A Chorleywood based artist and teacher has set up an online art project and charity auction in aid of Trussell Trust food bank.
Lucy Chapman invited a selection of contemporary artists to hand finish an edition of twenty screen prints, which will then be auctioned online, with all proceeds going to the food bank.
Speaking to ChorleywoodNews she said: “I was motivated to raise funds for Trussell after seeing first hand the level of need increase amongst the young people I work with in London further education colleges. And it also struck me as a fun way of creating art and connecting with other artists during COVID-19 restrictions.”
Each artwork will have the same starting point, a limited-edition screen print of the lyric “Peace, Unity, Love & Having Fun” from the song ‘Unity’ by James Brown and Afrika Bambaataa.
Lucy created the print in 2016, and after finding the print again during the first lockdown in 2020, she thought it would be fun to ask other artists to hand finish it by adding to it in their own style.
She added: “I thought the project would be a fun way to connect with other artists and create exciting work during lockdown. It was also a way of bringing the two sides of my work – art and education – together to raise funds and awareness for a cause that is very important to me.”
This will result in twenty original, unique pieces of art to go into the auction this spring.
The Unity Art Project auction will be hosted by the fundraising platform Givergy this May.
All artworks will be shared beforehand on Instagram @unityartproject and on the Unity Art Project website so you can see which ones catch your eye and get ready to bid.
Visit unityartproject.com for information about the participating artists and how to bid.