We recently asked Cameron Duguid to created this animated film that interprets Tommy Perman's designs for the packaging of our latest Random Spectacular project, Concrete Antenna, a 12" vinyl and print set by Rob St. John, Simon Kirby and Tommy Perman. The project is inspired by the trio's sound installation at Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop.
Copies of this limited edition release can be found over at our Random Spectacular store - you can also hear what Jarvis Cocker, Stuart Maconie and Gideon Coe had to say about the release.
Earlier in the year I was delighted to be asked by The Pallant House Gallery in Chichester to produce a new screen print to celebrate the opening of their latest exhibition, David Jones: Vision and Memory.
I've written about the inspiration for this new six colour print in the latest Pallant House Gallery magazine, but you can find out more online.
I was particularly influenced by David Jones' Flora in Calix-Light (1950) and Briar Cup (1932). Whilst working on the print I visited Kettle's Yard, focussing on the collections of natural objects such as pale grey-brown feathers scattered upon a shallow glass dish, a small glass jug of asters beside a twist of seaweed stem and Jim Ede's pebble spiral on a simple wooden table.
I'm pleased to announce the launch of my latest small wood engraving, Stopping By Woods. Inspired by a favourite Robert Frost poem, this wintry print makes use of a rather unusually shaped end grain block that I'd been waiting to find a use for. Find out more
We're delighted to announce the launch of a new screen print by artist Clive Hicks-Jenkins, another collaboration with our friend Daniel Bugg of the Penfold Press.
Christmas at Camelot is the first in a series of fourteen prints based on the medieval poem 'Sir Gawain and the Green Knight'.
You may have seen Clive's 'Hansel and Gretel' contribution to our second Random Spectacular journal. We'll be publishing a Random Spectacular special expanding on this in 2016. We recently had the pleasure of talking to Grafik magazine about our Random Spectacular imprint. Read in full
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.
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.