Red Cow selected for Old Station Gallery Open Derbyshire

Please join us for the Private View on Saturday 24th September 3-5pm.
The Old Station Gallery, Peak Shopping Village, Chatsworth Rd, Rowsley, Derbyshire, DE3 2JE.
Exhibition runs from 24th Sept - 26th Oct 2016 Open SAT/SUN/WEDS 11am-4pm
 

Red Cow with used clothing labels 60 x 60 cm. (Forms part of the collection 20,000 used labels) It took five years to gather sufficient red labels to produce this canvas.

Red Cow with used clothing labels 60 x 60 cm. (Forms part of the collection 20,000 used labels)
It took five years to gather sufficient red labels to produce this canvas.

Winston Churchill Size 46

On 12th September 2016 Winston Churchill's portrait will be installed in the window at Lock Hatters, London. The work will then tour to Savile Row and Jermyn Street. SEE MORE

It took 630 bespoke labels and 142 hours to create using only dressmaker pins.

Winston Churchill, cheek detail 2016

Winston Churchill, cheek detail 2016

NEWS LETTER August 2016

DERBY MUSEUM
Thank you to those who have visited The Queens portrait at Derby Museum. The exhibition runs until 25th Sept 2016.

FROM SAVILE ROW to WIRKSWORTH FESTIVAL
Exciting news…The Bespoke Merino will be exhibited from 9th – 23rd Sept in the window of AIRR Clothing, 2 Market Pl, Wirksworth, Matlock DE4 4ET.

The Wirksworth Trail weekend is 10th & 11th September, this is when the town comes to life with more than 100 artists showing wonderful art in historic buildings, gardens, courtyards, shop windows and churches. It is a great weekend when you can complete the Art Trail, or just enjoy the town. I will be in and around the shop all weekend with the Merino, pop by to say hello.

WESTON PARK
The WW1 Homing Pigeon was selected for this summer Exhibition, (supported by ACE). Exhibition runs until 30th August 2016 at Weston Park Art Gallery, Shropshire, TF11 8LE.

LONDON
Winston Churchill’s portrait tours to the three bespoke collaborators: -
September 12th - Lock & Co Hatters, 6 St James's St, London. SW1A 1EP
October - Henry Poole & Co, 15 Savile Row, London. W1S 3PJ
November - Turnbull & Asser, 71-72 Jermyn Street, London. SW1Y 6PF

BROMLEY HOUSE LIBRARY COMMISSION
To celebrate 200 years of Bromley House Library, Nottingham, more information to follow. 

MILITARY BOOTS
For those who participated in The Military Boots project by stitching a name.  I have received a few enquiries about purchasing Limited Edition prints of the Boots, please let me know if you are interested and I will forward the details. 

From Savile Row to Wirksworth Festival

You can see the work of more than 100 artists at this years Wirksworth Festival. The Trail weekend is on 10th & 11th September and you can view wonderful art in historic buildings, gardens, courtyards, shop windows and churches. #WFTrailArtist

EXCITING NEWS..... The Bespoke Merino of Savile Row will be exhibited from 9th - 23rd sept.
WHERE: Window installation at AIRR Clothing, 2A Market Place, Wirksworth. DE4 4ET
(
a women’s clothing boutique showcasing a selection of the best ethical brands). 

ABOUT: The Bespoke Merino was sheep created in collaboration with Huntsman, Savile Row, London, for Wool Week UK 2015. Made in response to The Campaign for Wool, led by patron His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales to raise awareness about the beauty and versatility of wool. The 1.2 metre canvas is assembled using 1000's of bespoke Huntsman labels & dressmaker pins.

With special thanks to the 450 BBC Get Creative participants, including the Wollaton branch of the W.I. for stitching 100 WOOLMARK labels with Merino wool to celebrate the 100-year birthday of The National Federation of Women’s Institutes.

BUS: From Derby Bus Station theSIXES telephone Trent Barton 01773 712265

From Savile Row to Wirksworth Festival

From Savile Row to Wirksworth Festival

Bromley House Library Commission

2016 marks the 200th Anniversary of Bromley House Library. To celebrate this wonderful achievement a contemporary artwork will be commissioned by artist Joy Pitts. Joy creates images from new and used clothing labels and more recently from woven nametapes of WWI fallen. Joy’s portfolio includes commissions for Paul Smith, Liberty and Savile Row.

Since 1816 there have been 138 members of staff at Bromley House Library including presidents, honorary secretaries, librarians and other library staff. These 138 names (along with their time in service) will be specially woven onto individual nametapes and assembled on canvas depicting the four-storey building as it stood in 1816.  The result will be a personalised history of Bromley House Library over 200 years, an achievement that would not have been possible without the continued support of its members.

Work in progress 

Work in progress 

Bee print 'Yellow Bee with 104 garments'

Sale Bee print. 'Yellow Bee with 104 garments' 30 x 30 cm.
Limited Edition Print (of 95) £40 plus postage.
Details: Original print on 315g soft textured acid balanced fine art paper very high grade, light fast inks. Scanned on a cruise flat bed to give partially 3D effect. 

Original Bee assembled with dressmaker pins and used labels gathered from 104 garments. Bees help to pollinate cotton, cotton is used to make garments. Also available at Derby Museums shop selling unique insect inspired gifts. 

Bee print enquiries joy@joypitts.co.uk

Bee print: Yellow Bee with 104 garments 

Bee print: Yellow Bee with 104 garments