Monday, 16 May 2011

"Evanion" Collection Work "Harlequinade"

This is a large AO digital print incorporating my own hand-drawn harlequins and archival material from the "Evanion Collection of Ephemera" (stored at the British Library). The printing is all digital done on matte digital art paper. The BL partly sponsored a recent event at the Mumford Theatre, a performance of  "Professor Vanessa's Performing Wonders" which included such intriguing artistes as "Miss Behave", (Sword swallowing), a fire eater and illusionist. This also included original footage from films taken from the period of the "Evanion Collection" from the late 1880s to 1918. Several Printmakers, Fine Artists and other CSA members were invited to create their own "takes" on the archive. We travelled down to the British Library in London (for which were funded) and worked on a variety of submissions. This one is mine which is also still on view in the corridor space just adjacent to the Ruskin Gallery.

and here it is in the gallery next to Liz Fraser's books she made for the exhibition.

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