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Untitled 2014

David Shrigley (1968 – )


Image size 41 x 30.5cm, paper size 45 x 34.5cm
Lino print on Fabriano 5 Liscia paper (300gsm)
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David Shrigley (born Macclessfield, England, 1968) is known internationally for his drawing, animation and sculpture, but has also worked extensively in print, producing etchings, woodcuts, linocuts and screenprints, primarily with Schäfer Grafisk Værksted in Copenhagen. Shrigley’s work in print shares the same humour, immediacy and sense of the absurd expressed in all other aspects of his practice. During his visit to New Zealand the artist worked on new writing and developed further his ideas for typography and print.

Below another sky was the first collaborative programme developed by the Scottish Print Network, a partnership between Dundee Contemporary Arts, Edinburgh Printmakers, Glasgow Print Studio, Highland Print Studio, Inverness and Peacock Visual Arts, Aberdeen.

10 artists from Scotland and 10 from Commonwealth countries were invited to undertake research residencies during 2013 and 2014. Artists from Scotland travelled to Antigua, Baffin Bay, Bangladesh, Canada, India, New Zealand and Zambia; artists from Australia, Canada, India and Pakistan were on residency in Aberdeen, Dundee, Edinburgh, Glasgow and Inverness.

Each artist worked with one of the five print studios on the development of ambitious and innovative new work in print, taking full advantage of the excellent range of resources, equipment and expertise available through each organisation.

Below another sky takes its name from the poem ‘Travel’, published in 1865 by the Edinburgh-born author Robert Louis Stevenson.