Harbour 21 Exhibition 9-30 June

UPDATE: My framed pieces have both sold, but I still have unframed, mounted drawings and postcards for sale at the gallery.

I have a couple of pieces in a new charity exhibition in Bristol, at the Grant Bradley gallery.
Curator Ann Kay writes:

Bristol charity The Harbour – a unique, specialist service providing free counselling and psychotherapy in the South-West for those affected by life-threatening physical illness – is celebrating its 21st birthday with ‘Harbour 21’, an art exhibition at the Grant Bradley Gallery, Bedminster, Bristol, 9-30 June; open preview Friday 8 June from 6pm. Prominent ‘medico-political’ artistic collective Pharmacopoeia, whose extraordinary and imposing Cradle to Grave installation is a permanent highlight exhibit at the British Museum, are showing alongside popular Royal West of England Academicians Neil Murison and James Beale, Spike Island artist Judy Rodrigues, and well-established local artists and photographers such as Valerie Bowes, Mark Simmons, Sophie Howard, Gavin McClafferty and Simon Gurr, plus some exciting emerging talents. 50% of all sale proceeds go to The Harbour.

It’s humbling to be in the same show as so many amazing artists. My contributions are new brushpen drawings, based on scenes from Brunel: A Graphic Biography, the 2006 comic book by Eugene Byrne and me. I thought it would be interesting to go back to the clean, vectorized artwork of that book and apply more expressive, hand-made marks. I also wanted to see what happened when an individual frame was enlarged and taken out of the context of the narrative sequence.

Here’s the image as it appeared in the book:

As well as the two framed artworks I’ll have more new drawings, mounted and wrapped, in the gallery shop. And if original art is out of your budget, you can buy a postcard of my IKB colour portrait for £1. As with the originals, 50% of that goes to the Harbour charity:

Finally, from next week and for the duration of the exhibition, my own shop will have a limited run of A4 prints of Brunel & the Sphinx. Until now this print has only ever been available at a much smaller size. After printing costs have been taken off, 100% of the proceeds of these new prints will go to The Harbour.

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