How about brightening up this gloomy January – with a free Giveaway on Twitter? You can enter to win this linocut (called Stormy Weather and retailing at £150) by following me on Twitter (@gailbrodholt). Then all you have to do is retweet one of my tweets that refers to this offer.
I have to admit that I was a bit of a late convert to Twitter. It always seemed so rowdy and superficial – not to mention all that mob mentality (happily I’ve yet to come across a Troll.) But actually I find it informative and friendly. So perhaps this is as good a time as any for all you Twitter-refuseniks out there, to dip your toes in the water and give it a go!
If anyone is near Sloane Square on Tuesday 25th November between 6-8, Potterton Books are having a Private View for their Christmas exhibition. It’s called ‘The New Generation of Printmakers’ (which makes me feel pleasantly young and important…) and includes work by myself,Paul Catherall, Angela Harding and Alice Patullo. It’s also an ace bookshop, with a great selection of art and interiors books. RSVP me if you’d like come….
Very pleased to see the 1000 Londoners Project has released the video of me talking (pontificating?) about my work, filmed by my very talented (and long-suffering) son Alex. It was selected to be showcased at the V&A Museum as part of London Design Festival. Alex and I had to go up on stage for a Q&A session at the end – surprisingly not as nerve-wracking as it sounds!
So Autumn has come again – that ‘season of mists and mellow fruitfulness’ (John Keats – I googled it). Soon I will be standing amongst a whole lot of Art, in a big tent in Battersea Park. Yes! The Affordable Art Fair is on again, from 23rd to 26th October. As always, if you’d like free tickets, please do email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. And, contrary to all those rumours flying around, we do let you leave our stand without buying anything. Honest…
My Autumn Newsletter is out now – look at it here and marvel at the wonders within (well, not really, unless you include the offer of free tickets to the Affordable Art Fair):
Last weekend to see the National Open Print Exhibition, at Bankside Gallery (next to Tate Modern) – there are some excellent prints on show. Modesty forbids me to include my own in this category, obviously!
I’ve finally finished my London Bridge Station linocut – I’m not sure why I chose to depict such a rainy day when it’s been absolute brilliant sunshine out there for months. Still, it looks cheerful enough with all those little umbrellas…
And the lucky winner of my linocut is: Fiona Bouchier ! Well done, Fiona – if you could email me at email@example.com with your address, I’ll get your print posted out to you asap. I will be doing another Giveaway in the not so distant future so keep a look out!