Mark Hearld’s Platters

As part of the new work presented at this year's York Open Studios event, Mark Hearld has created a series of hand-decorated platters, a few of which are pictured here.

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Sutton & Hearld at Home

Artists Emily Sutton and Mark Hearld will soon open their doors again as part of the York Open Studios event.

Running over the last two weekends of April, Emily will exhibit a selection of new paintings, drawings and print. Mark has created a series of new mixed-media collages, limited edition prints and hand-decorated slipcast cockerels and painted platters.

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Barnett Freedman

Barnett Freedman was a prolific artist and illustrator, a less well know contemporary of Edward Bawden and Eric Ravilious. Find out more...

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Emergent Landscapes

Over the past couple of years we've had the pleasure of working with artist, writer, musician and cultural geographer Rob St. John. Rob and Tommy Perman contributed to our Random Spectacular No. 2 journal, discussing their Water of Life project and we've since collaborated on the Concrete Antenna 12" vinyl/print project and Score Tae The Toor.

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The Lost Watercolours of Edward Bawden

Widely admired today as an illustrator and printmaker, Edward Bawden (1903-89) is hardly a ‘forgotten artist’. Yet one aspect of his career has been neglected until now: his role in the 1930s as a critically-acclaimed modern painter.

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Rena Gardiner at MMU

Manchester Metropolitan University's Special Collections are currently hosting an exhibition dedicated to the work of Rena Gardiner.

Rena Gardiner (1929-1999) spent her life entirely devoted to her art, creating books, prints and paintings. She is best known for a series of guidebooks to historic places, buildings and the countryside, each of which she wrote, printed and illustrated herself. This exhibition will include some of these guidebooks alongside paintings, pastels, linocuts and sketch-books and a display of work by some of the artists who influenced Rena including Eric Ravilious, John Piper and Edward Bawden.

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