One In A Million - A year long ‘ArtVenture’ in Mental Health

By Megan Salole

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One In A Million - A Year Long ‘ArtVenture’ In Mental Health

Project 2016-11-11 09:00:21 +1300

Meet Francis

Francis is a painter, turned mental health nurse, turned painter.  He has been working in acute Mental Health for the past 8 years. He is taking a leave of absence - “a mental health year” - to undertake this massively ambitious ‘artventure’.

 

The One in a Million Project
In 2017 Francis will make 1,000,000 artworks which he will sell for $1 each. In the process, he is going to set a world record, and generate unique works of art that anyone could set their sights on owning. To do this, he will have to make an artwork roughly every 8 seconds.

 

A Million Artworks? That’s Mental.

Before you say "that's totally insane!" you might want to know that Francis will give a quarter of the proceeds to a myth-busting mental health project. All going well, that's $250,000 for mental health awareness storytelling.

 

The whole project plays with our commonly held notions of insanity and mental illness. At the heart of this epic undertaking is the belief that mental health is a spectrum and we are all on it. No-one is immune to the effects of stress and trauma. And for some people it is profoundly debilitating. 

 

In our lifetime it’s quite likely that you or someone you know will have a mental health struggle. One in six adults in NZ will be diagnosed with a common mental health disorder at some point in their lives. It’s not something that happens to 'other people'. It's just not very visible to us, and Francis would like to change that. By funding mental health storytelling, Francis will enable the stories of those who have lived with mental illness and have managed to find a new equilibrium to be told. These are the stories that will help demystify mental illness.

 
So, this project is part art, part therapy, part social entrepreneurship, part peer lending, part local employment scheme, part ‘make a buck or two for his family’ scheme.
 
Francis' "medieval pop-art" project is intended to resonate with lots of different communities and people - from mental health workers and patients to art appreciators and collectors and fans of the project. Parents will be able to help their children buy their first work of art and support mental health. People on the lowest of incomes can own a handmade work of art. People who have experienced mental health issues can own an artwork that touches on their experience.
 

How's He Gonna Do It?

Francis will spend 2017 creating a work of art roughly every 8 seconds, 480 per hour, 8 hours a day (3,850), 5 days a week (19,230) for a year (*1,000,000). Plus lunch-breaks.

 

He's gonna need some help to pull it off. He will need to employ someone in the studio to support him, and a social media maven to ensure that this project gets the attention it needs so that it succeeds.

 

So we want to pre-sell some works to raise the money to keep the project going over the early stages where there are material and personnel costs and not a lot of money coming in.

 

Yes, we know it's bonkers. And it's going to take more than just one man in his studio to pull it off. But we reckon it is just so wickedly ambitious that it might inspire people to get involved: to buy the work, to support and share the project and raise some money to bust myths about mental health at the same time.


Are you in? We need your help to share this on your networks and talk about it over the water cooler. This is a crazy time of year to be doing this, just as people are scattering for the holidays. Please buy a reward, brag about it and generally give this project your love. We thank you. Your support means a huge deal!

 

The works will be dispatched shortly after the project concludes on December 31 2017*.

 

(*We may have the opportunity to distribute a couple of batches of art during the year, but at this stage, plan to get a late chrissy pressie!)

 
 
  
 

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Updates 5

Hey you! The PledgeMe Campaign is over but you can buy art here!

06/01/2017 at 9:17 PM

You've arrived at the site because you heard about the campaign and you want to support it by buying a collection of 10 works of art. You can do that here: http://www.oneinamillion.info/ 

 

OK folks. This is it. Just $16 each and we've made it!

21/12/2016 at 11:04 PM

Dear Nailbiters, 

We made it onto the Telly! Didn't Francis do well?!

http://tvnz.co.nz/seven-sharp/wellington-artist-s-bold-plan-painting-one-million-paintings-in-year-video-6509870

Were very well received - and are now tantalisingly close to our target.

The campaign wraps up at 5pm tomorrow - so we need to get it over the line so that you can get all your pledges met! 

How about a special kid in your life? Buy them their first Artwork! Or maybe a last minute Chrissy present for someone?

So much love and gratitude for all your encouragement - especially at this time of the year. It makes us feel even more supported. 

Fingers, toes, legs and eyes crossed, 

xxx The Saloles of Paekākāriki

The Salole Family

 

You need to pledge to see this update.

Ten for ten and some new rewards added

19/12/2016 at 10:55 PM

Dear Nailbiters! 

We've just added a couple of excellent rewards. You can get an artwork for yourself and 20 works of art will be given to a Kindy or School of your choice (you can tell us which school, or we will give them to our local school). 

You can pick a special number - each of our artworks are stamped 1-1,000,000 so you can choose a special number - your kid's birthday, your wedding anniversary (... or divorce...). What ever numbers feel special to you. 

Or you can come for a studio visit and choose your own artwork selection. And we would shout you a coffee too. Or maybe this is the special Christmas gift for someone special...

So jump back on and get a very cool reward for yourself or someone else!

THanks for your support! 

Lots of love, The Saloles of Paekakariki

 

 

We've Ten for ten

The Woodblocks are beautiful!

15/12/2016 at 9:44 AM

You need to own this work of art. There are 10 of these woodcuts  - available at the conclusion of the project. Each one will have done 100,000 prints. And you can own the master (what an incredible talking point!) Plus remember, 25% of your purchase is supporting mental health, so pledge away!

Woodblock

    Pledgers 219

    Andrew Mackay
    2016-12-16 16:50:14 +1300
    Paulus Lute
    2016-12-16 13:34:29 +1300
    Michelle
    2016-12-16 12:49:52 +1300
    Michelle
    2016-12-16 12:47:48 +1300

    "Cool!"

    Toni Nickol Taylor
    2016-12-16 12:15:11 +1300
    Emily Benefield
    2016-12-16 12:02:17 +1300

    "Great project!"

    Jacqui
    2016-12-15 20:56:22 +1300

    "Fantastic! All the best for 2017..The Year of Art x"

    Ned Wenlock
    2016-12-15 17:02:12 +1300

    "This is going to be amazing!"

    Tracy duncan
    2016-12-15 16:45:41 +1300

    "Beautiful art, beautiful cause, beautiful people- what not to love?"

    Mike Riversdale
    2016-12-15 15:33:14 +1300
    Jen Bob
    2016-12-15 14:31:18 +1300
    Nick Churchouse
    2016-12-15 11:23:45 +1300

    "Watch the RSI Francis"

    James Every-Palmer
    2016-12-15 10:33:52 +1300

    "Awesomeness. "

    Suzie Harris
    2016-12-15 09:24:34 +1300

    "Such an epic idea! Love love love <3 p.s let me know if you need a hand xx"

    Julia Truscott
    2016-12-13 09:49:41 +1300

    "Go you good thing"

    Margaret Lockhart
    2016-12-12 15:59:09 +1300

    "What a challenge.. and what an awesome way to get people talking about mental health and distress in NZ.. behind you all the way!"

    Anonymous pledger
    2016-12-12 15:19:47 +1300
    Lani Evans
    2016-12-12 14:57:44 +1300

    "Ka pai! Love this :)"

    Nina
    2016-12-12 11:43:57 +1300
    Gina
    2016-12-12 08:18:07 +1300

    "Go team!"

    Wineke Van'T Hof
    2016-12-12 06:56:13 +1300
    Laura O'Connell Rapira
    2016-12-11 19:19:00 +1300
    Murray Sutherland
    2016-12-11 18:44:52 +1300
    Jamie Hosking
    2016-12-11 10:58:42 +1300
    Lyndy McIntyre
    2016-12-11 08:12:40 +1300
    Holly Jane Ewens
    2016-12-10 23:34:04 +1300
    Susan Cook
    2016-12-10 20:45:44 +1300
    Louise Thornley
    2016-12-10 16:54:12 +1300

    "Love this idea, and happy to support mental health sector with dosh, good on you for doing this"

    Mark Amery
    2016-12-10 14:01:14 +1300
    Mark Amery
    2016-12-10 14:00:37 +1300

    Followers 10

    Followers of One In A Million - A year long ‘ArtVenture’ in Mental Health

    One In A Million - A Year Long ‘ArtVenture’ In Mental Health

    Project 2016-11-11 09:00:21 +1300

    Meet Francis

    Francis is a painter, turned mental health nurse, turned painter.  He has been working in acute Mental Health for the past 8 years. He is taking a leave of absence - “a mental health year” - to undertake this massively ambitious ‘artventure’.

