Date(s) - Thu 16 July - Sat 8 August
6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Arts House Cafe
Contrasting perspectives: India and Nepal Screen prints and illustrations.
July 11th-Aug 8th at Barton Hill Settlement, Bristol
Preview Saturday July 11th 2-5pm (wine, nibbles & raffle)
July 16th-Aug 8th at The Arts House, Stokes Croft, Bristol
Preview Thursday July 16th 6.30-9.30pm (drinks, food & music)
There will be different artwork on show at both exhibitions so it would be great to see you at both if you can make it!
Louise Smurthwaite and Sophie Martin travelled together around India and Nepal for 4 months in 2014 and this exhibition will show the work they produced during and inspired by this trip. Whilst Sophie is showing her original on location drawn pen and watercolour illustrations, Louise as a printmaker is exhibiting screen prints directly inspired from her sketchbook drawings. Alongside the original artworks the artists will also exhibit some original sketchbooks, prints, cards, books and zines inspired by their trip.
During their trip Louise and Sophie also undertook a volunteering placement with Bristol based charity Art Refuge UK. They spent a few weeks in Dharamsala in Northern India and in Kathmandu in Nepal facilitating art workshops for disadvantaged groups including refugee children and adults. The exhibition will also involve some documentation of the artwork produced from their volunteering and they will also run free art workshops alongside the exhibition on Monday July 13th and Tuesday July 14th 1.30-4.30pm, for more details email: email@example.com
Proceeds from the exhibition will be donated to help fund the relief work Art Refuge UK are involved with in Nepal following the earthquake.