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*Call for Entries* Table Top Museum - Open House 2018

The Art Workers’ Guild
Sunday 23 September, 11 am - 6 pm
The Art Workers’ Guild Table Top Museum is back for its third year, in conjunction with Open House weekend.  Join us for an inventive celebration of the madness and the individual and extraordinary rules of those who collect, organised by Bro. Stephen Fowler and PM George Hardie.

   
  Desdemona McCannon The Museum of Ashridge, PM George Hardie Stencils
We are calling for submissions from Brothers of the Guild and their friends who would like to exhibit their collections, be they large or small. This year, the focus is again on ’Museums’, rather than simply collections. Submissions will be discussed by the Outreach Committee and accepted on the basis of the classification, narrative and explanations provided, as well as the quality, quirkiness or interest of the collection itself.  

If you’d like to take part, but cannot attend on the day itself, we are also reserving a table for a collection of Matchbox Museums. You can send your micro museums in the post to Leigh Milsom Fowler at the Guild.

                       Examples of Matchbox Museums

The Museum forms part of Open House Weekend, and will feature on their website and catalogue.  Please send details of your collection to Leigh on leigh@artworkersguild.org answering the following by Friday 31 August. 

- Name
- Contact email and telephone number
- Specify whether table or matchbox entry
- Title of Museum/collection
- Description of Museum/collection - 40 words maximum (this will be for use in promotional material if submission is accepted)


We look forward to hearing from you!

 

Tiffany Leeson + Duane Kahlhamer Museum of Coastal Curiosities, Nicholas Cooper England in Paperweights


The Restless Girls

Bro. Angela Barrett has illustrated The Restless Girls by Jessie Burton, a feminist reinterpretation of a classic fairytale.  The book is coming out on 27 September with Bloomsbury.


Chance & Control: Art in the age of Computers

Bro. Clive Richards currently has his early hand-coloured computer prints on show in Chance and Control: Art in the Age of Computers at the V&A until Sunday 18 November.  For more info please see this article.


Falkland Craft Symposium

Bro. Peter Burman is organising the third annual Falkland Craft Symposium at the Centre for Stewardship, Fife, this weekend, Friday 17 to Sunday 19 August. The symposium celebrates traditional skills and provides opportunities for demonstrating and sharing them. For more information please see here.


Savage Manor

Bros Kevin Mulvany and Susie Rogers have just finished their latest, two year long project, Savage Manor, a quintessential English manor house, detailing the evolution of the Savage family home from 1500 to 1700.


Australian National Trust Heritage Awards

Bro. Deborah Carthy was a winner earlier this year at the Australian National Trust Heritage Awards for carrying out specialised stone conservation work on the Hyde Park Barracks guardhouses, gate piers and corner pavilion at Sydney Living Museums


Isle of Man Stamp Issue

PM Julian Bicknell is pleased to announce that Arragon Mooar, the house Julian Bicknell & Associates Ltd designed for Dr John Taylor OBE, is featured on a recent special Isle of Man stamp issue.


Prince & Patron Exhibition

Bro. Georgy Metichian currently has a hand carved picture frame on show at Buckingham Palace, selected by HRH The Prince of Wales, as part of the Prince & Patron Exhibition by the Royal Collection Trust.


Making Dystopia

Bro. James Stevens Curl new book, Making Dystopia - the strange rise and survival of Architectural Barbarism is published with Oxford University Press on Thursday 30 August. 


Sculpture Summer School at Ditchling

Bro. Silvia MacRae Brown is running a Sculpture Summer School at Ditchling Museum of Art & Craft over the bank holiday weekend Saturday 25 to Monday 27 August, 10am - 4pm.  For more info and how to book, please see here.


*Call for Entries* Table Top Museum - Open House 2018

The Art Workers’ Guild
Sunday 23 September, 11 am - 6 pm
The Art Workers’ Guild Table Top Museum is back for its third year, in conjunction with Open House weekend.  Join us for an inventive celebration of the madness and the individual and extraordinary rules of those who collect, organised by Bro. Stephen Fowler and PM George Hardie.

   
  Desdemona McCannon The Museum of Ashridge, PM George Hardie Stencils
We are calling for submissions from Brothers of the Guild and their friends who would like to exhibit their collections, be they large or small. This year, the focus is again on ’Museums’, rather than simply collections. Submissions will be discussed by the Outreach Committee and accepted on the basis of the classification, narrative and explanations provided, as well as the quality, quirkiness or interest of the collection itself.  

If you’d like to take part, but cannot attend on the day itself, we are also reserving a table for a collection of Matchbox Museums. You can send your micro museums in the post to Leigh Milsom Fowler at the Guild.

                       Examples of Matchbox Museums

The Museum forms part of Open House Weekend, and will feature on their website and catalogue.  Please send details of your collection to Leigh on leigh@artworkersguild.org answering the following by Friday 31 August. 

- Name
- Contact email and telephone number
- Specify whether table or matchbox entry
- Title of Museum/collection
- Description of Museum/collection - 40 words maximum (this will be for use in promotional material if submission is accepted)


We look forward to hearing from you!

 

Tiffany Leeson + Duane Kahlhamer Museum of Coastal Curiosities, Nicholas Cooper England in Paperweights


Heritage Crafts Association

Bro. Patricia Lovett has set up the All Party Parliamentary Group for Craft on behalf of the Heritage Crafts Association. It is hoped that it will provide a forum for all crafts - conservation craft, heritage building crafts, contemporary craft as well as heritage living crafts, and also crafts in education - school, colleges and universities and lifelong learning.


