMaria Sams Sam CreaseyScott BlowsOjay KeenJohn Chan • Stephie Holmes • Finola MaynardHolly Macdonald Sophie Giblin

Risks and challenges

I (Sophie) finished my Music and Visual Arts degree from University of Brighton with a 1st class honours degree in the Summer of 2013. Since then I have also completed a short course in Entrepreneurship for Creatives course at the renowned Central St Martins University in London.

The Kollektiv seedling has been nourished and mentored by Fusebox Amp, as part of Wired Sussex - an organisation supporting digital, media and tech innovation in Sussex (www.wiredsussex.com). Alongside Fusebox’s 25 highly regarded business mentors, Kollektiv is also supported by the University of Brighton’s Enterprise Department and the Arts department of Brighton and Hove Council.

Even though I have only ever run one other pop-up gallery, myself and the new artists have wide-ranging support from some of the most established and successful businesses and institutions in the region, giving us the confidence that Kollektiv will not only succeed, but establish itself firmly in the Brighton arts scene for years to come.

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    - 1 bespoke love Spoon
    - A signed poster by all the artists
    - A special mention at our the Private View

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