We've had the pleasure of working with Ed Kluz for a number of years now - both exhibiting his prints and collages but also working on his range of screen printed fabrics for St. Jude's.
If you're unable to visit this event in London, Ed will be joining us for St. Jude's In The City at The Scottish Gallery in Edinburgh opening on Tuesday 2nd July 2013.
Here are some images from Ed's London show plus the short film we commissioned about the work of this talented illustrator, graphic artist and textile designer.
Posted by Simon Lewin on May 15th, 2013
A final Open Studio recommendation for anyone in or near York over the next couple of weekends...
Printmaker, painter and illustrator Michael Kirkman will be exhibiting a selection of work at 45 Grosvenor Terrace, York.
Having studied at Edinburgh School of Art followed an MA course at the Royal College of Art, Michael is now living and working in York.
Here's a selection of the work he'll be exhibiting as part of York Open Studios 2013.
Posted by Simon Lewin on April 11th, 2013
And here are some of pieces Mark Hearld will be exhibiting as part of York Open Studios.
Posted by Simon Lewin on April 11th, 2013
If you're anywhere near York over the next two weekends you're in for a treat.
It's time for the 2013 York Open Studios and at 104 The Mount, Emily Sutton and Mark Hearld will be exhibiting a selection of paintings, prints and collage.
Visit on 13th/14th and 20th/21st April (from 10am-6pm on the Saturdays and from 10am -5pm on the Sundays). Full details from the York Open Studios website.
Here's some of the work Emily will be exhibiting...
Posted by Simon Lewin on April 10th, 2013
Printmaker and illustrator Paul Bommer has an exhibition in Norwich from Friday 12th to Sunday 14th April 2013.
'Sack & Sugar' is a selling exhibition of Paul's limited edition prints and Delft tiles.
Paul is a graduate of the National College of Art & Design in Dublin. Working until quite recently in the East End of London, Paul has now relocated to the wilds of the north Norfolk coast seeking space and new inspiration.
Paul's work is informed by an irreverent humour and a love of character, history and a rich sense of time and place, captured with a deft line. He is currently focussing on limited edition screen prints and decorated ceramics which include limited edition tiles and private fireplace commissions.
Posted by Simon Lewin on April 8th, 2013
In haste, yesterday we managed to catch what must be the last few days of an inspiring exhibition at the Ingleby Gallery in Edinburgh.
From the Ingleby Gallery website...
"This exhibition of work by Alfred Wallis (1855-1942), Forrest Bess (1911-1977), and Frank Walter (1926-2009) presents three unique and uncompromising figures from the story of 20th century art.
Each worked in isolation, outside the conformity of their respective societies: in Cornwall in the 1920’s; Texas in the ‘50’s and Antigua in the ‘70′s, but only two of the three (Wallis reluctantly and Bess enthusiastically) have been absorbed into the written and recorded histories of the last hundred years.
The work of the third, Frank Walter, is being presented here for the first time."
Officially I think the show was going to end on 31st March but the Ingleby Gallery website is indicating that it runs until 14th April 2013. Highly recommended.
Posted by Simon Lewin on April 7th, 2013
In The Old Ways, Robert Macfarlane continues to write about his experience of walking and observing as he passes through landscapes - some dramatic and some more mundane.
For Silt, one of the most striking chapters of his brilliant recent book, bestselling travel writer Robert Macfarlane walked the Broomway, the notorious 'deadliest path in Britain'.
He was accompanied on this journey along along the Essex offshore path (which has claimed the lives of more than sixty people over the centuries) by his friend and accomplished photographer David Quentin.
Penguin Books are publishing a special e-book edition of Silt which will feature all of David's photographs from the journey, all taken on 35mm black and white film using a Leica rangefinder.
Until April 13th 2013 the photographs are exhibited in London at 4 Windmill Street, accompanied by a specially commissioned sound piece by musicians Jimmy Cripps and Rico Borza, and sound designer Jesse T. Rybolt. Find out more
Posted by Simon Lewin on April 4th, 2013
Regulars will know we're long time fans of Barbara Jones' work.
Born in 1912, Barbara Jones studied at the R.C.A. and was a pioneer in the field of popular culture, demonstrated by the book ‘The Unsophisticated Arts’ - published in 1951 and described by Peter Blake as “a treasure trove of information about popular art”.
In 2009, Ruth Artmonsky published a book on Jones’ work - “A Snapper Up Of Unconsidered Trifles” which we recommend.
We were very lucky to source a copy of the poster for her 'Black Eyes & Lemonade' exhibition in 1951 and a copy of the catalogue for the exhibition - we've put a few pages of that online.
We have a few of Jones' original drawings and sketchbooks which we'll share before too long.
We've been prompted to post this for two reasons.
The exhibition brings together many of the important murals and decorative cycles undertaken in Britain between 1910 and 1970. Not featured in the exhibition is our gouache piece 'Shelf and Mirror' (below) which we believe was a working drawing for a mural for the ocean liner SS Orsova.
We're also pleased to hear that The Museum of British Folklore are working on a collaborative exhibition at Whitechapel Gallery which will look at Jones' unique curatorial approach to her Black Eyes and Lemonade exhibition. More news on that soon.
Posted by Simon Lewin on February 24th, 2013
Jonny Hannah's 'Burns Miscellany' landed on our doormat today with spontaneous drawings printed onto vibrant coloured pages. Timorous Sassanachs that we are, we didn't indulge in traditional the haggis fare last night but are big fans of Tunnocks of all varieties - including Mark Hearld's collage, exhibited at Godfrey & Watt in 2011 (see last image).
You can see more of Jonny's printmaking over at St. Jude's Prints.
Posted by Angie Lewin on January 26th, 2013
Printmaker Christopher Brown is popping-up this Saturday (22nd December 2012) at The Soho Collective, 12 Moor Street, London W1D 5NG between 11am and 5pm.
He'll be exhibiting a range of his limited edition linocut prints (framed and unframed) and copies of his book An Alphabet of London.
Posted by Simon Lewin on December 19th, 2012