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BUTTERFLY RAMMY- The Art of Scotland’s Political Awakening

Wheesht – limited edition of 20. Commissioned by COMMON WEAL for BUTTERFLY RAMMY- The Art of Scotland’s Political Awakening. Common Weal have commissioned 18 artists & 18 writers to reflect via 18 Scots words on the arc of political awakening that occurred surrounding the Referendum for Independence in Scotland on 18 September 2014. In addition to this book, they are delivering a month of related cabarets for the Edinburgh Festival 2015. The Butterfly Rammy Book is £12 online from Common Weal shop and £10 from Festival venues on the night. Beautifully published and poignant.

Contributors include Ashley Cook, Elspeth Lamb, Mark Campbell, Alasdair Wallace, June Carey, Al Gow, Claire Forsyth, Nicola Carberry, Dominic Snyder, Duncan McGillvray, Anderston Torp, Samantha McPherson, Suzy Lickley, Eoghann MacColl, Charlotte Duffy, Rachel Mimiec, Alasdair Strachan and Elizaveta Maltseva.



40/40 Exhibition goes to the An Lanntair in the Western Isles

40/40 is on show now at An Lanntair, Arts Centre, Stornoway, Isle of Lewis. 40/40 is a suite of prints to celebrate the 40th anniversary of Glasgow Print Studio, which was formally founded in February 1973.  It is an impressive and ambitious body of work that is representative of  GPS in particular, both their published artists and artist members, but also of Scottish artists in a wider context.

The published artists are high profile with international reputations who collaborate with master printers. As such there are 20 new prints by artists that include Bruce McLean, Adrian Wiszniewski, Jim Lambie, Scott Myles, Elizabeth Blackadder and Claire Barclay, to name but a few.

Accompanying them are 20 prints by their working members. These professional and committed artists publish their own limited edition prints using the facilities at GPS. They include, Stuart Duffin, Jo Ganter, Ciara Phillips, Scott Campbell, Ashley Cook, Murray Robertson and Jacki Parry.



The Politics of Mother Nature on show at Cafe Gandolfi

The Politics of Mother Nature is on show at Cafe Gandolfi, 64 Albion Street, Glasgow G1 1NY until 6 March 2014. The show features recent work by Ashley Cook, Amie Sambou, Murray Robertson, Claire Forsyth, Alan Campbell, Joy Bain, Scott Campbell,Fiona Watson, Damien Henry, Ornella Bindi


Living Proof exhibition tours to London Print Studio

Living Proof exhibition tours to London Print Studio, 425 Harrow Road London W10 4RE

Opening Party: Thursday 20th February 2014 – 6.30pm – 8.30pm
Exhibition runs from Friday 21st February until Saturday 29th March 2014

In response to the invitation to take part in the “Living Proof” show I began thinking about the central notions of survival and adaption and how feeding and nourishment were central issues. On this thread I decided that I wanted to work with the plate and its circular form. I have always loved Willow Pattern plates and felt that they are a widely recognised icon.
Borrowing from the titles of Darwin’s publications I worked through a pictorial evolution using the composition of the Willow pattern as my template to produce a tripytch for works.
Featured image: “The Origin of the Species”


Last few days of the “Living Proof” Exhibition @ Glasgow Print Studio

Living Proof an exhbition inspired by the work of Charles Darwin @ Glasgow Print Studio, Trongate 103 closes on Sunday 2 February 2014. Triptych of screenprints : “Struggle For Life” and set of 4 “Survival of the Fittest- Tiger Economies” Image below “The origin of the species” Screenprint 67 x67 cm.


Ashley Cook showing 10 prints at The Affordable Art Show in Blanefield

“Half full, Not Half Empty” and “Life’s Rich Tapestry” (below) both limited editions of 20, £100 unframed, 23 x 23 cm showing @The Smithy Gallery, Affordable Art Show, 74 Glasgow Road, G63 9HX Blanefield, Stirling, United Kingdom


Ashley Cook exhibiting at The Smithy Gallery

I am showing a number of screenprints and digital prints at The Smithy Gallery Affordable Art Show, located in the beautiful village of Blanefield, opened in November 2005. Natalie Harrison has lovingly restored the village’s original blacksmiths, retaining many of its original features, while creating a unique space to showcase its diary of exhibitions. 74 Glasgow Road Blanefield Glasgow G63 9HX Telephone 01360 770551

‘Devotion’ Limited edition digital print

‘La Belle Epoque’  Screenmonoprint

’9 out of 10 people say they like chocolate and the 10th may be a liar.’  Screenmonoprint


In The Garden of Good and Evil- New Screenprints by Ashley Cook

“In the Garden of Good and Evil” new screenprints by Ashley Cook opens on Sunday 30th September 2012, 5-7pm in Bar Gandolfi, 64 Albion Street, Glasgow, G1 1NY. Featured image: “La Belle Epoque” Screenprint and chine colle, Limited edition of 5. 



The Food Show at Bar Gandolfi

The Food Show opens at Bar Gandolfi, 64 Albion Street, Glasgow, G1 1NY on Sunday 24 June 2012, featuring work by Amie Sambou, David Palmer, Kenny Robertson and Fiona Watson. Big discounts on the opening night. Featured image: “Nature’s Larder” by Amie Sambou, digital print, 76 x 59 cm.


Galeria Virtual – Cinco de Mayo Sale!

Ashley Cook and Vanessa Lawrence have opened Galeria Virtual – a project-based artists’ collective without fixed premises.The Cinco de Mayo Sale is their venture with big reductions on work which has been influenced by South and Central America by both artists.In 2003 Ashley Cook was an invited artist to Museograbado Print Studio in Museo Manuel Figueres, Zacatecas, Mexico. Zacatecas was one of the first capitals of the Spanish Conquistadores and an important town famous for silver mining, however it did not move forward during the period of industrialisation in Mexico and is now a beautifully preserved monument to old Mexico, steeped in cultural history. Ashley was deeply inspired by the town’s history and the magical realism of the region’s imagery and sensibilities. Vanessa Lawrence’s artwork comes from a journey around South America in 2008.  Spending time on Estancias working with Argentine Gauchos, riding through the Chilean mountains and dessert with Huasos. The purpose of her residency was to spend time with these workmen and discover their traditions, the way they spent their days with their horses and the way both the horses and rider were dressed.  All these influences, surrounding colours and light creating strong shadows, have been gathered together and expressed through drawing and painting.  Current projects include taking these images into small scale sculpture.

Sale ends 18 May 2012.

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Quest for the heart of gold
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South for the Winter
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The Garden of Good and Evil
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Fly Close To The Sun
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