The factory - Mick Rooney RA's house 

The factory - Mick Rooney RA's house 

 

Art on a Ukulele

Art on Postcard is working alongside Mick Rooney RA on a project which encompasses music and art. One of Mick’s submissions to the RA Summer Exhibition 2016 was a beautifully handcrafted ukulele, painted in his instantly recognisable rich, poetic style. Painting this ukulele inspired Mick to create an orchestra of ukuleles, all painted by well known and loved artists.

Pete Howlett, the UK’s foremost independent ukulele producer and the sole manufacturer for the Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain (UOGB), has made 8 ukuleles to be played by the UOGB and  a further 22 KALA ukuleles be adorned by artists including Mick Rooney RA and other well known and loved artists. 

We will showcase the instruments at a charity performance with The Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain and special guests at The Jazz Cafe on September 12 before holding an event to auction them. The money raised will go to The Hepatitis C Trust.

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