Bruton is close to our hearts, firstly for the fact that Jennifer spent 3 of her school years at Bruton School for Girls so has been well-acquainted with the town for a long time. Secondly for the burgeoning art scene that has developed here with the arrival of world renowned Hauser & Wirth gallery, as well as local movers and shakers like Bruton Art Factory and the many artists who’ve long since made this corner of Somerset the base for their lives and work. Thirdly for the fact it’s just a short train or car ride away from our base in Frome. So we’ve put together a little showcase of some of our favourite Bruton picture framing and printing projects we’ve worked on so far:
Summer Party Poster for Hauser & Wirth, Somerset. We printed this amazing poster on our massive giclee printer, and then framed it for display at Roth Bar & Grill. Framed with a custom ebony stain, this was a fun project to work on. We printed and framed a “The Land” exhibition poster too in the same style.
Mark Reddy at Make, Hauser & Wirth. We made the frame for this wooden spoon collection by Mark Reddy. This new gallery/ shop on Bruton High Street celebrations contemporary making and is well worth a visit.
The first big exhibition of 2019 was at Hauser & Wirth in Bruton, featuring the amazing Catherine Goodman, and Matthew Day Jackson. We had a small hand in a few of Matthew’s pieces: we printed a set of giclee prints of NASA space scenes that Matthew then overlaid with satellites made of poured lead, a reference to larger works in the astro-turfed gallery.
We love Bruton-based artist Selina Ogilvy’s work. She is a graduate of the amazing MFA program at Bath Spa University, and before that spent many years as a studio assistant for Yinka Shonibare MBA. With a masterful command of colour, Selina’s paintings often depict sci-fi-esque scenes. We loved everything she’s brought in to us to frame. She’s definitely one to follow, you can do so via Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/selinaogilvy/
Another Hauser & Wirth highlight: the giant stretcher bars for Martin Creed‘s show. The bars took up our entire workshop and had to be delivered in parts because it was too large when assembled.
Bruton-based photographer Emma Lewis and stylist Caroline Davis produced a stunning set of giclee prints which we printed and framed for them. The prints have been featured in various interior projects and shops. Check out their instagram page
Bruton Art Factory launched in the same year as us and we’ve loved going to as many of the shows as we can. We’re hoping to make it over to the Ben Eine show currently on before the end of its run. The canvas pictured here was made by Mark Manning of Zodiac Mindwarp and the Love Reaction. We were asked to stretch the unstretched canvas. It was one of the most challenging jobs we’ve been asked to do because there was only a centimetre or less excess material to stretch with, and the paint was cheap poster paint that was really close to cracking. Simon did a great job despite these hurdles!
It’s fairly inevitable that a post about Bruton picture framing & printing projects would feature a fair few Hauser & Wirth entries. Here’s another, a print and frame for The Land… exhibition last year – one of our favourite exhibitions to date. We’ve also framed a few for Manuela and Ivan’s own collection, which maybe have been up in Roth Bar & Grill at some point.
We love visiting Bruton and it’s great working with Bruton-based clients. If you’re based in Bruton and would like to work with us on a picture framing or printing project let us know.