It would be a mistake to say that Sheffield’s heyday of traditional mester works and craftsmanship is over, we’re lucky enough to live in a city that is home to an elite group of trades working hard to keep these traditions going.
This week we have Mester Class in the gallery, a collective of 5 apprentice trained Sheffield Craftsmen. A silversmith, a blacksmith, a chaser, a knife-maker and a spinner. Mester Class is a selling exhibition of modern craft by traditional Sheffield craftsmen. Sophisticated and refined objects made by hand and to the highest standard.
Steve Millington (Dry British) // Screen print collaboration
We were back down at Peddler Night Market this October launching a brand-new screen print collaboration with Steve Millington aka Dry British. Millington is the featured artist in this month’s Mess Magazine, a publication by Sheffield’s Dust Collective and Peddler Night Market, bringing you exciting features on food and art in Sheffield. Millington himself is an internationally known illustrator whose distinctive scratchy pen and ink style is instantly recognisable. Aside from working with us this month, he has also just completed illustrating an advertising campaign for Fortnum & Masons of London, which can be seen in current editions of the Sunday Times Magazine.
Up There, a new exhibition at APG Works Gallery brings together our latest collaborations with a diverse group of over 20 artists who will each create a new screenprint design. These designs will be completed at the APG Works studio as original screenprints in limited editions of 30, for APG’s Summer Exhibition.
Artists from a variety of disciplines including photography, graphics and textile design have responded to the call. An intriguing aspect of the show will be the diversity of each artist’s approach to the task.
We set out to engage artists who share the growing excitement about print-making in Sheffield and want to participate. With their multi-disciplined approach to our favourite medium of screen printing, this will be an exciting and innovative exhibition that will pull together a group of artists that wouldn’t usually exhibit together.
Jim Spendlove // Rob Lee // It Snipped my Heart // Zena Parker // Marc Smith // Amy Hodkin // Lisa Maltby // Kate Edge Mellor // Jack Royle // Holly Brumby // Kim Hubball // Victoria Green // Josephine Dellow // Alex Ekins // Willustration // Jim McElvaney // Anca Paraon // Lee Mason // Grace Goodwin // Alex Szabo-Haslam // Neil Carribine
£30.00 each unframed Framed print price starting from £65.00 Paper // Fedrigoni Free Life Vellum 280gsm Size // 35 x 50cm Editions of 30 Signed and numbered by the artist Embossed with APG Works chop
Head to the shop page to check out all 20 screen prints by 20 great artsits...
On Friday 30th September and Saturday 1st October, local independent makers Youse and Grey Suit Clay joined forces to showcase their most recent collaborative project with a pop-up exhibition and shop in the APG Gallery.
Combining their love of visual and functional design, they have come together to produce a very limited edition Desk Tidy set that was launched on the opening night. A brilliant weekend of vintage and handmade stationery, handmade ceramic homeware, new collaborations and all things wonderful for your home and office needs.
Paul Morrison’s distinctive style is instantly recognizable, bold renders of gardens, landscapes and botanicals which can be seen in sculpture, painting and many forms of print. This beautiful linocut we recently framed was created in the Pace Print, N.Y. As a relief technique linocut is very rarely carried out to this scale. The plate took a team of printmakers 3 week to carve and only 30 prints were produced.