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Trees of Life Auction
Mon 28 September - Sun 18 October
14 artists have created custom artworks to be auctioned off in a bid to support Ditchling Museum of Art + Craft. The museum lost 46% of its income this year due to the coronavirus pandemic and is in need of urgent funds to keep going.
The artists participating in the Tree of Life project include Morgan Myerscroft, Gary Goodman and Bob and Roberta Smith. The artists have painted flat packed, wooden trees, created by Sussex artist and project initiator Emma Carlow.
My idea for a flat pack Tree of Life came about during lockdown when I saw a ceramic tree by the Mexican ceramicist Heron Martinez Mandosa in the online collection at the Museum of International Folk Art in Santa Fe. Not being able to afford an original, I decided to create a flat-pack version out of laser-cut plywood. I began to imagine the tree painted by my favourite artists, and realised it was a great opportunity to raise money for my local museum. – Emma Carlow
The auction launched on Monday 28th September and will run until 18th October. The general public are encouraged to bid to be in with a chance of owning one of the artworks, whilst helping support Ditchling Museum of Art + Craft.
The trees will be on view at Meiklejohn Gallery, 1 Malling Street, Lewes BN7 2RA on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays 11 am – 5 pm until the auction ends.
Find the project on social media with the hashtag #TreesForDitchling