CounterCurrent

Bro. Katharine Coleman features in the latest episode of Bro. Roger Kneebone’s podcast Countercurrent.


Marthe Armitage Exhibition

PM Marthe Armitage has an exhibition of prints and paintings at Christ Church, Turnham Green, Town Hall Avenue, London W4 5DT from Friday 13 July to Monday 16 July.  For more info see the leaflet here.


Alphabet Museum

Many Brothers, including Eric Marland, Tom Perkins and John Nash have work featured in a new exhibition, Alphabet Museum, at the Lettering Arts Centre, Snape Maltings, Suffolk,  IP17 1SP until Sunday 9 September 2018. The exhibition includes carvings, drawings, glass and wood work, systems of codes, Greek, Roman and Hebrew alphabets and axe work.


Richard Sorrell - BREXhibITion

Brother Richard Sorrell has a BREXhibITion of paintings about Exit from Brexit at the Bankside Gallery from Tuesday 24 July to Sunday 29 July. 


Taber’s at the Geedon Gallery

Brothers Jacqueline and Lincoln Taber are holding an exhibition of their work at the Geedon Gallery, Jaggers, Fingringhoe, Colchester, Essex CO5 7DN, from Saturday 14 July to Sunday 22 July, 11 am - 5.30 pm.


Brockley Open Studios

Master Jane Cox and Brother Sue Lowday, along with Anne Lynch, are holding an open studio at 62a Tyrwhitt road, London, SE4 1QG, as part of Brockley Open Studios on Saturday 30 June and Sunday 1 July.  For more info please see here.


Exhibition - But If I Tell You It Won’t Come True - Rob Ryan

Monday 18 June to Saturday 23 June 2018 at the Art Workers’ Guild 

Bro. Rob Ryan and TAG Fine Arts will be holding an exhibition of new work, But If I Tell You It Won’t Come True at the Guild. Rob has made a departure from his previous monochromatic paper cuts, showing new pieces using multi-layered collaged paper cuts and highly coloured limited silkscreen prints.  For more info please see the website.

Opening hours are Monday 18 June to Saturday 23 June, 10 am - 6 pm.

There will be a book signing with Rob on Saturday 23 June 1 pm - 3 pm. 


Exhibition - Salon Des Refusés - Traditional Architecture Group

Monday 4 June to Thursday 14 June 2018 in the Master’s Room 

 

An exhibition of works refused entry into the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition by members of the Traditional Architecture Group, organised by Bro. Simon Hurst. 

This year, many TAG members submitted entries for the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition. So far all but one have been refused and all these entries, which include many fine architectural models, exquisite drawings, stone carvings and plasterwork will go into TAG’s own exhibition.

There will be a private view on Thursday 14 June, 6.30 pm - 9.30 pm to celebrate and publicise the fine work being produced by TAG members. Come along and judge for yourselves - drinks and nibbles are provided!


Murri Celebrates the Golden Thread

Bro. Stephen Fowler and Bro. Geoff Coupland are holding an evening of craft workshops, dance and music in celebration of the golden thread that entwines the folk song of the UK and USA together. Murri Celebrates the Golden Thread is taking place on Thursday 28 June 2018 from 4 pm to 10.30 pm, at Cecil Sharp House.


Underground Posters

Bro. Julie Westbury has been commissioned by London Transport to make two posters to promote shopping in Brixton and East Dulwich - you should be able to spot them on show throughout the underground.


Edward Bawden at Home

Bro. Angie Lewin and Bro. Simon Lewin, as St Jude’s, have just published Edward Bawden at Home under their Random Spectacular publishing imprint to accompany the exhibition at the Fry Art Gallery in Saffron Walden. It’s designed by Past Master Brian Webb and features written contributions by Past Master Peyton Skipwith and Brother Chris Brown.


The Art of Playfulness

An exhibition of work by new Brothers in the Yellow Gallery at the Art Workers’ Guild.  The exhibition shows finished pieces and the processes and tools behind them and features work by Hannah Coulson, Zebedee Helm and Jeff Soan.

Curated by Bro. Monica Grose-Hodge.

Hannah Coulson

There are several strands to my work: I’m a painter and illustrator, I lead workshops, I manage a programme that establishes creative exchanges between young people and practitioners, and I write and research too. These strands often overlap, informing and enriching each other.

As an illustrator and painter, I am interested in developing ways to make playful, less self-conscious work. I don’t have one fixed style or attitude, but I think there are sensibilities that can often be found in what I make. I like drawing outdoors. I like making things for people.

As a workshop leader and as a manager of participatory projects, I aim to have an adaptable approach that is responsive to the interests and needs of all those taking part. I value discussion and collaboration. I think about pace and flow.

When I write, I follow diverging and disparate threads of thought. I like finding ways to bring those threads together. I tend to look at ideas from multiple viewpoints rather than starting out with a theory to prove. I like to see the connections in things.

www.hannahcoulson.co.uk

Zebeedee Helm

Zebeedee Helm’s work is regularly published in several national publications including Private Eye, The Spectator, House and Garden, The Lady and Art Review. Recently he has been contributing animated Gifs on political matters to the Financial Times. He has embarked on creating a series of children’s guides, which include Kit and Willy’s guide to the Dogs of the World, Art and a forthcoming one on Buildings. They are co-published in America. In 2012 he co-wrote and illustrated a best-selling ABC book about the British Middle Class called inventively The Middle Class ABC. This was published by John Murray and has been translated into Mandarin and is hugely popular in China.


