We went along to the opening of Jonathan Gibbs' latest exhibition in Edinburgh earlier today.
Fish Bone features a number of new wood engravings, paintings and drawings.
Jonathan has lived and worked in Scotland for many years but acknowledges the importance of the “churches, fields, shorelines and elements of landscape from East Norfolk, where my family comes from”.
Having trained at Central School of Art and Design and the Slade School of Fine Art, in addition to the creation of new work for regular exhibitions Jonathan is a Head of Illustration at the Edinburgh College of Art.
Writing about Jonathan’s 2006 ‘Flint & Straw’ exhibition at the Open Eye Gallery, Alan Powers suggests that “at first sight, his paintings and engravings evoke a mid-twentieth-century mood, suggestive of territory between Ben Nicholson and Eric Ravilious – fastidious, linear and deeply sensitive to place”.
The exhibition runs until 25th September 2013 at Open Eye Gallery, 34 Abercromby Place, Edinburgh EH3 6QE.
We're also very pleased to feature Jonathan's limited edition wood engravings at our online gallery specialising in British printmaking.
Posted by Simon Lewin on September 7th, 2013
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
We're pleased to announce the launch of a short film about the work of Ed Kluz.
Filmed and edited by Alun Callender, Ed Kluz discusses his work, inspiration and working practices. The film is shot on location at Racton Tower in West Sussex and at Ed's Brighton studio and home.
Posted by Simon Lewin on April 10th, 2013
It's always great to see how our fabrics are used. Although it's printed on an upholstery weight linen, Luke Edward Hall couldn't resist tailoring this shirt from Ed Kluz's Lionheart fabric for Patrick Wolf to wear on his tour last year.
Posted by Simon Lewin on January 25th, 2013
One of the joys of my job is getting to see behind the scenes when the artists we collaborate with at St. Jude's work on new projects.
Never more the case than for the past couple of years of working with Mark Hearld whilst he's been creating work for his Walker Books A First Book of Nature, his recently published Mark Hearld's Work Book and this forthcoming exhibition at Yorkshire Sculpture Park.
Birds and Beasts showcases Mark Hearld’s practice which stems from a love of the British countryside, curiosity for objects and a magpie approach to collecting. He has taken inspiration from YSP’s 500-acre historic estate and its inhabitant wildlife to create new work, all of which is available to buy. The Park’s visitor centre and Upper Space gallery are decorated with Mark’s hand-painted wooden animals; three-dimensional, hand-decorated ceramic hares; collages in hand-painted frames, lino-cuts, and limited edition litho prints. A flock of hand-decorated wooden pigeons hang in the concourse and found objects will feature in a characteristically eccentric window display.
We're delighted that Mark's fabrics for St. Jude's will be on display, alongside his award winning Harvest Hare wallpaper (you might also get a glimpse of our forthcoming Harvest Hare fabric - sign up to our newsletter for details of this nearer the time).
The exhibition opens at Yorkshire Sculpture Park near Wakefield on 17 November 2012 and runs until 17 February 2013. On Saturday 17th November Mark will be on hand to sign copies of his new book for Merrell, Mark Hearld's Work Book. For full details please visit the Yorkshire Sculpture Park website.
Pictured below: Mark at work in his studio, his Autumn Fox limitededition lithograph for the exhibition, Harvest Hare - Mark's award winning wallpaper for St. Jude's, the bag and scarf that he has produced for the exhibition and his Bird Garden fabric for St. Jude's. (Images 1, 2, 4 and 5 copyright Jonty Wilde).
Posted by Simon Lewin on November 13th, 2012
Took a trip to Edinburgh's Dovecot Studios on Saturday to see their centenary exhibition Weaving The Century, bringing together the largest collection of tapestries ever exhibited in the UK.
The exhibition features works by David Hockney, Paul Gauguin, Elizabeth Blackadder, Sir Peter Blake, Edward Wadsworth, Cecil Beaton, Graham Sutherland, Eduardo Paolozzi, Louise Nevelson and Claire Barclay.
One favourite piece was a tapestry designed by Edward Bawden. We'd encourage you to take a trip to the exhibition to see this up close.
Posted by Simon Lewin on August 19th, 2012
We took a call yesterday with the brilliant news that Emily Sutton's Curiosity Shop has won the 'Best British Pattern Design' category in The British Design Awards 2011 - in association with Elle Decoration and The Daily Telegraph.
We look forward to finding out who won in the other categories in the December issue of Elle Decoration (we'd initially though we might have to keep our news secret but have been told to spread the word!).
We'd like to thank everyone that took the time to vote - it is genuinely appreciated.
We'll have news soon of Emily's follow up fabric, a new design entitled 'Deep Sea' (sign up to our newsletter for details).
Posted by Simon Lewin on September 30th, 2011
Launching at Ed Kluz's exhibition in Ripon tonight is Painswick - his first fabric for St. Jude's.
Ed is fascinated by the objects of our cultural heritage. He seeks out the eccentric, the lost and the overlooked. Follies, curiosities, vanished buildings and folk lore inspire artworks which explore themes of renewal and reinvention.
His exhibition at Hornseys in Ripon, entitled Northern Arcadia, will define the beauty and harmony to be found amongst great northern houses and their correspondent gardens and will include views of follies and buildings around Studley Park, Castle Howard, Duncombe Park, Bramham Park and other great estates.
Two examples of the work being exhibited are shown here, beneath the images of Painswick.
Posted by Simon Lewin on September 16th, 2011
Originally designed and cut by Angie in lino, Nature Table is screen printed in the UK in 4 colourways on a sturdy linen union, perfect for upholstery, curtains and blinds.
You can find out more and request samples via our St. Jude's Fabrics website.
Posted by Simon Lewin on September 10th, 2011
We had some great news earlier this week.
Emily Sutton's Curiosity Shop has been selected as one of the six shortlisted designs in the Best British Pattern Design category in The British Design Awards 2011.
Update: Emily has won the category!
Posted by Simon Lewin on September 7th, 2011