Caroline Hick Linoprint edition for Grenfell

There is love in the design, the ink, the paper and the printing.

 

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Caroline Hick. RISE: River of Tears & Like a Phoenix, lino print pair, 2017

The image of Grenfell stands as a reminder of the death of a system that should be here to serve its people. We should be very sad for our society where our health and welfare are sold to the highest bidder, angry with a system that doesn’t support the most vulnerable and united in a hope that we can be part of the change that needs to happen.

This pair of prints is my way of trying to be part of that change. From a feeling of deep sadness for so many lives needlessly lost depicted in the first print (River of Tears) comes a call to action to make those lives lost count (Like a Phoenix).

A limited edition of 100 pairs of linoprints titled: RISE: River Of Tears and RISE: Like A Phoenix. Hand printed on Awagami Japanese paper. 52cm x 43cm. Sold unframed. £80 per pair.

If you would like to buy a pair of Caroline Hick’s special edition prints, get in touch with us here

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Shaeron Caton-Rose collagraphs for Grenfell

My prints are made using a collagraph method with flowers that I have saved from the bins in graveyards, tokens of remembrance that have been discarded. I have distressed the plates with fire to emulate the Grenfell experience and each plate is made to the dimensions of the Grenfell tower. There are 12 plates, one for each month of the year’s anniversary we are marking.

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Shaeron Caton-Rose. Flowers for Grenfell, 12 collagraphs 2018

“I find it appalling that in our developed “First World” country, people are still homeless not because of a natural disaster but one created by the greed and carelessness of an increasingly unfair system.

On my way to work, I walk past a graveyard. Every week someone puts down flowers on an unmarked area, come rain or shine. I find their commitment to remembering their loved ones moving. Let us remember those loved ones who were lost in Grenfell with an equal commitment to justice.”

You can buy one of these collagraph prints by Shaeron Caton-Rose. They are available at a special price of £30 each. ALL proceeds from sales go to Justice4Grenfell. Please contact us here

Pat Harvey Monoprints for Grenfell

As a printmaker I usually use a combination of different printing techniques with hand finished drawing and additional colour.  My images for Keepsake have a surface print background using embossed wallpaper. Memories of the past and of childhood often involve a remembered wallpaper pattern on a bedroom wall. The sugar bowl is depicted by a drypoint on plastic plate. Other parts of the images are created with marker pen.

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Pat Harvey. Special Occasion, monoprint 2018

“The idea of the Keepsake project made me think about those things we might value and want to hang onto because they memorialise how we came to be who we are. I decided that one of my images would relate to a special family event. For such events there is often the one-off ceremonial garment. I still have fragments of my mother’s wedding veil from the 1930s, but for this project the loss of children’s lives made me think in particular of a baby’s baptism bonnet. Baptism is essentially a denominating event which marks the newcomer formally entering their cultural group.”

 

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Pat Harvey. Everyday, monoprint 2018

“I wanted my second image to depict an ordinary household object which could be elevated in a particular family to a special status. My image is of a glass sugar basin and sugar spoon. This particular basin was my mother’s, I saw it every day a child, as did my children who went to their school from her home. It is probably nearly 100  years old. I showed the image to my son, now in his forties and settled in the USA for more than 20 years and asked him if he knew what it was and he answered instantly “Nanna’s sugar bowl”. How fortunate are we that this ordinary item I took with me when my mother died is still our sugar bowl. I have recently wondered what seemingly ordinary items make their way in the backpacks of refugees across continents and what will be the stories told about them.”

If you are interested in supporting this project by purchasing one of Pat Harvey’s two monoprints at the special price of £95 each, please get in touch here

 

KEEPSAKE EXHIBITION

 

PARTICIPATING ARTISTS: Shaeron Caton-Rose / Morwenna Catt / Jez Coram / Pat Harvey / Caroline Hick / Phill Hopkins / Hatti McKenzie / Eva Mileusnic / #Viraltile / For The Love Of People Collaborators: Ruth Badger, Lucy Barker, Pam Benfield, Sasha Bhat, Karen Carmichael, Yvonne Carmichael, Victoria Collins, Tania Coram, Ruhana Doyle, Fiona Drake, Dave Emmett, Lizzie Emmett, Jenna Foster, Danny Friar, Shanaz Gulzar, Hollie Hardin, Andrew Hick, Anthony Hick, Clair Hick, Jonny Hick, Madeyah Khan, Angela Loftus, Steve Lunn, Nat Maynard, Jean McEwan, Marie-Christine O’Dwyer, Lizzie Palliser, Mehmoona Pervaz, Mo Rahman, Sophie Slater, Beth Smith, Christine Sutcliffe, Anji Timlin, Tracy Vines, Alice Withers

 

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Eva Mileusnic: The Tower (detail)

KEEPSAKE EXHIBITION LAUNCH –  14 June 2018, Bradford Cathedral

The work in this exhibition has been created specifically to coincide with the first anniversary of the Grenfell Tower fire in London.

The artworks are a way for us to remember and mark the lives lost and to reflect on the issues surrounding this avoidable tragedy. Each artwork is donated by the artists and all sales go directly to the Justice4Grenfell (J4G) campaign.

 

a big THANK YOU goes out to all the people who have made and donated art work and volunteered their time in getting all this together 💚

and BIG LOVE to WE LOVE THIS for giving us exhibition materials 💚