In late 2013 he cobbled together some drawings for John Lobb, the luxury shoemaker, then trotted out some maps and multifarious illustrations for French fashion house, Hermes. Fortnum & Mason got scent of his talent and commissioned a mural in the fragrance and beauty hall, and he inflated his prices for a residency with Airbnb in Milan. His latest illustrated work is a set of drawings for a recent history of Wimbledon tennis championships, called Standing in Line, which is published in May 2018. He also serves up the official cartoons for the Wimbledon fortnight and for the last 3 years has been the piss artist in chief for Jeroboams and their numerous wine merchants across London.

His ancient family motto is ‘Leones mihi cassis’, which translates as ‘Lions are blackcurrants to me’. He lives by this, in a hovel on the side of a windy valley in The Poshwolds. His interests include nougat.

www.zebedeehelm.com

Jeff Soan

My work reflects equally a love of creatures, great and small, and a love of wood. My earlier training as an artist and more lately as a toymaker has led to objects which can be seen as playful sculpture or perhaps sculptural toys, but I generally refer to it as Wobbly Wood.

I try to express the essential nature of the animals, birds, and fish I create, sometimes by simplification, sometimes by attention to detail and very often by the sinuous movement achieved with the technique of articulation. A large part of my work in recent years has been investigating the possibilities of this wobbly wood which is created by cutting the wood into narrow sections and securing it to canvas.

I use the wood’s natural forms and features; its grain, colour and bark to suggest the creature’s shape, markings, feathers and texture. Reclaimed wood is used extensively, from discarded furniture, driftwood, industrial pallets and friends’ and neighbours’ prunings, and it is this found wood that often informs and shapes the work. This constantly varying source of timber helps keep the work fresh and alive.

www.wobblywood.co.uk


London Craft Week: Unveiled - The Craft of Millinery


Loren Golden Headdress by Justin Smith

An exhibition bringing together the best of British millinery, showcasing the diverse styles and skills of makers and giving an insight into their design processes. In conjunction with London Craft Week, supported by the Worshipful Company of Feltmakers and hosted by the Art Workers’ Guild.

Curated by leading milliners Bro. Rachel Trevor Morgan, Bro. Edwina Ibbotson and Bro. Noel Stewart, this unique exhibition draws on their experience and knowledge to highlight the very special craft of millinery and its varied techniques, both modern and traditional. It includes hats from Stephen Jones and Philip Treacy as well as millinery costumier, Bro. Jane Smith. There will also be a display of winning hats from the annual Feltmakers’ Design Competition. Throughout the week there will be a variety of ticketed talks, demonstrations and a documentary film. Please visit feltmakers.co.uk/london-craft-week for more details and booking.

Any profits raised for this event will go towards The Feltmakers Charitable Trust.

Wednesday 9 - Saturday 12 May 2018, 11 am - 6 pm
at The Art Workers’ Guild

Keira Knightley in the Duchess wearing hat by Bro. Jane Smith


New Brothers

The Committee meeting on the 25 April saw the election of 5 new Brothers to the Guild. We wish them all a very warm welcome!

Julie Arkell
Maker in paper mache, fabric and wool
Proposer Fleur Oakes, Seconder Rachael Matthews
https://www.instagram.com/thescatteredchairs
 
Monica Boxley
Jewellery/Textile design
Proposer Ian Archie Beck, Seconder Lesley Strickland
www.monicaboxley.co.uk
 
Marie-Helene Jeeves
Illustrator
Proposer Rolfe Kentish, Seconder Alan Powers
http://www.mhjeeves.com/
 
Chris Keenan
Ceramicist
Proposer Jane Cox, Seconder Lesley Strickland
https://www.chriskeenan.co.uk/
 
Andrian Melka
Sculptor
Proposer Dick Reid, Seconder Tim Crawley
https://www.melkasculpture.com/


Mirror Mirror - Tif Hunter

Brother Tif Hunter is holding an exhibition of his work, Mirror Mirror, at Messum’s in Wiltshire from 16 - 20 May.  For more information, please see the website.


Standing a Little Outside Life - Edward Bawden and his friends and Followers

Bro. Neil Jennings is holding Standing a Little Outside Life - Edward Bawden and his friends and Followers at the Morley Gallery, 61 Westminster Bridge Road, SE1 7HT from Monday 18 – Friday 22 June.  There will be a private view on Tuesday 19 June 6 – 8.30.  Please RSVP to neiljennings20@gmail.com.  


Society of Portrait Sculptors

Bro. Silvia MacRae Brown is holding a 3 day course from 19 - 21 May with the Society of Portrait Sculptors, creating life size portraits in clay.  It will be held at Skelton Studios (studio of the late John Skelton) and will cost £250. To book your place please email sps@portrait-sculpture.org . For more info please see the website.


Countercurrent Podcast

For those that don’t already know, Bro. Roger Kneebone creates a regular podcast called Countercurrent, where he holds conversations with ’unorthodox people whose careers defy traditional boundaries and who swim against the tide’.  You will find several Brothers of the Guild there, including PM Prue Cooper, Bro. Jane Smith, and Bro. Isabella Kocum amongst others.  To explore, please see the website.


Open Studio - Alec Peever

Bro. Alec Peever is holding an Open Studio, along with his wife, Fiona Peever, this coming weekend, Thursday 10 - Sunday 13 May. 12 pm - 5 pm.


