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We launch our first ever Art Happens campaign to help fund pioneering fan making project

27th June 2017 Jacob Moss886 views

Earlier this year the little-known craft of fan making was included in the Radcliffe Red List of Endangered Craft, categorised as at serious risk of no longer being practised in the UK. Launching via Art Fund’s crowdfunding platform Art Happens, we are campaigning to raise £14,000 to help realise an innovative project which aims to reinvigorate this once thriving craft form.

Street Fans plans to unite two seemingly disparate spheres of artistry: fan making and street art. An international cast of 30 artists including RUN, C215, Nathan Bowen, Sr. X, Himbad, Otto Schade and Dale Grimshaw will team up with leading contemporary fan maker, Sylvain Le Guen, to design and create one-of-a-kind folding fans which we plan to exhibit later this year.

Sr. X, participating artist, said: “Linking the expertise and tradition of The Fan Museum and Master fan maker, Sylvain Le Guen, with some of the very best street artists of the current scene is what makes this project so exciting, innovative and unique.”

Street Fans offers The Fan Museum a special opportunity to collaborate with an exceptional group of artists, who we believe could bring a transformative perspective to the historic craft of fan making.

The generosity of your donations will be richly rewarded via a range of exclusive collectables including limited edition prints and, for the top tier of donors, fans hand-crafted by Sylvain Le Guen and decorated with reproductions of the artists designs. The topmost contributor to the campaign will be rewarded with an original mural created by rising star of the UK street art scene, Artista. Other reward experiences include a champagne afternoon tea in our elegant Orangery and a chance to learn about the art of fan making at a workshop led by Sylvain Le Guen.

To find out more and donate, please visit:

www.artfund.org/street-fans

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Curator in Residence

Saturday 27th April 2019

Join The Fan Museum’s director, Mrs Alexander and Mary Kitson for free-to-attend talks on a range of fan-related topics pertaining to the current gallery displays.

Fan Making Workshops at Greenwich Market

Saturday 11th May 2019

Join us at the Greenwich Market for a Fan Making Workshop.

We’re hosting three special discounted Fan Making Workshops at the Greenwich Market on Saturday 11th May.

The fan making classes will last 45 minutes. During the class you will create one folding fan.

Please note this event is only suitable for ages 12+.

”In Celebration!’ – Song of Myself : A 200th Birthday Celebration of Walt Whitman

Friday 31st May 2019, 7.30pm

Advance booking is now open for the showcase of Song of Myself, a celebration of the great American poet Walt Whitman, written for the 200th anniversary of his birth by Wayne Adrian Drew.

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