Invest in an Artist at the RCA

Invest in an Artwork and Support a Student at The Royal College of Art

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This project received pledges on Mon 31 Oct 2016

Invest in an Artist at The RCA

By investing in a Painting or Sculpture you would be investing in future Artwork and the future career of a practicing Artist and teacher

First and foremost, thank you for reading! I'll attempt to keep this brief...

I am embarking on a Masters in Painting at the Royal College of Art, I was thrilled when I found out I had been accepted on the course, but overwhelmed at the prospect of supporting myself financially whilst simultaneously covering the £19,000 fees and dedicating myself to the two year, full time course.

It has been a long term ambition to do an MA at the RCA

I have been saving for the past three years in order to do a Masters and I'll continue to work part time throughout my studies

However because of the increase in tuition fees and lack of government subsidisation (both recent and unforeseen changes due to the well publicised cuts to Arts funding) I decided to create a crowdfunding campaign as a proactive and creative way to introduce people to my work and raise the necessary funds

I studied at Camberwell College of Arts and Central Saint Martins before several years of independent practice with a studio in London with charity Acme

I have been teaching Art alongside my practice for the past six years, with students from 6-60 and beyond. For the past four years I have taught at Chelsea Fine Arts, who are extremely supportive of my studies. Teaching drawing and painting is something I am committed to and which enriches my own practice

I am at the stage where my practice would benefit greatly from the Internationally renowned MA in Painting at the RCA

The RCA was identified as the world’s number one University of Art and Design in 2015...

Read more about what I will be doing here and here

Alumni of the Painting MA at the RCA include David Hockney, Tracey Emin, my favourite painter working at the moment Chris Ofili and more recently, another of my current favourite artists, Anthea Hamilton, a nominee for this years Turner Prize

A breakdown of where the funding would go...

The total fees are £19,000

The first instalment of £4,750 is due at the beginning of the first term in September, I have paid the £500 deposit and through the support of Chelsea Fine Arts and my savings, I have covered it

The second instalment is due at the beginning of the second term...

My aim is to raise £4,916.25 (the second instalment of fees plus the 3.5% Paypal fee incurred for all donations)

Anything raised above this amount would contribute to my second year fees of £9,500 and enable me to dedicate more of my time to the course which would be invaluable

Pledges

I am determined for this crowdfunding campaign to be an opportunity for people to purchase an artwork and receive something in exchange for their support, I want it to be an investment for those who are able to pledge

Even if you are unable to pledge much, any amount would be much appreciated and contribute to my goal

I chose crowdfunding because anyone can get involved at any level and I want my work to reach a large audience. Even if they are not able to contribute financially, if people can spread the word it would be incredible

The Prints, Paintings and Sculptures are recent work from the past three years and make up the body of work which led to being accepted to the RCA

Pledges for New Work will involve a Studio Visit to the Painting studios at the RCA to see the work in progress

There is also the opportunity for a Studio Visit for an individual or group and an Artist Talk in the studio or your own home or venue

I chose Hubbub because it is dedicated to education and although there are transaction fees, unlike other crowdfunding websites, they do not take a percentage of the funds raised

Images and video

I was nervous about making a video (as you can probably tell...) but please watch the short clip and have a look at the images of my current work on my website, further examples of the paintings and sculptures are available on request!

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The more people that hear about the project, the more likely it is to succeed

THANK YOU

If you are interested in making a contribution, however small, or pledging a larger amount and investing in an artwork it would be incredible... Thank you for your support!

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Pledge £1 or more

Select this reward if you just want to donate to the project without receiving a reward.

