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Made up of seven A4 pages printed and folded by the artist and housed in an A6 box I am knot…a. poster in pieces of POWER is available in a signed and numbered limited edition of 30 priced at £29.
Each of the edition is accompanied with the tie knot folding instructions used to make the work and further instruction can be found in Alison Gibb‘s video below:
To wish you all a very Merry Christmas just use the code ambergris16 when checking out in our shop anytime before Christmas Day and you’ll receive 10% off your order.
Thanks for the support and see you soon!
We’re thrilled to be working with poet and artist Alison Gibb on a new edition to be released just in time for Christmas!
Forming part of Alison Gibb‘s project I am knot a… the new edition investigates issues of POWER dressing through the aesthetics and value of tie knots to create an experimental series of posters.
In the meantime you can watch Alison Gibb‘s performance of the Lo Ri Co T / Li Ro Li Ro Li Co T / Lo Ri Lo Ri Co T / Lo Ro Lo Ro Co Lo R oCo T / Lo Ci Ro Ci Lo Ro Li Co T / Lo Ri Lo Ci Ro Li Co T sequence of tie knot instructions in the video below. Tie knots featured include the Oriental, Victoria, Kelvin, Dietrich, Balthus and St Andrews…….
Taking the book The Country and the City by the socialist writer Raymond Williams as a starting point, Morag and Lisa shared their skills in the pursuit of art as a means of revealing underlying economies and ecologies. While walking in the Black Mountains near Williams’ childhood home, they saw solitary mining bees flying into their burrows, carrying pollen and nectar from fruit trees and hedgerows surrounding the common land.
Later, as Morag laboured to draw a bee’s burrow in greasy ink on smooth milled Bavarian limestone Williams’ idea of ‘the investment of nature’ came to mind: the thing you observe so closely becomes almost part of you. Back in Lisa’s studio in Cambridge, the city where Williams spent the later years of his career, Morag and Lisa printed the stone on Lisa’s lithography press.
9 artists and 1 curator learnt how to create using the lo-fi technique of Kitchen Lithography – a process using nothing more than kitchen foil, cola, ink, paper and an all important wooden spoon.
As part of the workshop, we invited each participant to make a print for the Kitchen Foil Print Portfolio which is available now in our shop priced at £25 each.
The Kitchen Foil Print Portfolio has been created in a varied edition of 20, of which each participant has a copy leaving just 10 complete portfolios available for sale.
All prints are signed and numbered and each of the Kitchen Foil Print Portfolios contain the following works:
ambergris editions is on its way to the It’s a Book publishing fair at the Academy of Fine Arts, Leipzig on Saturday, 19th March!
We’re delighted to be presenting all of our current editions as well as works by our friends Egidija Ciricaite and George Cullen of Collective Investigations, Jenny Baese and a new video work by Alison Gibb.
Saturday will also see the launch of a new print portfolio from ambergris editions featuring works from 9 artists and 1 curator based at Wysing Arts Centre!
The wait is over! Mella Shaw’s varied ceramic edition from her wonderful installation Notes on a City is now complete. 30 sets of Sticks & Stones are available – and each consists of 3 unique sculptures handmade by Mella using body stained porcelain and glazed stoneware.
As the artwork is so varied and unique we’re making 10 of the edition available at a time and the first 10 sets of these handsized ceramic sculptures can now be found over in our shop. An oversized postcard format print signed and numbered by the artist accompanies each of the edition.
Notes on a City explores the emotional hinterland between nature and the built environment and was most recently exhibited at the 2015 British Ceramics Biennial.
…….and did we mention Mella was selected by culture24 as one of the top ten artists you should be collecting right now?
Mella is a graduate of the Royal College of Art and has regularly exhibited in the UK as well as Sweden, and has recently been featured in Wallpaper* and Crafts Magazine. With a practice exploring tipping points and transition we’re incredibly excited to be working with Mella. More info to follow very soon.
