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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.