Wednesday, 14 November 2012
We are absolutely delighted to announce that the most recent SPA artist is Toby Paterson - incredible!
All the FREE limited edition postcards are now in the venues - so go out and get yourself one before they all get snapped up. The venues are The Museum of Lancashire, the Tourist Info Centre, Scene on Friargate, The Continental Pub and the Pavilion in Avenham Park.
Toby Paterson was born and lives in Glasgow. He makes paintings, reliefs and constructions that reflect his keen interest in post-war modernist architecture. Some works feature recognisable architectural elements while other works express purely abstract forms.
Paterson has shown work nationally and internationally: The Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art in Edinburgh; The Museum of Contemporary Art, Montreal; Tate St Ives, Cornwall and Museo Tamayo in Mexico City. He has also undertaken a number of public commissions: The BBC Scottish headquarters in Glasgow and he was appointed by Docklands Light Railway as principle artist on
the design team for the Stratford International Extension.
For more information on Paterson's work please visit the Modern Institute website.
We are so excited that he has made new work especially for the Secret Preston Art Project. Paterson says of the work
"It relates to Preston and my history as an occasional visitor. The other structure is the Apollo Pavilion in Peterlee in its previous state of 2001. It's now conserved, as I hope the bus station will be..."
So, if you fancy a copy of the SPA postcard you better hurry - they will go fast!
Tuesday, 13 November 2012
We have an absolute treat in store for you: the next card is going to print today and will be in the venues tomorrow afternoon - great! And you'll not be disappointed - it's a cracker.
We'll post details when all of the 100 cards are available to collect - so watch out...