|The Night Sorter, by Jonny Hannah|
So we learn that Jonny Hannah was 'inspired by a little known song of the same name, by an obscure Edinburgh band' he played guitar with, while Michael Kirkman recalled a favourite Edinburgh pub, and that Christopher Brown drew inspiration from the wood engravings made in 1934 by Douglas Percy Bliss for the book 'Devil in Scotland'.
Bliss was a great friend of Bawden and Ravilious and the spirit of their time infuses much of the work of these ten very different printmakers; Bawden would have particularly enjoyed Angie Lewin's print, with its centrepiece of a Staffordshire Highland couple. Visitors to the exhibition will have the chance to see the work of the St Judes artists in relation to their illustrious forebears, as prints by Barbara Jones, John Piper, Edward Wadsworth, Bawden, Ravilious and others are also included. As if Edinburgh people weren't spoiled enough!
|Christopher Brown, Weel Done, Cutty-sark!|
|Ed Kluz, The Dunmore Pineapple|
|Chloe Cheese, Passing Through Parliament Square, Edinburgh|
|Mark Hearld, Spey Salmon|
|Emily Sutton, The Fishing Lodge|
|Angie Lewin, A Highland Gathering|
|Michael Kirkman, The Canny Man's|
|Linda Green, Jencks - Landform, Edinburgh|
|Peter Green, Gehry - Maggie's Centre, Dundee|
If you'd like to know more about the design work of Eric Ravilious, I'm giving a talk at the Royal West of England Academy in Bristol this Saturday, 6 July, at 11am.