Thirteen of the UK’s top contemporary artists, including Glasgow-based Bob McNamara aka “Rogue One”, have joined forces for an exciting art initiative.
The project, named ‘Snowcase’, will see 15 one-off helmets auctioned off to help raise much-needed funds for nine worthy charities, including Leukaemia CARE, Doctors Without Borders and Alzheimer’s Research UK.
Commissioned by Trespass, the UK outdoor clothing brand, the online auction launched on 31/01/16 on eBay (www.trespass.com/snowcase ) and will run for a total of 10 days.
It features a diverse range of creative designs, including an unusual moulded skull design, a hand-drawn London landscape and a bright octopus design complete with twisting tentacles.
The artists spent approximately 200 hours working on the project between them.
Bob McNamara said, “When I was first approached by Trespass, I was slightly hesitant, as I’m more used painting large-scale walls and gable ends, so small snowboard helmets were definitely a new medium. However, when I heard that my designs would be auctioned off for charity I jumped at the chance.”
He added, “My brother passed away from leukaemia and due to this I’m really keen to support a charity such as Leukaemia CARE, who are doing great things. I hope the money raised can help benefit those facing and affected by blood cancer.”
All of the proceeds go to the charities below:
Doctors Without Borders
Alzheimer’s Research UK
Migrant Offshore Aid Station
Prostate Cancer UK
The above is my favourite design. Would love it for my ski trip during this half-term holidays!
Go and place a bid for such a great cause!