A fascinating print exhibition continues to 14 November 2009 at Editions. Artists go to great lengths for inspiration but the results are usually worth it, certainly in this case. Take some time to put on the white gloves and look through Jason’s boxed collection of prints.
At the end of June and beginning of July 2009 both artists took the eight mile ferry journey from the North Donegal coast to Tory Island home to two hundred Gaelic speakers. They set up their tents and over the next few days proceeded to walk, draw and explore the island, walking the same land with sketchbooks and meeting back at their tents (or the hotel bar) at sunset.
Since returning home each has produced a number of of etchings in response to their journey. Daphne has made three large sugar lift etchings printed on Japanese paper, etched and printed at Jason’s studio. His response to the island has been ten etchings (also collated into boxed sets) which map his walk made on July 2 2009
Jason graduated from St Martin’s in 1988 and the Central School of Art in 1993. He was elected a member of the Royal Society of Painters and Printmakers in 1993, and holds the position of Royal Engraver. Jason’s etchings are based on and inspired by the rugged landscape and weather of the British Isles.
Daphne Warburg Astor
Daphne is currently resident artist at the Centre for Recent Drawings.
This Island at Editions
15 October – 14 November 2009