Friday, November 25, 2016

SKETCH Fundraiser for SAW Gallery 2016

I am happy to be participating in this year's SKETCH Fundraiser for SAW Gallery. I have donated one of the works from my Sticky Fingers series, "Hey Hey Now (Sway)," to the silent auction. It's the twelfth edition of SKETCH, Galerie SAW Gallery’s ever popular holiday fundraiser, with more than 150 participating artists. This year’s edition of SKETCH includes a spotlight on 1980s contemporary Inuit art, and signed photographic editions from Magnum Photos featuring artists from around the world.


Michael Davidge, Hey Hey Now (Sway), 2016, digital print.

All proceeds from this special edition of SKETCH will go toward Galerie SAW Gallery’s expansion within Arts Court in 2018. The new 15,000-square-foot SAW will include expanded galleries, a new international research and production space, a new archive and library, an expanded multidisciplinary venue and a renovated courtyard to accommodate festivals and screenings during the summer months. SKETCH is the first fundraiser that will kickstart the capital campaign for this transformative project. Since its inception in 1973, the artist-run centre Galerie SAW Gallery has supported politically and socially engaged art, focused on the performance and media arts. The expansion is an exciting new chapter in the gallery's long history as a catalyst for the arts in Ottawa. 

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