Private View - Thursday 5th May 6.30pm - 9pm
Exhibition runs from 6th May - 30th June
For her forthcoming exhibition, Freya Cumming has developed a new series of work based on her interest in layering her own photography with painterly marks and pattern. Freya's distinctive multi-layered screen prints, often in pastel shades and incorporating gold and silver leaf detail cover a range of subjects from alpine landscapes to still-life and cityscapes. Most notable are her depictions of hot air balloons soaring across the sky, no doubt inspired by Bristol's annual Balloon Fiesta that takes place over the city every August. Her sausage dog Otto pops up in there too.
Freya grew up in rural Perthshire, and studied Illustration and Printmaking in nearby Dundee. She moved down to Bristol for a Masters degree in Printmaking in 2005. Whilst there, she co-founded Snap Studio LTD, a Printmakers co-operative and gallery in Bristol’s City Centre.
Freya worked at Snap Studio throughout its existence from 2007 to 2012, running screen-printing workshops and curating shows. From her studio, she fostered her career as a self-employed artist, specialising in silk-screen processes. Now back in Scotland, Freya continues to produce limited edition screen prints for exhibition throughout the UK.
Workshops & Courses
Of Cabbages & Kings and Knit with attitude invite you to take part in a whole range of workshops, courses and events taking place at their shared premises at 127 Stoke Newington High Street. The welcoming, well lit and comfortable workshop area, separated from the shop, offers space to focus and be inspired.
If you would like any further information or to book a course please visit the Knit with attitude site
Workshop – Sunday May 8th, 2016
In this simple bookbinding class you will learn the techniques for binding three books.
We will start with the pamphlet stitch which introduces the techniques of sewing and book structure. Moving on to a two section pamphlet sewing which expands on the first binding technique to include multiple sections. Lastly there will be the long stitch through a slotted cover. This expands further on the sections making a larger book with more pages.
During the class you will learn about binding terms, working with paper and the sewing and tools used in binding. No experience is needed and paper and tools will be provided. These are all hand bound processes that involve a needle and linen thread and you will leave with three, 14page, 28page and 56page books.
Teacher: George Cullen
Places available: 4
When: Sunday May 8th, 11am - 2pm
Book your spot.
Of Cabbages and Kings is offering mentoring sessions for aspiring product designers, artists and makers. Speak to Of Cabbages and Kings owner and founder Jessica Widdows in an informal atmosphere and address key topics such as product development, branding, marketing, pricing strategies and how to pitch your products to potential independent retail outlets.
Jessica has been working with, and nurturing new designers for over 6 years in her role as a buyer at the shop, event organiser at the Of Cabbages and Kings Market Days and also as mentor with Good Story, a mentoring scheme helping young creative entrepreneurs in the UK with grants, loans and business development.
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Space for Hire
If you would like to run a course or workshop, or hold another event at Of Cabbages & Kings and Knit with attitude, we have a great creative space available for hire. We have large tables and chairs available for use, and access to a toilet and running water and a kettle for the all important refreshments.
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