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Unique artwork to be funded by Kickstarter campaign

PUBLISHED: 10:27 15 April 2014 | UPDATED: 10:28 15 April 2014

Anima Mundi

Anima Mundi

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Antlers Gallery, in conjunction with artist Tim Lane, have launched a Kickstarter campaign to fund a unique work of art.

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Anima Mundi is a five metre long, graphite drawing on paper, presented in concertina book form, which will be bound in to a limited edition of only two hundred copies. The project is dependent on the success of its Kickstarter campaign; it won’t be produced unless the £8000 total is raised by May 10, 2014.

The Kickstarter campaign is a direct opportunity to support and create original art. Contributors to the campaign will be rewarded with a variety of incentives (full list below) - and all contributors receive recognition and a reward as part of this project.

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The book’s title Anima Mundi is Latin for Soul of the World, which the artist says references the ‘intrinsic connection between all living things on the planet; an energy which relates to the world in the same way as the soul is connected to the human body’.

The work is a real labour of love for Cheltenham-born artist Tim Lane. He created the piece during his time employed at Bristol’s Harold Hockey, an artists supply shop. He drew in the original book over a period of two years, and it was never intended for public view. The drawings are intensely personal, charged with the artist’s emotions and innermost inspirations from those two years.

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Jack Gibbon, founder of Bristol-based gallery Antlers, spearheads the campaign with Tim. He said: “This is a unique project - the book is the art - the epic drawing within provides a jumping point for exploration of ideas, open ended and enigmatic. The work asks more questions than it answers. Most people have ‘safer’ works of art on their wall, but art such as Anima Mundi is more challenging, and the viewing of the art becomes an event in itself. It’s art that requires us to actively engage with it, making each viewing unique and new.”

The physical way in which Anima Mundi’s concertina pages can be combined with each other allows the book to evade any finite ending, sustaining the mystery.

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Tim Lane’s intricate and heavily symbolic draftsmanship often expresses his fascination with the supernatural and the macabre. Tim’s drawings depict a fantasy world in which the imaginable is given a darkly illustrative platform.

Supporters are encouraged to tweet, talk, show and share this unique art project. Those on twitter can use the hashtag #animamundi. The campaign is live at:

www.kickstarter.com/projects/antlersgallery/anima-mundi-tim-lanes-5-metre-concertina-book-draw

Kickstarter Rewards

Contributors to the campaign, which hopes to raise £8000, will be rewarded with a variety of incentives, including:

Reward #1 – Pledge £3 or more - Email of appreciation personally written by the artist – Tim Lane

• Unlimited Availablility)

Reward #2 - Pledge £6 or more - ARTIST TALK + POSTCARD

• 300 Available - A chance to meet the artist Tim Lane as he gives you his own personal exploration of the book within his solo-show at Antlers Gallery. You will also receive a Tim Lane postcard produced especially for this Kickstarter campaign.

Reward #3 – Pledge £15 or more - POSTER + ARTIST TALK + 3 POSTCARDS

• 100 Available - Receive an A3 Anima Mundi Exhibition poster. A chance to meet the artist Tim Lane as he gives you his own personal exploration of the book within his solo-show at Antlers Gallery. You will also receive two different Tim Lane postcards produced especially for this Kickstarter campaign.

Reward #4 – Pledge £25 or more - SIGNED POSTER + ARTIST TALK + 5 POSTCARDS

• 100 Available - Receive an A3 Anima Mundi Exhibition poster, which has been signed on the front by the artist Tim Lane. As well as an invitation to meet Tim Lane as he gives you his own personal exploration of the book. You will also receive 5 different Tim Lane postcards produced especially for this Kickstarter campaign.

Reward #5 – Pledge £45 or more - CHOOSE A LIMITED EDITION PRINT FROM ONE OF THE 9 BACANALIA SERIES + ARTIST TALK + 5 POSTCARDS

• 20 Available - The choice of one of Tim Lane’s Limited Edition Prints from his Baccanalia Series. There are 9 images to choose from, subject to availability (see the main project description for images). Each image is 30 x 30 cm and is a limited edition of 50, all are signed and numbered by the artist Tim Lane and come with a Certificate of Authenticity. You will also receive an invitation to the artist talk and a collection of 5 postcards – see reward #4 for details on the talk and postcards.