Workflow

Bro. Michael Petry is currently participating in a group exhibition, Workflow, at the CC Sint-Niklaas museum, Belgium until 2 September 2018.  He is showing Libation to Virgo (Aphrodite), 2017, silver glazed porcelain stars in the shape of the Virgo constellation.  For more information please see the website.


Walpole’s Crafted: Makers of the Exceptional

Brother Geoffrey Preston will be participating in London Craft Week in a group exhibition, Walpole’s Crafted: Makers of the Exceptional, at Battersea Power Station. He will be exhibiting three new flower panels, which were inspired by paintings on French 18th century porcelain.  On Wednesday 9 May Geoffrey will be showing his sketchbooks and drawings, and discussing the inspiration behind some of his favourite pieces.  For more info please see the website.


Worked Surface - Art in Ditchling

New Brother, Chris Keenan, will be taking part in the Art in Ditchling open house exhibition. Worked Surface will explore how hand, eye and tool work together to create texture and detailing to the finished surface. It is a collaboration between Chris, textile designer/weaver Emily Mackey and furniture makers, Petrel. For more info please see the website.


AWG Facebook

The Guild now has a Facebook Page - if you use Facebook - please come and like us!


London Craft Week: Unveiled - The Craft of Millinery


Loren Golden Headdress by Justin Smith

An exhibition bringing together the best of British millinery, showcasing the diverse styles and skills of makers and giving an insight into their design processes. In conjunction with London Craft Week, supported by the Worshipful Company of Feltmakers and hosted by the Art Workers’ Guild.

Curated by leading milliners Bro. Rachel Trevor Morgan, Bro. Edwina Ibbotson and Bro. Noel Stewart, this unique exhibition draws on their experience and knowledge to highlight the very special craft of millinery and its varied techniques, both modern and traditional. It includes hats from Stephen Jones and Philip Treacy as well as millinery costumier, Bro. Jane Smith. There will also be a display of winning hats from the annual Feltmakers’ Design Competition. Throughout the week there will be a variety of ticketed talks, demonstrations and a documentary film. Please visit feltmakers.co.uk/london-craft-week for more details and booking.

Any profits raised for this event will go towards The Feltmakers Charitable Trust.

Wednesday 9 - Saturday 12 May 2018, 11 am - 6 pm
at The Art Workers’ Guild

Keira Knightley in the Duchess wearing hat by Bro. Jane Smith


Reaching Out by PM Sally Pollitzer

Past Master Sally Pollitzer has recently completed a new commission comprised of three panels with a wall hung light box, called Reaching Out, for the Spiritual Care Centre at the Royal United Hospital, Bath. 


Made London

Made London is taking place from Wednesday 25 April to Sunday 29 April at the East Wintergarden at Canary Wharf.  Admission is free and they will be showcasing over 100 makers, including our Master Jane Cox, Bro. Charlotte Grierson, Bro. Sue Lowday and Bro. Lesley Strickland.


100 Pioneering Women

Bro. Peter Kindersley’s image of Bishop Libby Lane is featured in a new book by the National Portrait Gallery entitled 100 Pioneering Women. 


Grant MacDonald - International Silversmith

Bro. Rosemary Ransome Wallis has curated the upcoming exhibition Grant Macdonald International Silversmith. It is on at Goldsmiths’ Hall from Wednesday 25 April - Wednesday 25 July 2018 . For more information please see here.


Drawn From Nature

Hon. Sec. Rebecca Jewell is teaching Drawn from Nature: The Exotic, a five week course at the Royal Drawing School from Wednesday 25 April. As well as drawing from natural objects and artefacts in the studio, and the odd rare live animal, the course will visit the V&A, London Zoo and the Grant Zoology Museum. For more information please see the website.


Imposed Transitions by Renee Spierdijk

Bro. Renee Spierdijk has an exhibition Imposed Transitions at the Alison Richard Building at University of Cambridge from Thursday 5 April to Friday 29 June 2018.  


Easter Eggs and Christmas Cards

Bro. Jane Dorner has published a book of memoirs centred on her handmade Easter eggs and Christmas cards - £10 each - please get in contact with Jane if you would like one.


Chile Retreat

Bro. Shawn Williamson runs an art project retreat on an island in Chile https://www.isletillachiloe.com.  Special rates are available for Guild members. 


The Workshop of Past Master Stephen Gottlieb

Bro. Jane Dorner is holding The Workshop of Past Master Stephen Gottlieb, an exhibition of work inspired by PM Stephen Gottlieb’s workshop, at the Guild from Monday 9 to Sunday 15 April. Over 50 splendid pieces have been made specially for the exhibition, many of which are contributed by Brothers, illustrating the diversity of a craftsman’s practice.

There will be a private view on Saturday 14 April, 6 – 9 pm and Brothers will of course be able to view the exhibition at the Sketchbook evening.

Opening hours are as follows:
9 April 4.30 pm - 7 pm
12 April 4 pm - 7 pm ( Guild OGM - sketchbook evening)
13 April 6 pm - 8 pm
14 April 6 pm - 9 pm (drinks party)
15 April 10 am - 12.30 pm

Cross section Of PM Stephen Gottlieb’s workshop by Bro. Simon Hurst


HRH The Prince of Wales visits the Guild

 

On Wednesday 7 March, the Guild had the honour of hosting Hon. Brother HRH The Prince of Wales.  His visit marked the official opening of the new Courtyard.  As well as unveiling a plaque in honour of his visit, he took the opportunity to meet and view the work of Brothers. More photos can be found on the Guild’s Instagram feed

  


Life Drawing at Charleston

Bro. Silvia MacRae Brown is holding life drawing days at Charleston on the first Tuesday of every month, 10 am - 4 pm. The fee is £45 for the day - bring a packed lunch to enjoy in the studio or the folly garden.  For more information and how to book please see the website.


