COMING VERY SOON.....A VERY EXCITING PROJECT IN COLLABORATION WITH TEAM4NATURE
This project is open to everyone across the city of Birmingham!
All you need is a camera, or phone that can take photos.
To get involved, simply visit one or more of the green spaces included in this project, and then take the photos that you feel capture their beauty. You can submit a maximum of two images for each green space, so take plenty of photos and then get your friends and family involved to help you decide on which ones to submit.
Our Team4Nature Birmingham partner, artist Steve Lilly, will create a piece of artwork, based on the selected photo for each green space. The series of 10 pieces of artwork will also feature portraits of Birmingham's favourite 10 birds and butterflies.
Once the ten pieces of artwork have been created, an online auction platform will be launched for each one. Bidding will be open on the original artwork, together with a small number of special edition commemorative reproductions. Steve Lilly will also be offering a range of Art4Nature material for general sale, based on the original artwork.
All auction proceeds (net of any art commission), plus a percentage of ongoing reproduction work sales will be used to help fund specific projects at the green spaces aimed at bird and butterfly conservation.
"We love working with Steve! Apart from the fact that his work is sublime-certainly the best pencil drawings of the Dad's Army cast that we have ever seen, he is a genuinely lovely guy, who still gets embarrassed when we tell him how wonderful his work is. We have formed a brilliant working relationship with Steve and class him as very much part of our very successful team." Corinne Fulford, Charles Burrell & Dad's Army Museums
"Each portrait is remarkable not only for the artistic skill involved, but also for how it manages to capture so perfectly the expressions and mannerisms which bring each character to life" Jacqui Gray (The Journal)
The 2nd most popular event of last years festival was ... Steve Lilly! Beaten by John Bishop ... and beating the Hairy Bikers! ...(This was based on unique visitors to the official festival website)....Dave Freak (Birmingham Comedy Festival Organiser).