Southampton City Gallery and Vivid Arts

Louise81Here are the final jigsaws available to view at The City Art Gallery.

Read Below for the story of how they came to life.

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Five screen-prints that have been commissioned by Southampton City Art Gallery in collaboration with Vivid Arts (www.facebook.com/VIVIDSoton) and Illustration students from Solent University where I teach as a lecturer. It was a great opportunity for us all to work together on a project and share our knowledge and skills.

The project started last year, when myself and students visited the art gallery . Students were asked to respond to pieces within the art gallery in their own personal way without any restrictions except that a piece in the gallery must be the inspiration for their drawings. It was fascinating to see which artworks captured  the students interest and imagination. The work produced was of a really high standard, exciting and energetic, with original and diverse responses that were a joy to see.

I then responded to the students’ drawings, developing them digitally into designs for the final prints and jigsaws. These designs were separated into different colour layers for screen-printing. The screen printing was done in the print room at Solent School of Art and it was a real pleasure to work alongside staff and students in such a creative space.

 

Working on a series of patterns that will  be used on jigsaws presents a new set of design considerations, most importantly how the pattern will be broken up and how easy it will be to re-make considering age groups.

Here is a list ( in order) of the student whose drawing I developed into a screen-print, and the painting or sculpture that they observed for their drawing:

1. First sceen-print inspired by the drawing by Jess  ( illustration second year), Inspired by the painting above by Mathew Arnold Bracy Smith painted  1915.

2. Second sceen-print inspired by the drawing by Katherine Stokes ( illustration second year), Inspired by the sculpture ‘Leaping Hare” by Barry Flanagan 1980

3.Third sceen-print inspired by the drawing by Julia Soblova ( illustration third year), Inspired by the painting Perseus by Edward Burne Jones 1863

4.Fourth sceen-print inspired by the drawing below by Joe Watson-Price ( illustration second year), Inspired by a painting by Alegretto Nuzi 135o.

5.Fifth Screen-print inspired by drawing by Jair Graham (Illustration Second Year)nspired by Boxing Hare on Anvil by Barry Flannagan below

6.Final Screen-print inspired by drawing by Samuel Lai ( Illustration Third Year), Inspired by The Diver by Anthony Gormly