Here's the hanging sign that we asked Alex to create for our exhibition of his boxworks and birds which opens on Saturday.
We've had a fantastic response to our initial publicity with just a few pieces remaining unsold on our online store.
But Alex will be bringing a number of additional pieces which will initially be available to those visiting the gallery in person.
Join us in North Norfolk from 11am on Saturday 2nd April 2011 for a glass of wine to celebrate the opening of the exhibition.
Posted by Simon Lewin on March 29th, 2011
Here's another piece of Festival of Britain ephemera from our collection.
‘Black Eyes & Lemonade’ was an exhibition organised by Barbara Jones and Tom Ingram, held at the Whitechapel Art Gallery in 1951 as part of the Festival of Britain. In association with the Arts Council and the Society for Education in Art, the exhibition explored a variety of popular British art – toys, souvenirs, printed ephemera and the like.
Here's a taster of the catalogue's contents, including an introduction by Barbara Jones.
Posted by Simon Lewin on March 24th, 2011
We've just mailed this catalogue for our next solo exhibition at St. Jude's, featuring boxworks and birds by Alex Malcolmson. Please join us from 11am on Saturday 2nd April 2011 for the opening.
The full range of work can be viewed and purchased over at our online store.
Posted by Simon Lewin on March 19th, 2011
It seems an appropriate year to give an airing the various pieces of Festival of Britain ephemera which are dotted around the house.
I thought I'd start with the covers of the thirteen "About Britain" books published in 1951 with their coloured title pages, illustrated by artists including Barbara Jones and Kenneth Rowntree.
We love the spirit of this little guides:
"Not everyone has ten shillings or fifteen shillings to spend on a fat topographical volume. Here are 94 pages of lively matter including upwards of 50 illustrations for a reasonable price."
I'll post the remaining twelve in the series over the next few weeks.
Posted by Simon Lewin on March 18th, 2011
UPDATE: Many thanks to everyone who placed a bid. The final bidding closed at £780 - though a Gift Aid contribution will also be added to that. Thank you!
We wanted to put together a little fundraiser for Save The Children's work in Japan.
I've gone through my archives and have a copy of my wood engraving, Clifftop III (image size: 100mm x 72mm) which we're going to auction on Ebay.
Apart from my own artist's proof, this is the final copy of the edition of 38 which was last available in 2004.
In addition to this wood engraving (numbered and signed), I'll also include a signed copy of my book Plants and Places, and Simon will add a £200 voucher to be spent on your choice of St. Jude's fabrics.
We're starting the bidding at £100 and the auction will run until 24th March 2011.
To place your bid, please visit the Ebay listing page. Happy bidding!
Posted by Angie Lewin on March 17th, 2011
'River' (73cm x 34cm) is a new screen print by Julia McKenzie which is being exhibited at the Affordable Art Fair in London (with Art Dog on stand J2).
You can also view a selection of Julia's prints over at our online print store.
Posted by Simon Lewin on March 10th, 2011
I just came across this work in progress image for my V&A 'Alphabet and Feathers' print produced last year - I was trying to match this tricky shade of Ravilious pink. The final edition was in a slightly different colourway.
Posted by Angie Lewin on March 10th, 2011
'Ship Spirit' is one of the pieces by Alex Malcolmson which we'll be exhibiting at our Norfolk gallery from Saturday 2nd April 2011.
Posted by Simon Lewin on March 3rd, 2011
Our friends at Old Town recently published issue no. 4 of their Evening Star newspaper. The hard copies of this and previous issues are no longer available but you can view all four issues online.
Posted by Simon Lewin on March 1st, 2011
Here's my latest screen print, 'Larch'. It's a very Scottish still-life based on a collection of stems and seedheads, seaweed, lichen and feathers collected on autumnal walks in the Highlands. An accidental link with the celebration of the 60th anniversary of the Festival of Britain is the inclusion of our original souvenir glass celery jar holding pheasant feathers, larch twig and yellow rattle.
Posted by Angie Lewin on February 25th, 2011