Jewel Goodby at JG Contemporary Gallery is encouraging children between ages 4 & 17 to pick up their brushes, pens, pencils, crayons feet or fingers and create artwork for a local competition to be judged by world renowned artist Fin DAC.
Towards the end of last year JG Contemporary Gallery opened it’s doors on Churchfield Road and has been well received by the local community. Jewel Goodby has been representing artists for years with her online gallery, and has now created a permanent home, here in Acton, to showcase her pick of the best urban and contemporary artists around. The success of the recent Matt Small exhibition was enormous and having attended it myself, it was wonderful to see the local community flocking in. Anything to increase the awareness of Art, and encourage people to perhaps revisit their own creative side, is most welcome.
What’s great about the location of the gallery is that it’s en route to and from many of the local schools. There are no restrictions on what you can see through the uncluttered windows, even if the gallery is closed, and it’s hard not to pause on the way past to see what’s on show, or maybe pick a new favourite of the day. It definitely gets the kids talking about colour and shape, and what’s possible, with the variety of styles hung there.
Jewel Goodby is encouraging children between ages 4 & 17 to pick up their brushes, pens, pencils, crayons feet or fingers and create their own masterpieces-
” We know it’s hard to be stuck indoors. We also know that creativity is a super power unlike no other so we want to invite you to unleash your powers, and create a picture. Sign it with your name, provide the details (title, your age, contact number) and send it to us.
Drop your creations, any medium up to size A3, through our letter box, or email a high res image for us to print. We will display them, for now, in the gallery window and in our Instagram stories. Once we are allowed to reopen we will select our favourites, hang them in the gallery and invite the W3 community to view and choose their favourites. The winner will be selected by the globally renowned artist Fin DAC, who created the first of the Acton Unframed murals, Shisoka on Myrtle Road, and will receive a bag of art materials along with a limited edition print from one of our gallery artists.”
When we return to normal life, (when, not IF) it will be thrilling to be able to go into this beautiful local space and see our children’s efforts getting such special presentation.
Let’s bring some joy and colour to the streets, let’s nurture our children’s inner Picasso/Kahlo/Murakami and give them a project to look forward to.