Kate Malone supports our
Postcards for Economic Justice project!
JtoJ is delighted to have the support of ceramicist Kate Malone whose stunning work is internationally renowned and in demand. Kate has designed a set of exquisite postcards for our fundraising project, focused on economic (in)justice.
Here she explains why.
I was introduced to Carrie, founder of Journey to Justice, by Saewon Lee a member of my studio team. I invited her to the studio for a ‘Thursday forum’ studio lunch.
Carrie discussed the objectives of Journey to Justice and explained that anyone can be an activist and help bring change regardless of age, sex and ethnicity. It is an organisation that creates awareness and enables communities to bring positive change.
Community has always been important to me. It is the main drive behind the 12 public art projects I have created over the past 30 years for hospitals libraries, schools and parks both to engage with a community, a place and its history and to give something back.
I am part of many different communities: my local community, my studio community, the ceramic making community, my academic research community, the education community, the Instagram community, my collecting community to name just a few !!… . As a community group we campaigned to keep the stone cobbles on the tiny London Hackney Mews where we live and to limit the height of the surrounding buildings – with success. We have a voice. Awareness is the key and kindness to others.
SO my personal message is to activate and engage and to spread the word.
If you would like to take part by designing a postcard, please see below:
About the project
The postcards fundraising project is an invitation to help Journey to Justice with your artwork. We are looking for expressions of interest in being part of an online art exhibition, to support our new project focused on economic justice and to mark the end of the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UNDHR). This exhibition will enable the public to purchase an original artwork for a small donation.
We would like to invite you to produce an artwork using any medium – drawing, painting, print, collage, textiles etc. on a 6 x 4″ standard postcard.
The subject is the UNDHR Articles 22-27 focused on economic, social and cultural rights which are often neglected. We invite you to respond to one of the articles below in your artwork.
How will they be sold?
The postcards will be advertised on our website for purchase at £5 – £10 (or a special deal for multiple buys). We will also be encouraging supporters to donate what they can. The artwork will appear anonymous on our website, but will be signed on the back for the purchaser.
All participants will be asked to sign a disclaimer agreeing that the purchaser owns the art they buy.
If this is of interest to you can either complete this preformated email or download this expression of interest and email it to firstname.lastname@example.org by August 15th 2019.
Our deadline for artwork is the end of September.
Hackney Half Marathon
Huge thanks to volunteer Alison Wood who ran the Hackney Half Marathon for JtoJ on May 20th and reached 121% of her target raising £510 for essential core funds: https://localgiving.org/fundraising/alisonhackneyhalf/
JtoJ supporter Melly Still ran the San Sebastian Marathon for JtoJ in November 2017 and raised the funds we needed to bring our exhibition to Newham in March 2018. Massive thanks Melly and to everyone who donated: