Kate Mercer

Digithon Gallery | Kate Mercer

Visual artist and photographer Kate Mercer presents a digital gallery of her work here for the Digithon. Kate has also incredibly generously offered to produce a series exclusive works for the Digithon festival, from a current work in progress, with money raised being donated to our fundraiser for artists across all mediums in hardship as a consequence of COVID-19. The work can be seen below.

Kate Mercer
Love and death changes all things – 2020
Watercolour, gold leaf & mixed media
210 x 148mm
Limited edition prints available in 5 colours (15 of each)
Signed by the artist
Produced exclusively for Wales Arts Review’s #Digithon festival from current work in progress, raising money for artists across all mediums in hardship as a consequence of COVID-19. £10 from the sale of each print will go to Wales Arts Review (price includes postage).

More details of how to buy this exclusive work can be found here.

Gallery

Kate Mercer
I who came after you – 2019
Giclée archival digital print
400 x 300mm
Kate Mercer
The dream has changed – 2018
Giclée archival digital print
400 x 300mm
Kate Mercer
Hold my hand – 2019
Giclée archival digital print
400 x 300mm
Kate Mercer
Tend Each Seed – 2019
Giclée archival digital print
400 x 300mm
Kate Mercer
The past is a distant country – 2018
Giclée archival digital print
400 x 300mm
Kate Mercer
What it is to live – 2019
Giclée archival digital print
400 x 300mm

At Wales Arts Review we believe a healthy thriving creative culture is the backbone of any progressive society. It is clear now that in the wake of the outbreak of the Covid-19 coronavirus, that many people who are vital contributors to the arts and culture of Wales will be taking significant financial hits as a result of necessary decisions taken to counteract the spread of the illness. Working as a freelancer in the arts is more often than not a precarious financial balancing act, particularly in Wales, and so Wales Arts Review is launching this crowdfunder in order to raise an emergency hardship fund for people struggling to make ends meet over the next few weeks due to the cancellation or postponement of projects brought about by Covid-19.

As the disruptions continue to intensify, it is important to remember many artists and workers in the creative industry are self-employed, and will be unable to collect an income as live events, workshops, and productions are cancelled or postponed indefinitely. At Wales Arts Review we have heard of many stories of people now being unable to pay rent or put food the table. We believe it is the responsibility of government, and in many cases the governing bodies of arts funding, to take a lead on these issues, and while we wait for that, Wales Arts Review wants to provide a space for the public to help alleviate some of the anxiety and hardship that is becoming widespread at the moment.

All funds raised will go to those who need it. 100% of all monies raised will be delivered as bursaries (minus the 3% fee of this crowdfunder website). Wales Arts Review will offer full transparency on how the crowdfunder operates, but anonymity is guaranteed for the bursary recipients, unless otherwise agreed.