Jungle Man © Gary Venn
I'm late to this but thought it worth mentioning for folk passing through or living in Hamilton, New Zealand. Places and Chases, an exhibition of illustrations by Angela Keoghan and Gary Venn, is in it's last week at The Framing Workshop, 120 Silverdale Road, Hamilton.
Artist bio's from the Framing Workshop,
Angela’s illustrations continue themes of exploration and discovery, which are commonly found in her work. In this exhibition they are based on a fictional narrative of a Wild Goose Chase set in the Victorian era. Her characters always seem to be outwitted by the wild and elusive, the curious and the playful goose and their hunt continues on and on becoming legend. Angela is an award-winning illustrator from Hamilton, New Zealand. She runs The Picture Garden, a freelance company specialising in Illustration and Photography.
“In my commercial illustration work I have recently produced quite a few illustrated maps – for clients such as Jamie Oliver magazine and EasyJet airlines in the UK, and I have enjoyed the specific challenges of producing illustrations which ideally work as a mixture of map, landscape and narrative illustration all at once. I thought that it would be fun to carry this sort of approach over into a series of prints for a show, and these were the result. It was enjoyable to be able to make images that worked like maps but could be more abstract and decorative.”
Places & Chases from Sarah Bradley on Vimeo.
Several years ago I used to drag poor Gary Venn up and down New Zealand with my noisy pop band, Amy Racecar. As well as being a talented illustrator Gary is a mighty fine guitarist as evidenced here: