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Cityscape Photography by Original Pictures
Craig Barker has created a series of dramatic urban landscape photographs based on the Manchester area for the Spire Hospital. His adapted cityscapes add creative licence to the famous buildings and viewpoints of the city.
The Art Graphics UK Ltd team assisted with some oiled oak frames to complement the powerful images.
Craig has also provided commissioned pieces for the Arbuthnot Banking Group PLC, which we were happy to assist with. His comissioned corporate imagery gave a new twist to urban photography, creating drama & sidestepping bland safe imagery.
Talented Art Fair – 2018
The Old Truman Brewery, London 2-4 March 2018
Following on from its launch in 2017, the Talented Art Fair is at the Old Truman Brewery, London from March 2nd 2018, showcasing today’s most exciting contemporary artists including carefully selected work from over 90 emerging and award-winning artists, recent graduates and established artists.
Art Graphics UK Ltd are proud to be collaborating with Louise Phillips on the framing for her collaged art pieces for the exhibition. The square & circular aluminium welded frames are an exciting project that includes illumination, raw aluminium, gold finish & white spray-painted finishes, with etched signature acrylic & circular cut specialist glass.
Of Flesh and Stone, Fri 9 Mar 2018 – Sun 29 Apr 2018
by Mario Popham and Tom Baskeyfield
Opening on March 9th 2018 at HOME, Manchester, this collaborative exhibition by Tom & Mario explores the legacy of stone through a dialogue between drawing and photography; how people have shaped, and in turn, been shaped by this material.
Mario Popham is a photographer currently based in Manchester. He received a B.A. Honours at Manchester School of Art in 2007, and currently studies man’s relationship to nature and the post-industrial British landscape.
Tom Baskeyfield is a multi disciplinary visual artist investigating relationships between people and place. In 2011 he was awarded an MA in Art and Environment from Falmouth University for the project Of Time in Field, an experimental immersion in the life of an earth field for one crop cycle.
In collaboration with the artists, Art Graphics UK Ltd are proud to be making the frames to present this body of work. Mario’s photography frames will be completed with 70% uv filtered reflection control ‘invisible’ UV Gallery Glass and a bareface tulipwood profile, splined and fine-sanded, with Tom completing the finish to the exhibition profiles in our workshop in a black carbon-casein handmixed paint, to further link the exhibition to the place & people that inspired it. All the pieces in the exhibition are being framed & finished in the same way, with an exciting & innovative hanging formation.
As a unique addition, Tom has requested that his frames be multi-angled to fit his beautifully intense drawn artwork, which has our lead-framer really excited in this project.
The previous chapter of this project is documented in the website Shaped by Stone
Our photographer, Louise Jeff, has been commissioned to take video clips & stills of the pieces as they progress through the workshop, and we will be posting these in a follow-up blog.
Circular box-frame for artist Louise Phillips
Completed frame installed at the Etch Restaurant in Hove, Brighton
The frame was completed in December last year, with a timber-constructed crate to safely house the circular nature of the frame. Lou controlled the courier delivery & installation at the Etch Restaurant in Brighton, and sent us the images below of the completed piece in its final location.