Collector Edition ECHO Out Now
Friday 24th March 2017
Artists help celebrate 10 years of Creation Trust. Four artists were asked to design a collector’s edition cover for the Echo. The results are a beautiful reflection of the Aylesbury estate.
We are incredibly grateful to all four of the artists who have taken part in the anniversary covers. We are particularly pleased that each of the artists has also agreed to producing 30 limited edition prints of their covers, which are available for sale. Proceeds of the sale will be used to fund Creation’s annual hamper scheme, which sends hampers to over 100 residents across the estate.
To purchase one of the prints please email firstname.lastname@example.org and let us know which print you want - we can accept cash or BACs payment. Prints cost £40.
Martin is a painter who lives and paints in Lambeth. His work can be found in many private collections throughout the UK, Holland, Italy, Spain, Mexico, USA, Australia and Hong Kong. He is a former student of the famous Royal Academy School. His work has a playful narrative running through it, at one moment a little dark and woebegone and the next humorous and whimsical, we thought this was perfect for the estate! His Echo cover, features the Aylesbury’s only pub the House Glass and infamous boiler house. www.martingrover.com @MartinGrover_
We could not have had art inspired by the Aylesbury, without featuring the work of painter David Hepher. Author Paul Barker said in this book, Estate of the Nation: “the Aylesbury is to Hepher what the Stour valley was to Constable or the Medway to Turner.” David was born in Surrey in 1935 but has been resident of Camberwell since the 60s. His work lies at the junction between the conceptual and the traditional, Hepher's subject matter, ranges from near life-size suburban house-fronts to monumental tower-blocks, such as the Aylesbury.
Flowers Gallery in East London is about to launch a retrospective of his work and Creation are organising a visit to meet David. If you are interested in attending please call 02077038923 www.flowersgallery.com, transport and lunch provided.
As well as painting, we were really keen that there should be a photographic cover for this anniversary ECHO. Eva is a Slovene born artist photographer, living and working in South London. Her focus is on socially engaged, participatory practice, in particular working with marginalised communities or those affected by processes of change. She works in collaboration with the subject, revealing personality through images and words as a counter to negative social stereotypes. Through setting up of situations Eva aims to provoke discussion on issues beneath the surface of society. She then relinquishes control of the process for the participation of others to complete the work. Eva has been commissioned by Tate Britain, Tate Modern, Whitechapel Gallery and The National Archives.
Painter Ed Gray has done a number of works featuring Walworth, his ECHO cover of the lake at Burgess Park with the Aylesbury in the background, is typical of his work of everyday Londoners. “I go out drawing in the streets to find characters to paint. These are real people, real moments in time, depicting the ebb and flow of city life. I aim to celebrate and commemorate these people; to leave a trace of these lives lived with my pen, my charcoal and my paintbrush’. A former teacher in Peckham, Ed has subsequently travelled the world capturing the everyday life of the people he meets, from Bermuda, New York and South African, but he always returns to London street scenes.