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.
Ann-Marie James: ALCHEMY
Alchemy is an exhibition of beautiful contemporary artworks by Ann-Marie James.
Wessex Museums invited Ann-Marie James to delve into the collections of their four partner museums (Wiltshire Museum, Dorset County Museum, Poole Museum and The Salisbury Museum) and choose an object from each to inspire a series of artworks.
She spent a year creating the finished pieces, all in gold or white. Gold derives from the Bush Barrow Lozenge (Wiltshire Museum) and the tale of Bacchus and Midas (Poole Museum); white from the chalk that the Amesbury Archer (The Salisbury Museum) was originally found in, and the white of the Roman mosaic (Dorset County Museum).
Her techniques included drawing, painting, printmaking and gilding with 24ct gold leaf.