In 2006 the Hunt Museum in Limerick had a fundraising event called ‘Hunt the Postcard’ (at the Hunt). Blank postcards were distributed to hundreds of artists, who returned them with art on one side and their name on the other. These were exhibited anonymously over two days, then they were sold, with the proceeds going
to help the disadvantaged communities of the mid-west with a special emphasis on children so that they can visit the Museum and enjoy its varied exhibitions, along with all its educational programmes. [via]
A worthy cause, I’m sure you’ll agree. Last weekend they did it again, and I was delighted to be among the contributing artists (PDF, 60 KB). Ellen from Meet for Real had seen some of my collages at an event she co-hosted on art, business and creativity, and she kindly sent me two blank postcards along with guidelines from the museum. (Otherwise, being infinitely preoccupied, I might not have heard about it.)
One card was for an artist friend of mine; the other was for me to do my worst. When I had finished I decided it wasn’t my worst, after all, so I called it ‘Astronished’, took its photo, and sent it off. The collage fills the postcard; the grey border is just a white page used for contrast when I photographed it:
You can click to enlarge it. I wonder if it sold, and if it did, who bought it. And why. But this is just idle curiosity. I don’t need to know. (If you’re reading, though, do say hello.) The Hunt Museum’s website has a brief notice about the event, written before last weekend. I will update this post when they release a new report, or if I come across any other relevant information. Questions, comments and criticism are welcome, but I reserve the right to be cryptic or evasive!