Announcing a Mask for Mental Health Campaign.
With more details to follow and all profits to mental health charities, our local RB Mind and Rethink, which operates nationally in the UK.
We are working in partnership with Armadillo Central whose logo, designed by artist and printmaker Jennifer Copley-May, features on our embroidered masks and Reale Camiceria, a family owned shop in Richmond in Surrey who are producing and selling these beautiful handmade embroidered masks for us in their own studio workshops.
Please check back soon for more information and a sales link.
Choose coloured armadillos, as above, or black grey ones on 7 different backgrounds
We were delighted to present a cheque for £1050 to Richmond Mind’s director Val Farmer a couple of weeks ago. The event took place at The Troubadour in Earls Court, London, where our last fundraising gig was hosted. The cheque was handed over in the presence of one of the Club’s directors, Susie Thornhill.
Our designer Patrick Barthès created a wonderful fake cheque for the occasion which we’ve reproduced here, another opportunity to thank everyone involved especially the artists who performed at the fundraiser: BluesClub, Yolanda Charles’ The Deep Mo, Black River Wild, Max Fletcher and last but by no means least, DJ Liam Rogue State Wild.
We’re also grateful to our own team, The Troubadour’s, Richmond Borough Mind’s and Armadillo Central’s, not forgetting all the wonderful people who bought tickets and donated their money, time, energy and skills to make the event such a success. We couldn’t have done it without you!
We’re now working on the next gig so watch this space for more news. We’ll also be posting updates on Facebook and Twitter. To receive news by email please ask to join the mailing list by sending a message to: thefinelineproject *at* gmail.com.
From music to art and from Mind to SANE, we’re onto our next project.
Armadillo Central artist Jennifer Copley-May has just agreed to pledge 10% from each sale of her new Tao prints to The Fine Line Project.
Jennifer Copley-May Tao Armadillo Central
“This painting, which I have called Tao, symbolises for me the ever evolving universe and our lives in it. Attitudes towards mental health/illness evolve too and they have long been a concern both for personal reasons and in the context of the wider world.
Taoism in its more pragmatic form has interested me for a long time. I recently dipped back into the ‘Tao of Politics, Lessons of the Masters of Huainan’, a book full of everyday wisdom, very profound and yet easy to read. The version I have has been translated and edited by Thomas Cleary. One aphorism seemed particularly relevant: “Those who comprehend the Tao are not focused only on themselves, they are also connected to the world.”
It seemed appropriate therefore to use Tao as my contribution to raising funds for The Fine Line Project.”
Tao, which has been reproduced from an original watercolour painting, is printed on heavyweight 310 gsm Hahnemühle Fine Art Paper using archival inks and is available in 2 sizes from www.armadillocentral.com.
Find out more about SANE’s crucial work via their website, linked from our Charities page.