Marie and Sophie will also be performing this work live at Strategies for Regret and Revision on Wednesday 11th November as part of Agenda Salad. One not to be missed and there’s more info over at Open School East.
In his lyrical essay Item, A Juell from the very last time by Lawrence Epps and Holly Corfield Carr (eds), managing director of Wartski and keen mudlarker Geoffrey Munn OBE weighs the value, use and pedigree of a prized talisman from his personal collection.
It was a pleasure to see so many there to hear the discussions ranging from the fallout of life in an activist household, protest rallies at primary school, studio visits on the anniversary of the attack on Hiroshima and the practicalities of sourcing ever dwindling reserves of vintage GDR paper.
This large format book include 12 images of drawings by Wilkens with a focus on the potential of images as catalyst for discourse and change together with an essay The Half Life of Messages by Reece Jones and an untitled essay by Elise Routeledge.
Please join us at 4.50pm when Lisa Wilkens will be in conversation with Reece Jones to discuss The Shadow of an Unseen Power and highly obsessive making as well as a fascinating biography and particular relationship with nuclear proliferation.
Published in an edition of 150 and available now from the ambergris editions shop.
You can read Holly’s award winning review of Katrina Palmer’s installation The Loss Adjusters (part three of her Artangel project End Matter) here.
ambergris editions’ the very last time together with Lawrence Epps’ installation AGAIN are now on their way to Stoke-on-Trent for the 2015 British Ceramics Biennial which features work by Mella Shaw, James Rigler, Bruce McLean and many many more.
Once again the show is being held in the extraordinary and cavernous abandoned Spode Factory and runs until 8th November.
Many thanks to all those who came along to launch of the very last time which is now available in a first edition and special edition at Firstsite and in our shop……
……and extra special thanks to contributors Joey Connolly, Esther Leslie, Tamarin Norwood and Marie Toseland who read from the book together with Holly Corfield Carr and Lawrence Epps.
Saturday 12th September sees the launch of ambergris editions #1 the very last time edited by Lawrence Epps and Holly Corfield Carr at Firstsite, Colchester from 2pm together with a preview of Epps’ new installation AGAIN.
AGAIN is an installation involving a hexagonal 6 player arcade coin pusher stocked with thousands of porcelain, terracotta and gold coins which the viewer can win and take away – or gamble and enter into a wager with the artwork.
the very last time is a new artist’s book responding to AGAIN. It includes a new translation one of Fyodor Dostoevsky’s most poignant letters as well as contributions from poets, artists, academics, an archaeologist, a psychoanalyst, a valuation expert, a bookmaker and a mudlarker. In turn each contribution to the book has inspired a coin design which can be won in AGAIN.
We’re delighted to be able to confirm contributions from:
Fyodor Dostoevsky, writer, pleads with his wife for forgiveness in a letter home written in the final days of their honeymoon in a new translation by Anna Gunin
Joey Connolly, poet, asks how the bookmaker feels about the dogs
Dr Richard Kelleher, Assistant Keeper of Coins at the Fitzwilliam Museum, University of Cambridge talks coins that sweat and currency that forgets
Geoffrey Munn, Managing Director of Wartski, jewellers by appointment to the Queen, and Antiques Roadshow expert examines a valuable ball of whale bile
Esther Leslie, Professor of Political Aesthetics at Birkbeck, finds Walter Benjamin in the video arcade
Viktor Mazin, psychoanalyst and curator of the Freud Dream Museum, tosses the non-Euclidean coin
Tamarin Norwood, artist and scholar, writes to the last word of casino design: PERCEPTION BEATS REALITY
Marie Toseland, artist and Open School East associate, measures the elastic horizon of desire
Please do join us for the launch of AGAIN and the very last time at Firstsite. Coins will be falling from 2pm and there will be readings and performances from our contributors once you have lost all you have won on AGAIN. For more information on the launch event and how to get to Firstsite, please see the gallery’s listings.
This project is supported by Arts Council England and the Firstsite Associate Artist Bursary Programme.