Win original art and raise money for Hepatitis C
Posted on July 28 2016
Art On A Postcard have once again teamed up with CultureLabel to offer you the extraordinary chance to win brand new original artworks from world famous artists through a one-of-a-kind Postcard Lottery in aid of the The Hepatitis C Trust.
With today marking World Hepatitis Day, what better time than to spread the message and do your part for a great cause.
Lottery tickets available at www.culturelabel.com/products/art-on-a-postcard-lottery-ticket
What is World Hepatitis Day?
World Hepatitis Day is one of only four official disease-specific world health days recognised by WHO, launched in response to concern about the lack of priority for hepatitis as a global killer.
For World Hepatitis Day 2016 the World Hepatitis Alliance launched NOhep, a global movement aimed at uniting people from across the world to take action, to speak out and be engaged to ensure viral hepatitis is eliminated by 2030.
What is hepatitis?
Hepatitis is a viral infection that causes inflammation of the liver and occurs as different types:
Image courtesy of CDC
Image courtesy of WHO
Hepatitis C is a liver disease caused by the hepatitis C virus: the virus can cause both acute and chronic hepatitis infection, ranging in severity from a mild illness lasting a few weeks to a serious, lifelong illness.
Today, the total number of people living with chronic hepatitis (B & C) is at 350,000,000.
Approximately 700,000 people die each year from hepatitis C-related liver diseases.
The infection often goes undiagnosed because the infection remains asymptomatic until decades after infection when symptoms develop secondary to serious liver damage.
So help us spread the word on the importance of knowing the risks and getting tested!
How can you help?
90% of funds raised from the Art On A Postcard lottery go to The Hepatitis C trust, the national UK charity for hepatitis C, to help them achieve their goal of eliminating hepatitis C as a major health concern by 2030.
For just £10 you can win one of 21 postcard sized originals from incredible artists such as Jake and Dinos Chapman, Rugman, Remi Rough, David Bray, Steven Quinn, Rupert Newman, Frea Buckler and Daisy Emerson.
All artworks have been made and donated by these exceptional artists especially for The Postcard Lottery, all to raise money for The Hepatitis C Trust.
With today marking World Hepatitis Day, what better time to do your part?
For only £10, you have a chance to own something really special - past postcards have reached prices of £4,200 at auction!
The Lottery is now open! Get your tickets at www.culturelabel.com/products/art-on-a-postcard-lottery-ticket
How the Lottery works:
Purchasing a £10 lottery ticket enters you into a prize draw to win one of these original works. 90% of funds raised from lottery ticket sales will go to support The Hepatitis C Trust in achieving their goal.
The Lottery will run from 28 July - 1 September. Tickets are exclusively available on CultureLabel.com.
Once you have purchased this lottery ticket your name will be entered into a prize draw to win one of these original works shown.
Participants can buy as many tickets as they would like to increase their odds in the draw.
Winners will be notified on 7 September.
For any questions please email Isabelle.Goelet@Culturelabel.com
Please note: Promotional discounts are not be applicable to the purchase of these lottery tickets.
The Postcard Lottery Artworks:
Jake & Dinos Chapman
Jake and Dinos Chapman make 'iconoclastic sculpture, prints and installations that examine, with wit and energy, contemporary politics, religion and morality' - White Cube
Thibaud Herem is a French illustrator based in London. After completion of a graphic design degree he established himself as a freelance illustrator. Following the success of his first book Know Your Rodent he began to develop further his love of illustrating buildings. Working with pencil and Indian inks his work has continued to evolve. Today he has defined a distinct signature style and specialises in creating architectural drawings with an incredible level of hand drawn detail.
Frea studied Fine Art, Printmaking at Central Saint Martins in London and more recently passed her Masters degree with Distinction in Print at UWE in Bristol.
Frea’s latest work retains the precision and technique of screenprinting but adopts an improvisational method more like drawing or painting to produce series’ of unique prints. This process embraces the balance between chaos and control.
"The work is all about the line and the human form, keeping it fluid and feminine. Mainly though it is about PLAY, to keep pressing and pushing so I’m not constantly repeating – so my job doesn’t feel like a job……..I usually tend to work with pen/pencil on paper but over recent years I have started experimenting with different mediums. A lot of my most recent work has been large scale pieces on wood, minimum 6ft high. I like the challenge and try and push myself to try new things." - David Bray
Daisy is an illustrator and sign writer from London who has a real love of hand lettering and type. She paints big bold signs and murals often in her signature bright pastel colours. Her clients include Facebook, Google, John Lewis & Carnaby.
Catalina Villegas is a Colombian-American Fine Artist and Illustrator who creates magical worlds filled with fauna, flora, colours, and fresh takes on symmetry. She works with clients across the globe and has been published in UPPERCASE Magazine, WeTransfer.com, the London Illustration Fair, among others.
She studied Fine Arts at Florida International University in Miami and is a MATS A & B (Make Art That Sells with Lilla Rogers) alumni. She made the top 50 semi-finalist shortlist in the 2015 Global Talent Search with Lilla Rogers.
London based illustrator, Marcus Butt creates bold, textured artwork. With a mighty impressive client list, his colour-rich images demonstrate his thoughtful and conceptual approach.
Combining bold shape and line with visual metaphor to translate a strong message, Marcus plays with silhouette and shadow, all helping to form his graphic images.
Making clever use of space from silouhettes to skylines, he is taking the illustration world by storm.
Belfast-born, now London-based, artist Steven Quinn creates epic collages pasted together from cut-outs of old magazines, fanzines, posters and his own photography. The results are devastatingly poignant landscapes and portraits, often with an apocalyptic theme.
