52 Weeks

10 ARTISTS • 52 CARDS • 520 ARTWORKS

52 Weeks

10 ARTISTS • 52 CARDS • 520 ARTWORKS

April 2024

During 2021, I found myself in my fabulous studio at the bottom of the garden – but something was missing. After the solitude of lockdown, and receiving a change of a life diagnosis, I yearned for creative dialogue. I contacted artist friends whose works I liked and who all shared an interest in creating work responding to nature.

Over a calendar year we each began to produce one piece of artwork every week in response to nature. There being 52 cards in a pack of cards, with four suits, mirrors the number of weeks in a year and the four seasons, so all the work produced is the size of a playing card.

Once a month we met in the pub to informally share artworks, ideas and opinions and to plan this exhibition over a drink or two.

Combining a range of media, techniques and processes from analogue photography, collage and painting to woodcuts and mixed media resulted in this show of 520 unique pieces of art. – Julie Edwards 

SUE BRISCO, JULIE EDWARDS, JOHN EDWARDS, JULIA FOSTER, DAVID HUMPHREYS, ROBERT McGUINNESS, JANE O’REILLY, LINDSAY PRITCHARD, ROSEMARY TERRY, CLARE WASSERMANN