Recent Fridays in the studio have been wonderful collage inspired days, raiding my colleague’s fabric box to explore a selection of linens, cottons and silks. These three material based mixed-media collages developed over the past few weeks and were finally mounted onto 300g paper yesterday. All are approximately A2 in size un-framed.
Our Dover Print & Drawing Club meetings (online via zoom since the 1st lock-down) are the perfect opportunity to relax amongst friends and create. There is no need to leave the house, hurry to a particular venue, or transport heavy materials; everything falls easily to hand within the comfort of the home studio.
Last Monday, after a full-on day, the evening club meeting presented an opportunity to chill for a while and explore shapes without any preconceived ideas. I usually cut collages with a medical scalpel, but this time I decided to just cut some paper with an ordinary pair of steel hand scissors, and see what might happen. Finding that I was enjoying the uneven line of each cut, I began layering the cut paper rather akin to a manual desktop form of Photoshop, moving shapes around before pausing some designs by holding the various elements in place with small strips removable tape. The four examples below had evolved in a similar manner, before settling upon their current form and paper finally fixed in place with permanent adhesive.
Dover Print Fair in Market Sq, Dover
Saturday 29/5 10.00-17.00
Future Foundry welcomes visitors to the Dover Print Market in Dover Town Centre as part of a series of Print Fair events in conjunction with the Dover Studio Collective and Dover Arts Development, celebrating the 9th Fête de l’estampe. Future Foundry work with young artists and designers to help them build careers in the arts.
Dover Print Market will bring young, old, new and experienced printmakers together to exhibit and sell their work. There will also be a chance for visitors to see printmaking demonstrations and have a go themselves. The event will be run in line with Covid-19 restrictions. Free entry/ Entrée libre
Contact : Lisa Oulton – email@example.com
Site internet : www.futurefoundry.org.uk
Excited to be taking part in the Brixton Urban Art event. This year it will be held virtually 3rd & 4th July instead of its usual location in Josephine Avenue, London SW2.
Urban Art 2021 – 3rd & 4th July
Due to the continuing uncertainty of COVID restrictions, Brixton’s annual street art fair will again go ‘virtual’ this year on the weekend 3rd & 4th July. However, don’t worry as we plan to be back at our usual venue in the beautiful tree lined Josephine Avenue in 2022. Meantime, please support our exhibitors in 2021 by viewing their galleries and buy some amazing art.
Our Virtual Art Fair
Urban Art is a great opportunity to buy work direct from our many loyal exhibitors and a chance to discover a wealth of creative skills, including Painting, Printmaking, Photography, Mixed Media and Street Art. Exhibitors range from the novice to the established and with prices to match this really is an event for all art lovers, whatever your budget.
For further details and to find out more about exhibiting visit: urbanart.co.uk
25th – 30th May: Open Studio Online with Sat 29th & Sun 30th: Studio visits 11.00 – 16.00
Dover Studio Collective would like to welcome visitors to their virtual Open Studios, as part of a series of Print Fair events in conjunction with Future Foundry in Dover, celebrating the 9th Fête de l’estampe in France. An informal online event, this will be an opportunity to view a varied selection of prints while exploring traditional, experimental and practical printmaking processes with resident artists throughout the week. Covid restrictions permitting, we hope to open for studio visits for the final weekend. Entry to the open studio is free.
Curating a series of images for a developing book project ‘Sol y Sombra / Sun and Shade’