Through Art We Can Change The World
What is the Twitter Art Exhibit?
The tagline on the Twitter Art Exhibit website reads:
Such a great aspiration!
Now in its 10th year the social media powered exhibition has raised approximately £50,000 for charities around the world. Each year at least 1000 artists worldwide sign up to donate a postcard sized artwork to be sold at the exhibition and then later online. Since it began the exhibition has been hosted in countries all over the world and a different charity is chosen to benefit every year.This year's poster (above) is available to buy from the twitter Art Exhibit shop
This year's charity
TAE19 will be supporting Art in Healthcare an Edinburgh based charity whose core aim is to have a “Scotland in which visual art improves health and keeps people well”.
Where and when
This year the postcard exhibition will be in Edinburgh, Scotland’s historical capital City from 11th -13th May at Out of the Blue, 32-36 Dalmeny Street, Edinburgh EH6 8RG.
After years of reading about it online I decided to get involved. Edinburgh being so close to home means I can hop on a bus to visit the exhibition. I'm also happy to help support Art in Healthcare who do such valuable work.
My donation to the exhibition is a mixed media collage, called 'Thoughts of Spring'. It was made right at the end of Winter, when there were still patches of ice and snow on the ground. Like a lot of people here in Scotland and other Northern countries, I struggle with the darkness of Winter and how long it lasts. I often daydream about sunny days and being out doors. I chose cheerful colours of orange and pink to counteract the greyness outside.
How you can buy
All donated postcards are available to buy from the event at a flat price of just £30, or 4 for £100. After the exhibition ends the unsold postcards will be available to buy online. Remember each postcard is an original, so once it's gone it's gone...
There's also a raffle, among the prizes is an original work by Rebus writer, Ian Rankin. Tickets are just £2 each and you can buy them here.
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