Steven Quinn plays with imagery in a fresh and unique way, toying with ideas and twisting images from their original context into new and sometimes humorous narratives.
Artist Rob Wass was previously known as DATA. He is an exceptionally gifted artisan who is known for his abstract cityscapes, birds and butterflies. Experimenting with materials, he creates vibrant artworks that fuse nature, architecture and geometry. His prints balance delicate lines and texture with beautiful bright colours.
British-born artist Rupert Newman transforms spaces into visual spectacles that leave audiences in awe. From unforgettable wedding shows, personalised private parties and PR stunts his projections are tailor made and often synchronised with music, bringing events to life through meaningful experiences.
Newman plays with the abstraction of space, colour and light to form composition in his shows. Relying on colour and motion to create illusion, Newman intelligently applies innovative technology and mapping techniques to transpose his vision onto buildings.
As part of a colourful and versatile career in design and print, Darren has recently returned to his favourite medium of screen printing and is enjoying the result of 20 years’ experience within the art and design world which began at Central St. Martins School of Art and the Royal College of Art in London.
David De Melo Santos began his journey with graffiti in 1998 in his hometown, Belo Horizonte, Brazil. In recent years he has collaborated big brands on illustrations, CD covers, book illustrations, scenarios for theater and television, as well as personal and collective exhibitions, participating with performances in South America, Middle East, Europe and Asia.
Cristina BanBan is a Spanish illustrator based in London. Her practice ranges from individual commissions to commercial illustration. Cristina's personal artwork is based on the study of the body and feminine image, the woman being a recurrent theme for her pieces.
Emma Russell is a London-based freelance illustrator specialising in line drawings, flat colour and patterns. She also makes 3D paper models. Her work is often about unlikely heroes, jokes, memory, animals and stories. Emma grew up by the sea in Devon and now lives in east London with a large flock of imaginary animals who often sneak into her work and a real dog who often sneaks into her kitchen.
"In my work, I am interested in exploring the interplay between shape and colour, and I find screenprinting suits my intentions as it allows flat, hard-edged areas along with a reasonably large print size in comparison to other print methods. My prints are made using paper stencils, which effectively means that the editions are very small - 10 to 15 prints is about maximum before the moisture in the ink begins to break the stencil down." - Ian Scaife
Jon Burgerman was born in the UK in 1979. He received a First-class honours degree in Fine Art from Nottingham Trent University in 2001 and moved to New York in 2010. In October 2015 Jon was amongst the first artists to exhibit artwork in the White House in Washington D.C, USA . He later received a personal thank you letter from Vice President Joe Biden. He regularly exhibits and lectures about his practice at universities, festivals and events all over the world, including a recent successful touring show that travelled across South Korea in 2015.
His artworks are held in the collections of several institutions including the Victoria and Albert Museum, London and Nottingham Castle Museum & Art Gallery. He has also collaborated with international companies and brands that include Nike, Puma, Samsung, Pepsi Co., Coca-Cola, Levi’s, MTV, Sesame Street and Disney
Piotr was born in Poland and settled in United Kingdom in 2006. While a student he became a first photography assistant of Paulina Otylie Surys between 2012-13 and supported her projects for The British Journal of Photography, GQ, Times, AnotherMan. After graduating from Middlesex University in 2014 he was selected for “The Catlin Guide 2015, New Artists in the UK”- an annually printed book introducing the 40 most promising new graduate artists in the United Kingdom. Piotr’s work has been selected for Creative Review The Photography Annual 2015 publication showcasing the best in commercial photography and finest photographers’ personal projects. He was also recently selected for Flash Forward 2016 by The Magenta Foundation and winner of the prestigious Breakthrough Award 2016 by The British Journal of Photography.
Remi Rough has been making images for more than a quarter of a century. His art began on walls and trains in South London in 1984; today it has been exhibited in cities such as Miami, Los Angeles, Berlin and New York.
A respected train writer, Remi has also played a significant part in the development of ‘abstract graffiti’, a term that seems far too clinical to describe the accomplishments of his work, which has always been about the interplay of colour and shape.
Born in Edinburgh, Scotland, in 1985, Robbie Porter showed no special talent for drawing but loved the process and stubbornly practiced, inspired by his friends who were much better than he. Eventually, he made it to the grand old age of 18, having to decide in which direction to go. He chose a foundation course in art and design in Leeds, where he stayed, until 2008, earning a degree in visual communication. Over the next four years, he worked at a printmaking studio and gallery in Edinburgh, where he also lived with his parents, who allowed him to pursue the least lucrative career imaginable: an illustrator! He developed his simple yet recognizable style and earned some wonderful clients, including The New York Times, Random House Publishing, New Scientist magazine, and The National Museums of Scotland. Thereafter, Robbie Porter decided to return to his studies, making the cliched trip to London to study for a master’s of arts degree in illustration at Camberwell, where he completed his first children’s book, The Librarian’s List.
"I have a passion to create pieces of visual quality for people to enjoy… to be totally honest, I do what I love because I love it. Not because I have to do it, nor am forced to do it, but because I am passionate about doing what I do."
Over the last 15 years, Rugman AKA Anthony has worked as a graphic artist in the fashion industry. He has travelled, worked and lived in Glasgow, New York, LA, Paris and London.
His clients have ranged from Donna Karan and Calvin Klein to Vans. Along the way, he helped found first Amplified clothing which was very successful in the early 2000’s and more recently his own brand Rum Knuckles. He now does consultancy work within the industry and is heading up projects with big names like New Era and Mitchell and Ness.
Twinkle Troughton creates paintings that are politically and socially driven. She uses ancient fables whose moralistic prose can often still have relevance today.