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Mark Hearld in Edinburgh September 23 2016

Opening in Edinburgh on the 5th of October is Collage, Pigeons and Platters, Mark Hearld’s first solo exhibition of new work following his critically acclaimed curated exhibition The Lumber Room: Unimagined Treasures which opened the recently refurbished York Art Gallery in 2015.

The exhibition continues to explore his love of the British countryside, a recent trip to Shetland and Orkney and his continuing curiosity for objects with a magpie approach to collecting in this new collection of collages, limited edition prints and hand-painted ceramics.

Talking of his collages, Mark explains…

“Collage as an approach is at the core of my work. It enables me to pull together a whole range of surfaces and textures to dynamic effect. It is inherently abstract; each bird silhouette is also a cut out piece of paper and the paper profile is very important to the overall effect.”

Visitors to the exhibition will also have the chance to see a selection of Mark’s fabrics and wallpapers for St Jude’s.

The digital catalogue for the exhibition can be viewed online now.

Collage, Pigeons and Platters runs from 5th-29th October 2016 at The Scottish Gallery, 16 Dundas Street. Edinburgh EH3 6HZ.

We're currently working on a Random Spectacular journal dedicated to Mark's The Lumber Room: Unimagined Treasures exhibition in York. To find out more nearer to publication, subscribe to our St Jude's Prints newsletter.

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The Shetland Times, 2016, mixed media with collage on paper, 56 x 75 cms

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Grey Partridge, mixed media with collage on paper, 40 x 40 cms

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Mark Hearld working in the studio

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The Shetland Ewe, 2016, mixed media with collage on paper, 56 x 75 cms

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Heron, 2016, mixed media with collage on paper, 56 x 75 cms

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Flight Platter, hand-painted ceramic, D:38 cms

Albion – A Celebration of Britain in Print September 05 2016

We’re delighted to be returning to The Town House on Fournier Street in the heart of Spitalfields for an event co-curated with The Town House proprietor Fiona Atkins.

The building dates from 1720 where silk weavers originally worked and plied their trade.

In addition to a showcase of our artist-designed fabrics and wallpapers we’ll be presenting an exhibition entitled ‘Albion - A Celebration of Britain In Print’ featuring limited edition prints by St Jude’s co-founder Angie Lewin and printmaker Christopher Brown.

Christopher Brown was born in London in 1953. He attended the Royal College of Art where he was introduced to, and eventually assisted, Edward Bawden, the master of the linocut. It was Bawden who encouraged him to explore this medium.

Since then, Christopher has exhibited at the Michael Parkin Gallery, The Royal Academy, The Fry Gallery, The Fine Art Society and the Victoria & Albert Museum.

We’ll also be launching Christopher Brown’s ‘Albion’ wallpaper, his first for St Jude’s, along with Mark Hearld’s Squirrel and Sunflower fabric and Sheila Robinson’s Monkeys and Birds wallpaper.

Monkeys and Birds’ was designed in 1958 by printmaker Sheila Robinson (1925-1988) and was printed by hand to decorate the walls of Cage Cottage, the family home in Great Bardfield. The design originates from Sheila’s hand cut linocut blocks.

A chapter profiling Sheila's work features in 'Bawden, Ravilious and the Artists of Great Bardfield' published by the V&A.

As well as the original colour way, we've worked closely with Sheila’s daughter, the printmaker and painter Chloë Cheese, to create two additional colour ways.

Visit us at The Town House, 5 Fournier Street, London E1 6QE from Tuesday 20th until Sunday 25th September. Open Tuesday 11am-8pm, Wednesday-Friday 11am-6pm, Saturday and Sunday 11am-5pm.

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Christopher Brown's 'Albion' linocut

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Christopher Brown cutting his 'Albion' linocut

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Angie Lewin's 'Sea Pinks' wood engraving

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Mark Hearld's 'Squirrel and Sunflower' fabric

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Sheila Robinson's 'Monkeys and Birds' wallpaper

Mark Hearld at Tinsmiths March 17 2016

From 19th March until 23rd April 2016 our good friends at Tinsmiths in Ledbury will be presenting Spring Life, an exhibition of work by painter/printmaker Mark Hearld and ceramicist Paul Young.

You'll be able to get a sneak preview of two new designs we'll be launching soon - the fabric version of Mark's popular Squirrel and Sunflower wallpaper and a new design, Cirque D'Hiver, inspired by time spent in Paris.

