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    Weʼve raised £1,400 to continue my “Worth” project: creating portraits which celebrate pioneering contemporary women and campaign for gender equality

    Funded on Friday, 30th November 2018

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    Thanks so much for visiting my page :)

    Throughout 2018, to coincide with the centenary of (some) women's right to vote in the UK, I've been focusing on my "Worth" project which highlights other areas in which women are still underrepresented / discriminated against and celebrating women who work in these fields / campaign for gender equality.

    This is a series of portraits is inspired, in part, by Caroline Criado-Perez's campaign to have more women represented on Bank of England issue notes. At the time of her campaign I was horrified by the abuse (including death and rape threats) Criado-Perez received for wanting to celebrate the achievements of women in the same way the achievements of men have been celebrated for years.

    The hand cut, paper cuts are made by cutting multiple love heart shapes from genuine Bank of England issue £50 notes, each one depicts a woman who I feel needs celebrating.

    Some subjects are very well known, some are not. In November ‘18 I will be having an exhibition of the series (13 planned), which will include info and a talk about how to run a successful gender equality campaign (like Caroline Criado-Perez's). After the exhibition in November I hope to then show the work all over the UK (maybe even the world!). The project has had many successes so far and I’m very, very lucky to have been supported by some lush people to get it to where it is today (especially Bob “Rebel Not Taken” Osborne , Michaela Wetherell and Alix Collinwood-Swinburn ) you can read about some of the exciting things that have happened so far: HERE

    As you can probably imagine it’s a pretty expensive project! I am now at a point where, despite selling works from the series, I can’t currently afford to make any new pieces. Which is why I’m doing this!!

    I’m not asking for money for nowt- there are a list of rewards below.

    Why £2,000?

    Every penny counts and every 5,000 pennies = £50 = a new work in the series! (£350 will allow me to make 7 more portraits and complete the set of 13!) £350

    There are other expenses too (each work costs £50 to frame and an additional £20 in sketching materials, high quality print outs of £50s for practicing on, and scalpel blades- which, as they need to be super sharp, due to the tinyness of the cuts- I have to change every 3-4 mins. Soooo that’s £50+£20 x 7=) £490

    Then there’s promotion for the exhibition of the series (flyers, printed invites, postage, adverts in local papers, sponsored posts on social media) £530

    The gallery space is free (Thanks to the wonderful Peter and Johnpaul at Ampersand Inventions!!) but I will need to pay for printing of info sheets, signage, re painting the space after the exhibition, some refreshments for the opening night) £330

    Also, I am a parent to two fab little humans. When I’m off making art there are child care costs to cover. (£32.75 per day for nursery for the smallest plus £28 per day for our eldest during the holidays- when 'll be making most of the work. Each work takes me about 16 hours to research, sketch and make so if I was trying to find cover for all of that it would be 7 works x 2 days each x (£32.75+ £28) = £850. However, luckily I’m not, as I have lots of help from lovely folks and I do a lot of work at home in the dead of night when the children are asleep but to cover the rest ...) £300

    Right, that’s a grand total of: £2,000

    Rewards

    (please remember to leave your contact details on this Just Giving page or contact me via lady_kitt@lladykitt.com so I can arrange your reward!)

    All donors will be named as project sponsors on my website (if they would like to be!)

    Any amount up to £25- pop into my studio (in Newcastle upon Tyne, UK) and pick something from my portfolio of sketches, practice pieces and unfinished beauties (they tend to be A4 . I’m generally in Tues Weds and Thurs 10am-2pm but give us a ring beforehand just to check, 07852 177 067)

    £25 One of my $1 skull cuts, entitled “So many ways I love you” each one is made by cutting between 30-80 love heart shapes from a $1dollar bill. The pieces are backed with black card and accompanied by a small glass vial filled with the cut out hearts! Examples: Here

    £70 bespoke portrait (created by cutting hearts from a single sheet of papyrus) of a subject of your choice. Examples : HERE

    £100 a 2.5 hr paper cutting workshop at my house or studio for 2-6 people

    £300 one of the Worth pieces once the exhibition is finished

    Please note (apart from the workshop) these are all super reduced prices for the work and are only available through this Just Giving page!

    Also, I am always on the lookout for new subjects for the Worth project, so if you know an amazing woman who needs celebrating please get in touch! https://www.lladykitt.com/contact

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    • Lady Kitt2 months ago
      Lady Kitt

      Lady Kitt

      2 months ago

      Lovely WORTH supporters, just a little reminder that the opening party for my WORTH exhibition is this Friday2nd 7-9pm PRAXIS Gallery, Floor4, Commercial Union House, 39 Pilgrim Street, NE1 6QE. All welcome! Thank you for making this happen! Kitt x

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    • Lady Kitt2 months ago
      Lady Kitt

      Lady Kitt

      2 months ago

      Oh my goodness you wonderful people, thank you so much!! We are at 65% of the total for the WORTH proejct. I have made all the new pieces and they are now at the framers- exciting times. For any of you who are near Newcastle upon Tyne, UK, please do come to the exhibition opening party on Fri Nov 2nd 7-9pm at PRAXIS Gallery, Ampersand Inventions, Fourth Floor, Commercial Union House, 39 Pilgrim Street, NE1 6QE. There will be performances, music, interactive art and, of course, free drinks (boozy and non boozy!). Thanks again, Kitt x

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    39

    • Emma Wiseman

      Emma Wiseman

      Nov 1, 2018

      You are a wonderful human and artist and I support you! 🌈✨🌈

      £25.00

    • Rula J Brock

      Rula J Brock

      Oct 31, 2018

      Best Wishes..

      £10.00

    • Michaela Wetherell

      Michaela Wetherell

      Oct 31, 2018

      Cause I love ya! Can’t wait to see more!!!

      £25.00

    • Agi Orban

      Agi Orban

      Oct 30, 2018

      Hi Kitt,Finally I got here and I'm happy to support you on this journey. I find this series very inspiring, meaningful and beautiful.I hope to make the exhibition this week.Hugs,Agi

      £25.00

    • Derek Hoeksema

      Derek Hoeksema

      Oct 2, 2018

      Simply amazing work.

      £25.00

    • Betsy Greer

      Betsy Greer

      Sep 30, 2018

      Keep on making your wonderful work! xx

      £25.00

    • Lr Miller

      Lr Miller

      Sep 30, 2018

      So happy to have found your work (and you😄) on IG. Your work is cool and important and I wanted you to know you have fans on the other side of the Pond, all the way on the West Coast California! 🤛🏼

      £20.00

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