Honey, I shrunk my artwork: introducing Art on a Plectrum

Pam Glew

Artists including Pure Evil, Pam Glew, and Enzo Marra have massively downscaled their often large, even mural-like works for the Art on a Plectrum project which, as the name suggests, sees a raft of creative talent making art on guitar picks.

As the final images show, it's incredible how diverse in style and approach the pieces are: while some artists have taken a pattern-based, abstract route; others have simply taken their usual style of portraiture and shrunk it down to fit these unusual wee canvases.

Mick Rooney Introduces Art on a Ukulele from Art on a Postcard on Vimeo.

The mini masterpieces are available as rewards for funding another similarly intriguing project explained above, Art on a Ukelele (no prizes for guessing what that one entails.) Art on a Ukulele is inspired by Mick Rooney RA’s painted ukulele from the 2016 RA Summer Exhibition, and has seen artists including Allen Jones, David Shillinglaw and Cathie Pilkington create designs for instruments that together form a massive and very, very colourful "orchestra of ukuleles". These will be shown off at a performance in London's Jazz Café by The Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain before being auctioned off on 21 September to raise funds for The Hepatitis C Trust.

"This is so much more than a fundraiser for The Hepatitis C Trust, it’s a way to connect with an audience who we would never normally be able to reach," say Gemma Peppé, director of Art on a Postcard, the organisation behind Art on a Ukelele.

"Music and Art are powerful awareness raising tools. A project like this has more impact than thousands of leaflets or an expensive advert. We aim to enrich your soul and educate as many people in the process as possible."

Pure Evil

Pure Evil

Sara Pope

Sara Pope

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Adam Crossland

Adam Crossland

Adam Koukoudakis

Adam Koukoudakis

Caroline Whitehead

Caroline Whitehead

David Bray

David Bray

Emma Russell

Emma Russell

Enzo Marra

Enzo Marra

Jasmine Surreal

Jasmine Surreal

Toni Cogdell

Toni Cogdell