Edward Bawden at Home

PM Brian Webb has curated an exhibition Edward Bawden at Home at the Fry Art Gallery from 1 April to 28 October 2018, with a private view on Saturday 31 March, 11 am - 1 pm.  


Innovations in Ceramic Art

PM Sophie MacCarthy and Bro. Jeremy Nicholls are both exhibiting at Innovations in Ceramic Art  this weekend, Saturday 3 to Sunday 4 March 2018 at The Guildhall, Cambridge.


Meditations - Ashley Howard

Brother Ashley Howard has an exhibition, Meditations, at Guildford Cathedral from Thursday 5 April to Friday 18 May 2018. There will be a private view on Wednesday 4 April, 6 pm to 8 pm.


James Boswell Lithographs & Drawings - Jennings Fine Art

Bro. Neil Jennings is holding an exhibition of lithographs and drawings by James Boswell at the Guild.  There will also be additional Lithographs on show from Vanessa Bell, Robert Bevan, Barnett Freedman, Duncan Grant, James Holland, Henry Moore, John Piper and Graham Sutherland.

The exhibition is open Monday 5 March - Saturday 10 March. 
Opening hours are as follows:
Monday – Friday 10.30 am – 4.30 pm
Saturday 10.30 am - 3.30 pm.

There will be a private view Monday 5 March, 6 - 9 pm in the Master’s Room.

We hope to see you there.


Dear Edward

Dear Edward, the twenty-year correspondence of PM Peyton Skipwith with Edward Bawden, is now available. A hardback book of 240 pages, it is extensively illustrated with Bawden reproductions, including a new, two-colour pattern paper on the covers. Design is by PM Brian Webb and printing by PM Phil Abel.  For more information please see the website.


Geedon Gallery - New English Art Club

Bro. Jacqueline Taber’s Geedon Gallery is holding a spring exhibition, New English Art Club, from Saturday 24 March to Sunday 8 April, and then by appointment until Tuesday 15 May.  Featuring work by Master Jane Cox, Past Master Josephine Harris and Brothers Vicki Ambery-Smith, Anne Hickmott, Georgy Mertichian, Jeff Soane and Richard Sorrell, along with members of the New English Art Club. Image - PM Josephine Harris - Late as always.


London Craft Week 2018

London Craft Week takes place 9 - 13 May 2018.  The Guild will be partnering with the Worshipful Company of Feltmakers to hold a millinery exhibition and lectures, involving Brothers Edwina Ibbotson, Noel Stewart and Rachel Trevor-Morgan.  More details to follow. 


Bro. Vicki Ambery-Smith at Yorkshire Sculpture Park

Bro. Vicki Ambery-Smith is taking part in an exhibition, ‘Sheer Folly’, at the Yorkshire Sculpture Park.  Featuring Silver follies by Vicki and pictures by Ed Kluz.  Until Sunday 25 February 2018. 


Edgar Wood - a Painted Veil

On Thursday 1 March the Guild will be holding a film screening of Anthony Dolan’s new film ’Edgar Wood - a Painted Veil’, featuring Bro. Gareth Mason as Edgar Wood. Please contact us on 020 7713 0966 if you would like to attend.


MVO for Bro. Perry Bruce-Mitford

Bro. Perry Bruce-Mitford has been awarded the Medal of the Victorian Order in the New Year’s Honours.


Bro. Alan Kitching Exhibition

Bro. Alan Kitching has an exhibition ’Letterpress Prints - From a Lifetime of Letterpress Printing’ at the North House Gallery in Manningtree until Saturday 20 January.


Bro. Luke Hughes in Crafts Magazine

Bro. Luke Hughes has an article in the current issue of Crafts Magazine entitled ’Craft’s place in post-Brexit Britain’.  


2018 Programme

The Art Workers’ Guild new 2018 programme is now live on the website.

 


Bro. Keith New Book

Sansom & Co are pleased to announce the forthcoming publication of the first monograph on stained glass artist, Bro. Keith New.  For more information please see their website.


The Islington Art Room

Bro. Kee Wilkinson with artist Frances Fay Davies are launching "The Islington Art Room” - A space for artistic adventure, that will run unique evening classes including mono printing with watercolours and surrealist art games, to name a few. Opening the beginning of February, please check the website for more information. 


Bro. Ben Bacon & Bro. Tim Crawley restoring Great Pagoda at Kew

Bro. Ben Bacon & Bro. Tim Crawley have been working on the restoration of the Great Pagoda at Kew for Historic Royal Palaces, replacing the lost dragons.

Watch a video about the project:

 

Here is Bro. Ben Bacon working on carving one of the lower-tier dragons.


Arts & Crafts Tours

PM Peyton Skipwith has joined Bro. Elaine Ellis’ Arts & Crafts Tours as Associate Director and is already working on new tour ideas and writing a monthly informative blog. Currently there are three tours planned for 2018 and several Brothers will join Peyton as guides and lecturers on those, including Peter Cormack, Mark Eastment, Margaret Richardson and Phil Abel


Bro. Ivy Smith - Watery Places

Bro. Ivy Smith has an exhibition, ’Watery Places - recent watercolours, etchings and linocuts’ at the Church Street Gallery, Saffron Walden, until Saturday 28 October.


