Here at Outline Artists we're huge fans of Pick Me Up, the annual graphic art fair hosted by Somerset House each spring. So, as you can imagine, we're very excited indeed to be involved in various ways this year! Here's what we're up to...
First and foremost, we're hosting our very own Outline Artists room at PMU 2014 (April 24 - May 5) in which we'll present a jungle-themed show with limited edition prints, original artwork and wall murals created especially for the event by our six artists – Kristjana S Williams, Hvass&Hannibal, Andreas Neophytou, Rob Bailey, Ed Carvalho-Monaghan and Jessica Das. Expect to find images depicting magical forest landscapes, extravagant flora and fauna collages, exotic birds and primates, and even a hunter wrestling with a snake!
Alongside the jungle-themed pieces, we'll be showcasing the six digitally printed artworks (one by each of our artists) that are the fruit of a three-way collaboration between our artists, specialist paper suppliers GF Smith, and Brighton-based print company Generation Press. We don't want to give too much away, but check out the teaser photo of one of the prints, above.
We're also super-delighted that two of our artists, Ed Carvalho-Monaghan and Jessica Das, will both be exhibiting as part of this year's Pick Me Up Selects showcase of up and coming image-making talent. Ed has created three large scale prints specially for the occasion (shown, above) while Jess is exhibiting a Cat Island themed selection of artworks:
As well as all the wonderful artwork on walls, we thought it would be fun to team up Heal's (who we recently worked with on its recently released patterned fabric range)and the brilliant Sally Walton of Carry-A-Bag to offer a tote-bag making workshop using the various new Heal's fabrics. On Wednesday 30 April from 11am to 4pm, you'll be able to pick the fabric of your choice – designed by either Hvass&Hannibal, Malika Favre, Petra Börner, Cressida Bell, Emily Patrick, Paul Vogel, Ottilie Stevenson, and Zandra Rhodes - and make the tote bag of your dreams. The workshop is free to participate in for all PMU visitors but there are limited places, so get there early!
We'd love to see you so do please come along and say hello - all the prints and original artworks will be on sale, we'll also have our artist portfolios on hand to browse through too.
Pick Me Up runs from 24 April - 5 May : at Somerset House, Embankment Galleries, South Wing, Strand, London WC2R.
Open daily 10am - 6pm
Late night opening on Thursdays and Fridays until 10pm
Day tickets £10, concessions £8
Normal Festival Pass price £17.50
NB All prints and original artworks will be available to buy at Pick Me Up from £40 - £300 and will also be available to browse on our website and buy online from Outline Editions.