8 August 2013

Catalogue for Nature Reserves

Tom Jeffreys essay and documentation of work exhibited in NATURE RESERVES at GV Art Gallery is now available to online

Nature Reserves includes a stone lithograph by Victoria Browne entitled Caught the Wild Wind Home, first exhibited in her recent solo show 'Training Nature'; focusing on mankind's attempts to manipulate and control the natural environment. Taking inspiration from the Flemish dedication to topiary, Browne developed a series of reduction relief prints, highlighting our attempts to improve nature through constant pruning and shaping.

Caught the Wild Wind Home, however, is situated closer to home and depicts a coppiced Sweet Chestnut tree in Norsey Wood, Essex, near where Browne was born. The work was conceived during a five-day field trip to the medieval forest where harvesting the regrowth of mature trees is still practised. Stone lithography is a labour intensive nineteenth century printmaking process, involving hand grinding Bavarian limestone with different grades of carborandum. The cumulative drawing, which necessitated the use of magnifying goggles, was created on the surface using oil-based crayons and etched with a nitric acid and gum arabic. The ensuing work was printed on Van Gelder Simili Japon paper during a residency at the Frans Masereel Centrum for Print in Belgium.

'Nature Reserves' curated by @Tom Jeffreys @GV_art

Nature Reserves is a group exhibition that examines the understandings of the natural environment. Of particular interest is the two-way relationship between knowledge storage  (classification, organisation etc) and knowledge creation, and the tangled effect this has on our changing conceptions of the natural world. Focusing on systems of archiving, the exhibition features work across a rich range of media by twelve contemporary artists, as well as archival materials from South London Botanical Institute and University College London. 

Curated by Tom Jeffreys

Private View - Thursday 25 July, 66-9pm
GV Art gallery
49 Chiltern Street
London W1U 6LY

26 July -13 September, 12 - 6pm

24 June 2013

Between Artificial Flowers and Asbestos Removal

Public intervention and pamphlet publication on the occasion of 'Unending', an artists' books exhibition at Westminster Reference Library.

The pamphlet contains local adverts appropriated and replaced with Browne's personal contact details and inserted into regional Yellow Pages directories held at the Westminster Reference Library. The publication highlights the unique print qualities of a now redundant technology, whilst parodying the self promotional activities of artists.

© KALEID editions, 2013
Published in London, UK
ISBN 978-0-9564204-5-9

An Exhibition of Artists' Books @WCCLibraries

Westminster Reference Library
'The Library is a sphere whose exact centire is anyone of its hexagons and whose circumference is inaccessible.' The Library of Babel, Jorge Luis Borges

Between Artificial Flowers and Asbestos Removal Pamphlet Publication, KALEID editions 2013.

Private View - Tuesday 25 June, 6.30-8.30pm
Opening by Maria White, Chief Cataloguer, Tate
35 St. Martin's Street, London WC2H 7HP

24 June to 13 July 2013
Monday to Friday, 10am - 8pm, Saturday 10am-5pm

23 May 2013

The Myth Factory @DulwichGallery

Inspired by Dulwich Picture Gallery’s exhibition Andy Warhol: The Portfolios and Warhol’s use of repetition and celebrity portrayal, forty five young South Londoners, led by artist Victoria Browne were encouraged to reflect on current themes within celebrity culture.

Youth Engagement at Dulwich Picture Gallery aims to arm young people with the skill and drive to become artists of the future. This exhibition of sixty original prints is the first time their artwork has been on public display.

Private View - Tuesday 28 May, 6-8pm
Embassy Tea Gallery
195 - 205 Union Street
London SE1 0LN

To secure your place please RSVP: The Myth Factory

29 May - 2 June, 12 - 6pm
Late night opening on Friday 31 May till 8pm, supported by The South London Art Map

Editioning Montefiore Conca

17 April 2013


Limited edition Warhol Wigs prints now available @CultureLabel

28 March 2013

The Myth Factory Finale

Notorious B.I.G
The last celeb is complete @DulwichGallery. A magnificent group show @bainbridgeprint 's Embassy Tea Gallery will exhibit the prints next door to the Tate in May 2013. Check out Biggie's Hipster Jumper, a man ahead of his time.

Low-toxic etching

Facilitating low-toxic etching @DulwichGallery with Andrew Baldwin's B.I.G Ground. It's red! Combined with a Saline Sulphate Etch, the DIY course gives you the skills to get started in no time at all. 

24 March 2013

Printmaking Summer Courses

Summer Printmaking Courses @artacademy in London Bridge and Opificio della Rosa in Italy are now online


Limited edition Training Nature prints now available @artfinder

11 March 2013

Artistic Research in Norway

My proposal has been shortlisted by Kunsthøgskolen i Oslo, Kunstvag (Oslo National Academy of the Arts, Visual Arts) and will be presented to the  Norwegian Artistic Research Board to be announced in July 2013.

27 January 2013

Recent Acquisition

'Twinkle' acquired by the Victoria & Albert Museum, Prints and Drawings Collection @V_and_A. Selected by Gill Saunders, Senior Curator (Prints) Image and Word Department. Training Nature series, edition of ten, colour reduction relief printed on Velin Arches (60 x 92 cm). 

21 December 2012

Photomonitor // Collections, January 2013

Online interview with @Photomonitor promoting artists' books, Gabriela Sancisi aka @dalstonblog and submitting #photobooks to #KALEID2013London.

18 December 2012

A symbiotic relationship with the Art Academy

The conference was filmed, uploaded and now there's no going back. Coordinated by @theALISN at @GoldsmithsUoL in London on the 24th November 2012. @artacademy, @_TheWhitechapel, @KHiOtweet

Victoria Browne, Founder of KALEID editions
Robert Soning, COO of Londonewcastle and architect of the Londonewcastle Arts Programme
Will Lunn, Director of Sumarria Lunn
Julia Alvarez, Director of Bearspace, and South London Art Map

DIY Design 2010: East London Printmakers

The ninth annual @StBrideLibrary conference. Held at St Bride Library, Fleet Street, London. Sharing a platform with Nick Morley aka @Linocutboy to present @ELPstudio, a dynamic print cooperative based in East London.

13 December 2012

Crash Open Salon 2012 - PV

Top cat @CharlieDutton's CrashOpenSalon. The gallery was as popular as ever.

11 December 2012

Felicity Cole interviews for Photomonitor

Felicity Cole, Arts Writer for Photomonitor, dropped by the studio to discover more about KALEID editions' artists' books. The interview will be featured in Photomonitor, an online Photography magazine, in January to coincide with the launch of KALEID 2013 London.