Bro. Professor Roger Kneebone - Affordable Art Fair

Bro. Professor Roger Kneebone will be appearing at the Affordable Art Fair, in conversation with Royal Academician Rebecca Salter on Saturday 21 October from 3 pm to 4 pm.  They will be discussing the relationship between art and medicine.


Bro. Mark Cockram - first solo show in the US

Bro. Mark Cockram has his first solo show in the USA, Beyond the Rules, at the Centre for Book Arts, running until Saturday 16 December. 


Bro. Charles Gurrey - Material Matters

Bro. Charles Gurrey is holding an exhibition, Material Matters, with his son, Philip Gurrey, at the Fitzrovia Gallery from Wednesday 8 November to Tuesday 17 November. There will be a private view on Tuesday 7 November, 6 - 9 pm.


Bro. Mark L’Argent - ’Paper Scissors Stone’

Bro. Mark L’Argent will be exhibiting at ’Paper Scissors Stone, which is on at the Obsidian Art in Stoke Mandeville until Sunday 29 October 2017.


Geedon Gallery Autumn Exhibition

A number of Brothers will be exhibiting their work at the Geedon Gallery Autumn Exhibition in Colchester from 7 - 22 October, including Bros. Richard Foster, Rebecca Jewell, Lincoln Taber, Jacqueline Taber, Juliet Johnson, Tracey Sheppard, Anne Hickmott, Georgy Metichian and PM Sophie MacCarthy.


How to be a Craftivist - Bloomsbury Festival

Saturday 21 October 7 pm

The Guild is hosting the award-winning campaigner and founder of the global Craftivist Collective Sarah Corbett speaking on ’How to be a Craftivist’. This event is part of the Bloomsbury Festival.          


Exhibition Of Recent Work By Bro. Sarah McMenemy

Monday 16 - Saturday 21 October

Bro. Sarah McMenemy will be holding an exhibition of recent work featuring oil paintings and works on paper, inspired by the effects of light on the sky and sea in the beautiful parks of North London and on the stunning Norfolk Coast.  

The exhibition is at the Guild and will be open Monday 16 - Saturday 21 October. There will be a private view on Monday 16 October, 6.30 - 9 pm in the Master’s Room, to which you are all invited.

We hope to see you there.


Table Top Museum - Sunday 24 September 2017

The Art Workers’ Guild
Sunday 24 September 2017 11 am - 6 pm

Following the very successful first Table Top Museum held at the Art Workers’ Guild in 2014, we are holding a follow-up event on Sunday 24 September.  An exhibition of 22 installations, curated by Guild Brothers and others selected by invitation, the event will be an exhilarating, exciting and inventive celebration of the madness and the individual and extraordinary rules of those who collect. Featuring museums of groovy flutes, coastal curiosities, shopping lists, gay dolls and the Chinchilla’s Museum of Crypto-Zoology, to name but a few.

An Art Workers’ Guild outreach initiative, the exhibition is organised by Stephen Fowler and George Hardie. It forms part of the Guild’s involvement in the London Design Festival, alongside Neil Jennings’ exhibition ’Works on Paper’

The Museum will be open to the public for one day only on Sunday 24 September, 11 am – 6 pm and entry is free of charge. Refreshments will be available throughout the day.


Venue :
The Art Workers’ Guild
6 Queen Square
London
WC1N 3AT

For more information contact Leigh Milsom Fowler on info@artworkersguild.org
020 7713 0966


London Design Week - Jennings Fine Art - Works on Paper

Monday 11 - Sunday 24 September

As part of the Guild’s involvement in London Design Week, Bro. Neil Jennings will be holding an exhibition of works on paper from the early 20th Century to the present day featuring drawings, watercolours, posters, lithographs, etchings and wood engravings.  The exhibition features work by past and current Brothers of the Guild, including PM Glynn Boyd Harte, PM Marthe Armitage, Bro. Angela Barrett and Bro. Christopher Brown.

The exhibition is open Monday 11 - Sunday 24 September.  
Opening hours are as follows:
Monday 11 – Friday 15 September 10.30 am – 4.30 pm
Saturday 16 September 10 am - 6 pm
Monday 18 – Sunday 24 September 10 am - 6 pm

There will be a private view on Monday 11 September, 6 - 9 pm in the Master’s Room.

We hope to see you there.


Bro. Eric Marland and Bro. Paul Jakeman at Freemason’s Hall

Bro. Eric Marland and Bro. Paul Jakeman have recently finished installing a plaque into the particularly hard Portland Stone facade of the Grand Lodge of the Freemason’s Hall on Great Queen Street, matching the previous three such plaques installed since the building’s opening in 1927.  


Bro. Romilly Saumarez Smith and Woman’s Hour Craft Prize

Bro. Romilly Saumarez Smith was on Radio 4’s Woman’s Hour talking about her practice and her place as one of the 12 finalists in the Woman’s Hour Craft Prize in partnership with the Crafts Council and V&A.


Bro. Daniel Heath Video

Bro. Daniel Heath is featured in an article on Design Milk - watch the video below of him discussing his craft and issues that matter.


Bro. James Birch and The British Underground Press of the Sixties

Bro. James Birch, along with Barry Miles, has curated the book ’The British Underground Press of the Sixties’ detailing, for the first time, the covers of every 1960s underground paper and magazine.  There will be a corresponding exhibition held at the A22 Gallery, 22 Laystall Street, London, EC1R 4PA from Thursday 28 September to Saturday 4 November.


