the national UK charity ‘hepatitis C trust’ organizes a yearly secret auction called ‘art of a postcard’ to raise money for the cause — and this this year, the organization introduces the 2017 edition titled ‘art on a ukelele’. this collaborative and audio-visual project combines music, art and fine workmanship as never seen before. 

 

 

for the september 2017 auction, the hepatitis C trust‘s art on a postcard has worked alongside british artist mick rooney RA, independant ukelele maker pete howlett and the ukelele orchestra of great britaininfluenced by mick’s painted ukulele in the 2016 RA summer exhibition, together they will be curating an orchestra of ukuleles, all painted by well known and loved artists. indeed, 30 instruments will be reworked by luminary artists such as bill jacklyn RA, allen jones RA, cathie pilkington RA, ramiro fernandes saus, PJ crook, norman ackroyd CBE RA and many more. 

 

 

the instruments will be showcased at a charity concert hosted by TV presenter jon snow with performances from the ukelele orchestra of great britain and special guests, the massive violins and clean bandit at the jazz café on 12th september (tickets on sale now form £35). this will be followed by a private view at long & ryle on 19th of september and an auction of the ukulele’s on the 21st of september: art on a ukelele. the money raised will go to the hepatitis C trust.

 

 

mick rooney introduces art on a ukulele
video from art on a postcard

 

 

mick rooney RA meets pete howlett
video from art on a postcard 

 

 

designboom has received this project from our ‘DIY submissions‘ feature, where we welcome our readers to submit their own work for publication. see more project submissions from our readers here.

 

edited by: lea zeitoun | designboom

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