Twinkle and Tinsel: Trash to Treasure!

30 Jul 2011

Event times

11am - 5.30pm

Cost of entry


DEBUT Contemporary

London, United Kingdom


Travel Information

  • Nearest tube stations: Notting Hill Gate, Queensway, Bayswater

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ARTISTS TWINKLE AND TINSEL WANT YOU! For a charity fundraising event on Saturday 30th July 2011 at Debut Contemporary Gallery 82, Westbourne Grove London W2 5RT 11.00am — 5.30pm WHAT: What do YOU want for the future of our planet? Politically, economically, spiritually, environmentally, in your lifetime, what do you wish to happen? Twinkle and Tinsel's upcycling event at Debut Contemporary will explore this question. YOU bring us an old object you don't know what to do with anymore. WE recycle it by turning it into a piece of art HOW: Along with the unwanted object we want you to tell us your hopes and dreams for our planet. We will paint these opinions as text onto the objects. These redundant objects will thus be transformed into unique pieces of art, old will become new and they will start to communicate your hopes for the future. All pieces will be signed by the artists and then returned to their owners as brand new unique pieces of art. THE DETAILS: To have your object up-cycled we ask for a donation which will be given to our chosen charity. The charity is Ubuntu Education Fund (www.ubuntufund.org), a non-profit organisation which provides orphaned and vulnerable children affected by HIV/AIDS, poverty and abuse in the townships of Port Elizabeth, South Africa access to the world of higher education and work. Ubuntu aims to transform the lives of the children they serve so that they can grow up healthy, educated, well-supported and prepared to enter university and fulfil their dreams. 10% of all gallery sales on July 30th will also go towards Ubuntu Education Fund. Opinionated Objects at Debut Contemporary will operate on a first come first serve basis, contact us at opinionatedart@hotmail.co.uk in advance to get your name on the list and we will send you instructions. Once the list is full up we wont be able to take on any more objects. As the event is for charity we will be asking for the donation upon delivery of the item. On the day, we will be sat in the window at Debut Contemporary painting the objects in view of passers by. The completed items will be exhibited, we will be adding each finished item to the collection in the gallery throughout the day. WHO WE ARE: TWINKLE & TINSEL We've exhibited from Berlin to Poland to Liverpool to London. Amongst others Banksy and Bill Woodrow have purchased Tinsel paintings whilst Twinkle has sold to Daimon Dash, Howard Marx and has work in the Dietrich Mateschitz collection. In 2009 we staged ‘It Was The Best Of Times, It Was The Worst Of Times' on the streets of London. We donned Traffic Warden uniforms and fined 500 cars, but instead of a ticket inside the offending yellow plastic envelopes there was a signed screen print. In the height of the recession we pretended we wanted your money, but instead gave away free art! Refreshments will be served throughout the day and Twinkle and Tinsel's work will be on show in the gallery space. People will also be able to come and talk to the artists about their work at various intervals during the day.

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