Monday, 28 June 2010

John Jones Create Bespoke Leather Frame

Leather designer Bill Amberg has created bespoke pieces for some of the world’s most prestigious institutions from Asprey and Claridges in London to Burberry in Milan and lightweight, fireproof leather for Lufthansa Technic’s specialist planes.
As part of the London Festival of Architecture John Jones have worked with Bill Amberg to produce a beautiful bespoke leather frame. The frame will house one of a series of photographs customised with art and design by some of the country’s leading talents, displaying under-used parts of our urban landscape as areas of great potential. The project, a collaboration between charity Shelter and building design consultancy Urban Infill, seeks to encourage the viewer to look at London’s disused spaces in a different light and can also create their own ideas for the spaces on a public interactive wall.
The framed piece, along with the other works, will be for sale via silent auction, with all proceeds going to Shelter.

The exhibition closes and bidding ends at 6pm on Sunday 4 July.
For more information, click here.

Wednesday, 23 June 2010

Recommend A Friend Scheme

We are excited to announce the brand new initiative.

Want a 10% discount on your next order with John Jones Artist Surfaces? Recommend a Friend to us. Click here to find out more

Tuesday, 22 June 2010

New Workshops for June

As part of the first Islington Exhibits art festival, we will be holding two workshops in June including our brand new Stretching Workshop which allows attendees to stretch their own canvas with the help of our technicians and take it home with them.

Artist Surfaces Stretching Workshop
Venue: John Jones, 4 Morris Place, London, N4 3JG
Date: Friday 2nd July
Time: 3–5pm
Cost: £30 (discounted rate)

John Jones only has 10 places on this course. In support of Islington Exhibits they are running this workshop at a discounted rate of £30 which includes a canvas worth £15 (normal cost of the workshop is £40). The fee includes supervised use of equipment, hand tools and all materials needed for making the stretcher.

To learn more or book a place click here.

Monday, 14 June 2010

SALON ART PRIZE – Call for entries

We are pleased to sponsoring the Salon Art Prize this year. Since 2007, Matt Roberts Arts has produced the annual Salon Art Prize, exhibiting 244 artists and photographers and receiving over 2800 visitors.

They are currently seeking applications for the fourth annual Salon Art Prize,
in which we will support artists working in Painting, Drawing, Printmaking, Collage, Sculpture and Installation (including sound).

The selection panel will consist of:
Peter Bonnell (Curator, ArtSway)
Kate MacGarry (Director, Kate MacGarry gallery)
Richard Birkett (Curator, ICA)

Up to 100 works will be on display at the 1000sq ft gallery in Vyner Street.
One artist will be awarded The Selectors' Prize supported by John Jones, which consists of £1000 and a solo show at the gallery space in 2011.

The deadline for applications is 5pm, Saturday 7th August, 2010.

For further information please visit the website.