TAE17 – Twitter Art Exhibition

May 18, 2017 | News

The Twitter Art Exhibition originated in Norway by David Sandum in order to fundraise books through art for children after reading that the Moss children’s library were having cuts. As a keen user of Twitter, he contacted artists across social media in order to encourage donations of original postcard sized artwork. He aimed for 140 postcards due to number of characters in a Tweet and it was well exceed with 260 cards. Each exhibition is held in a different city and all the funds will go towards the chosen charity. Past exhibitions have taken place in Norway, New York and Los Angeles.

For the first time the Twitter Art Exhibition came to the UK and Molly Olly’s Wishes was the chosen charity this year, the exhibition will be held in Australia next year.  We received over 1000 artwork from over 65 countries around the world who have submitted original postcard sized artwork that will be for sale at £30 each or 4 for £100. The Art Exhibition took place in the ArtsHouse in Stratford Upon Avon from April 1st – 19th. In support of the event and the charity customers came as far as Boston and Texas during the opening evening of the Twitter Art Exhibition. The remaining original artwork is available at our online store.

Why not get your own original artwork whilst helping a good cause.


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