Exhibition Wishlist – April

exhwlaprilI thought I would make another exhibition wishlist as I have seen so many shows I’d like to go to! I’m fairly sure I won’t get to see half of them, but perhaps you will and you can let me know about it!

Jonny Hannah: The Darktown Billets-Doux at The Depot, Edinburgh 10th – 14th April 2015

Neil Bousfield at Tinsmiths, Ledbury until 25th April 2015

Secret 7″ at Somerset House, London until 3rd May 2015

Dust: Drew Millward at Colours May Vary, Leeds until 4th May 2015

Paul Catherall: 15 Years of Linocuts at For Arts Sake, Ealing, London 17th April – 17th May 2015

Bawden’s Book Illustration at The Higgins, Bedford

An Abiding Standard: The Prints of Stanley Anderson at The Royal Academy until 24th May 2015

Goya: The Women and Old Witches Album at The Courtauld Gallery, London until 25th May 2015

Magnificent Obsessions: The Artist as Collector at The Barbican, London until 25th May 2015

New Rhythms: Henri Gaudier-Brzeska and his contemporaries at Kettle’s Yard, Cambridge until 21st June 2015 (accompanied by a display of contemporary drawings in Kettle’s Yard House)

Kenneth Rowntree: A Centenary Exhibition at The Fry Art Gallery, Saffron Walden until 12th July 2015

Ravilious at The Dulwich Picture Gallery, London until 31st August 2015

Henri Matisse Sculptures: The Backs at Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts, Norwich until 1st September 2015

Henry Moore: Back To A Land at The Yorkshire Sculpture Park, Wakefield until 6th September 2015

From Eric Ravilious to Grayson Perry at The Fry Art Gallery, Saffron Walden until 25th October 2015

The Power of Paper: 50 years of printmaking from Australia, Canada and South Africa at The Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, Cambridge until 6th December 2015

MOONSTRIPS: Eduardo Paolozzi and the printed collage 1965-72 at The Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge until 7th June 2015

Secret 7″ Private View

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Last night I went to the private view of Secret 7″ at Somerset House. My record sleeve design, along with many others, is on display there until 3rd May. It was a nice night and great to have the opportunity to see all the other record sleeves. It was fun trying to guess the artists of the anonymous sleeves! The identity of the sleeve designers will be revealed after the sale day on 4th May 2015. I’m thrilled to be part of this event and it would be great if you are able to go and see it! You can preview all the record sleeves in the Secret 7″ online gallery, see if you can guess which is mine!

Secret 7″ at Terrace Rooms, South Wing, Somerset House, The Strand, London WC2R 1LA

10th April – 3rd May 2015, Sale day 4th May 2015

Daily 10am – 6pm (last entry 5.15pm) Free admission

For more information:

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My Secret 7″ record sleeve design is being included in the exhibition at Somerset House! I am not allowed to reveal it until after the exhibition, which is from 10th April – 3rd May, with the sale day being on 4th May. Each record is for sale at £50, with the money raised going to support the charity Nordoff Robbins.

Click here for more information on the Secret 7″ project

Eric Gill at Sotheran’s of Sackville Street

Untitled-1Yesterday I visited London and came across Sotheran’s of Sackville Street, an antiquarian book and print shop, which had an exhibition of Eric Gill prints on. I was able to see a selection of Gill’s wood engravings, most of them printed on delicate Japanese paper. I was glad to find the shop as, not only did it have a great exhibition, it had some lovely books for sale too! I was able to get a copy of the Eric Gill catalogue, ‘Ravilious Wood Engravings’ and ‘An Alphabet of London’ by Christopher Brown! There are also many other prints available to purchase by a variety of artists.

If you are in or planning to visit London it is well worth a visit. The Eric Gill exhibition runs until 10th April 2015.

Click here to see the Eric Gill catalogue

Ana Maria Pacheco at The Gallery at NUA

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Last week I visited The Gallery at Norwich University of The Arts where Ana Maria Pacheco is exhibiting prints and a sculpture. She has artwork on display at several other venues around Norwich, including Norwich Cathedral, Norwich Castle Museum and Art Gallery and The Cathedral of St John the Baptist.

I had not come across Pacheco’s work before but really enjoyed seeing it for the first time. The prints, mainly drypoint etchings, convey emotions of the characters in them very well, with some haunting figures lurking in the background of a few of the large scale prints. It’s also great to see very large scale prints on display too!

The sculpture ‘The Banquet’, shown above, was brilliant! I loved the  scale of the piece, how you could move around it and get up close to see the eerie expressions on the faces of the men, all of which had a set of real teeth! It amazed me that it was carved out of wood, the heads looked like they were marble! It felt at times like the men were about to stand up out of their chairs, there is a realness to these menacing yet slightly humorous characters.

The exhibitions run until 25th April 2015. I am hoping to see the others before they close!

Click here for more information on these exhibitions.