We can’t wait for the upcoming Wilderness Festival, the multi-award winning 4-day festival that fuses contemporary arts, live music and an array of theatre, craftsmanship and dining experiences. As a special addition to this year’s programme, the Wilderness Studio will also be bringing affordable art classes to all you wild things.
This is a continuation of our series highlighting the wonderful Bridgeman Studio artists that are joining in with the festival activity in Oxfordshire.
Screenprinting workshop at Wilderness Festival Book here Friday 12pm – 1pm / 7 August 2015 Renowned printmaker Eliza Southwood will be demonstrating screenprinting techniques using fresh designs created especially for Wilderness. Collaborate with Eliza as she gets your creative juices flowing and helps you to come away with your very own original screenprint made entirely by you!
The talented artist started her career as an architect, but then moved on to work in illustration and fine art after studying at the Glasgow School of Art. She was nominated for the SERCO Prize for Illustration 2014 and longlisted for the John Moores Painting Prize 2014. Her clients include the Victoria and Albert Museum, café-bike shop Look Mum, No Hands! and Milkwood Gallery.
Left: Lookout, 2014 by Eliza Southwood / Bridgeman Images Right: Helping Hand, 2013 by Eliza Southwood / Bridgeman Images
Southwood has a strong reputation for documenting cycling events from within the British and European cycling community, and as a keen cyclist herself, she portrays these events through densely layered screen prints with a bold yet vintage colour palette of oranges, blues and greys. We love her bright, contemporary, and quintessentially British images that perfectly capture the energy and excitement of cycling in the outdoors.
Bridgeman proudly represent Eliza Southwood as one of our Bridgeman Studio artists for copyright administration and licensing.
Set inside a canvas marquee, the studio boasts a classroom space, exhibition shop and reception. From life drawing to graphic illustration, paper sculpture to collage, screen printing to lomography, Wilderness are working with contemporary partners to deliver art classes with a difference.
The aim is to not only expose the lay creative to new skills but to brush off the slightly middle-age dust associated with art classes, bringing a contemporary flavour. Read more
Wilderness Festival will take place this summer from 6 – 9 August in Cornbury Park, Oxfordshire.