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Pledge £10 or more

THANK YOU POSTCARD... Based on the concept of the famous RCA SECRET annual postcard exhibition http://london.secret.rca.ac.uk/2016/

4 claimed

Estimated delivery: 1 November 2016

Pledge £25 or more

CHARCOAL POSTCARD... A one off original Charcoal Drawing of postcard dimensions. Based on the concept of the famous RCA SECRET annual postcard exhibition http://london.secret.rca.ac.uk/2016/

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Estimated delivery: 1 November 2016

Pledge £50 or more

PAINTING POSTCARD... A one off original Painting of postcard dimensions. Based on the concept of the famous RCA SECRET annual postcard exhibition http://london.secret.rca.ac.uk/2016/

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Estimated delivery: 1 November 2016

Pledge £100 or more

PAINTING POSTCARD... A one off original Painting of postcard dimensions. Based on the concept of the famous RCA SECRET annual postcard exhibition http://london.secret.rca.ac.uk/2016/ + INVITES to Events and Exhibitions at the RCA including the Graduate Show in 2018 + UPDATES on the Artist's Work and Exhibitions

6 claimed

Estimated delivery: 1 November 2016

Pledge £200 or more

LIMITED EDITION ETCHING... Signed Artist Proof printed at Il Bisonte in Florence in collaboration with Villa Lena http://www.villa-lena.org/shop/limited-edition-etching-by-beatrice-boyle + INVITES to Events and Exhibitions at the RCA including the Graduate Show in 2018 + UPDATES on the Artist's Work and Exhibitions

1 claimed of 4

Estimated delivery: 1 November 2016

Pledge £300 or more

SCULPTURE... A one off original handbuilt Glazed Earthenware Ceramic Sculpture with gold lustre. Dimensions 16x10x10cm approximately. Exhibited in March 2016 + INVITES to Events and Exhibitions at the RCA including the Graduate Show in 2018 + UPDATES on the Artist's Work and Exhibitions

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Estimated delivery: 1 November 2016

Pledge £300 or more

PAINTING... A one off original Oil on Hessian stretched on handmade board. Dimensions 20x25cm. Exhibited in March 2016 + INVITES to Events and Exhibitions at the RCA including the Graduate Show in 2018 + UPDATES on the Artist's Work and Exhibitions

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Estimated delivery: 1 November 2016

Pledge £400 or more

SCULPTURE... A one off original handbuilt Glazed Earthenware Ceramic Sculpture. Dimensions 20x10x10cm minimum. Exhibited in March 2016 + INVITES to Events and Exhibitions at the RCA including the Graduate Show in 2018 + UPDATES on the Artist's Work and Exhibitions

1 claimed of 3

Estimated delivery: 1 November 2016

Pledge £400 or more

PAINTING... A one off original Oil on Hessian on handmade board. Dimensions 25x30cm. Exhibited in March 2016 + INVITES to Events and Exhibitions at the RCA including the Graduate Show in 2018 + UPDATES on the Artist's Work and Exhibitions

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Estimated delivery: 1 November 2016

Pledge £500 or more

NEW PAINTING... Make a Pledge for New Work made at the Royal College of Art + INVITES to Events and Exhibitions at the RCA including the Graduate Show in 2018 + UPDATES on the Artist's Work and Exhibitions

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Estimated delivery: 1 June 2017

Pledge £750 or more

NEW PAINTING... Make a Pledge for a New Work made at the Royal College of Art + STUDIO VISIT for the individual + INVITES to Events and Exhibitions at the RCA including the Graduate Show in 2018 + UPDATES on the Artist's Work and Exhibitions

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Estimated delivery: 1 June 2017

Pledge £1000 or more

ARTIST TALK... An Artist Talk in your home or a venue of your choice provided by the host for a group (as large as the venue will allow!). The two hour Artist Talk will be accompanied by a presentation of new work followed by questions from the host/audience + A personal invite for the host and a guest to the PRIVATE VIEW and a TOUR of the Graduate Show in 2018 + UPDATES on the Artist's Work and Exhibitions

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Estimated delivery: 1 June 2017

Pledge £1000 or more

STUDIO VISIT... An opportunity for an individual or small group (up to six people) Studio Visit and Artist Talk at the Royal College of Art + A personal invite to the PRIVATE VIEW and a TOUR of the Graduate Show in 2018 + UPDATES on the Artist's Work and Exhibitions

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Estimated delivery: 1 June 2017