Frank Bowling - Understanding Frank

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Understanding Frank
Hand-Signed & Numbered
Edition of 100


Discover a 14-layer silkscreen print by Frank Bowling and invest in the future of primary arts education across the UK.

An urgent response to the creativity crisis in UK classrooms, CIRCA PIPELINE sets out to establish a clear and accessible pathway for young people to pursue a life of creative freedom. This new, open-access pipeline focuses on primary education by providing children between the ages of 5 and 11 with the material means to create and exhibit art to a broader public. 


Highlighting the intersection of art, education and philanthropy, each of the 100 hand-signed prints by Frank will enable one UK state primary school (approx. 30,000 children in total) to participate in a six-week arts programme. Each school will receive professional guidance alongside a free pack - distributed in partnership with Findel Education - containing the following materials:
  • 120 Specialist Crafts Paint
  • 300 Stretch Canvases
  • 300 Long Round Paint Brushes
  • 300 Colouring Mixing Trays
  • 300 A4 Sketchbooks
  • 300 Sets of 12 Watercolours
  • 300 White Synthetic Sable Brushes
  • 2,880 Findel Everyday Colouring Pencils
CIRCA PIPELINE culminates in the Summer of 2025 when participating students’ work will be exhibited on Landsec’s Piccadilly Lights. Forming a community of ambassadors motivated to make a positive societal impact, the 100 collectors will be credited (at their discretion) on screen and online.

 

FROM THE ARTIST
"Access to materials isn't just about creating; it's about nurturing possibility. Artists will always do what they have to do and find ways of doing - art finds a way, but young children need schools to be a place of artistic possibilities. It's not just about making art; it's about making sure they feel empowered to create, no matter what. Let's spark that fire early on." - Frank Bowling

RELEASE DATE
February 26, 2024.

DIMENSIONS
Unframed: 420 x 600mm

MEDIUM
14-colour silkscreen including a satin and high gloss varnish. Embossed for added texture and printed on 410gsm Somerset Satin Rad White paper with  Deckled edge. 


FINISHING
Individually signed (lower right corner) and numbered (lower left corner). 

Each print includes a numbered (1-100), stamped and dated Certificate of Authenticity (COA).

DID YOU KNOW?
This is the only work by Frank Bowling ever to feature a map of the British Isles. 

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