Wednesday, 20 September 2017

New Image on Saatchi Art


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Our Papua New Guinea prints on Saatchi Art are proving extremely 
popular and we have just added this image to the growing
list.

This man on his way home in the rain sums up a lot of the characteristics
that we found so attractive about the New Guinea Highlanders when we lived 
there between 1970 and 1973.  

Normally calm and philosophical the Highlanders accepted strange and, at that time, relatively rare foreigners and their cameras despite having almost certainly never seen a
photograph of themselves.  If need be, they would climb into planes or
helicopters without any outward sign of doubt.  And yet they lived from the land
and found practical solutions to their day to day necessities, such as this interesting
use for a giant fig leaf umbrella.


To see more of our images please visit our website or Saatchi Art,
links above.

Saturday, 19 August 2017

Exhibition at the Monastery of Sainte Croix


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"Changing With The Times"

19th August  -  14th September 2017

Open every day from 10am to 5pm

Permanences de l’Artiste:
Mardi 22 août 10h30 à 12h30
Vernissage:  le Vendredi 25 août à partir de 18h00
Samedi 26 août de 15h00 à 17h00
Mardi 29 août et Vendredi 1 septembre de 10h30 à 12h30
Vendredi 8 septembre de 15h00 à 17h00
Mardi 12 septembre de 10h30 à 12h30
Ou téléphonez pour prendre rendez-vous au Monastère
Tel: 04 75 21 88 37

 


We'd love to see you all at our
Vernissage: Friday, 25th August at 6 pm

On 19th August we hung 33 of our framed, Limited Edition, prints at the
Monastery of Sainte Croix in the Vallée de Quint near Die.
The exhibition occupies two long, spacious, airy hallways reminiscent
of cloisters but with windows rather than open arches.  The light
is generally excellent and our unglazed prints are evenly and 
agreeably lit by daylight.

We chose the title "Changing With the Times" to allow us to exhibit
a variety of subjects from our earliest work in Papua New Guinea,
through the industrial work which occupied a lot of our career, with
the majority reflecting our more recent landscape and minimalist work  -
an eclectic mixture.  All but one of the prints were framed by 
us in our workshop. 

We are, of course, in the business of photography and of making and 
printing Limited Editions.  Our frames are designed to display the
pictures to what we consider to be their best advantage.  However,
we obviously have a preference for the sale of unframed prints which
buyers can frame according to their own taste.





Tuesday, 8 August 2017

More of a New Series


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In our blog of 30th May we posted 
"And Venus Rises Red"
which Georgina intended to be the beginning of a new series of abstract images
similarly constructed but around different themes. Since then, we have been printing,
framing and setting up exhibitions day and night and so the sequel has taken rather
longer than intended.
Here are two more images to add to this series and it is intended that there
will be more when our current and upcoming exhibitions are over in mid-September.
It will be a breath of fresh air to have more time to be creative.

And the Moon Rises Blue


 
And the Sun Rises yet Rust Decays


Monday, 31 July 2017

Festival Arts & Vigne, Châtillon-en-Diois 2017


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On Sunday, 6th August, the 
Festival Arts & Vigne 2017
opens in Châtillon.
This is our sixth Festival and the second time that we will be exhibiting
in our own gallery adjacent to our house.  
The Village Gallery is fun and full of character but here we have an
established gallery and have decided not to use precious space in the
village and give ourselves the additional task of moving pictures,
lighting and ourselves.  Our gallery is a few minutes' walk from the centre
of the village.  Or, alternatively, a couple of minutes' drive (we have plenty
of parking).
We've found ourselves with a lot of exhibitions this year, perhaps rather too
many given the work involved.  But it's good to have been invited and 
difficult to refuse.  Later in August we have an exhibition at the
Ancien Monastère de Ste. Croix, just outside Die.  And in November we
will be exhibiting in Grenoble. 
Of course, our gallery will always be open when we are here and we usually are. 


We hope to see lots of friends, old and new, chez-nous.  We have
a lot of interesting work on display.

Monday, 24 July 2017

The Forbidden City


Since our exhibition at the Grimaldi Forum in Monaco, six years ago, 
"Regards sur la Papouasie Nouvelle Guinéé"
we have been lucky enough to be invited to the opening of each year's
summer exhibition.
We remember how impressed we were by the "Japan" exhibition of 2010 and simply could not resist visiting Monaco for their  
"The Forbidden City" exhibition this year. 
We have been to The Forbidden City in Beijing several times ourselves, the first time in 1985, and wanted to renew and enrich the experience. 
We knew that the Grimaldi Forum's exhibition would be superlative, and it was. 
The icon of the exhibition was a portrait of the Emperor Kangxi
which was used as the cover of the accompanying catalogue and
the invitation.


We recommend this exhibition to anyone who has the chance to pass that way.

Our exhibition, now six years ago, (time flies) was promoted by a poster 
from one of our favourite images of a bride in one of the villages
of the Lai Valley near Mendi in the Southern Highlands of
Papua New Guinea.


We continue to work on and to offer limited edition prints from
our Papua New Guinea collection.  Please visit our
website to see more.  Or, should you have the opportunity,
visit our Summer Exhibition at our Gallery in
Châtillon-en-Diois in France where we live.

Monday, 26 June 2017

Ethereal





We're rushed off our feet at the moment which is nothing new.  We've been printing and framing new and existing work and preparing our Gallery for our new exhibition and the Festival Arts & Vigne, an annual event in Chatillon in August.

Predictably, the Gallery is spreading into the house where we have some large and convenient walls which will be very necessary at the end of this week when we wrap up our current exhibition in Chabeuil.  

Our garden here is being neglected but it still contributes a lot of pleasure
and, at the moment, a lot of soft fruit despite our vicious Spring
frosts this year.  The garden has also contributed some splendid Tulip seed
heads which Georgina dried a few years ago and has now transformed into a new and ethereal print.  Perhaps the beginning of yet another new series.