Free Giveaway for January

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!

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New print for Ealing show

I’m back in the studio this week (cold and gloomy – and that’s both me and the studio, if anyone’s asking…) working on a new linocut. This time it’s of Ealing Common Tube Station – here’s a few pictures of work in progress.
The first image is a set of four proofs from which I need choose one to develop further, hopefully morphing into a fantastically popular print. Well, a girl can dream…
It’s actually for a two person exhibition I’m having with Louise Davies in a few months time, at a lovely gallery called For Art’s Sake in Ealing, London W5.
And for any London Underground nerds out there (and I definitely fall into that category myself, in case you hadn’t noticed…) the building was built in the early 1930’s by Charles Holden in a style very like his Northern Line ones, such as Balham. It’s constructed in Portland stone and features a tall heptagonal ticket hall with glazed screens to all sides – seriously, I’m swooning as I write this….

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Potterton Books

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….

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1000 Londoners…and me

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!

AAF tickets

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 gail@gailbrodholt.com. And, contrary to all those rumours flying around, we do let you leave our stand without buying anything. Honest…

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Winner!

And the lucky winner of my linocut is: Fiona Bouchier ! Well done, Fiona – if you could email me at gail@gailbrodholt.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!