Mark has also been collaborating with Ledbury based letterpress printer Martin Tilley on a series of new linocut prints, featured in the film above.

Spring Life runs from 19th March until 23rd April 2016 at Tinsmiths, Tinsmiths Alley, 8A High Street, Ledbury, Herefordshire. HR8 1DS. Visit their website for opening times.

We'll be adding details of Mark's new fabrics to our website soon, in the meantime you can view Mark's existing fabrics and wallpaper for St Jude's.

Mark Hearld's Cirque D'Hiver fabric for St Jude's

Mark Hearld's forthcoming Cirque D'Hiver fabric for St Jude's

Mark Hearld's Squirrel and Sunflower fabric for St Jude's

The fabric version of Mark Hearld's Squirrel and Sunflower wallpaper for St Jude's

Mark Hearld’s York studio December 10 2015

Photographer Alun Callender recently visited the York studios of artists Mark Hearld and Emily Sutton, to take some photographs for a St Jude's Fabrics booklet we'll be publishing in 2016. We'll share some of the images of Emily's studio soon, but in the meantime, here are a few photographs of Mark at work and whilst visiting his current exhibition at York Art Gallery, The Lumber Room - Unimagined Treasures.

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Emily Sutton at Yorkshire Sculpture Park November 05 2014

Saturday 15th November 2014 sees the opening of 'Town and Country', Emily Sutton's major solo exhibition at Yorkshire Sculpture Park.

The exhibition will feature a wide range of one-off watercolours, limited edition prints and a flock of hand painted and embroidered birds.

Based in York, Emily has worked with many distinguished clients around the world, illustrating books for the Victoria & Albert Museum, Faber and Faber, Random House, Penguin and Walker Books and undertaking commissions for brands such as Hermes, Fortnum & Mason and Betty’s of Harrogate.

We're delighted to include Emily's designs within the St Jude's range of fabrics - her Curiosity Shop fabric won the 'Best British Pattern' category in the Elle Decoration British Design Awards in 2011.

'Town and Country' coincides with the publication of Transferware Treasures, a limited edition hand-bound foldout book of the artist’s watercolours of Victorian transferware, published by Fleece Press.

Find out more about the exhibition in the short film below and via the Yorkshire Sculpture Park website. The exhibition runs until 22nd February 2015.

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The Making of Nature Table September 03 2014

We’ve just uploaded a new film that looks at the inspiration behind Angie’s Nature Table fabric and wallpaper.

We had worked with the photographer Cristian Barnett before and he offered he making of a short film in return for a donation to the Movember fundraising programme (supporting the work of this global men’s health charity). 

We were delighted to take him up on the offer - and here is the result (with special thanks to Ultramarine for the use of 'Within Reach' from their recent This Time Last Year album)

Ed Kluz at Pentreath & Hall July 03 2014

From 4th-14th July 2014 Ed Kluz is exhibiting a series of new works with our friends at Pentreath & Hall, shown alongside a selection of original works and prints by Eric Ravilious and Edward Bawden.

Ed is fascinated by the objects of our cultural heritage. He seeks out the eccentric, the lost and the overlooked. Follies, curiosities, vanished buildings and folklore inspire artworks which explore themes of renewal and reinvention.

To date Ed has designed two fabrics for St Jude's, Painswick and Lionheart, with more in the pipeline. We worked with Alun Callender on this film about Ed's work.

Amongst the new works being exhibited are (from top to bottom below) The Rushton Triangular Lodge (scraperboard - £975), Blickling Hall (linocut - unframed £225 - edition of 18), King Henry's Hunting Lodge, Dogmersfield Park, Hampshire (scraperboard - £875), Kew Palace (scraperboard - £745).

From 4th to 14th July at Pentreath & Hall, 17 Rugby Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1N 3QT. Telephone 020 7430 2526. Open 11am–6pm Mon–Sat.

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World of Interiors June 03 2014

The July 2014 issue of World of Interiors features an article about Ed Kluz and Simon Martin's Brighton home.

We thought we'd take the opportunity to highlight this short film by Alun Callender in which Ed discusses his work, inspiration and working practices. This film is shot on location at Racton Tower in West Sussex and at Ed's Brighton studio and home.

Ed continues to collaborate with us on a range of fabrics and wallpapers. We'll keep you posted with details of new designs over the coming months. View Ed's current designs