Many thanks to everyone who came along to the opening of The Masters - Relief Prints, the first in a series of technique-specific annual exhibitions presented by the Royal Society of Painter Printmakers.
I've had the honour of curating this event which runs until the 15th of November 2015 at The Bankside Gallery, next to Tate Modern.
Thanks to all of the artists who have made the exhibition possible. The quality of work submitted was impressive and it was a very tough job narrowing down the selection of works exhibited from over 1,100 submitted prints - the exhibition features around 160 works by 150 artists. Below are a few images illustrating the diversity of the work on show.
The Masters - Relief Prints until 15th November 2015 at The Bankside Gallery, 48 Hopton Street, London SE1 9JH.
We're pleased to share this video that accompanies an edit of one of the tracks that appears on our forthcoming Random Spectacular project.
Harbour Fireworks is taken from Concrete Antenna, a sound installation and 12" deluxe vinyl album package exploring the past, present and imagined future of Newhaven in Edinburgh. Much of the sonic palette for this track is derived from recordings of firework displays in the area. Find out more about the track.
As part of his forthcoming exhibition at Yorkshire Sculpture Park, our friends at Art Angels have produced three cards based on Jonny Hannah's work.
Jonny has adapted three of his prints - 'Mare Vivimus', 'Fyret' and 'All Aboard the George Bennie' - to produce these die-cut cards. Also launching at the exhibition is Jonny's 2016 'The Captain's Calendar'.
'Main Street' will run from 14th November 2015 until 28th February 2016 at Yorkshire Sculpture Park and visitors will be invited to take a stroll down Hannah’s vintage-inspired homage to the independent trader.
You might also like to view Jonny Hannah's fabric and wallpaper designs for St Jude's
In September 2015 we took a visit to Mark Hearld's curated exhibition at York Art Gallery, 'The Lumber Room - Unimagined Treasures'.
The Upper North Gallery has been transformed to reflect one artist’s vision of a Lumber Room – a room of miscellaneous stored objects and artefacts.
For the past two years, York-based artist Mark Hearld has been visiting the stores of the Yorkshire Museum and York Castle Museum as well as York Art Gallery researching the objects and artworks to include in the exhibition.
His choices include textiles, costume, oil paintings, works on paper, furniture, and taxidermy, many items of which have not been on public display before.
Alongside these are new works that Mark has created especially for the show which are inspired by the collections. The exhibition is influenced by a short story called The Lumber Room, by Saki, which was read to him in an English class when he was 15.
“Since I heard Saki’s story I have always been intrigued by the idea of a locked room that contained treasures so wonderful they are beyond what your mind can imagine. In this exhibition I wanted to create the sense of excitement and wonder that you get when you discover the key to the room and see the “forbidden” objects for the first time.”
You might also like to see Mark's range of fabrics and wallpapers for St Jude's.
In November 2015 Emily Sutton will be exhibiting a series of new watercolours and drawings at The Scottish Gallery in Edinburgh as part of 'Four Women Artists' which also features work by Elizabeth Blackadder, Victoria Crowe and Alison McGill.
Edinburgh College of Art unites these four women artists. Elizabeth Blackadder graduated from the college in 1954 and was a dedicated teacher from 1962-1986. Victoria Crowe graduated from the Royal College of Art, London before being invited to teach drawing and painting at the college from 1968 until 1998. Alison McGill and Emily Sutton are part of a younger generation who continue to fulfil their journey through art, and in very different ways represent an ongoing painting and graphic tradition.
The exhibition runs from 4th to 25th November 2015 at The Scottish Gallery, 16 Dundas Street, Edinburgh EH3 6HZ. Find out more.
Watercolour, 76 x 56cm
'The Garden Room at 104'
Watercolour, 76 x 56cm
'Still Life with Coral Teacup'
Watercolour, 22 x 27cm
'Front Room at 104'
Pencil, 84 x 59cm
'Cap Oceane, Trouville'
Watercolour, 29.5 x 42cm
From 14th to 31st October 2015, Ed Kluz will be exhibiting a series of new mixed media collages at the John Martin Gallery at 38 Albemarle Street, London W1S 4JG.
Ed Kluz is an artist, illustrator and printmaker. His work explores contemporary perceptions of the past through the reimagining of historic landscapes, buildings and objects. The ideas of early Romanticism, the Picturesque movement and antiquarian representations of topography and architecture underpin his approach to image making. He has a particular interest in the eccentric, uncanny and overlooked – follies, lost country houses and ruins provide a constant source of inspiration.
As a designer and illustrator Ed has received commissions from the V&A, Faber, Folio Society, John Murray publishers and Little Toller Books, in addition to the fabrics he has designed for St Jude's.
Ed was born in 1980 and grew up in Swaledale, North Yorkshire. He studied fine art at the Winchester School of Art between 1999 – 2002. He now lives in East Sussex.
We've had the pleasure of exhibiting Alex Malcolmson's work at our former Norfolk gallery and at our 2014 St Jude's In The City exhibition in Spitalfields.
From 5th September until 31st October 2015 Alex will be exhibiting a series of new birds and box works at The Yew Tree Gallery in Cornwall.
Born in Shetland in 1955, Alex studied drawing, painting and printmaking at Edinburgh College of Art. He worked in the Northern Isles for several years teaching, painting and exhibiting and then moved back to Edinburgh to work as curator of the Scottish Crafts Collection, now part of the collection of The National Museum of Scotland.
Having run Harrogate's Godrey & Watt gallery for twenty five years, Alex now exhibits his work at galleries across the UK.
Landfall - mixed media box construction
West Coast - mixed media box construction
Pole Star - mixed media box construction
Zephyr - mixed media box construction
Hanging Diver - carved, constructed and painted wood
Navigator - mixed media box construction