Royal College of Art graduate Tereza Buskova created three archival inkjet prints with gold screenprint overlays in the Jealous Print Studio in September. The prints were based on her performance piece ‘Clipping The Church in Erdington, Birmingham. Here Tereza describes the project and process of making the print.
‘Over two years ago I learnt about the British tradition of ‘Clipping the Church’. As a Czech immigrant it struck me as a great way to literally bring people together to celebrate important things like baking and our mums. In North Birmingham we made this happen with over 200 people, 13 days pre-Brexit. Ironically BBC Panorama filmed one Erdington resident sat in the Church that we clipped, saying that he voted leave because migrants like me only come here for the money and don’t care about British traditions. When Chris Orr (the former RCA Professor) selected me to produce smaller prints for this year’s Discerning Eye exhibition at the Mall Galleries, it seemed like a great opportunity to work again with Jealous Print Studio to commemorate clipping. One Polish art commentator Dominika Mackiewicz noticed that the combination of Bohemian wedding celebrations with UK rituals in 2016 Birmingham created somewhere that wasn’t just Erdington, so we produced these prints as if they were limited edition postcards to the mythical town of Erdingtonia, where leave voters and EU migrants live hand in hand.’
For more of Tereza’s work head over to her website.
Fancy hosting a Big Picnic for Sarcoma UK?
Summer is approaching (we hope!) and with it, Sarcoma Awareness Week which runs from 3-9 July.
Sarcoma Awareness Week is a chance for us all to get together with family, friends, colleagues and our wider communities to raise sarcoma awareness and vital funds. To mark the week this year, we’re asking you to join in The Big Picnic!
Jealous @ The Venice Biennale
In the preview days leading up to the public opening of the 2017 Venice Biennale, Jealous will be screenprinting live at the diaspora pavilion in the beautiful Palazzo Pisano Santa Marina close to the famous Rialto bridge.
The Diaspora Pavillion is a major Arts Council funded project showcasing the work of 11 Black British artists. It is organised by the international curators forum with University of the arts London and curated by writer and photographer David a Bailey.
Art on a Ukulele - Crowdfunding Now Live!
For September 2017 Art on a Postcard will transform itself into Art on a Ukulele. They are joining forces with artist Mick Rooney RA, Pete Howlett the UK's foremost independent ukulele maker and The Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain on a project which combines music, art and fine workmanship.More