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Bringing Art Home
A new collection of original prints from our roster of contemporary artists is out now.
The collection is based around the theme of landscape, with nods to the cycle of nature and the concept of reproduction. The launch of our new website symbolises a new landscape of sorts for us, which has also coincided with moving into a new studio. These prints push ideas of landscape a little wider; in some cases, to panoramic proportions.
What Happens When Nothing Happens ~ Anna Chapman Parker
WHWNH is the latest in a series of works by Anna in which text emerges through grass or undergrowth. What happens when nothing happens? How many ways can we answer that? It's the ultimate open question; a question about freedom. When nothing strikes you, when nothing needs you, when nothing is demanding a reflexive response, where will you choose to direct your attention?
Giclée print on Hahnemüle bamboo paper, 290 gsm. Sizes: A1 (594 x 841mm) Edition of 25. A2 (420 x 594mm). Edition of 25.
Dead Wood, 2022 ~ Kate Hawkins
This print is inspired by mochaware: colourful slipware decoration that was produced in great quantities in Stoke-on-Trent from the 1780s onwards. Used in pubs and taverns across the land, it was unpretentious and utilitarian pottery. A little like etching (the printing equivalent), each and every piece was handmade and unique. Dead Wood nods to these humble origins with its familiar tree-like patterns common to mochaware. It also acknowledges the hopeless incompetence of our UK government in the year 2022, with another nod to the great political satirist James Gillray.
Hand-coloured etching on Fabriano Rosapina paper, 285 gsm. Size: 600 x 330mm. Edition of 20.
Cala Domestica, Summer 1975 ~ Giles Round
Through the summer of 2022, Giles created a body of work intended as an offering to the dead artist, filmmaker, and queer rights activist, Derek Jarman, as per the tradition of the shingle left on top of Jarman's headstone. Each work represents a different element drawn from Jarman's life and writings, in particular his autobiography, Dancing Ledge. This six-colour screen print depicts Cala Domestica, Sardinia, and is a shot taken from Jarman's film Sebastiane (1976). It depicts 'cliffs, above sharp luna rocks with green rock pools, and a blue sea beyond'. This image, recurring through different mediums, represents the desire of high summer and the electric tension of heatwaves.
Six-colour screen print on 100% cotton Somerset satin paper, 300 gsm. Size: A3 (297 x 420mm). Edition of 50.
Cherry Crafts ~ Abi Ola
This print takes Abi's Chequerboard wallpaper, which also includes a cherry motif, as a starting point. Whilst most wallpapers demand a repeat, this screen print teases us with ideas of repetition without actually repeating. Colours and shapes have been overlapped to create a kaleidoscopic appearance: they play with the familiar but ultimately give us something unusual and unique.
Hand-screen printed on Southbank smooth paper, 310 gsm. Size: 700 x 500mm. Edition of 25.
Madame Nature and Her Cyclical Spells ~ Susie Green
This Giclée print explores the idea of landscape in its widest form: the landscape of the body. It is a celebration of feminine power, cycles of nature and eroticism in the everyday. Susie plays on the form on the self-portrait, with her own image becoming a romantic, spurting source of energy, clouds, liquid and sky. This work challenges the tradition of the 'green man', transforming it to the 'green woman' (with a little nod to the artist's surname). The swapping of gender symbolises a rebirth of iconography, and encourages the viewer to consider newness and growth. Moreover, Susie links to our Ribbons Wrap You Up collaboration with the imagery of bows. In this way, Madame Nature stirs together notions of representation, repetition and reproduction to make the most enchanting spell.
Giclée print on Hahnemüle Photorag paper, 308 gsm. Sizes: A2 (420 x 594mm). Edition of 25. A3 (297 x 420mm). Edition of 25.
Harvest Hen ~ Zoe Gibson
This hand-printed lino cut, inspired by the stylised animal prints of Bawden, Ravilious and the like, focuses on a small, zoomed-in detail of a landscape. Its tight crop compels us to consider what might lie beyond - a farm with fields of wheat and a harvest of grain? Harvest Hen also comments on reproduction in terms of breeding as well as making copies. Just as a hen lays eggs over and over, a lino block is inked up and put through the press. Creativity is harvested time after time.
Lino print on recycled parchment paper. Size: A3 (420 x 297mm). Edition of 10.