Reward #6 – Pledge £55 or more - CHOOSE ONE OF TWO LIMITED EDITION PRINTS + ARTIST TALK + 5 POSTCARDS

• 20 Available - The choice of either ‘The Uninvited Guest’ or ‘The Chase’ (see the main project description for images). Each print is 35 x 35 cm and is a limited edition of 50, all are signed and numbered by the artist Tim Lane and come with a Certificate of Authenticity. You will also receive an invitation to the artist talk and a collection of 5 postcards – see reward #4 for details on the talk and postcards.

Reward #7 – Pledge £100 or more - A2 LIMITED EDITON PRINT OF ‘FREKI AND MUNNIN’ + ARTIST TALK + 5 POSTCARDS

• 40 Available - Receive the Tim Lane Limited Edition Print – ‘Freki and Munnin’ (see the main project description for an image). The print is A2 (42 x 59.4 cm) and is a limited edition of 50, all are signed and numbered by the artist Tim Lane and come with a Certificate of Authenticity. You will also receive an invitation to the artist talk and a collection of 5 postcards – see reward #4 for details on the talk and postcards.

Reward #8 – Pledge £140 or more - LIMITED EDITION ANIMA MUNDI BOOKWORK + ARTIST TALK + 5 POSTCARDS

• 189 Available - The chance to pre-order the Anima Mundi bookwork and receive one of the 200 editions at the best possible price. You will receive your own copy of Tim Lane’s Limited Edition bookwork - Anima Mundi, which has been signed and numbered by the artist - Tim Lane. The book is presented in a bespoke designed slipcase with a Certificate of Authenticity. You will also receive an invitation to the artist talk and a collection of five postcards – see reward #4 for details on the talk and postcards.

Reward #9 – Pledge £250 or more - ANIMA MUNDI BOOKWORK WITH UNIQUE ORIGINAL DRAWING + ARTIST TALK + 5 POSTCARDS

• 9 Available - This reward presents one of the only chances to receive your own unique edition of the bookwork - Anima Mundi, which will be annotated with an original ‘mini’ drawing inside the front cover by the artist – Tim Lane. This will only be available on the first ten editions of Anima Mundi. As well as the original drawing, the bookwork will be signed and numbered by Tim Lane and presented in a bespoke designed slipcase with a Certificate of Authenticity. You will also receive an invitation to the artist talk and a collection of 5 postcards – see reward #4 for details on the talk and postcards.

Reward #10 – Pledge £500 or more - 1 TO 1 DRAWING LESSON & TOUR + ANIMA MUNDI BOOKWORK WITH UNIQUE ORIGINAL DRAWING + ARTIST TALK + 5 POSTCARDS

• 1 Available - This reward presents one supporter the opportunity to spend half a day with the artist Tim Lane as he talks you through his bookwork and solo-exhibition, leading onto a one-to-one drawing lesson. You will also receive your own unique edition of the bookwork - Anima Mundi, which will be annotated with an original ‘mini’ drawing inside the front cover by Tim Lane. This will be one of the first ten editions of Anima Mundi. As well as the original drawing, the bookwork will be signed and numbered by Tim Lane and presented in a bespoke designed slipcase with a Certificate of Authenticity. You will also receive an invitation to the artist talk and a collection of 5 postcards – see reward #4 for details on the talk and postcards.

Reward #11 – Pledge £850 or more - ORIGINAL ARTWORK + 1 TO 1 EXHIBITION TOUR WITH TIM LANE + ARTIST TALK + 5 POSTCARDS

• 2 Available - The choice of one of Tim Lane’s original artworks produced for his forthcoming solo-show – Anima Mundi. Available works will be pre-released to you prior to the show opening so you can select which artwork you would like. This reward also gives you the opportunity to meet Tim Lane and have a one to one tour the show and bookwork with the artist himself. You will also receive an invitation to the artist talk and a collection of 5 postcards – see reward #4 for details on the talk and postcards.

Reward #12 – Pledge £3500 or more - HEADLINE SPONSORSHIP OF THE EXHIBITION

• 1 Available - This reward presents the opportunity for your organisation to have headline sponsorship of Tim Lane’s solo-show - Anima Mundi which will take place in Bristol July 2014. The sponsorship will include a hospitality package, prints for clients and colleagues and other sponsor benefits (email: Jack@antlersgallery.com for more information on this).

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For further information, visit: www.antlersgallery.com

Or the Kickstarter campaign: www.kickstarter.com/projects/antlersgallery/anima-mundi-tim-lanes-5-metre-concertina-book-draw

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