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Mark Hearld: Birds & Beasts

Mark Hearld in his home and studio

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Mark Heard's home and studio

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17.11.12 - 17.02.13
YSP Centre & Upper Space
Birds and Beasts showcases Hearld’s practice which stems from a love of the British countryside, curiosity for objects and a magpie approach to collecting. Hearld has taken inspiration from YSP’s 500-acre historic estate and its inhabitant wildlife to create new work, all of which is available to buy.

 

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The Park’s visitor centre and Upper Space gallery are decorated with Hearld’s hand-painted wooden animals; three-dimensional, hand-decorated ceramic hares; collages in hand-painted frames, lino-cuts, and limited edition litho prints. A flock of hand-decorated wooden pigeons hang in the concourse and found objects chosen by the artist feature in a characteristically eccentric window display.

Hearld works closely with skilled craftsmen to realise his ideas, using Curwen Studio in Cambridge to make litho prints and Daniel Bugg at Penfold Press, Selby to produce linocuts. For this latest project, Hearld has established a new relationship with a Stoke-based mould maker to produce a range of limited edition ceramic hares, exclusive to YSP.

Hearld has also designed and produced a limited edition litho print entitled Autumn Fox, alongside other exclusive merchandise including a silk twill scarf, cotton canvas bag and creamware mug.

Born in 1974 and based in York, Hearld studied illustration at Glasgow College of Art before completing an MA in natural history illustration at the Royal College of Art. His work is now exhibited all over the UK and commissions include set design for 2005 film Nanny McPhee and a range of ceramics for Tate. The exhibition coincides with the publication of a first monographic book, published by Merrell, and the launch of Hearld’s first hand-printed wallpaper for St Jude’s, which has been shortlisted in the Elle Decoration British Design Awards 2012.


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Wonderful to see his unique take on the countryside and its animals and eye-catching technique, nice to see artist himself.
Marianne Wilson on Mark Hearld: Birds & Beasts | See all (4) comments
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I visited Mark's exhibition at YSP today and loved his birds and animals so much that I bought one of his books to share with my youngest daughter
Jude Westray on Mark Hearld: Birds & Beasts
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Mark's exhibition takes you back to a quite nieve childhood. The collage effect once close up to the artwork is quite staggering. Makes you feel all warm and cosy whilst among this lovely work.
Geoff Ryder on Mark Hearld: Birds & Beasts
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I love his work! He is brilliant! I'm currently learning of his lino cuttings in my GCSE art class and WOW he is definitely a favourite of mine :)
Eleanor on Mark Hearld: Birds & Beasts
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