HAVE A WORD – Final Week

Once again, I’d like to show my gratitude to everyone who has visited the exhibition so far. This has been a self-directed project and a huge undertaking, so you’re support is truly appreciated. 

Watch the video HERE.

Video shot and edited by Andrew Tregoning

If you haven’t managed to see the show, there is still time. The exhibition is open for the rest of week from 12 – 5pm. Last day: Saturday September 28th. The outside tour also runs on Saturday between 2 and 3pm.

Photo: Tommy Marshall
Photo: Owen Richards

Photo: Owen Richards
Photo: Christopher Bennett

I’d like to thank Urban Splash, Sheffield Hallam, True North Brew Co, Lex Records and the staff at S1 Artspace for their hard work and involvement. 

IT IS WHAT IT IS – Limited Edition Screen Prints

• 3 colour hand-pulled screen print
• Signed, numbered and embossed
• 300 gsm Somerset stock
• 57 x 57cm
• Limited edition of 25

Available online HERE in 3 different colour variants.

Please note, if you’re planning to visit the HAVE A WORD exhibition, these prints are also available direct from the gallery during opening hours. Shipping fees cannot be reimbursed.

HAVE A WORD

After months of preparation, I’m pleased to announce my first Sheffield solo show in five years;

HAVE A WORD – An Exhibition of Lyrics and Typography, hosted by S1 Artspace

1 Norwich St, Park Hill, Sheffield

September 13th – 28th
(Wed – Sat, 12-5pm)

Having made art and music in various guises over the years, these seemingly disparate elements have generally occupied unrelated spaces in my studio practice, despite both being an equal driving force in my creative output. The aim of the exhibition is to connect the dots through the exploration of lyrics and lettering, utilising limited resources and a more DIY mindset.

The entire show comprises of a new series of letter-based works, informed by snippets of lyrics from my forthcoming album (also titled HAVE A WORD), released on LEX this Autumn. The record is the result of an 18-month-long transatlantic collaboration with Chicago-based producer, Spectacular Diagnostics and features guest emcees Juga-Naut, Juice Aleem and New Kingdom. A limited number of advance vinyl copies will be available exclusively at the exhibit. 

Outside the gallery will be a series of large-scale slogan pieces, occupying a number of walls within the Park Hill complex, where I’ve become the unofficial/official “artist in residence” over the past few weeks. These murals intend to put the canvases in context, whilst temporarily transforming unoccupied areas of the site. 

The exhibition is kindly supported by Urban Splash, Sheffield Hallam and TrueNorth Brew Co. 

More information to follow over the next few weeks… 

In the meantime, thank you for your continued support and interest. x

Photo credit: Owen Richards

BORN TO ROLL – Customised AP’s

9 x customised Artist Proofs from the recently sold out edition, BORN TO ROLL.

• 6 colour hand-pulled screen print
• Hand-finished with Indian Ink
• Individually customised with silver marker
• Signed and numbered
• Stamped with wax seal
• 300 gsm Somerset stock
• 57 x 67cm
• Limited edition of 9 AP’s

Available HERE.

PEACE LOVE UNITY & FUN

New 90’s-rap-inspired SLOGAN pieces on view at Studio45 in Brighton for the Peace, Love, Unity & Fun group show curated by Pinky and Lonny Pop. For more info visit: studio45.online.

Opening night: Friday May 10th.

BORN TO ROLL

Continuing an ongoing series of self-directed work – the Stabby Women are an enigmatic tribe of female warriors. This deluxe print depicts a masked character in the woods, decorated in homemade tattoos and ready for combat; Perhaps these symbols are a clue to the Stabby Women’s heritage and belief system? Or perhaps their origin will remain a mystery a while longer? Who knows…

• 6 colour hand-pulled screen print 
• Metallic silver 
• Hand-finished with Indian Ink 
• 300 gsm Somerset stock 
• 57 x 67cm 
• Signed, numbered and embossed 
• Limited edition of 25

Available HERE.

YES PLEASE! @Blk.Bx, Trinity Leeds

New paintings and hand-printed works by Florence Blanchard & Kid Acne are currently on view at BLK BX x Trinity Leeds in a rare two person exhibition. The show, titled YES PLEASE! runs until February 24th, supported by additional prints from the B&B archives, celebrating some of the studio’s favourite collaborations and most popular graphics.

YES PLEASE!
New works by Florence Blanchard & Kid Acne
February 8th – 24th
10am – 6pm (Thursday – Sunday)
BLK BX, Trinity Leeds, 27 Albion Street, LS1 5AT