Inkygoodness are heading to London this weekend for Pick Me Up, the first contemporary graphic art fair in the UK. The fair is being held at Somerset House, and will bring together the most exciting graphic artists working today, giving visitors the opportunity to buy limited edition, affordable graphic art, illustration and design – how exciting!
A number of special events are happening including an open studio with legendary print maker Rob Ryan, a live studio with London based collective Print Club plus a special exhibition of prints featuring the likes of Mr Bingo, James Joyce and the brilliant Hvass & Hannibal.
If that’s not enough, Pick Me Up are also hosting an exclusive Glug evening, bringing together the creative talent at the fair – offering you the chance to meet the illustrators & print makers involved – including Emily Forgot and Jiggery Pokery. We’ll be spreading the inky love with our new ‘Play’ exhibition flyers and networking out socks off! We can’t wait!
Pick Me Up opens today at the Embankment Galleries, South Wing. Entry £5, concessions £4, open daily 10.00-19.00, and late till 20.00 on Fri 23 April and Thur 29 April. Special Glug evening Wed 28 April, 19.00-22.30, £7.50.
Watch the Inkygoodness website over the next few weeks, as we profile each of our ‘Play’ artists to give you a taster of what’s in store at our London show! Today we are kicking off with the super talented Sam De Buysscher aka Toy Factory! Based in Belgium, and working under the name of Toy Factory, Sam designs contemporary objects and posters, “re-creating the feel and ambience of an old Antwerp based industry (by) transforming dusty toys and advertising into contemporary objects and posters”, such as this stunning skate deck design.
He uses bright and strong colours, fifties design and a lot of humour. Toy Factory also design characters as part of his ongoing side project ‘Little Fellas’, and t-shirts such as his Angry Wabbit design which is now on sale at the official Toy Factory supermarket! A steal at just 24.99 € each, get it here.
Sam will be joining us for our forthcoming ‘Play’ exhibition in London this September, and we can’t wait! For more info on our next exhibition, check out our events page for our full line up. You can now follow us on Twitter for all the latest news too!
The sun is shining, the skies are clear.. what a perfect day to head down to Stokes Croft for A Day to Draw! A fun-filled event organised by Bristol Drawing Club which promises a fantastic line up of workshops, drop-in sessions, window drawing, book making and live visuals by local artists, illustrators and anyone who fancies getting creative, from 11am through till late! The evening will be rounded off by with DRAWN RECORDINGS presenting live visuals by LUMEN: projecting and mashing up drawings made by the public during the day, accompanied by tunes from MARKMAKER. Not to be missed!
Central Reservation is currently located at 12-14 Stokes Croft in the old Motorcycle show room, opposite Pie Minster.
David Shillinglaw illustrates a chaotic exchange between individuals and their tactile environment, exploring ideas of identity and the riddle of the human condition. Much of the work includes representation of the human form, such as these new wall paintings created as part of David’s current artist residency in Tokyo at Design Festa gallery.
Calm Air All Ice is a collaborative project between artists Claire Platt and Camilla Stacey and hats off to them, as they’ve put on a remarkable exhibition fitting 52 illustrators & artists into the smallest gallery of Bristol. Running only until Saturday 3rd April (Noon – 4pm (5.30pm: Sat. only)) the show comprises of up to three pieces each, from the represented image-makers.