Bob Frith – Gymnasium with Rabbits

Ink, crayon, collage

36.5cm x 36.5cm (in glass clip frame)

Guide price: £50

About the artist

Exhibited Serpentine Gallery and in several private collections. Twice winner Northern Young Contemporaries, later Artistic Director Horse + Bamboo Theatre 1978 – 2018.

Elizabeth Kwant – Toile du Mare Nostrum

Screen print on Somerset Satin White (acid free) paper, Limited edition of 10.

Size: 56cm x 76 cm

Guide price: £150

About the artist

Kwant’s work investigates contemporary socio-political issues; migration, immigration, slavery and representation. She has produced and participated in a number of socially engaged arts projects with refugees and asylum seekers in partnership with local organisations working across mediums of screen printing, photography and film. Kwant has exhibited locally and internationally, recent exhibitions include; In Transit Canada House Manchester (2018) Radical and Real Film Shorts HOME Manchester (2018), AIR Gallery OPEN Altrincham (2018),
Genesis Centre Paris (2018) Across the Seas Sam Scorer Gallery Lincoln (2018). Kwant lives and works in Manchester and is a studio holder at Castlefield Gallery’s New Art Spaces.
Contact: www.elizabethkwant.com

Shelley Burgoyne – Seabed 1/1

Etching, colour and water colour and crayon.

Size (mount): 61cm x 59cm

Guide price: £100

About the piece

Seabed is a unique print and no other copies exist. It is part of the Anatomy and Seacreatures series.

 (This piece will be framed free of charge if the buyer would like this.)

About the artist

Shelley Burgoyne works from her printmaking studio in Todmorden, West Yorkshire where she also runs a series of printmaking and drawing courses – see website.  Shelley has exhibited nationally and internationally and has received many awards and undertaken residencies in UK and abroad.

More images: www. shelleyburgoyne.co.uk

 

Maureen Thomas – untitled

Ceramic (Saggar fired)

Height:  55cm

Guide price: £90

About the piece

Cylindrical vessel

About the artist

Maureen Thomas is a retired nurse who came to ceramics later in life and completed an MA two years ago.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Guide price: £90

Reserve £45

Tracy Hill – Resting Waters

Multiplate etching

Size (framed): 87cm x 54cm

Guide price: £100

About the artist

Tracy Hill is a research associate of Artlab Contemporary Print Studios at the University of Central Lancashire and has taught print for over 20 years.  She is a multi-disciplinary artist whose research examines how the conventional processes of printmaking can be combined with acrylic, digital and technological developments to produce new ways of challenging the traditions of print.  Hill’s current research explores the transitory and geographic properties of landscape and our relationship to place. Through paper works and installation Hill considers the potential of digital technology, challenging traditional limitations of process creating new possibilities within contemporary printmaking.  By adopting new technology Hill seeks to offer a view beyond our own visual capability which when combined with the hand drawn mark and traditional processes found in printmaking results in a re-imagined vision of journeys taken on foot where our digital and physical experiences overlap.

www.Tracyhill.co.uk

www.artlabcontemporaryprint.org.uk

www.peranentprint.org.uk

www.a-n.co.uk/blogs/haecceity

Theresa Taylor – Position I and II

 

Two hand-made original etchings

23.5cm x 23.5cm

Guide price: £90

About the piece
Small hand-made etchings using aluminium plates and attached marble dust, abstract – landscape based.

About the artist
Theresa Taylor is a contemporary visual artist based in the north-west. Shows work nationally and internationally. Resident artist at University of Central Lancashire. www.theresataylor.co.uk

Cecile Elstein – Mother, Child and Little Fish

Screenprint

Guide price: £650

Please note: the artist requires the name and address of the purchaser for her records.

About the artist
Sculptor, Printmaker and Environmental Artist.

1961 – Emigrated to London as a refugee from Apartheid South Africa.
1965-9 – Private Pupil of Catherine Yarrow – Surrealist ceramist and painter who had worked in Paris and New York in the 1930’s -1948 with Giocometti, Artigas, Hayter and others.
1975-7 Studied Sculpture and Printmaking at West Surrey College of Art and Design.
1977 – Since 1977 lived in Manchester.
1996 – MA Manchester Metropolitan University.
1997 – Elected Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts.
Work is in private and public collections in the U.K. and internationally.
Some further detailed info can be found on the website : cecileelstein.com

About the piece
This print edition of 10 prints was a commission from a mother to celebrated her new baby and I was invited to view her nursing him at their home in Manchester.

‘Mother, Child and Little Fish’ is an example of my own way of printing in ink with the palm of my hand on an incised plaster block, using Japanese hand made paper.
I demonstrated this homemade method of printing at the Manchester City Art Gallery in the 1980’s.

The necessity of the circumstances and relationship within it, determines the way I work.
My work is about spiritual, emotional, intellectual and physical response to a situation – the whole person reacts. the quality of involvement leads to understanding and to the formal idea. The resulting form is a confirmation of my celebration of that understanding.

For ‘Mother, Child and Little Fish’ I became aware of a tangible structure within the chaos of movement and the relationship of mother and child.
Her other children had acquired a goldfish swimming in a bowl and were very excited about that. So the fish was also celebrated and included in the design for the print.

Paul Brandford – Kenneth Williams

Oil painting on board

Guide price: £150

About the piece

A painting made from one of the the last photographs of Kenneth Williams. Exhausted by illness and the strain of mainting his persona in public.His mask has slipped revealing someone vulnerable and vey much alone.The picture has been made quickly and instinctively using fingers as much as brushes constantly undergoing revision until the image finally emerges.

About the artist

Paul Brandford was born in 1965. He won the Jerwood Drawing Prize in 2003 and was shortlisted for the Threadneedle Prize in 2008. He lives and works in London.

Glenn Ibbitson – Homeless of the Water Garden

Graphite and acrylic on paper

Guide price: £100

About the piece

Plastic tarpaulin-covered ply huts proliferated at the edges of urban green spaces in areas of both Kyoto and Tokyo.
These settlements are occupied under license by the homeless, many of whom are former white collar professionals who fell victim to the recession which hit the Japanese economy before the general downturn in the west.
They are situated on the periphery of parks and shrines and have unintentionally created a striking cultural and visual discord; scenes of contemplation and beauty now play before a backdrop of highly visible social deprivation.

About the artist

Glenn Ibbitson is a fine artist and curator whose artwork is generated from activity across the waveband of visual disciplines, from drawing and painting to narrative video and book art. Following a career as a scenic artist for the BBC and later, the wider film and television industry, he relocated to West Wales to paint full-time. His art has been compared to a self-assembly furniture kit – don’t expect to find all the components or an instruction manual in the box.
In spite of this, work has been shown in London, New York, Tokyo and Rio de Janeiro and is housed in private and public collections across six continents.