We're back in London, at Fournier Street in the heart of Spitalfields, for an event co-curated with The Town House proprietor Fiona Atkins.
Painter-printmaker Mark Hearld launches a new fabric, Bantam Bough, celebrating his tenth anniversary of collaboration with St Jude's. His award winning Harvest Hare wallpaper and fabric also has a new colourway, Provençal Blue, showcased, together with his recent Cirque d'Hiver fabric.
From Wednesday 20th September until Sunday 24th September 2017 at The Town House, 5 Fournier Street, E1 6QE Find out more
Wednesday 20th September 11am-6pm
Thursday 21st September 11am-8pm
Friday 22nd September 11am-6pm
Saturday 23rd and Sunday 24th September 11am-5pm
Edward Bawden's 1927 Seaweed wallpaper, reissued by St Jude's in September
Mark Hearld's Harvest Hare wallpaper in Provençal Blue
Angie Lewin's Nature Study, Late Summer screen print
Working on Mark Hearld's forthcoming Bantam Bough fabric for St Jude's
Christopher Brown's Albion linocut, the starting point for his first wallpaper for St Jude's
Opening in Edinburgh on the 5th of October is Collage, Pigeons and Platters, Mark Hearld’s first solo exhibition of new work following his critically acclaimed curated exhibition The Lumber Room: Unimagined Treasures which opened the recently refurbished York Art Gallery in 2015.
The exhibition continues to explore his love of the British countryside, a recent trip to Shetland and Orkney and his continuing curiosity for objects with a magpie approach to collecting in this new collection of collages, limited edition prints and hand-painted ceramics.
Talking of his collages, Mark explains…
“Collage as an approach is at the core of my work. It enables me to pull together a whole range of surfaces and textures to dynamic effect. It is inherently abstract; each bird silhouette is also a cut out piece of paper and the paper profile is very important to the overall effect.”
Visitors to the exhibition will also have the chance to see a selection of Mark’s fabrics and wallpapers for St Jude’s.
Collage, Pigeons and Platters runs from 5th-29th October 2016 at The Scottish Gallery, 16 Dundas Street. Edinburgh EH3 6HZ.
We're currently working on a Random Spectacular journal dedicated to Mark's The Lumber Room: Unimagined Treasures exhibition in York. To find out more nearer to publication, subscribe to our St Jude's Prints newsletter.
The Shetland Times, 2016, mixed media with collage on paper, 56 x 75 cms
Grey Partridge, mixed media with collage on paper, 40 x 40 cms
Mark Hearld working in the studio
The Shetland Ewe, 2016, mixed media with collage on paper, 56 x 75 cms
Heron, 2016, mixed media with collage on paper, 56 x 75 cms
Flight Platter, hand-painted ceramic, D:38 cms
We’re delighted to be returning to The Town House on Fournier Street in the heart of Spitalfields for an event co-curated with The Town House proprietor Fiona Atkins.
The building dates from 1720 where silk weavers originally worked and plied their trade.
In addition to a showcase of our artist-designed fabrics and wallpapers we’ll be presenting an exhibition entitled ‘Albion - A Celebration of Britain In Print’ featuring limited edition prints by St Jude’s co-founder Angie Lewin and printmaker Christopher Brown.
Christopher Brown was born in London in 1953. He attended the Royal College of Art where he was introduced to, and eventually assisted, Edward Bawden, the master of the linocut. It was Bawden who encouraged him to explore this medium.
Since then, Christopher has exhibited at the Michael Parkin Gallery, The Royal Academy, The Fry Gallery, The Fine Art Society and the Victoria & Albert Museum.
‘Monkeys and Birds’ was designed in 1958 by printmaker Sheila Robinson (1925-1988) and was printed by hand to decorate the walls of Cage Cottage, the family home in Great Bardfield. The design originates from Sheila’s hand cut linocut blocks.
A chapter profiling Sheila's work features in 'Bawden, Ravilious and the Artists of Great Bardfield' published by the V&A.
As well as the original colour way, we've worked closely with Sheila’s daughter, the printmaker and painter Chloë Cheese, to create two additional colour ways.
Visit us at The Town House, 5 Fournier Street, London E1 6QE from Tuesday 20th until Sunday 25th September. Open Tuesday 11am-8pm, Wednesday-Friday 11am-6pm, Saturday and Sunday 11am-5pm.
Christopher Brown's 'Albion' linocut
Christopher Brown cutting his 'Albion' linocut
Angie Lewin's 'Sea Pinks' wood engraving
Mark Hearld's 'Squirrel and Sunflower' fabric
Sheila Robinson's 'Monkeys and Birds' wallpaper
From 19th March until 23rd April 2016 our good friends at Tinsmiths in Ledbury will be presenting Spring Life, an exhibition of work by painter/printmaker Mark Hearld and ceramicist Paul Young.
You'll be able to get a sneak preview of two new designs we'll be launching soon - the fabric version of Mark's popular Squirrel and Sunflower wallpaper and a new design, Cirque D'Hiver, inspired by time spent in Paris.
Mark has also been collaborating with Ledbury based letterpress printer Martin Tilley on a series of new linocut prints, featured in the film above.
Spring Life runs from 19th March until 23rd April 2016 at Tinsmiths, Tinsmiths Alley, 8A High Street, Ledbury, Herefordshire. HR8 1DS. Visit their website for opening times.
We'll be adding details of Mark's new fabrics to our website soon, in the meantime you can view Mark's existing fabrics and wallpaper for St Jude's.
Mark Hearld's forthcoming Cirque D'Hiver fabric for St Jude's
The fabric version of Mark Hearld's Squirrel and Sunflower wallpaper for St Jude's
Photographer Alun Callender recently visited the York studios of artists Mark Hearld and Emily Sutton, to take some photographs for a St Jude's Fabrics booklet we'll be publishing in 2016. We'll share some of the images of Emily's studio soon, but in the meantime, here are a few photographs of Mark at work and whilst visiting his current exhibition at York Art Gallery, The Lumber Room - Unimagined Treasures.
Saturday 15th November 2014 sees the opening of 'Town and Country', Emily Sutton's major solo exhibition at Yorkshire Sculpture Park.
The exhibition will feature a wide range of one-off watercolours, limited edition prints and a flock of hand painted and embroidered birds.
Based in York, Emily has worked with many distinguished clients around the world, illustrating books for the Victoria & Albert Museum, Faber and Faber, Random House, Penguin and Walker Books and undertaking commissions for brands such as Hermes, Fortnum & Mason and Betty’s of Harrogate.
We're delighted to include Emily's designs within the St Jude's range of fabrics - her Curiosity Shop fabric won the 'Best British Pattern' category in the Elle Decoration British Design Awards in 2011.
'Town and Country' coincides with the publication of Transferware Treasures, a limited edition hand-bound foldout book of the artist’s watercolours of Victorian transferware, published by Fleece Press.
Find out more about the exhibition in the short film below and via the Yorkshire Sculpture Park website. The exhibition runs until 22nd February 2015.
We had worked with the photographer Cristian Barnett before and he offered he making of a short film in return for a donation to the Movember fundraising programme (supporting the work of this global men’s health charity).