Contact Printing at the Duke

On Thursday we held the first of third of our workshops at the Duke of Cambridge in Islington, the UK’s oldest organic pub (bookable through their website). Sponsored by the Florence Trust and Churchgate Artists Studios CIC, the workshop places included a wonderful set lunch as part of the £20 ticket price. This week Ross delivered an introduction to Contact…

Indigo at the Duke of Cambridge

On Thursday we held the first of four workshops at the Duke of Cambridge in Islington, the UK’s oldest organic pub (bookable through their website). Sponsored by the Florence Trust and Churchgate Artists Studios CIC, the workshop places included a wonderful set lunch as part of the £20 ticket price and was thought a great…

moderneccentrics at the Duke of Cambridge

We are teaming up with the guys at the Duke of Cambridge, Britain’s first Organic Pub in Islington to bring you a morning of learning, creating (and eating), with a series workshops based around our artistic practice. There are four to choose from, running from from 10am – 2.30pm. Each £20 ticket includes a workshop…

At The Centre Of The Forest

‘At The Centre Of The Forest’ is a piece that was originally planned as a photogravure print. In the end, Jonny decided to use the cyanotype process to produce this large scale piece of 18 A4 sections. Unlike the majority of photographic printing processes, the chemicals used in creating cyanotype images are not toxic and…

Adornment

This series of work, Adornment, developed from the the Artefact series and the first two headdresses were shown as part of Colour Notes at the Knitting and Stitching show in 2018, but parts of this collection date to the previous year and an award winning entry to the Select Festival in Stroud. The pieces utilise…

Artefact: Adornment

Exhibited for the first time by PRISM in 2017, Artefact: Adornment forms part of Ross’ ongoing Artefact series of work. Using foliage and vegetable material is always a gamble as the longevity of the work is unknown. Ross uses no preservatives in creating these pieces, which makes their survival all the more impressive with some…

Belief

‘Belief’ started life as part of a collaboration between the Garden Museum and Morley College and was inspired by the newly reconstructed TRADESCANT ARK at The Garden Museum in 2017. The Curiosity Project explored the astonishing diversity of the recorded and surviving 17th century collection of natural, cultural, mythical and curious objects amassed by the Tradescant family…

Bishops Wood

‘Bishops Wood’ is a large scale cyanotype made of up to 12 A4 panels. The wood at Magus Muir near St Andrews was the site of the murder of Archbishop Sharp in 1675, during the Scottish reformation. The murderers were executed in Edinburgh; the head and two hands from three of them are buried in…

Split Traditions

Some of these tools were wrapped to create the BalconyLife Cloth at Open September last year.Media: Obsolete blacksmithing tools, loom state cotton muslin and string. ‘Still Life’ runs at the Leicester Contemporary, 16 Market Street, Leicester, LE1 6DP until the 27th of November. (Tues- Sat, 11am – 6pm). We will be in Leicester again from the…

Mummy, what happens when we die?

This work was first exhibited at the St Saviours Winter Show this time last year, (laid out on the wooden bases of the choir pews, in the church that was frequented by Sir John Betjeman as a child) and then as part of Roots at Craft Central. This is the first time that the leaves…

Receptacles

One of the interesting things about using foliage and vegetable material is one never know how long something is going to last. We have been amazed at the longevity of the Artefact series, with the oldest pieces dating to 2015. Ross uses no preservatives in creating these pieces, which makes their survival all the more…

Still Life

‘Still Life’ is a new work by Ross created for this exhibition to which it gives its name. It is hard to see how any person could ever have “reasonable grounds” for not rescuing a person in distress at sea… Schedule 4A, part A1, paragraph J1 The piece is made from recycled antique christening gowns…