DAVID JONES (1895-1974)- PAINTER, PRINTMAKER AND POET
Thursday 28 July 2016
7.00pm for a 7.15pm start
David Jones’s work was in the tradition of William Blake. He is a visionary artist of fragile watercolours and oils, a maker of copper engravings, drypoints and highly personal inscriptions. He was a scholar and lover of the ancient history of Wales. As a young man his nerves were shattered in the trenches of France in the Great War. He was a pupil of Eric Gill so the sacred and the craft of making are central to his work. Paul Hills, Emeritus Professor of Art at the Courtauld, curated the recent groundbreaking exhibition of Jones’s work at Pallant House, Chichester. He has studied David Jones for many years and will introduce his work. Tristram Powell will show his film-interview with David Jones made in 1965, a few years before he died. It’s a moving testament from an artist who struggled to combine the spiritual and the modern in his work. This will be a unique evening, a chance to discover or rediscover an unfairly neglected painter and printmaker of genius. THIS EVENT IS NOW SOLD OUT. Our next Film Night will be Van Gogh on Thursday 27 October.
Friday 27 November, 7.00- 9.00pm
‘Bliss Botanic’: Mary Delany’s art of paper mosaicCactus grandiflorus or Melon thistle, 1778. Collage of coloured papers, with water colour on black ink background. Height: 345 mm Width: 242mm Courtesy of the British Museum
Mary Delany (1700 to 1788) was exceptionally talented in the standard female accomplishments of her time, including needle-work and letter writing. Her vivid correspondence provides reference to the central cultural movements and characters of her day, including George Handel, Jonathan Swift, Samuel Johnson, Fanny Burney and Elizabeth Montagu. Today, Delany is remembered foremost for her astonishing invention, at the age of 72, of ‘mosaic’ or cut paper flowers. Using a range of specialist and coloured papers, she would cut the parts of the flowers she observed, freehand, then place them upon pitch black paper to make bold images that have the character of both science and art. She used the Linnaean system of classifying plants according to their sexual parts; her scientific contemporaries, including Joseph Banks and Daniel Solander, relied upon her work as a point of reference. While each image is botanically accurate, it is also a work of design and aesthetic invention, a visual performance that exists in a dimension of its own.
Elizabeth Eger is Reader in English Literature at King’s College London and a paper-cutter.
Thursday 17 March 2016
Cost: £ 10, includes a glass of wine/ soft drink.
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17-20 November 2016
Artist from Slaughterhaus will be exhibiting and offering their work for sale at this year's Woolwich Contemporary Print Fair. The event, which is the largest of its kind in the UK, will feature the work of studio members Lucy Annan, Michelle Avison, Sophie Le Bourva, Jane Joseph, Emmanuelle Loiselle, Amy Mordan, Saori Parry and Claire Willberg.
You can find out more by visiting the official web site: www.woolwichprintfair.com
Our Annual Studio Exhibition takes place on Saturday 1 and Sunday 2 October as part of Lambeth Open. We will be showing work by studio members and invited artists. The exhibition is also an opportunity to share the work of other printmakers from South London in the first of what we hope will be an ongoing collaboration between artist printmakers across South London. PrintSouth
Let's hope the weather holds out for the first weekend in October, and that you can join us on Saturday, Sunday, or for drinks and sausages on Saturday night.
The exhibition continues until Friday 4 November during normal studio opening hours, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, 10- 4pm.
VAN GOGH, Lust for Life with Tristram Powell and Martin Gayford
Thursday 27 October 2016
7.00pm for a 7.15pm start
There are not many print studios that can boast of being just round the corner from the house where Van Gogh lived. So, we have to take advantage of that and with our next film night we will show edited highlights from the film, Lust for Life with Kirk Douglas as Van Gogh! With Martin Gayford, writer of The Yellow House: Van Gogh, Gauguin, and Nine Turbulent Weeks in Arles, and film director Tristram Powell.
We hold our annual studio exhibition on the first weekend in October every year.
This year, we will be celebrating five years at SLAUGHTERHAUS- we moved into the studio in August 2010- with an exhibition of studio members and invited artists’ work on the theme SLAUGHTERHAUS 5.
Everyone is welcome at all of our exhibitions and studio events, and the annual exhibition is a great opportunity to see a range of prints by a number of different printmakers, working in a variety of ways. We usually run workshops or demonstrations alongside the exhibition- you’ll find updates nearer the time on the website.
This year, the studio will be open on Saturday 3rd and Sunday 4th October 2015, 10- 6pm, as well as the evening of Friday 2nd for the Private View. Please link>sign up for our newsletter if you would like to receive more information nearer the time.
Four SLAUGHTERHAUS artists will be showing work at this year's Multiplied Art Fair. Preview and more information here.
Saturday 28 & Sunday 29 November 2015
Join us for another opportunity to see prints by the four MULTIPLIED artists, Michelle Avison, Sarah Gillett, Sophie Le Bourva and Claire Willberg, plus reasonably priced prints and proofs at Christmas gift friendly prices by SLAUGHTERHAUS studio members. Print editions, printing proofs, drawings, photographs, paintings and artists' books for sale, plus mulled wine and mince pies. Come and browse whilst the kids make a pop up christmas card, and find the perfect present.