Art for Africa: Bristol’s Art legends to live paint for Temwa

Art Auction for Malawi, Attic Bar, 7th May, 2016.

Temwa’s Art for Africa auction is back and this year it is bigger and better than ever before!

Not only is there over 70 original pieces of art work going under the hammer, but some of the biggest street art legends are reuniting to create some live artwork to be auctioned on the night.  Inkie, Paris, Mau Mau, The Toasters, Will Barras, Paul McGowan, James Starr and Bristol home grown heroes Andy Council, Lokey, Dicy are just some of the artists painting live and auctioning their art for Africa.

An evening of high octane, art antics is guaranteed. Every penny raised will go to supporting the community Temwa serves, who are currently enduring the worst food crisis in over a decade.

If you can’t make it to the event, fear not! You can purchase a piece of art history by phone or online bidding on the night, or placing a reserve bid. Here is the art catalogue for you to peruse and pick the art you want in your life!

This year we are also excited to announce that Art for Africa will be a part of the Bristol Food Connections Fringe Festival.

 There will be delicious dishes served as you browse the brilliant artwork on display. 

We’ll also have the unstoppable Tom from Babyhead on the 1’s and 2’s hosting the night with our favourite DJ’s spinning your favourite tunes. This night is not to be missed. Come on down or feel the FOMO forever.

 

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Photo Opportunity: Before the event interviews are available with artists and with Temwa’s director Jo Hook. Contact: Sheena Wynne on 07787581702

The event opens at 6pm with the auction starting at 8pm; art will be wrapped upon sale so photographs should be taken before the auction commences. Many artists will be available for interview on the night and this can be confirmed beforehand.

For hi-res images please contact Katie Ryan, 07732 879359, [email protected]

For a copy of the Art for Africa Catalogue please contact [email protected]

In 2003 Temwa held its first ever art auction at the Tobacco Factory with a handful of Bristol’s artists donating work. Since then Temwa and Bristol’s artists have continued to join together to host these Art for Africa auction. Every year the events grow in strength and stature.

Temwa was founded in 2003 by Jo Hook and Sophie Elson. We aim to provide the resources needed to enhance the social capacity of the communities of Nkhata Bay North, a remote rural region of Northern Malawi. Currently our UK office focuses on fundraising and communications. Our fundraising events have strong Bristol community links and

we have been supported by Bristol’s artists, musicians, actors, magicians and adventurers over the years. Our fundraising focus is to use the creativity, skills and good will of the Bristol community to support the development of the community in Nkhata Bay North. In this sense we aim to host fundraising events that provide a tangible link with the projects and communities that we raise funds for, we aim to partnership the community of the South West with that of Nkhata Bay North, Malawi.

Live painting will start at 7pm and there will be collaborative and unique pieces created on the night. All of these artists are donating their times, resources and skills for free in order to try and raise Temwa as much money as possible.

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