If you've yet to visit, we'd recommend you head up/down/across to Jonny Hannah's Main Street exhibition at Yorkshire Sculpture Park which runs until 28th February 2016.
Jonny has transformed the YSP Visitor Centre, creating three pop-up shops made entirely from his 2D and 3D artworks.
The exhibition – a tribute to high streets of the past, lined with independent retailers stocking an assortment of curiosities – features a collection of new linocuts, screenprints, and paintings. Incorporating strong colours and typography, and inspired by Hannah’s love of jazz music, the works are reminiscent of 1940s shop signs and concert posters. The exhibition also features Heavy Wool Products Come to McVouty’s – a limited edition screenprint printed at The Penfold Press in Selby, created exclusively for YSP – together with a small hand-painted and printed edition of unique wooden ukuleles. View a selection of the works exhibited
Concrete Antenna, our third Random Spectacular project, is now available as a digital download and a deluxe 12” vinyl album package of new music, a set of art prints, a series of short essays and a specially created tide table created by Tommy Perman, Simon Kirby and Rob St. John inspired by their sound installation in the new landmark tower at Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop, loosely based on the urban history, architecture and ecology of Newhaven in North Edinburgh.
The sound installation is currently set to run until February 2016 (though this may be extended). Keep an eye on the Concrete Antenna website for details.
Here's a great little film featuring Jonny Hannah talking about his current exhibition Main Street at Yorkshire Sculpture Park.
The exhibition features three pop-up shops made entirely from the artist’s 2D and 3D artworks, all of which are available to buy. Navigate Main Street using Hannah’s traditional hand-painted signs suspended above the YSP Centre concourse; natter with the owner of the Record Store; and nip to The Hand and Heart junk shop to pick up anything your heart desires!
You'll even spy Jonny's wallpaper for St Jude's, The Darktown Billets-Doux.
The exhibition runs until the end of February 2016 at Yorkshire Sculpture Park, West Bretton, Wakefield WF4 4LG. Find out more
Visitors to Mark Hearld's exhibition at York Art Gallery, The Lumber Room - Unimagined Treasures, will have seen the slipcast and hand-painted ceramic horses Mark has created based on a wooden 19th century toy horse the artist found in a Berlin flea market, a reaction to two Leeds Horses in the York Museums Trust's collection.
Mark will continue to make these horses over the coming months and two fine specimens have made their way into the Godfrey & Watt Christmas exhibition in Harrogate.
We'll be featuring the horses in a Random Spectacular publication dedicated to Mark's exhibition. Find out more about Random Spectacular, present and future.
Painter/printmaker Michael Kirkman will be exhibiting a selection of recent paintings, drawings and prints in London next weekend in an exhibition entitled 'A Given Time'.
The opening event is from 5-9pm on 26th November and the exhibition will then be open from 27-29th November from 10am until 5pm. Visit Michael's website for full address details.
Emily Sutton's current exhibition at The Scottish Gallery in Edinburgh (until 25th November 2015) has now sold out, but further works will be available from our friends at Godfrey & Watt in Harrogate as part of their Christmas 2015 exhibition featuring work from artists including Mark Hearld, Terry Shone, Brita Granstrom, Angie Lewin and Mick Manning.
Here are some of the latest watercolours and drawings that Emily will be exhibiting in Harrogate.
You might also like to see Emily's fabrics for St Jude's.
Verdure Veneziane - Watercolour (28 x 40cm)
Fondamenta S.Caterina - Watercolour (31 x 46cm)
Fortuny's Studio, Venice - Pencil (48 x 33cm)
Fondamenta Dicadonici - Watercolour (31 x 46cm)
Finferli E Porcini - Watercolour (28 x 40cm)
Castagne,Venice - Watercolour (28 x 40cm)
As part of my curation of The Masters - Relief Prints at The Bankside Gallery I was pleased to see a number of prints made using the moku-hanga technique. Unlike many relief printmaking methods which make use of oil-based inks, this traditional Japanese woodblock printmaking technique uses water-based inks which are applied to the cut wooden block. Handmade Japanese paper is then placed onto the block which is then hand burnished using a baren.
Below are prints from two artists who make use of the technique in their work.
Born in Osaka, Japan, Nana Shiomi studied oil painting and printmaking at the Tama Art University (BA, MA), Tokyo. Shiomi came to London to study contemporary art and received an MA in printmaking from the Royal College of Art in 1991.
Paul Furneaux 'Sunlight Garden' (54 x 74cm)
Nana Shiomi 'Garan-Do, Autumn' (80 x 107cm)