Textile designer Georgia Bosson and artist Cecily Vessey are to fund, via Kickstarter, a new series of experimental art prints inspired by landmarks and locations spanning the length and breadth of the UK.
The project follows on from the success of their collaborative print ‘The View from Peckham’ and will comprise of 12 art prints celebrating their favourite ‘Landmark Locations’ within the UK, including St Catherine’s Lighthouse in the South Wight depicted during Round the Island Race.
This unique combination of Cecily’s textural, monochrome landscapes and Georgia’s colourful, graphic interventions create a fascinating sense of place which has developed through working on such a large body of work together. This merging of styles has created a series of prints which bring to life each location through the eyes of both artists with the intention of evoking fond memories of holidays and home.
To fund this project Georgia and Cecily have launched a Kickstarter campaign running until 28th October. The funds raised on Kickstarter will help with the cost of producing 12 limited edition prints, hiring exhibition space and the calendar production costs. The money will enable them to use an artisan screen printer local to them in South London.
As well as early-bird discounts on the calendar and prints from the new collection, rewards on the Kickstarter will include a set of exclusive postcards, and an opportunity to commission an original artwork of a chosen landmark.
The series will be exhibited on the 1st November at a weeklong show in Craft Central’s Clerkenwell gallery. The limited edition prints will be available to purchase here, along with an exclusive 2017 calendar featuring all 12 prints. The exhibition will also feature works in progress, original drawings and live demonstrations of their techniques and collaborative process at work.
Over £2700 has already been raised by the Kickstarter campaign at https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1150667167/landmark-locations/.