Workers’ Mates

27 Nov

2017 Punjabi Storm

I’m a gallery artist at the excellent Workers Gallery in Ynyshir where up to 20 invited artists are selected annually to have a square metre of permanent exhibition space and to work with the gallery to develop the exhibition programme and run regular residency and demo days. The Workers’ focuses on art made in Wales but also has a special programme of international artists throughout the year. It’s a lovely gallery, worth visiting.

Supporters of the gallery often become ‘Workers Mates’ for an annual contribution of £20 and in return they receive special exhibition opportunities, offers and VIP invitations. It’s an interesting model of working as it embeds the gallery in the local community through the Workers’ Mates scheme and also gives artists an opportunity to curate their own exhibition area.

I just visited last week and changed my ‘square metre’ to show these fairly new monotypes that haven’t been exhibited before. They’re based on impressionistic drawings I did during my last visit to Pakistan while I was travelling through The Punjab, and I used the 3-colour reduction technique with Caligo Safewash relief inks onto BFK Rives paper. See my Techie section for more about the technique.

 

 

4 Responses to “Workers’ Mates”

  1. Leonie Andrews December 1, 2017 at 00:04 #

    That’s an interesting model. I would like to see more similar things here, as getting exhibition space is pretty cut throat here!

    • Rosie Scribblah December 3, 2017 at 13:29 #

      There are more and more artist-led galleries, studios and artspaces here and traditional galleries are fewer.

  2. Hi Rosie lovely pastel colours here, must send to my friends online in Swansea thank you ! regards Diane in oz ps.I will soon be in Swansea…

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