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  1. Tenderfoot Collective 2015

    Belinda Ayres / Jayne Dent / Natasha Eves / Jessica Heywood / Steven Hithersay / Amy Hodkin / Laura Jayne Hodkin / Alex Noble / Lena Peters / /Johannah Wragg

    Once again we warmly welcome Tenderfoot back to APG Gallery for their annual Summer exhibition. Tenderfoot are a collective that first exhibited with us 3 years ago having formed as a group while on their foundation year at Chesterfield College. Now establishing themselves in Art Schools and Universities across the UK, it's always a pleasure to see them return to APG and observe their progression and development.

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  2. Jo Peel // Summer Exhibition at Millennium Gallery Sheffield

    This Summer we were tasked by the Sheffield Artist Jo Peel to produce all of the screen prints for her Summer solo exhibition at Millennium Gallery. Peel who has already worked closely with us over the years, took this exhibition as an opportunity to draw on the parallels between Sheffield and its American counterpart of Pittsburgh, one of four cities with which Sheffield has a Friendship Agreement. 

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  3. Prussian Blue // Michael Fullerton Exhibition 

    Screenprinting the Golden Bride

     

  4. Hilary Bower Framing Project

    We’ve had the pleasure of working with Hilary Bower over the course of the past year or so. Bower is a textile and relief artist. She explores the ideas of mark making on reused surfaces and working further into them and adding other materials to accentuate the feeling of the absence. 

    Bower wanted us to develop a single framing design that could be used across the board with any of the pieces. We came up with a simple white deep rebate grainy frame, with the work floating in the centre on 5 mm foam core, with a 60mm acid free off white mount card and the frame fitting with a 19mm grainy spacer.  The frames were all fitted with 2mm Krystall Superclear glass which has a lower iron content than standard glass, and so is clearer and has less tint.

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    A piece of Bowers work in the Framing Workshop 

    Hilary Bower’s solo exhibition, entitles ‘Silence, Space, Shadow’ is on at the Harley Gallery, Welbeck until 12th April 2015

    http://www.harleygallery.co.uk/exhibition/silence-space-shadow/

  5. Museum Standard Framing // Sam Winston, Gilbert & George and Alexander Calder

    Sam Winston is artist who challenges the understanding of words, both in their meaning and the way in which they carry messages to us. 

    Gilbert Prosech and George Passmore formed the duo Gilbert & George in 1967, when they met while studying at Saint Martin College, London. Their distinctively formal dress code and manners took hold and they coined the slogan ‘Art for all’ and dismissed elitism within art. They produce brightly coloured, graphic- style photo based artworks. 

    Alexander Calder is one of the most influential sculptors and draughtsmen of the 20th Century. He pioneer the kinetic sculpture, which after joining the ‘Abstraction Creation ‘group in 1931, resulted in the birth of the ‘mobile’ 

    Since Christmas we’ve been lucky enough to work on some beautiful original artworks by Alexander Calder, Sam Winston and Gilbert & George, held by the University of Sheffield Library Rare Books Department. For all of these frames we opted for one of the hardiest mouldings we have, which is a solid ash, deep rebate frame that we hand finish on site to a variety of natural colours using stains and waxes. Its hard and straight grain makes it a very strong dense wood, durable and long lasting. All of the materials used for these frames, were at the highest museum standard, including handmade cotton rag spacers and Anti-reflective, 99% UV blocking glass.

    For people local to Sheffield, both the Gilbert & George and Sam Winston are currently on display at the University of Sheffield, in an exhibition entitled ‘Books that Trees would be Proud of’ on until 25th May 2015