     

    The One in a Million Project
    In 2017 Francis will make 1,000,000 artworks which he will sell for $1 each. In the process, he is going to set a world record, and generate unique works of art that anyone could set their sights on owning. To do this, he will have to make an artwork roughly every 8 seconds.

     

    A Million Artworks? That’s Mental.

    Before you say "that's totally insane!" you might want to know that Francis will give a quarter of the proceeds to a myth-busting mental health project. All going well, that's $250,000 for mental health awareness storytelling.

     

    The whole project plays with our commonly held notions of insanity and mental illness. At the heart of this epic undertaking is the belief that mental health is a spectrum and we are all on it. No-one is immune to the effects of stress and trauma. And for some people it is profoundly debilitating. 

     

    In our lifetime it’s quite likely that you or someone you know will have a mental health struggle. One in six adults in NZ will be diagnosed with a common mental health disorder at some point in their lives. It’s not something that happens to 'other people'. It's just not very visible to us, and Francis would like to change that. By funding mental health storytelling, Francis will enable the stories of those who have lived with mental illness and have managed to find a new equilibrium to be told. These are the stories that will help demystify mental illness.

     
    So, this project is part art, part therapy, part social entrepreneurship, part peer lending, part local employment scheme, part ‘make a buck or two for his family’ scheme.
     
    Francis' "medieval pop-art" project is intended to resonate with lots of different communities and people - from mental health workers and patients to art appreciators and collectors and fans of the project. Parents will be able to help their children buy their first work of art and support mental health. People on the lowest of incomes can own a handmade work of art. People who have experienced mental health issues can own an artwork that touches on their experience.
     

    How's He Gonna Do It?

    Francis will spend 2017 creating a work of art roughly every 8 seconds, 480 per hour, 8 hours a day (3,850), 5 days a week (19,230) for a year (*1,000,000). Plus lunch-breaks.

     

    He's gonna need some help to pull it off. He will need to employ someone in the studio to support him, and a social media maven to ensure that this project gets the attention it needs so that it succeeds.

     

    So we want to pre-sell some works to raise the money to keep the project going over the early stages where there are material and personnel costs and not a lot of money coming in.

     

    Yes, we know it's bonkers. And it's going to take more than just one man in his studio to pull it off. But we reckon it is just so wickedly ambitious that it might inspire people to get involved: to buy the work, to support and share the project and raise some money to bust myths about mental health at the same time.


    Are you in? We need your help to share this on your networks and talk about it over the water cooler. This is a crazy time of year to be doing this, just as people are scattering for the holidays. Please buy a reward, brag about it and generally give this project your love. We thank you. Your support means a huge deal!

     

    The works will be dispatched shortly after the project concludes on December 31 2017*.

     

    (*We may have the opportunity to distribute a couple of batches of art during the year, but at this stage, plan to get a late chrissy pressie!)

     
     
      
     

    Comments

    Hey you! The PledgeMe Campaign is over but you can buy art here!

    06/01/2017 at 9:17 PM

    You've arrived at the site because you heard about the campaign and you want to support it by buying a collection of 10 works of art. You can do that here: http://www.oneinamillion.info/ 

     

    OK folks. This is it. Just $16 each and we've made it!

    21/12/2016 at 11:04 PM

    Dear Nailbiters, 

    We made it onto the Telly! Didn't Francis do well?!

    http://tvnz.co.nz/seven-sharp/wellington-artist-s-bold-plan-painting-one-million-paintings-in-year-video-6509870

    Were very well received - and are now tantalisingly close to our target.

    The campaign wraps up at 5pm tomorrow - so we need to get it over the line so that you can get all your pledges met! 

    How about a special kid in your life? Buy them their first Artwork! Or maybe a last minute Chrissy present for someone?

    So much love and gratitude for all your encouragement - especially at this time of the year. It makes us feel even more supported. 

