In support of Star Wars: Force for Change, an initiative that inspires people to make a positive impact on the world, Star Wars talent, British celebrities, fans and artists worldwide have been challenged to create artwork inspired by everyone’s favourite new droid, BB-8, as a representation of all that is GREAT about Britain.
A number of the creations will be put on display for a public exhibition at White Rainbow Gallery, 47 Mortimer Street until 21 April. The initiative will raise vital funds for Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity with a number of the designed BB-8s being auctioned off for charity via an online auction from 18 April at 7pm to 22 April at 11.59pm. 100%* of the proceeds from this auction will be donated to Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity, on behalf of Force For Change.
Stars of The Force Awakens, Daisy Ridley and John Boyega, are lending their artistic talents to design their very own “BB-GR8s”, along with Star Wars legacy film stalwarts Mark Hamill, Anthony Daniels and Warwick Davis who have each contributed a design.
UK personalities and Star Wars fans Simon Pegg, Paddy McGuinness and band of the moment Years and Years have all awakened their artistic flair to get involved in the project. A huge range of artists up and down the UK, including street and graffiti artists like Guy Denning, China Mike , jewellers, ceramic artists, typography specialists, embroiderers and sculptors, have each worked on their re-interpretations of BB-8 using an incredible array of materials to celebrate a particular area of Great British culture including music, food, sport, art, tourism and technology.
Ossie Robinson, 10 years old, a patient in the hospital and a massive Star Wars fan, has also got involved and created an amazing design featuring the colours of his favourite football team, Watford FC.
Bid on these unique and special BB-8 figurines and help raise money for Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity.
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