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Tuesday, 24 May 2011

FIRST BRISTOL EXHIBITION FOR ACCLAIMED ARTIST LARA HARWOOD AT SNAP STUDIO


SNAP is proud to present new work by acclaimed artist Lara Harwood in their summer show opening Friday 24th June – Saturday 17th September. More publicly known for her charming Illustration work for London Underground, food packaging for M&S, the identity for Booths supermarkets and a stamp for the Royal Mail, book jackets and editorial commissions. This is the first opportunity to view her hand crafted screen prints in Bristol and the South West.

SNAP will be exhibiting a collection of Lara’s work all featuring a typographic element inspired from various sources.

“Recently I’ve been screen printing using simple paper cut stencils, this approach is direct allowing for more spontaneity and gives a raw edge to the work, the stencils don’t last long so the editions are rather small which makes them more special to me and those who are interested in small editions.” Lara creates iconic images capturing her enthusiasm and love of colour, which keeps her in constant demand. 
Based in London at the fabulous Chocolate Factory Studio (Wood Green), Lara divides her time between commissioned Illustration, exhibiting and personal travel projects. With a Masters degree from Camberwell College of Art, Lara is an accomplished silkscreen printer operating from her own silkscreen studio. Her work can be found in the collections of The V&A Museum and UNESCO as well as numerous private collections both in the UK and abroad.
SNAP was set up in September 2007 and is an artist run co-operative in the centre of Bristol, which consists of a gallery with attached studio and screen printing workshop. Most of the artworks sold in the shop are produced on the premises. The SNAP artists regularly undertake commissions for design and illustration and have exhibited their work throughout the UK.  The gallery sells an exciting collection of items from cards and bags through to artist books and limited edition screen prints. SNAP also runs workshops in screen printing and bookbinding which are taught by the SNAP artists. Workshops cost £60 for six hour course and £45 for students with a valid NUS card.

Exhibition Preview Thursday 23rd June 
Exhibition Friday 24th June - Saturday 17th September 10am - 6pm
Can't wait till then....check out her website. And look out for an interview with Lara soon on Clifton Chatterbox!

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