Text and Images - Dom Read
So I've teamed up with illustrator and printmaker Julia Triay for an exhibition/pop up shop later this month. It is super exciting to be making new work with someone I have never worked with before in this way. It is also very refreshing to have the goal to show our work in public and to work towards after so long toiling away in isolation.
It has been great fun to bounce ideas off one another and to experiment with combining our different styles of work to create a cohesive collection of prints and textiles.
I have also thoroughly enjoyed woking with someone who specialises in lino printing again. It is great to see how a professional does it, compared to my slap dash, ink it and hope for the best approach. Julia's methodical process and slower pace has taught me to be more patient and precise in order to achieve the perfect outcome.
What can I say though, I just get excited to see what the print looks like!!
We had been talking about our collaboration for quite some time but we didn't start making moves until we booked the venue for the exhibition. It was too easy to let ideas remain simply as ideas. We booked the venue with a very short deadline in order to ensure that there was no time for hesitation!!
Sometimes you just have to dive in and hope for the best!!!
Hope to see you there! If you can't make it though have no fear! There will be plenty of photos and films to be shown and stories to be told.
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