Solar System Parameters

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Solar System Parameters ‘is the first book from London based graphic artist and painter Phil Ashcroft. Charting his work from 1998 – 2013, Solar System Parameters offers an indepth view on the artist and his work. Phil Ashcroft explores influences and obsessions, from sci-fi icons and dystopian visions, to an appreciation of painters, contemporary and historic, all the time pushing the possibilities of his media, be it screen print, paint (on canvas or wall), or pixels. Working since the 90s, this is the first comprehensive review of Ashcroft’s prolific career, bringing together a diverse selection of his paintings, lightboxes and prints.’

The text includes essay’s on Ashcroft’s practice by Paul Hobson, Director, Modern Art Oxford and Simon Hollington, Co-Curator of The Hope of Wrecks, Artist and Lecturer in Contextual Studies  at Central St Martins, London.

“Cynical, dissatisfied, border-line disruptive, the work broods with a simmering revolutionary disquiet.” – Paul Hobson

“Phil Ashcroft  – a 21st century John Martin if John Martin was painting Mega-City One after the neutron bomb had been dropped.” – Simon Hollington

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You can pre-order your copy of the book here.

Images courtesy of Phil Ashcroft.


Art Shell


‘Art shell facilitates pop-up shows and mini residencies in temporary and alternative spaces or objects. Applications responding to those spaces are invited by open selection.’

We’re delighted to announce that Kypros Kyprianou has been selected to display his sculpture ‘Canary’ at Art Shell in Cardiff.  It will be shown in the Macintosh Centre carpark for the duration of the Made in Roath festival 17th-24th October 2013.


‘Canary’ will top out the ubiquitous shape of the builders skip with wooden panelling, a box turret and a drainpipe to resemble a tank.  Its ‘turret’ points eastwards towards what is known as the ‘levant’ from the French for rising (sun).

More information can be found at:

Not Trees and People

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Over at TINTYPE Gallery, who have just moved to a new space on Essex Road, Jo Addison’s new solo-exhibition ‘Not Trees and People’ has just opened to great acclaim. It’s great to have some of Jo’s work at both the Museum of St Albans and the University of Hertfordshire Art & Design Gallery, for the Hope of Wrecks.

You can follow TINTYPE on twitter here.

Opening Night!

A huge thanks go out to all of those who came to last night’s opening of the show! We all had a wonderful time and look forward to the Big Draw and curators talk in October. In the mean time here are a few videos from the evening and a photo of some of our elusive Wrecks.

The Wrecks