A walk in the woods

Nature means different things to different people: savage in tooth and claw; mysterious; noble; cute and cuddly. A new pop-up graphic art show promises to reveal the full gamut of interpretations by a range of acclaimed illustrators including Anthony Burrill, James Joyce and Supermundane.

The exhibition, in a temporary space in London’s Soho, is organised by nascent graphic art online gallery Outline Editions. The space opens tonight with highlights from Outline Editions’ first show, held in May. But the ball really gets rolling in November, when feed young illustrator Kate Moross installs window and floor graphics evoking the natural world, in preparation for Into the Forest.

This show will feature about 30 commissioned and non-commissioned pieces from the likes of Beyond the Valley, Claire Skully, David Foldvari, Klaus Haapaniemi and Patrick Thomas, among others.

In December, the exhibition evolves into Love in the Forest. This part of the show will add a further wall of pictures focusing on the theme of love.

’We are hoping to give graphic arts an outsider’s perspective and to bring it to the people,’ says Outline Editions director Bill Tuckey.

Former newspaper journalist Tuckey says, ’I spent years commissioning illustrators and graphic artists to create works that would be seen for one day and then disappear, so I know there is a lot of really good visual work that is not treated with the permanence that it deserves. I hope that these shows will help to change that.’

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