Birds And Bugs, Rubbish And Rugby

29 Sep

full set

I’ve just finished an exhausting three days working with Edinburgh-based Australian artist Kelly Stewart to develop a boxed set of small screenprints based on drawings we did from the Swansea Museum archives – taxidermy birds and invertebrates. I also included some imagery based on rubbish – the sort that ends up in our rivers and seas. I wanted to link the two types of images together.


Kelly took the group of us through the demanding technical challenge of producing so many multi-layered pieces in a relatively short time. She’s the consumate professional, and a really good sport. She wasn’t at all put out by Wales beating Australia in the Rugby World Cup as we worked. She had tea and Welsh Cakes to console her.

6 Responses to “Birds And Bugs, Rubbish And Rugby”

  1. anna warren portfolio October 1, 2019 at 09:38 #

    These are lovely little images, and work so well as a set. Making your link between wildlife and rubbish is (sadly) very appropriate.

    • Rosie Scribblah October 1, 2019 at 11:10 #

      Thanks Anna, it’s unfortunate that we’re still polluting the planet and all its beauty 😦

  2. Leonie Andrews September 30, 2019 at 07:45 #

    This is a wonderful collection of prints. The rubbish abstracted makes an excellent background for the birds. No doubt they are often found in close proximity in nature (oops, I must have my cynical hat on today!).

    • Rosie Scribblah September 30, 2019 at 11:23 #

      They are indeed, unfortunately. These are pieces of rubbish I’ve picked up off the river bank. The fruit nets and bubblewrap make lovely art but there’s so much of it out in the environment 😦


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