I've been meaning to go to 99 Mary St' Peter Blake exhibition of limited edition rare & new silkscreens since I saw it advertised a few months back. I've been a fan of Peter Blake for some time, his characteristic Pop Art, collage style is something I can relate to in my own method of working. He's a reputable hoarder of all things vintage & quirky, showcasing & juxtapositioning them so cleverly within his work. I went to an exhibition hosted by 'The Museum of Everything' back in 2010 that showcased some of his collection, notably his collection of Walter Potter taxidermy & vintage circus ephemera & have been a fan ever since...so when I saw that his work was being shown on my doorstep I jumped at the chance! A great book of Peter Blake's work is "Peter Blake (DESIGN)" if you fancy investigating further.
It was great to see my former employer Ted Baker had sponsored the exhibition & paid for the beautiful & generously free catalogue to accompany the show. I got chatting to one of the Owners/Founders of the 99 Mary St gallery space & the design company behind it DED & was delighted to hear about the success & attention the exhibition has attracted here in Sheffield & also about their other creative ventures. DED are very much 100% behind the promotion of all things creative in Sheffield, from their fantastic post industrial gallery/event space in 99 Mary St, to collaborations with fellow creatives...so watch this space!