Bro. Mark Miodownik wins the Royal Society Faraday Prize

Bro. Mark Miodownik has won the Royal Society Faraday Prize and Lecture.  
Named after the influential 19th century inventor, the prize is awarded to scientists and engineers for their expertise in communicating scientific ideas to the wider public.


London Design Week - Jennings Fine Art - Works on Paper

Monday 11 - Sunday 24 September

As part of the Guild’s involvement in London Design Week, Bro. Neil Jennings will be holding an exhibition of works on paper from the early 20th Century to the present day featuring drawings, watercolours, posters, lithographs, etchings and wood engravings.  The exhibition features work by past and current Brothers of the Guild, including PM Glynn Boyd Harte, PM Marthe Armitage, Bro. Angela Barrett and Bro. Christopher Brown.

The exhibition is open Monday 11 - Sunday 24 September.  
Opening hours are as follows:
Monday 11 – Friday 15 September 10.30 am – 4.30 pm
Saturday 16 September 10 am - 6 pm
Monday 18 – Sunday 24 September 10 am - 6 pm

There will be a private view on Monday 11 September, 6 - 9 pm in the Master’s Room.

We hope to see you there.


Table Top Museum -Sunday 24 September 2017


Following the very successful first ’Table Top Museum’ held at the Art Workers’ Guild in 2014, we are planning a follow-up event on Sunday 24 September, organised by Bro. Stephen Fowler and PM George Hardie.  

We are calling for submissions from Brothers of the Guild and others who would like to exhibit their collections, be they large or small. This year, the focus will be on ’Museums’, rather than simply collections. Submissions will be discussed by the Outreach Committee and accepted on the basis of the classification, narrative and explanations provided, as well as the quality, quirkiness or interest of the collection itself.
 
The event will be an exhilarating, exciting and inventive celebration of both the madness and the individual and extraordinary rules of those who collect. It forms part of the London Design Festival, and will feature on the Festival website.  So if you have a collection, however small, that you would like to submit, please contact Leigh on leigh@artworkersguild.org with the following details by Monday 4 September.

- Name
- Contact email and telephone number
- Title of Museum/collection
- Description of Museum/collection - 40 words maximum (this will be for use in promotional material if submission is accepted)


The Artists’ Collecting Society Interview with Bro. Rebecca Jewell

The Artists’ Collecting Society have just published an ’Artist Spotlight’ interview with Guild Brother Rebecca Jewell.  

http://artistscollectingsociety.org/news/artist-spotlight-rebecca-jewell/


Bro. Ann Christie - Open Studio

Bro. Ann Christie is holding an open studio at East Neuk in Fife this Saturday 1 July - Sunday 2 July. 


Good Soldier Schwejk

Bro. Kee Wilkinson is involved in the production of Good Soldier Schwejk taking place at Sands Films with performances from Friday 7 July to Monday 17 July. For more information and tickets please see the Sands Films website


Bro. Richard Haslam - Dedalo Minosse International Prize

Bro. Richard Haslam was a member of the jury for the Dedalo Minosse International Prize for Commissioning a Building.  The award winners of the prize will be shown at Palazzo Chiericati in Vicenza, until Sunday 16 July.


Bro. Lincoln Taber - Summer Exhibition

Bro. Lincoln Taber has a painting on show at the Royal Academy’s Summer Exhibition.  The piece is called Lindum and the exhibition runs until Sunday 20 August.


PM Prue Cooper at Inspiring Landmarks

PM Prue Cooper is taking part in the upcoming Landmark Trust exhibition, Inspiring Landmarks, celebrating the Trust’s 50 years of rescuing buildings. She has made twenty five dishes, featuring images of Landmark Trust buildings. There will also be a programme of talks. The exhibition runs Thursday 29 June to Tuesday 4 July at the Old Truman Brewery.


Bro. Bobbie Kociejowski Open Studios

Bro. Bobbie Kociejowski is holding an open studio this weekend, 16 - 18  June. 


Bro. Penny Price at the Tradescant’s Orchard exhibition

Bro. Penny Price currently has a piece of work, ’Shropshire Prune Damson’, exhibited at the Tradescant’s Orchard exhibition at the Garden Museum, running until September 2017.


Leonard Rosoman book by Tanya Harrod

Bro. Tanya Harrod has just published a book with Royal Academy Publications on the painter Leonard Rosoman (1913-2012).  The book was designed by Bro. Brian Webb with a preface by PM Peyton Skipwith. 


FÊTES GALANTES - Exhibition by PM Ian Archie Beck

An exhibition of new watercolours and drawings

Monday 19 June - Saturday 24 June 2017
 
Bro. Neil Jennings will be holding an exhibition of PM Ian Archie Beck’s work at the Guild from Monday 19 June - Saturday 24 June.  

This exhibition is PM Beck’s first one man show to feature all new and original work. With these new watercolours and drawings, he has returned to the roots of his inspiration.  These include the music of Debussy and in particular his settings of Verlaine’s poetry which was in turn influenced by the paintings of Watteau.

For more information please the attached invitation.

The exhibition will be open from 10.30am - 4.30pm each day, except Saturday when it will be open 10.30am - 1.30pm. There will be a private view on Tuesday 20 June, 6-9pm in the Master’s room.

We hope to see you there!


Woman’s Hour Craft Prize

Bro. Romilly Saumarez Smith has been shortlisted as one of 12 finalists in the Woman’s Hour Craft Prize and her work will be shown at the V&A from 7 September 2017 – 5 February 2018, before touring to venues around the UK.