    Fingers, toes, legs and eyes crossed, 

    xxx The Saloles of Paekākāriki

    The Salole Family

     

    You need to pledge to see this update.

    Ten for ten and some new rewards added

    19/12/2016 at 10:55 PM

    Dear Nailbiters! 

    We've just added a couple of excellent rewards. You can get an artwork for yourself and 20 works of art will be given to a Kindy or School of your choice (you can tell us which school, or we will give them to our local school). 

    You can pick a special number - each of our artworks are stamped 1-1,000,000 so you can choose a special number - your kid's birthday, your wedding anniversary (... or divorce...). What ever numbers feel special to you. 

    Or you can come for a studio visit and choose your own artwork selection. And we would shout you a coffee too. Or maybe this is the special Christmas gift for someone special...

    So jump back on and get a very cool reward for yourself or someone else!

    THanks for your support! 

    Lots of love, The Saloles of Paekakariki

     

     

    We've Ten for ten

    The Woodblocks are beautiful!

    15/12/2016 at 9:44 AM

    You need to own this work of art. There are 10 of these woodcuts  - available at the conclusion of the project. Each one will have done 100,000 prints. And you can own the master (what an incredible talking point!) Plus remember, 25% of your purchase is supporting mental health, so pledge away!

    Woodblock

      Andrew Mackay
      2016-12-16 16:50:14 +1300
      Paulus Lute
      2016-12-16 13:34:29 +1300
      Michelle
      2016-12-16 12:49:52 +1300
      Michelle
      2016-12-16 12:47:48 +1300

      "Cool!"

      Toni Nickol Taylor
      2016-12-16 12:15:11 +1300
      Emily Benefield
      2016-12-16 12:02:17 +1300

      "Great project!"

      Jacqui
      2016-12-15 20:56:22 +1300

      "Fantastic! All the best for 2017..The Year of Art x"

      Ned Wenlock
      2016-12-15 17:02:12 +1300

      "This is going to be amazing!"

      Tracy duncan
      2016-12-15 16:45:41 +1300

      "Beautiful art, beautiful cause, beautiful people- what not to love?"

      Mike Riversdale
      2016-12-15 15:33:14 +1300
      Jen Bob
      2016-12-15 14:31:18 +1300
      Nick Churchouse
      2016-12-15 11:23:45 +1300

      "Watch the RSI Francis"

      James Every-Palmer
      2016-12-15 10:33:52 +1300

      "Awesomeness. "

      Suzie Harris
      2016-12-15 09:24:34 +1300

      "Such an epic idea! Love love love <3 p.s let me know if you need a hand xx"

      Julia Truscott
      2016-12-13 09:49:41 +1300

      "Go you good thing"

      Margaret Lockhart
      2016-12-12 15:59:09 +1300

      "What a challenge.. and what an awesome way to get people talking about mental health and distress in NZ.. behind you all the way!"

      Anonymous pledger
      2016-12-12 15:19:47 +1300
      Lani Evans
      2016-12-12 14:57:44 +1300

      "Ka pai! Love this :)"

      Nina
      2016-12-12 11:43:57 +1300
      Gina
      2016-12-12 08:18:07 +1300

      "Go team!"

      Wineke Van'T Hof
      2016-12-12 06:56:13 +1300
      Laura O'Connell Rapira
      2016-12-11 19:19:00 +1300
      Murray Sutherland
      2016-12-11 18:44:52 +1300
      Jamie Hosking
      2016-12-11 10:58:42 +1300
      Lyndy McIntyre
      2016-12-11 08:12:40 +1300
      Holly Jane Ewens
      2016-12-10 23:34:04 +1300
      Susan Cook
      2016-12-10 20:45:44 +1300
      Louise Thornley
      2016-12-10 16:54:12 +1300

      "Love this idea, and happy to support mental health sector with dosh, good on you for doing this"

      Mark Amery
      2016-12-10 14:01:14 +1300
      Mark Amery
      2016-12-10 14:00:37 +1300

      Followers of One In A Million - A year long ‘ArtVenture’ in Mental Health

      This campaign was successful and got its funding on 23/12/2016 at 5:00 PM.