Friday, 9 January 2009

Artist Surfaces Workshops

Artist Surfaces Workshop Jan 23rd

Over recent years we have experienced increased demand from Collectors and Art Institutions for re-stretching and restoration services. This is mainly due to the original supports being weak or out of square, leading to longer term problems with the work. John Jones has developed free workshops that address these issues. Through the workshops John Jones aims to ensure that artists are fully informed on the importance of selecting the correct supports and preparing the surface so that later problems such as warping and surface deterioration can be avoided to the greatest extent.

The workshops last approximately 90 minutes and are led by the head technician of the artist surfaces department at John Jones. Intended to stimulate discussion about the current surfaces that participating artists are using, the workshops enable us to address any technical problems that the artists may be tackling. During the workshop the technicians work with the artists to readdress the fundamentals of stretching, advising on how to select the most appropriate surfaces for their work and considerations to take in order to maximize longevity.

Workshops are free of charge. For more information on our workshops please contact Elizabeth Gossling on +44 (0)20 7281 5439.

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