I was delighted to receive a parcel this morning, containing the new 7'' vinyl record for the single All I Know by Shields. The artwork on the cover is a collaboration between Anthony Crook and myself and the record is available from this Monday, the 2nd April via Euphonios Records. For more information about the release take a look at the bands website.
Sunday, 25 March 2012
Here is the invite for my project There's A Story Here That Might Interest You, which will take place at the Aldeburgh Beach South Lookout in Suffolk from the 10th - 12th August 2012. More details will follow soon.
Thursday, 22 March 2012
While on a break during lecturing in Norwich today I took a quick trip to the Norwich University of the Arts project space (formerly Norwich Gallery) to see what was on and saw an excellent exhibition showcasing work by small press and artists' book publisher Coracle called Printed In Norfolk, The show focuses predominantly on the work produced by the company directors Erica Van Horn and Simon Cutts over the past twenty or so years. If you are walking past the gallery on St. Georges Street before the 21st April, drop in and have a look, there is some really fine and inspiring work on show.
Monday, 19 March 2012
Next week sees the opening of a new group show at the Tabernacle in Notting Hill called We Are The Fragments. Curated by painter Lee Johnson I have four works in the exhibition and my work Everything And Again (Version 1) features on the invite picture above. As well as the show there is an auction, taking place on the same evening as the private view, where one piece from each artist will be sold to raise money for the charity Music4Children.
Sunday, 18 March 2012
Last week my new print Happy, All Smiles was finished at Peacock Visual Arts print studio in Aberdeen. Printed on Magnani Litho MAL352 350gsm paper by master printmaker Linsay Croall, this eleven colour screenprint is an edition of 40 plus 5 artist proofs. Sized at 65.5 x 50 cm, the work will be available in early spring for £300 unframed. Please contact Peacock Visual Arts for more details.
Sunday, 11 March 2012
I was delighted to find out that two of my print works have been invited to be part of a touring group exhibition called British Printmaking in Japan, curated by Monica Petzal and Rebecca Salter. My works While We Have This Moment, Say Something Cinematic and Together We Built This World Of Our Own (pictured) will be part of the exhibition that takes place in Kyoto at the Kyoto Municipal Museum of Art from the 31st July - 12th August 2012 and then travels to Kita Kyushu and the Centre For Contemporary Art from the 20th - 25th November 2012. Further venues and dates are planned, including some in the United Kingdom. I will post further details when they are confirmed very soon.
Friday, 9 March 2012
Today saw the launch of the official Shields Merchandise store. Two new t-shirts are available from the site. One features the artwork for new single All I Know designed by Anthony Crook and myself and the other is a new design by illustrator Suzie Winsor. Each t-shirt is a limited edition and is a very reasonable £12 each.
Thursday, 8 March 2012
Friday, 2 March 2012
Over the past few weeks I have been working on ideas for a new lithograph specially commissioned by Curwen Press at Chilford Hall, near Cambridge to celebrate the Olympic Games this Summer. I am honoured to be asked to produce the edition for the Curwen, a studio with a long heritage of making fantastic print works. I will be heading in to the Curwen studio to work with their master printmakers in early April to complete the work. In the meantime, here is the first rough sketch page from my notebook to give you a sneak preview of what I am working towards. Apologies for the spelling mistake at the bottom of the page.