What do you get when you put paint, oil pastels, pencils and a whole host of other arty stuff into a box and send it to some prominent faces from film, tv and media? A gallery of ace art work is what.
25 artists, including KT Tunstall, Vic Reeves, Suggs and Pete Doherty, took part in Art in a Box, creating varied pieces inspired by their personal Torch Songs. Each piece is up for auction here, with proceeds going towards CALM and Together for Short Lives. You can see the artworks exhibited at the Graham Hunter Gallery from 10/02/2020 until 23/02/2020.
Take a look at some of the artwork below:
Thrilled to be involved in #artinabox supporting @theCALMzone & @Tog4ShortLives
Bid now on my lil painting, inspired by Carole King’s song, ’So Far Away’ – https://t.co/AuRdhGQkdb
Read all about the project here: https://t.co/iKe4Z9edxy @EazlUK pic.twitter.com/7qy4YIqcrH
— KT TUNSTALL (@KTTunstall) February 5, 2020
Jerry Dammers the founder, keyboard player & main songwriter of British band The Specials/ SpecialAKA, & the founder of 2 Tone Records paints “Glowin” inspired by Dr. John’s Song for @theCALMzone @Tog4ShortLives you can bid here https://t.co/2Cs4HsUfBu @Hobbycraft @thespecials pic.twitter.com/RXg2tbVL06
— EAZL CIC (@EazlUK) February 7, 2020
Getting your creative juices flowing can be a great way to let off steam, channel your emotions and, tbh, just chill. More and more evidence shows that enjoying and engaging with art can have a positive impact, with one study showing that a whopping 82% of people improved their health and wellbeing after taking part in art programmes.
CALM CEO Simon Gunning explains why it’s so important:
“Art and creativity can be a great medium which doesn’t just bring a lot of joy and satisfaction but can also help articulate difficult feelings, process thoughts, and reduce isolation. The creative process can have hugely positive effects on our mental health and wellbeing, even more so when the creation, or appreciation of it, is as part of a wider like-minded community.”
Feeling inspired? Wanna get involved? You’re in the right place. If you want a chance to have your artwork exhibited for real, then join our creative community – the CALM Art Collective. The latest brief is live, so whether you’re a margin-doodler or a sprawling canvas sketcher, do your thing and get the chance to have your work on display at The Other Art Fair. Find out more here.
Art in the Box II is an Eazl CIC project in partnership with Hobbycraft. Artwork will be on display at the Graham Hunter Gallery from 10/02/2020 until 23/02/2020.