Victoriana at The Guildhall Gallery
And for ‘The Library of Birmingham Opening Season’ from Tuesday 3 September – 31st December
Su Blackwell’s newly commissioned sculpture for the Library of Birmingham features characters from A Midsummer Night’s Dream and references The Birmingham Shakespeare Collection – one of the world’s best collections of works by and about Shakespeare. The large-scale sculpture will sit among the lending shelves on the Upper Lending terrace.
For full details about the discovery season visit http://www.capsule.org.uk/2013/07/09/the-library-of-birmingham-discovery-programme/
June 26th, 2013 · Comments Off
In his regular column in Intelligent Life magazine, Robert Macfarlane ponders on ‘landscapes of the mind’.
In this month’s issue, he considers ‘Mountains of the Mind and Journeys to mountains that may never have existed, paying particular attention to a novel written in 1956 ‘The Ascent to Rum Doodle’, by WE Bowman. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Ascent_of_Rum_Doodle Photograph by Colin Crisford
The Raven, 2013
Posted to my vimeo homepage. https://vimeo.com/66741785
In this short film, Su talks us through her working methods.
Courtesy of Dot To Dot Productions.
Here at the Studio we’ve been working on a lot of editorials for magazines recently. Here is a selection of just some of the things we’ve been doing.
Regular contribution for Harper’s Bazaar UK
The first of a regular monthly contribution to ‘Mindscapes’ in Intelligent Life Magazine, UK
photograph by Colin Crisford
For Real Simple Magazine, US
photograph by Johanna Parkin
To see more images go to http://www.sublackwell.co.uk/portfolio-commercial-projects/
May 16th, 2013 · Comments Off
I have introduced a limited edition Gift Set incorporating my designs inspired by Alice in Wonderland. The set includes an A6 journal, notebook, greeting cards and postcards, and is now available to buy from the online shop for £15.99
I have been invited by the Fairmont Hotel in Abu Dhabi to be their first artist in residence in an exciting new scheme they are piloting. The iconic Bab Al Bahr Hotel are hosting an artist in residence programme, which will see local and International Artists working within the hotel over the coming months and years. I will be working in the hotel lobby for two weeks, and will be keeping updates of the work in progress on my blog, and in an instagram feed. http://statigr.am/search/sublackwell
For more information about the programme go to https://www.facebook.com/fairmontbabalbahr
April 5th, 2013 · Comments Off
In ‘Meet the Author’ on BBC News channel last night, author Patrick Ness spoke to Nick Higham about his new novel ‘The Crane Wife’.
In the novel one of the characters cuts paper shapes from old books, and in the acknowledgements at the end of the book, Ness writes: “Shortly after giving George his pastime of cutting shapes from books I was directed (by a perfectly innocent party) to the extraordinary work of Su Blackwell”.
In the interview, Patrick talks about his book, and about my work, and acknowledges another artist, singer/songwriter ‘Colin Meloy’.
I’ve just ordered my copy of the book, and am looking forward to reading it.
The program is currently available on bbc iplayer http://www.bbc.co.uk/i/b01rp43s/