The NOISE festival is running a charity ‘Secret Santa’ art sale this Saturday November 20, where you can pick up postcards and art by well-known artists, musicians and other creatives.
The fundraising sale consists of 200 original one-off postcard-sized artworks created and donated by leading artists including renowned doodlers Jon Burgerman and Pete Fowler, Academy Award winning Aardman Animations -- plus Red or Dead fashion label founder Wayne Hemingway, legendary singer-songwriter Elvis Costello, Poet Laureate Carol Ann Duffy, Mancunian DJ and producer Mr Scruff.
The exclusive artworks are signed on the back so buyers don’t know the identity of the artist until they have purchased the postcard -- though some artists's work should be instantly recognisable. Each art postcard will cost just £45, regardless of whether it has been made by a famous name or an emerging artist from the NOISEfestival.com website.
Also for sale are unique, ‘one-off’ large scale murals painted live at the Lab by Pete, Jon and Mark Wigan. You can see Pete's in the Noise shop's window (above).
All proceeds of the sales will go direct to the national NOISE arts Charity, which is currently receiving no core funding for its work in promoting new talent. This fundraiser will help the organisation to continue their dedicated work to support original creative talent.
Here are some of the postcards that will be going on sale.
The Secret Santa sale will be the last event at the NOISELAB before the charity hands the lease back on 30th November 2010.