Our crowdfunder is now over. Thanks to all our supporters who helped us reach our target. Some of the rewards on the right are still available. If you would like to make a donation, please use the donate button below.
All funds raised will go towards transforming the currently derelict former public toilet in Brunswick Park into a non-profit art space.
£5 or more
a coffee/tea and cake on your first visit to The Bower. Our coffee is roasted locally by Old Spike who, aside from making great coffee, provide expert training, jobs and housing support for people experiencing homelessness across the UK.
£10 or more
poster edition - ‘Doing What You Were Born To Do’ - Publication Studio risograph posters of women writers by P No, 300 x 410mm.
£10 or more
A copy of the brand new book by Sally Fairbrass 'Green Ginger & Forced Rhubarb' compiled, designed and generously donated by Behind the X. Comes with a selection of BTX badges!
£15 or more
The Bower bag, a specially designed Bower tote with goodies.
£15 or more
Neru Phuyt -Issue 2 featuring: James Green, Vicky Wright, Mike's Cabbage, Sophiel Aurora, Owen Pidcock, The AAS Group, Rebecca Gould, Barry Schawbsky,
Stephen Cooper and Uma Breakdown. Generously donated by London-based risograph print studio Mrs Paterson's Press.
£20 or more
Alien Sex Club tarot cards by John Walter.
Alien Sex Club is a major art installation by artist John Walter, which explores the relationship between visual culture and HIV today. We have a limited number of tarot packs, produced to coincide with the Alien Sex Club exhibition in London and Liverpool 2015, generously donated by the artist. Each set contains 78 cards made up of four suits - Barebacker (blue), Serosorter (green), Giftgiver (pink) and Bugchaser (olive). An additional Higher Arcana contains 22 picture cards (peach).
£20 or more
Bag & book from Afterall's One Work series, generously donated by Afterall. Choose one of three out of print books and receive it in The Bower tote bag.
L-R Lee Lozano: Dropout Piece by Sarah Lehrer-Graiwer; Philip Guston: The Studio by Craig Burnett;
SOLD OUT Gordon Matta-Clark: Conical Intersect by Bruce Jenkins.
£35 or more
Become a Bower Bird. Join our friends scheme and receive a tote bag including a Publication Studio book, and a 15% discount at The Bower including: all events/workshops, books, editions/artists multiples and cafe purchases. One year annual subscription.
£50 or more
Publication Studio Fellow Travelers Bundle. (Only 6 left). The Fellow Travelers series takes inspiration from and extends the pioneering work of Paris-based Olympia Press' Traveller's Companion series of the 1950s and '60s, which published work that had been banned or censored through moralistic prohibitions. Publication Studio continues this tradition with contemporary risk taking literature. We will email you a list of the full set from which to choose a bundle of five books.
£60 or more
Bundle of 5 books generously donated by Book Works including: Friendship of Nations by Slavs and Tatars, Go to reception and ask for Sara in red felt tip by Holly Pester, The Measure of Reality by Maija Timonen, Even the Dead Rise Up by Francis McKee and Bad Feelings by Arts Against Cuts all in The Bower tote bag.
Book Works are dedicated to supporting new work by emerging artists, and projects are initiated by invitation, open submission, and through guest-curated projects. Book Works consists of a publishing and commissioning department; and a studio specialising in bespoke binding, box-making and multiples. www.bookworks.org.uk
£70 or more
Issue 22 of The Thing Quarterly, pillowcases by John Baldessari
Two 100% cotton sateen pillowcases featuring inverse images of a woman clutching a pillow. The original black and white image was taken from a Hollywood film still in Baldessari's vast collection of images. It was silkscreened on each pillowcase with environmentally-friendly, water-based ink. Only one available.
£90 or more
Copy Press, Common Intellectual series, bundle of 10 publications in The Bower tote bag. Copy Press is an independent publishing company, dedicated to extending ideas of writing, pictures and readability. Common Intellectual names a series of 100-page paperbacks, each title providing a proposition for living, thinking and enjoyment. Generously donated by Copy Press.
£500 or more
Become a Patron of The Bower - you will be credited as a patron in all of our 2018/19 publications and on our website, and receive a copy of every publication and edition commissioned in that period, as well as all The Bower Birds friends scheme perks.