Chapmans Scour Antique Emporiums In Hastings For New Crowd Funded Exhibition




The Jerwood Gallery in Hastings is trying to raise £25,000 to bring Jake and Dinos Chapman to the gallery for a major new show. The gallery are using the Art Fund’s new crowdfunding initiative, Art Happens, which launched yesterday www.artfund.org/arthappens . Art Happens is a platform that will help UK museums raise money for new, small-scale, achievable and highly creative projects.

The exhibition will mark a significant moment as it will bring the Chapmans (Hastings’ most famous exports) back home for their first major exhibition of new work in the town where they grew up and went to school.

Complementing the exhibition will be a public programme of events, including a ‘live’ fixing clinic where members of the public will be able to witness artworks being doctored by the brothers.

For the Exhibition,the brothers will scour the antique emporiums and junk shops of Hastings for old artworks which will then be ‘fixed’ (or defaced) by the brothers in their signature anarchic style. There will be an unusual public programme of events to complement the exhibition, including a ‘live’ fixing clinic were members of the public will be able to witness works being doctored by the brothers, and there will also be a tattoo parlour, terrifyingly manned by Jake Chapman.

The exhibition marks a significant moment, as it will bring the Chapman Brothers back home for their first major exhibition of new work in the town where they grew up and went to school. All donors will be thanked for their contribution with exclusive rewards: • Give £5 and enjoy regular project updates and a citation on the Art Happens website.

The fundraising works on a gift scheme. Give £15 and receive eight specially designed Chapman Brothers postcards printed with your name. Plus, enjoy project updates and a citation on the Art Happens website • Give £25 and cover yourself in transfer tattoos designed by the brothers! Plus, enjoy project updates and a citation on the Art Happens website. • Give £60 and receive a must for any bathroom –loo-­‐roll designed by Jake & Dinos Plus, enjoy project updates and a citation on the Art Happens website • Give £100 and receive two tickets to the exhibition’s opening night and a signed poster to take home. Plus, enjoy project updates and a citation on the Art Happens website • Give £450 and get your very own masterpiece by Jake and Dinos Chapman. Plus, enjoy project updates and a citation on the Art Happens website • Give £995 and have a trip to the Chapmans’ studio in London and a McDonalds with the brothers, plus two tickets to the exhibition opening night and a champagne reception.


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