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‘Life Model Drawings for Sale’ David Shrigley Fundraiser for The Young Gallery

UPDATE:

David Shrigley to Auction his only Drawing of Life Model for Charity

@ The Briggait, Glasgow, G1 5HZ 6.30pm-9pm

David Shrigley has announced on Twitter that he will be auctioning the only drawing he has ever done of his piece, Life Model.

The signed A4 pen drawing will be auctioned as part of a charity fundraiser for The Young Gallery, an Impact Arts project that works with children in the East End in Glasgow. The fundraiser will take place on Thursday 25th September at the Briggait in Glasgow.

The Turner Prize nominated artist, who is patron of the Impact Arts project, has curated a selection of 200 drawings to be exhibited in the courtyard of the Briggait, ahead of a fundraising event on the on the 25th September. David’s version of Life Model (shown below) will be auctioned during the event.

Shrigley poster

Life Model, a giant sculptural boy, has been shown in Copenhagen, London, Glasgow, Manchester and Derry-Londonderry, where it was exhibited as part of the Turner Prize competition 2013. Each time the piece has been exhibited, the public were invited to “represent their expertise” by drawing the sculpture. David has collated thousands of these drawings and selected 200 by unknown artists to be auctioned at a special fundraiser.

David said:

“Despite inviting thousands of people to draw Life Model, I’d ever actually drawn him myself until last week! I made a small model of the piece before we turned him into a giant sculpture so there were never any sketches pre-construction.”

All proceeds from the sale of work and fundraiser event will go towards The Young Gallery: Art Therapy Programme. The Art Therapy programme has been developed to provide creative workshops to children who are living with and coping with addiction in their own families.


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‘Life Model Drawings for Sale’ David Shrigley Fundraiser for The Young Gallery

David Shrigley is hosting the sale of 200 drawings of his piece Life Model to raise funds for The Young Gallery. The Turner Prize nominated artist, who is patron of the Impact Arts project, has curated a selection of 200 drawings to be exhibited in the courtyard of the Briggait, ahead of a fundraising event on the on the 25th September 2014. The drawings will be the main attraction at the Briggait during Doors Open Day.

David exhibited Life Model, a giant sculptural boy, at Impact Arts’ children’s gallery in February 2014. The piece has been shown in Copenhagen, London, Glasgow, Manchester and Derry-Londonderry, where it was shown as part of the Turner Prize competition 2013. Each time the piece has been exhibited, the public were invited to “represent their expertise” by drawing the sculpture. David has collated thousands of these drawings and selected 200 by unknown artists to be auctioned at a special fundraiser.

All proceeds from the sale of work and fundraiser event will go towards The Young Gallery: Art Therapy Programme. The Art Therapy programme has been developed to provide creative workshops to children who are living with and coping with addiction in their own families. The drawings will be on display from 18.09.14-25.09.14.

 

David said:

“In Glasgow 35% of children are living with parents who have drug and alcohol addictions. The Young Gallery: Art Therapy programme is a creative lifeline that will support and empower children (aged 0-12) to cope with their home environment.

“‘Life Model’ has been drawn by thousands of people since it was first exhibited in 2012 and it was tough to choose the selection for The Young Gallery fundraiser. I hope people dig deep to own a little piece of art history and support children to have a more positive future through the arts.”

Lynne Carr, CE Impact Arts said:

“The Young Gallery: Art Therapy programme is so exciting – it will provide children in Glasgow with the skills they need not only to cope with addiction in family members, but to grow and develop in a creative environment.

“We’re excited that David has chosen a collection of drawings by artists of all ages, as Impact Arts works with emerging artists as young as 9 months and as mature as 90 years old!”

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DETAILS

‘Life Model Drawings for Sale’

David Shrigley Fundraiser for The Young Gallery

@ The Briggait, Glasgow, G1 5HZ

Exhibition and Sale of Artwork: 18th - 25th September 9.30am – 5.30pm

Fundraiser Event: 25.09.14 – 6.30pm – 9pm*

To attend Fundraiser, please RSVP:

Katie Smith on 0141 575 3001 or ksmith@impactarts.co.uk

All proceeds from the sale of artwork will go towards The Young Gallery: Art Therapy Programme.

*Children aged 18 and under must be accompanied by an adult.

The Young Gallery is an Impact Arts Project. The Young Gallery, 112 Sword Street, Glasgow G31 1SF

With thanks to David Shrigley and the Briggait.

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