Savile Row and Horatio Nelson

Work in progress and research visits: -
My research during 2018 has taken me north, south and east. North to visit the Nelson Monument at the top of Calton Hill in Edinburgh, the tower recalls Admiral Lord Nelson's victory, and death, at the battle of Trafalgar on 21 October 1805 (aged 47). Also heading south to London to visit Nelson’s Column and the Maritime Museum at Greenwich. I recommend visiting this amazing exhibition if only to see the actual coat that Nelson was wearing at his death. Finally I headed east to Burnham Thorpe in Norfolk, a sleepy little village and the birthplace of Horatio Nelson on 29th September 1758. 

Nelson’s portrait is available to view at Davies & Son, 38 Savile Row until January 3rd 2019.

NEW Homing Pigeon

Now available as a stretched canvas 64cm high x 65cm wide £250. 466 names of men who gave their lives in WWI have been machine woven onto individual name-tapes and pinned onto stretched canvas in the image of a pigeon. Thousands of homer pigeons lost their lives during WWI. They were used to transfer important messages and were awarded medals of heroism for saving soldiers lives. Supported by Arts Council England.

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OPEN STUDIO NORFOLK

OPEN STUDIO
Sat 21stJuly 2018
9am – 1pm

   12 High Street, Wells-next-the-Sea, Norfolk, NR23 1EP.

Art made from 1000’s of clothing labels.

Or by appointment, enquiries email joy@joypitts.co.uk

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JOY PITTS is also exhibiting at the 250th Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, London until 19thAugust 2018.

Houghton Hall Norfolk

For me the increase in scale is the most engaging aspect of these playful sculptures, placed out of context and amongst the tree lined grounds of Houghton Hall. To understand the human form is to study what lies beneath the skin and Damien Hirst gives us a glimpse of this in Virgin Mother. The spot paintings appear throughout the house and have replaced the family portraits, they look spectacular and transform the ornate interiors. If you get chance to visit observe the scale of the dots as you move through the exhibition. Exhibition runs to 15th July 2018 selected days only. 

Limited Edition Giclee Print

Two of my artworks have been selected for the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition 2018. I decided to respond to the call out by Grayson Perry to produce work for his 'Room of Fun'. The two original works have now sold but Limited Edition prints are available, 33x33cm.
The exhibition runs until 19th August 2018. 

 The McAulay Gallery Royal Academy of Arts London W1J 0BD. Grayson Perry has curated a 'room of fun' to celebrate 250 years of The Royal Academy Summer Exhibition 2018. The collection of portraits look really cool and the McAulay Gallery is free to visit, it can be accessed through the vaults or via the new entrance in Burlington Gardens. 

The McAulay Gallery Royal Academy of Arts London W1J 0BD. Grayson Perry has curated a 'room of fun' to celebrate 250 years of The Royal Academy Summer Exhibition 2018. The collection of portraits look really cool and the McAulay Gallery is free to visit, it can be accessed through the vaults or via the new entrance in Burlington Gardens.