This little fabric print was made with a simple stencil, I made lots but didn’t use them. Came across it this morning and thought I would add a border. The impression of a face was entirely accidental.
I made this one back in April (2019). Still on sale £25, unframed, all proceeds go to The Plough, Bristol, veg box scheme.
Models and printing
I’ve been working on several new models and now that we have lockdown for the foreseable future – in the UK anyway – I’m spending even more time on these. I’m lucky enough to have a (dry) studio at home. But the laser cutting at Basically Wooden in lovely Devon has stopped for now.
Cato Press (of which I am a member) is closed but some plate making can be done at home, especially for collagraph which only needs card and paste, at it’s most basic. Great examples at the Collagraph World Wide Facebook page.
David Gentleman at 90
Into The Night
I went to London recently for a few days, visiting the galleries. The outstanding expo was at the Barbican – Into The Night where you may, “Explore the history of cabarets, cafés and clubs in modern art across the world, from London to Paris, Mexico City, Tehran, and Ibadan”. A large show with lots of inspiring images.
As usual at this time of year there is a wealth of shows to choose, I didn’t quite manage all of these:
- https://www.estorickcollection.com/ Lithography from Leningrad: Eric Estorick’s Adventure in Soviet Art. 39a Canonbury Square Wednesday to Saturday
- Bridget Riley Hayward Gallery, South Bank
- Lucian Freud: The Self-portraits’ Royal Academy of Arts, Mayfair
- Elizabeth Peyton ‘Aire and Angels’ National Portrait Gallery, Charing Cross Road
- Hogarth: Place and Progress Sir John Soane’s Museum
- Nan Goldin: Sirens, Marian Goodman Gallery
Gill Thompson, artist and printmaker
I just came across this terrific printmaker, Gill Thompson working in collagraph and lino and mixed media. I might make the effort to travel to at Anlanntair in Stornoway for one of her classes.
I made this one back in April (2019), prints are available to buy, £25 each, unframed.
The Bristol Cable
“The Bristol Cable is shaking up local journalism, reporting on the stories behind the headlines and putting Bristolians in charge of their media.
No barons or hedge-funds, we are powered by over 2,000 members who all have a say and own an equal share in their media co-operative. This means we publish stories that matter to the public not big business, uncovering wrongdoing and injustice in our city as well as diverse voices and compelling ideas. “
I joined the Bristol Cable soon after it’s inception five years ago, a good decision. We had our AGM last Monday (Oct14th) and over 200 people turned out, around 10% of the membership. Some new directors were confirmed and a good time was had by all.
Our first sister media site and paper was launched recently – The Manchester Meteor.
Amongst many other great pieces of journalism Bristol Cable has carried out an investigation into slavery in Bristol and has followed up recently.