Saturday, 27 August 2016

Neo:print Prize

Today I found myself in Bolton for the Neo:print prize exhibition private view. 
I have to say I'm absolutely stoked to be a part of this exhibition, it's the freshest, punchiest print show I've seen in ages and the standard is amazing! Of course I expected nothing less when you have judges from the V&A, Royal collage of art, Printmaking today and Pace Prints New York reps personally selecting the show. 
It was also really nice meeting neo:studio directors: Jason Simpson and Julie Levy, it was lovely briefly chatting to them at the show.
The show runs from the 25th Aug - 30th Oct at neo:gallery 23 The Market Place Shopping centre Bolton. Being on the second floor of a shopping centre it's not where you'd expect but what an amazing space!


Tuesday, 23 August 2016

Pre-selected for the Mall Gallery

Thanks to the Mall Gallery for pre-selecting my Nightwalking piece for their Society of Wildlife Artist open exhibition. Fingers crossed!

Saturday, 20 August 2016

Post Design Festival

Today I was in Copenhagen attending the great Post Design Festival,  run by Jody Barton and with some great talks, panels and workshops. Unfortunately I couldn't attend all the events but the ones I could get to were really funny, insightful and had everyone really excited about design and illustration. The talks by Lawrence Zeegan, Paul Davis and David Foldvari were especially good. 

I also got to explore the David Samling museum while I was there and had a great time looking through the very extensive Islamic art show: Shahama. it was full of textiles, carved buildings, ceramics, painted stories, medical instruments, painted ancient Koran pages and highly decorated coffins. I could have spent days in there. I also came across these beautiful paintings by Vilhelm Hammershoi, the name sounds familiar but I don't think I have ever seen anything by his before. His capture of light through corridors and rooms were absolutely captivating.

Friday, 19 August 2016

Thanks Neoprint prize!

Many Thanks to the Neoprint prize and their judges for selecting my print for the exhibition in Bolton! The exhibition runs from the 25th August to the 30th October 2016. Private view will take place on Saturday 27th from 2-4pm and awards ceremony commencing at 2.30 

If you'd like to attend go to:
The Market Place Shopping Centre


The exhibition includes 113 artworks from 91 artists working across the world and using the whole range of print media, the judges were:

Nancy Campbell - Artist/Writer, Editor of ‘Printmaking Today’
Rachel Gladfelter – Director, Pace Prints New York
Gill Saunders - Senior Curator, Victoria & Albert Museum
Jo Stockham - Artist, Professor and Head of the Print Programme, Royal College of Art.

It promises to be an interesting exhibition!

Friday, 5 August 2016

Sending my frame

The frame shed in Beckenham have done a lovely job framing my print for the second selection Neoprint prize in Bolton. Dropping it off with the courier today.

Wednesday, 3 August 2016

AOI private view

Had a great time moseying around the AOI World Illustration Awards tonight, I thought there was some exceptional work from David Foldvari, Diego Becas Villegas and Jimin Kim.  I very much recommend going.

The Horniman Museum

Here's a few test prints from my Horniman museum lino. I'm experimenting with the tone layer and I might try adding a third to add a bit more shadow. Not sure about the type, the serif font taken from the front of the building may have been a little over ambitious for the size of the typography. Serif fonts definitely require a steady hand. Colour experiments to come...

Ernest Journal

Issue 5 of the Ernst Journal out soon, get it here. Enjoyed illustrating this article loads,  it's a great bit of writing on the Peregrine Falcon by J.A.Baker.

Lovely to see the finished CD with my artwork on it. Some great fiddle playing on it by the talented Erynn Marshall.

Waterfront Magazine

Here's the double page illustration I made for Studio Pensom's Waterfront Magazine. This illustration was made to go along Dixie Wills' article about night walking in the Suffolk countryside.