Tuesday, 1 September 2009

Girls who Draw present 'Misfits'

It's been almost a year since the first Girls Who Draw postcard book
was printed. It was based on the theme of Misfits and featured the work of 10 illustrators including Gemma Correll,Yee Ting Kuit, Jane Anderson (aka Currentstate) Tanya Meditzky, Sarah Ray, Karoline Rerrie, Jess Bradley, Yee Ping Kuit, Zoe Darnell and Clare Power. We distributed the Misfits book ourselves and sold it through shops around the country as well as from art markets and artist's book fairs. Misfits was featured in the wonderful + 1 magazine and some of the group exhibited artwork at the Plus International Design Festival 2008 in Birmingham. In 2009 we were offered a last minute exhibition at Exposure Gallery in London and despite terrible weather conditions Misfits and Miscellany opened in early march. Gemma Correll, Yee Ting Kuit, Sarah Ray, Currentstate, Tanya Meditzky, Zoe Darnell and Karoline Rerrie all exhibited artwork from the 'Misfits' postcard book alongside some of their other illustrations. Most of the group sold work in particular Sarah Ray whose screenprints were a runaway success.