Thank you to Weston Park for selecting the WW1 Homing Pigeon as part of their Fine Art Open Competition. The exhibition runs from 1st - 30th August 2016 at Weston Park Art Gallery, Shropshire, TF11 8LE.
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 email@example.com
9th July - 25th September 2016
Delighted that the Queen Elizabeth portrait constructed using WW1 names taken from the Cenotaph at Ilkeston Market Place is available to view at Derby Museum this summer.
Some people resist labeling, but Joy Pitts has made a career out of it. The British artist recycles clothing labels – often collected from charity shops that would otherwise turn them into rags – and transforms them into brilliant works of art. Each piece is made by pinning individual labels against a canvas, using dressmaker pins, until they form a greater image. We recently talked with Joy about her work:
How did you land on this style of art? READ ARTICLE HERE
On Sunday 12th June 11:00am - 4:00pm I will be joining Old House Museum, Derbyshire to celebrate Queen Elizabeth II 90th Birthday. Meet the Artist and view Queen's WW1 portrait.
Cunningham Place, Off North Church Street, Bakewell. DE45 1DD
FREE - See a brand new portrait of Sir Winston Churchill created by textile artist Joy Pitts using bespoke labels from three of Churchill's favourite outfitters - Henry Poole & Co, Turnbull & Asser and Lock & Co Hatters. READ MORE
By popular demand the Queen Elizabeth portrait will be available to view for 4 days in a Nottingham Gentleman’s Outfitters window to coincide with Her Majesty’s official birthday celebrations in June. It is an absolute privilege to show the work in the window at: -
54 Derby Road
0115 947 3853
Open 11:30am until 5:30pm
Established in 1888, Smalley’s has more than a century of experience in providing luxury men’s clothing and first class tailoring. An amazing shop well worth a visit, offering Hatter-Made To Measure Suits-Classic Menswear-Regimental Ties-Medal Mounting. With special thanks to shop owner Mr. Brandon Harris. www.smalleysgentsoutfitters.co.uk
From 1pm on Wednesday 8th June 2016.
Until 5pm on Saturday 11th June 2016.
Shop opening times 11:30am until 5:30pm.
Not available to view after the shop has closed due to the window shutters.
Artist Joy Pitts will be at site on Friday 10th June from 2pm until 5:30pm and at other times by request.
Smalley’s is situated towards the bottom of Derby Road (one-way Street) on the right hand side as you leave Nottingham and four doors up from The Strathdon Hotel. Parking is available outside the shop and continues up Derby Road (both sides) payable by parking meter.
Joy Pitts (MA Fine Art 2005) has completed a label portrait of Sir Winston Churchill to coincide with the issue of the new five-pound note featuring Sir Winston Churchill later in 2016. Continue reading....