The Dreaming House

PM Ian Archie Beck has made his short film about Lutyens’ Le Bois des Moutiers available on Youtube.  ’An evocation of the house and garden at Le Bois Des Moutiers in Varengeville, Normandy. Made in conjunction with The Artworkers’ Guild. The house was designed by Edwin Lutyens in 1898. The gardens were laid out by Gertrude Jerkyll. It is the only house by Lutyens, still owned by the family that commissioned it in France’


Bro. Roger Kneebone in conversation with Bro. Fleur Oakes & vascular surgeon Colin Bicknell

Bro. Roger Kneebone will be curating a discussion between Bro. Fleur Oakes and vascular surgeon Colin Bicknell about their collaboration tomorrow, Thursday 1 June, 7pm, at the Wellcome Collection Reading Room. Fleur is the Lacemaker in Residence at the Vascular Surgery unit at St Mary’s Hospital.  She is exploring how lacemaking techniques can help surgeons improve their skills and how observing surgery can enrich her own practice. The event is free, no need to book, just turn up. 


Bro. Shawn Williamson - Windermere Sculpture Trail

Bro Shawn Williamson has created a sculpture trail on the shore of Windermere, carved from huge boulders which were unearthed as the nearby Low Wood Hotel was being extended.  He appeared on BBC Cumbria this week talking about his practice and the project.


Bro. Silvia MacRae Brown - three day portraits course

Bro. Silvia MacRae Brown is running a three day course making portraits in clay at the late Bro. John Skelton’s studio near Ditchling. The course runs Saturday 27 to Monday 29 May.


Bro. Aaron Kasmin - Up in Smoke Exhibition

Bro. Aaron Kasmin currently has an exhibition entitled Up in Smoke at Sims Reed Gallery running until Friday 9 June. 


Bro. Susan Aldworth - The Dark Self

Bro. Susan Aldworth has an exhibition entitled The Dark Self - exploring the experience of sleep - at York St Mary’s from Tuesday 6 June to Sunday 3 September.


PM Sally Pollitzer Open Studios 27 - 29 May 2017

PM Sally Pollitzer, will be showing her work and demonstrating glass painting and printing this weekend, Saturday 27 May to Monday 29 May, at 31 Bloomfield Road, Bath, BA2 2AD as part of the annual Bear Flat Artists Open Studios.

  


Chris Brown Exhibition

ARCHIVE 1980 - 2000
An exhibition of linocuts and others works by Chris Brown
Friday 19 May - Friday 26 May 2017

’My work is often far from serious but I am very serious about my work’


Bro. Chris Brown will be holding an exhibition of his work at the Guild from Friday 19 to Friday 26 May.  The exhibition will detail linocuts made during the period when Christopher left the Royal College of Art in 1980 until 2000. Many have been reprinted and editioned for this selling exhibition. During the early years he used a paper suggested by Bawden, which is no longer available, therefore the new editions will be printed on Zerkell. For more information please the Press Release.


The exhibition will be open from 11am - 6pm each day and there will be private views on both Thursday 18 May and Monday 22 May, both running from 6pm to 8.30pm in the Master’s room. 


Designs & Buildings 2001-2016 - PM Julian Bicknell

PM Julian Bicknell is pleased to announce the publication of Designs & Buildings 2001-2016.  This second volume of the work of his practice presents thirty projects, built and unbuilt, selected from the past fifteen years. Copies of the book are printed to order and further information can be found at his website.

  


Richard Sorrell Exhibition

Bro Richard Sorrell has an exhibition at Wolfson College in Cambridge from 27 May to 24 September 2017, Saturdays and Sundays 3-5pm.  He will be exhibiting large pictures and small paintings and watercolours.  Richard will be giving a talk about his work on 26 May at 7pm at the College.


London Craft Week

Wednesday 3 - Sunday 7 May

The Guild is involved in two events during London Craft Week:

The Royal Gardens Commission by the Art Workers’ Guild at Fortnum & Mason

3 - 7 May, 10am - 8pm, at Fortnum & Mason
4 May, Meet the Makers, 12 - 5pm, 1st Floor at Fortnum & Mason
5 May, Milliners Tea, 3pm, at Fortnum & Mason

A new selection of work inspired by the Royal Gardens at Highgrove made by members of Guild, including PMs Marthe Armitage and Sophie MacCarthy and Brothers Vicki Ambery-Smith, Daniel Heath, Rebecca Jewell, Peter Layton, Georgy Metichian, Noel Stewart and Mark Winstanley.

There will be a ’Meet the Makers’ event on Thursday 4 May from 12-5pm at Fortnum & Mason. 

There is also a special tea at Fortnum & Mason hosted by milliners Noel Stewart, Edwina Ibbotson and Rachel Trevor-Morgan on Friday 5 May at 3pm. Booking is necessary as places are limited to 20. If you would like to book a place please email customer.services@fortnumandmason.co.uk.

       

Selvedge - Craft Spa

Friday 5 May, 10am - 5pm at The Art Workers’ Guild


Textiles to sooth the mind and soul... The ties between craft and therapy have long been in conversation, but how does craft actually contribute to your wellbeing?

The day will start with 3 speakers - Betsan Corkhill, Ruth Battersby Tooke and Marie O’Mahony. After a delicious lunch you are invited to attend a workshop. Choose from:
Basketry with Hilary Burns
Spinning with the Guild of Weavers, Spinners & Dyers
Tapestry Weaving with Sue Lawty
Quilt Making with Abigail Booth of Forest + Found

For more information and details of booking please see the Selvedge website.