ART 4 WARD 2 - Rik Van Colen

ART 4 WARD 2 (A4W2) is a project by photographic artist Rik Van Colen in collaboration with, Deep Shelter artist residency at Sir Anthony Mamo Oncology Centre (supported by Valletta 2018), with the Gabriel Caruana Foundation, and in coordination with the staff of Ward 2 of the Sir Anthony Mamo Oncology Centre.

Rik is donating 10 of his works to be installed at Ward 2 of the Sir Anthony Mamo Oncology Centre, because...

It’s Personal

Mention the word 'cancer' to anyone and you'll find out how quickly the conversation turns personal. Everyone it seems, has a story of their own, or of people near and dear who are fighting or have fought their battle with cancer. The same is true for Rik and all collaborating on this project. So you might ask yourself...

Art, what is it good for?

Art will not cure cancer, we know that, but it will make a patient's stay at the ward just that little bit less dreadful, and provide a better working environment for the staff. There is a real sense on the ward that they need art there. When was the last time you heard someone say they 'needed' art? However, to make a real difference to the atmosphere at the ward it will need to be printed big, and to withstand the rigours of a hospital life, the printing needs to be of the highest quality. That is expensive, hence...

Crowd funding

Yes, we are asking for your money. We know by now you are convinced of our cause and ready to donate generously. Still we would like to leave you with a token of our appreciation.

Please go to our crowdfunding page to contribute from as low as €10 up to €500 and get something in return. Of course we are also on Facebook. Please like and share to help spread the word.

Pop up exhibition

You're doing a beautiful thing, come and see for yourself. Before the series of prints is installed at the ward, a 4 day pop-up exhibition with the actual prints will take place thanks to the Gabriel Caruana Foundation, from 1 to 4 June 2018, at The Mill (Il-Mitħna) in Birkirkara. As a generous donor to our cause you will be invited to the opening event on Thursday 31 May at 8pm.

On a final note we must emphasize that there will be...

Not a penny wasted

The moneys collected during this fund raising effort will be used for the printing, installation and related costs. Should there be any money left it will be donated to the Deep Shelter project to help bring more art to the Sir Anthony Mamo Oncology Centre.

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