Archive for the ‘Exhibitions’ Category

Vanley Burke: By the Rivers of Birminam

Thursday, October 25th, 2012

We recently had the honour of framing over 100 photos for this amazing exhibition currently showing at the MAC in Birmingham. We’ve done a bit of framing for Vanley over the years but this was an amazing project to work on because of the scale and history of the images. Highly recommend going to see them for yourself,  there’s also a great book of these images published to coincide with the exhibition.

 

“ Vanley Burke has photographed the Jamaican Community in Handsworth since the mid 1960s. His images reveal a great compassion for his own people, expressed in his image of the Africa Liberation Day crowds gathered in Handsworth Park.

The exhibition will contextualise the images through a collage of quotes from the press on the history of immigration to Birmingham. Nowhere can tell that story better than Birmingham and Vanley Burke is the photographer who was there and who knew he was living through a great moment in history.”

1972 Munich Olympic posters

Thursday, October 25th, 2012

Leading up the the London 2012 Olympics we started collecting these great Munich ’72 original posters, heralded as design classics by German designer  Otl Aicher. We had a mini exhibition of these over the duration of London 2012 games, along with some of this years Artist commission poster series. We still have a selection of these original posters for sale in the Gallery.

 

Lucy McLauchlan

Thursday, February 23rd, 2012

 

I could write an S.A. on here about how great Lucy is but I’ll just mention we do a lot of framing for her, amazingly talented local lass, up to all sorts of projects and exhibitions all over the world, she’s represented by POW as well, as if her personal credentials and achievements aren’t enough, Banksy is digging her too! We also have a few of her prints available in Studio 4 gallery.

Faile

Thursday, February 23rd, 2012

 

We get a lot of street art prints through our doors for framing, being friends of a few well known street artists and having framed for folks like Lazarides gallery, Scrawl Collective, Stolen Space Gallery, Fame and Pictures on Walls we have a good reputation for framing these prints. These are a couple of Faile prints we had come through a while back, love their work, check out boneyard project they were recently involved with.

Peter Blake and Paul Weller

Monday, February 14th, 2011

Another bit of framing for snap galleries, rather nice Limited fine art prints of Peter Blake’s artwork for Paul Weller’s album Stanley Road, signed by them both!

Women Who Rock

Monday, February 14th, 2011

Currently setting up this exhibition we’ve framed for Snap galleries in London. Been a great show to work on, some amazing photographs and also featured in The Guardian!

We also framed these amazing Barbarella photos also being shown as part of the exhibition for Snap.

The Zoo

Wednesday, January 26th, 2011


We just framed this rather sweet set of prints by Bold&Noble for a showcase at Twycross Zoo, who are planning on opening a contemporary gallery space. Sounds like a great idea and hopefully a really interesting upcoming program of exhibitions, it would be easy to go pretty obvious with a zoo gallery but if these prints are anything to go by it has potential to be a really interesting space.

New Prints!

Wednesday, January 19th, 2011

New year, new VAT! We’ve been busy framing lots of new stock for the gallery, we’ve started to invest in some nice classic and vintage prints to compliment the illustration we’ve been promoting over the years. These are all a little more affordable than some of the limited prints we regularly stock so you can still get some great pieces on your wall for your budget in this present economy. We’ve got some vintage adverts, B-movie posters, propaganda posters, music/rock prints as well as a few classic pop art and japanese woodblock illustration prints to name a few.

Fame Festival

Wednesday, January 19th, 2011

I was lucky enough to attend the Fame Festival in Grottaglie, Italy last year, an amazing yearly International street art exhibition that takes over the whole town. I went with Lucy Mclaughlan and the Beat 13 gang who have been a regular contributers to this event, even ended up helping hang some of the exhibition. The festival is organised through the great independent screen print studio chromie, Needless to say on my return I ended up framing a few pieces that were produced as part of the event by a selection of renowned artists and illustrators, such as Blu, Eric the dog, Dave Kinsey and JR. Here’s some pics of the amazing work we framed, including an incredible 31 colour screenprint by Dalek.

Here’s a little film i made of our adventure, featuring some of the street pieces.

Fame Festival from Lawrence Roper on Vimeo.

And this is an animation done by the incredibly talented Blu, made in an abandoned monestary in Grottaglie, during a previous years festival.

Combo

MAC

Wednesday, January 19th, 2011

Last year we framed some work by respected local photographers for the grand opening show of the newly refurbished Midlands Arts Centre, in Birmingham. A fantastic cultural space in the grounds of Canon Hill park, if you don’t know it i recommend a visit, nice new theatre and exhibition space too.