Our first experiment in crowd funding, undertaken with artist Melissa Gordon, has been a success! With the support of 58 generous backers, we not only reached but exceeded our goal of £4000, ending with a final total of £4,478.
The money raised will contribute towards Melissa's residency at Spike Print Studio, starting next week and running through the end of May. The funds will cover materials as well as travel and accommodation for her time in Bristol, enabling her to make new prints for her upcoming Spike Island exhibition, Material Evidence, which opens in July.
In a message to her supporters, Melissa says, “I'm looking forward to getting started on my residency at Spike Island these next months, and can't tell you how excited I am to be able to produce the bodies of work that I've been thinking about for over a year now. It's an important opportunity for me and it couldn't have happened without your help.”
Richard and Joy Boyd
Holly Corfield Carr
Darryl de Prez
Simon Lee Dicker
Brian Gempp and Meredyth Sparks
Christopher Ronald Howe
Anna and Gareth Jones
Teddie Naish and Holly Nicholds
Michel van Bergen