There are only 5 more days left to view the Secret 7″ exhibition at Somerset House before the sale day on Monday 4th May! On the sale day all the specially designed sleeves will be for sale at £50 each. Among many great artists and designers there are pieces up for grabs by Yoko Ono, Sir Peter Blake, Sir Paul Smith, Julian Opie, David Shrigley, Martin Parr, Sam Taylor-Johnson, Tatty Devine and Stanley Donwood! As all the artwork is anonymous you could be the lucky person to pick one of these up, and if you pick mine up I would love to hear from you! Secret 7″ Until 3 May 2015 Sale day Monday, 4 May 2015 Daily 10.00-18.00 (last entry 17.15) Somerset House, Terrace Rooms, South Wing Free admission For more information on Secret 7″ and the sale day click here
Last weekend I visted the Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge. As well as the vast art collection, I was able to see three exhibitions, ‘A World of Private Mystery: John Craxton’, ‘The Rampant Lions Press: A Letterpress Odyssey’ and ‘From Root to Tip: Botanical Art In Britain’.
The highlight for me was the Craxton exhibition. I had not come across his work before and I was really intrigued by the variation in style…bright and bold paintings to simple pencil drawings, both as impressive as each other. If you have not yet discovered John Craxton’s work I recommend looking him up, you can find out a bit more here.
The Rampant Lions Press exhibition has a lovely selection of letterpress pieces, most of which are typographical. My favourite piece from the exhibition was a book cover design by Sebastian Carter for The Tiger’s Bride. I definitely recommend this exhibition for people interested in printmaking, typography and artist books. The exhibition continues until 18th May.
‘From Root to Tip’ features watercolour paintings of plants by both professional and amateur artists. There are some beautiful images, my favourite was of a purple Iris. The exhibition continues until 11th May.