Wednesday, 23 January 2013

Brighton Illustration: Then, Now, After…

‘Brighton Illustration: Then, Now, After…’ 
opens to the public from: 18 January to 14 February 2013
at the University of Brighton Gallery at the Faculty of Arts in Grand Parade, Brighton UK

I was invited to show some of my Future Fantasteek! artzines as part of this exhibition, celebrating graduates and lecturers from the Illustration course at Brighton. I studied Illustration BA, MA and PhD there... back in the day. (Future Fantasteek! issues 7,9 and 13 bottom middle of case)

The show had various themes, I was in with The Storytellers along with some of my tutors from back then: Alan Baker, Justin Todd and Chris McEwan.


Excerpt from website...
Top illustrators return to Brighton.
A star-studded line-up of the nation’s top illustrators has come together for a unique exhibition at the University of Brighton. All of the artists either graduated or worked at the university and they include Sir Quentin Blake CBE, who illustrated Roald Dahl books; Raymond Briggs, who illustrated The Snowman book; and award-winning children’s books illustrator Emily Gravett.
Curators of the exhibition “aim to reflect on the diversity of work originating from the Illustration studios at Brighton over the last 40 years, celebrating achievements and highlighting the possible direction illustrative practice may take in future.”

Saturday, 19 January 2013

Pale Ire Press - launched

Jackie Batey
(work in progress, series of 10)

These three square prints are part of a series of 10. They represent common Rainbow Ruses sometimes know as 'Barnum Statements' - spurious phrases that contradict themselves in order to gain the confidence of a gullible person. Ideally they are the introduction phrases of the confidence trickster or phoney clairvoyant. In these images two opposing statements are illustrated with the various characters
trying to fool each other. These three prints represent lies told in order to win trust and then deceive. Ultimately a set of 10 false prophets. The characters are based on masks to underline the concealing a personality. The masks were drawn from reference in the British Museum and some were constructs of my own.

The images are two-colour lino prints 30cm x 30cm printed on light imitation Japanese paper, each embossed with the Pale Ire Press stamp. Numbered and signed by the artist.

Rainbow Ruse No.1
You make carefully considered choices BUT occasionally you surrender to the imp of the impulsive.

Rainbow Ruse No.2
You have oodles of acquaintances BUT only a handful of bosom buddies.

Rainbow Ruse No.2
You have oodles of acquaintances BUT only a handful of bosom buddies.

Saturday, 5 January 2013

Book Show E exhibition showing 'We're Sorry_'

Book Show E
John Hansard Gallery Central
9 Civic Centre Road
Southampton SO14 7FJ, UK

Opening night: Friday 1st February 2013 at 6pm
Opening times: Saturday 2nd February - Saturday 2nd March 2013
Tuesday - Saturday 11am - 6pm

We're Sorry_  is now back in stock in a new edition and on show as part of Photo book show E.

This is the third edition of this title (ten books only in each edition). The book now has a white cover and card belly band, with 'mobile phone' bookmark.
For more information on this title select the top tab of this blog called We're Sorry.
To order a copy contact me first for availability.