Based on the aesthetics of tie knots I am knot…a. poster in pieces of POWER by Alison Gibb is available now in our shop.
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:
After a sometimes tremendous sometimes horrendous year we’re certainly ready for the festive season here at ambergris editions.
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…….
Solitary Bee is a stone lithograph created in an edition of 10 by the artists Morag Colquhoun and Lisa Wilkens.
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.
You can visit The Country and The City Blog documenting Morag and Lisa’s project here and the print Solitary Bee is available now in our shop.
Back in late 2015 ambergris editions held a series of print workshops led by Lisa Wilkens in the Window Room kitchen of Wysing Arts Centre.
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!
For more info about It’s a Book click here.
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.
You can also see Mella’s work in Force Majeure at the Alison Richard Building, 7 West Road, Cambridge until 1st April.
…….and did we mention Mella was selected by culture24 as one of the top ten artists you should be collecting right now?
We are thrilled to announce that our next edition will be with the artist Mella Shaw whose installation Notes On A City was one of the highlights of this year’s British Ceramics Biennial.
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.
As well as her stereoscopic account of desire, tedium and travel titled 7.2, ambergris editions’ the very last time also includes Marie Toseland’s extraordinary story 2s From The Bottom Up.
Click on the player below to hear a sound performance of this work by Marie and fellow Open School East Associate Sophie Mallett. Headphones are recommended.
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.
We were delighted to see to see Geoffrey and his object also finding their way onto episode 8 of the current series of The Antiques Roadshow at Broughton Castle.
The latest issue of Frieze Magazine (issue 175) includes a review of Lisa Wilkens‘ show The Shadow of an Unseen Power by the curator and writer Eleanor Clayton.
The review is also available online for subscribers here.
Many thanks to all those who made it to Sluice and Lisa Wilkens in conversation with Reece Jones to mark the launch of The Shadow of an Unseen Power.
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.
The Shadow of an Unseen Power is available from our online shop.