We cannot begin to tell you how grateful we are for the art that has been created by all the artists, and we will pass it over now to the team at Forbidden Planet International https://www.forbiddenplanet.co.uk/ – to manage the auction for us.
Once we hear more news about this and have links for you to bid, we will update everywhere !!!
Artists who participated:
The Toy Bunker: https://www.instagram.com/thetoybunker/
Art Official Leeds: https://www.instagram.com/artofficialleeds/
David Bishop: https://www.instagram.com/rundmbvinyl/
Laura Penn: https://www.instagram.com/madebylaupenn/
OGRE: no links available
Pocketwatch Toys: https://www.instagram.com/pocketwatch_toys/
SEN ONE: https://www.instagram.com/sen1original/
We have asked some toy artists and some street artists to create some exclusive pieces for Toy Art using the Kidrobot MUNNY platform. The street artists have never worked with this medium before and all of the artists have been given a free rein to create whatever they want to. All of the pieces created will be on display at Toy Art and they will be auctioned afterwards by the team at Forbidden Planet International with all the proceeds going to our nominated charity Inkwell Arts. Here is some information about Inkwell Arts and what they do.
“Inkwell Arts is a safe, accessible space that encourages and facilitates creative activity. Located in the heart of LS7, situated between the diverse multicultural communities of Chapel Allerton and Chapeltown. Inkwell is a creative wellbeing hub for artists and creatives across Leeds. We challenge the stigma surrounding mental health through engaging and stimulating activities.
Users develop life skills such as teamwork and problem solving leading to increased confidence and improved wellbeing. We aim to unite and celebrate the differing communities in Leeds by providing high quality educational art workshops and cultural events that are accessible and affordable to all.
We are a Leeds Mind Project, a national registered Charity supporting people experiencing mental health difficulties. Leeds Mind provides services throughout the Leeds area and believes that everyone can lead a full, active and rewarding life. We support people to discover their own resources to live life independently with their mental health condition.”