Will you be one of our Wild Cards?
On Wednesday 10 July 2019 we will be holding an auction of original postcard-sized artworks. All funds raised through our Wild Card Auction will support our ‘Renaissance Project’ which aims to raise £250,000 to upgrade the arts facilities at George Abbot School and help support the next generation of artists and makers. We are looking for a range of work from local, national and international artists, illustrators and designers with a mix of the new, the emerging and the established.
George Abbot School is a forward thinking academy, providing a comprehensive education for around 2,000 young people aged 11-18 in Guildford, Surrey. Our mission is to promote academic excellence in a vibrant community. We are passionate about the arts at George Abbot School and believe in a broad, enriching and creative curriculum for each and every one of our young people. We know the value of an outstanding arts education and the role it can play in maintaining a balanced intellect; developing critical thinking and problem solving; encouraging risk taking; creating a sense of well-being; developing social skills and bringing simple enjoyment.
By bringing our facilities together; encouraging the combination of digital and traditional approaches and opening up the facilities to others, we hope to create a synergy which will lead to a whole school renaissance for the arts. However, state funding has never been under such pressure and so we are taking a different approach to this ambitious refurbishment and calling on the creative community to support us. Please help us to update our tired facilities and create a set of modern, sustainable and accessible spaces for our outstanding arts activity from ceramics, fashion and fine art to photography and textiles.
Please consider supporting us by donating a postcard-sized piece of your own original artwork. This is what we would need from you:
- A signed postcard-sized piece of artwork to be submitted as soon as it has been completed (and no later than the end of May) to
Jane Friend (Wild Card Auction), George Abbot School, Woodruff Avenue, Guildford, GU1 1XX
- A short statement of around 100-150 words about you and your work; a photograph (of you) and confirmation of whether or not you are happy for us to reproduce your work. Please send to: firstname.lastname@example.org
If you have any questions, please call our Development Officer, Jane Friend, on 01483 888000. Thank you so much for your support.