14 - 30 April
Coinciding with Bath in Fashion 2016, David Simon Contemporary and Article, on Bartlett Street by the Fashion Museum, launch their second Fashion Show – an exhibition of work by artists who take the fashion world as a key inspiration in their work. The show includes paintings by artist Julian Bailey and Dutch painter Hester van Dapperen; drawings and works on paper by fashion illustrators Petra Börner and Helen Bullock, with ceramics by Cotswold-based potter Jude Jelfs. Article will be showcasing silk scarves, textiles and drawings by Victoria Rees plus a range of stationery and books by leading fashion illustrators and designers, including David Downton, Manolo Blahnik & Garance Doré.
Hester Van Dapperen
Hester van Dapperen trained in Fashion at the Arts Academy in Amsterdam in the early 1980s and has held twelve solo exhibitions in The Netherlands as well as participating in numerous group exhibitions there. Her work can be found in many private and corporate collections which include ING Bank, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam and Fashion Academy Montaigne, Amsterdam
Petra Börner Petra Börner grew up in Sweden. Having gained skills assisting illustrators in the early 90’s, an urge to engage with art in new mediums brought her to London to study fashion at Central St Martins. She has undertaken various commissions for design-led publications like Elle & Vogue.
Helen Bullock (BA, MA Central St Martins, London) has created designs for Anthropologie & Liberty, London. Designer-collaborations include John Galliano, Ossie Clark, Phoebe English, Ralph Lauren, and Louis Vuitton. Her painterly, ‘less is more’ approach gives a colourful, quick and textured feel of the designs she illustrates, simplifying forms and faces, whilst emphasising use of colour. 'Helen is the embodiment of her brilliant work, bold, joyous and energetic.' - Nick Knight, photographer.
Julian Bailey, who trained at Ruskin School of Art and Royal Academy Schools, shows paintings alongside our illustration exhibition 'Fashion Show'. Having spent time painting figures during London Fashion week, this selection of paintings includes observations of London’s fashionistas around Bond Street and Chelsea. These are observed with a quick and boldly coloured approach in a loose, abstract style.
Julian Bailey's awards include the Turner Gold Medal (1986), Landseer Scholarship (1999), Hunting Art Prize finalist (2004), David Messum Prize (2011) and he became an elected member of the New English Art Club in 2011. His works are in the collections of HRH The Prince of Wales, The National Trust, New College Oxford, Pembroke College Oxford, Daiwa Bank, among many other corporate and private collections. Julian Bailey regularly shows his work in the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, as well as holding solo exhibitions in London, Australia and the United States of America.
Jude Jelfs studied Fine Art, and became a potter when she married John Jelfs. Over the last few years, she has returned to her roots, combining pottery with painting and sculpture in her current work.
Her ceramics range from flat, almost two-dimensional, slab-built vessels, in earthenware or porcelain, to 3-dimensional stoneware pieces. Some pieces are made in editions or series. Others are one-offs. Jude also works in bronze.
Her work is on show at galleries all over the UK, as well as in her studio in the Cotswolds. She is a professional member of the Craft Potters’ Association.
The body of work in this exhibition uses colours inspired by the Bloomsbury movement, which remains in vogue and is currently enjoying a revival.
Patricia Volk, a member of the Royal Society of British Sculptors, was born in Belfast, Northern Ireland, and works from her studio in Somerset. Her work has been exhibited nationally and internationally, including at Buekenholf-Phoenix Gallery in Belgium, Chichester Cathedral and the Royal West of England Academy. Her sculptures have also been acquired for the collections of Lord Carrington, Simon Relph CBE, the British Consul (Ivory Coast) and Mary Portas. She was Regional Winner of the ING “Discerning Eye” prize in 2007 and has been shortlisted for the prestigious Brian Mercer Residency. One of her pieces was also selected as a Southern Arts prize.
She has held eight solo exhibitions across the United Kingdom and has had her work featured in numerous group exhibitions.