Thursday, 24 September 2009

Get Dring Mobile

Here is an event i encourage everyone to attend and support - Get Dring Mobile - an attempt to raise enough cash to get local lad Mike Dring a vehicle that can be driven using essentially the same controls that are on his electric wheel chair. Not an easy feat by any means - we are talking somewhere in the region of 75k, but a lot of time and thought has gone into making this an event that will help raise as much as possible to help him get driving...

Every time i see Mike he always has a big ol' smile and is always pleased to see me and for that reason alone he gets my full support! Along with numerous other artists, I have donated a piece of work to go into the auction sale which takes place at the Paintworks on 15th October...

Please do read the press release below - and then go along and show your support on the evening. Buy a piece of work from this event and know that every penny will be put to a great cause. (...and yeah that is three quarters of an acer tag there...!)

Mike was 23 when he broke his neck in a road traffic accident, resulting in paralysis from the upper

chest down – medically he is classified as having a complete Spinal Cord Injury (SCI) resulting in

Tetraplegia (level C6).

Between April 09 and April 2010, friends and family of Mike are attempting to raise money to put

towards the purchase of an adapted car which will enable him to drive independently. Mikes needs

are such that such a vehicle is highly specialised and comes at a very high price.

As part of this fundraising we have organised the GDM Art event and auction which will be held at

the Paintworks, Bath Road, Bristol on the 14th and 15th of October.

The doors will be open from 11am to 9pm on Wednesday for a full days viewing of the works going

under the hammer. Thursday will be a busy day with the opportunity for further viewing from 12pm.

There will be live painting by Mr Jago, Inkie, Lokey, Felix, Eelus, Xenz, Paris, Boswell, Vermin, Milk

and Dora starting at 4pm and the auction including lots by Guy Denning, Pam Glew, Rowdy, Ian

Francis and Nick Walker to name but a few, will commence at 7pm.

The work can be viewed on line at Dreweatts, and at Bidding can

be made in person or live online at on the evening, commission bids will

be taken with valid credit/debit card details prior to the event. If you wish to make a commission

bid and to register for bidding please contact The GDM team on 07789 971273 or e-mail

The event will also include a fine art ‘mystery’ postcard sale featuring work from award winning

artists from all over the world, many of which have shown in the BP portrait awards and with some

having work in the National Portrait Gallery their work usually thousands. This sale therefore gives

people the opportunity to purchase a piece of art that would usually cost a small fortune, for just


We are also running a raffle to win a portrait painted by Vincent Brown, a multi award winning

portrait and figurative artist from Bristol. Tickets will be available at the event and are also

available now via the GDM blog at For more information

about Vincent Brown and to see examples of his amazing work please visit his web-site at http://

Vince himself will be attending the event and will determine the winner of our very own portrait

competition. We hope to see lots of you there, with live painting, music, beer and curry this

promises to be a great night.

If you require any further information regarding the event or Get DringMobile please contact us at

No comments: