The Cartography Portfolio

Homeless charity House of St Barnabas is working alongside artist Gavin Turk’s charity The House of Fairy Tales on a new cartography exhibition which brings together the work of artists and illustrators including Sir Peter Blake, Rob Ryan and Adam Dant.

Map of the Inner World by Andrew Rae
Map of the Inner World by Andrew Rae

The House of St Barnabas is a private member’s club, which concerns itself with getting London’s homeless back to work through its employment academy.

The House of Fairy Tales is a project co-led by Turk, which creates play assisted learning events, workshops, tools and education packs with the help of professionals including artists, designers, writers and educationalists.

Sweet Dreams by Claire Brewster
Sweet Dreams by Claire Brewster

The Cartography Portfolio sees editions of prints exhibited and sold for between £500-£1200.

Each artist has interpreted the work of the House of Fairy Tales as a map bringing a physicality to the organisation’s work and a means to interpret it.  

Mixing it up Down on Good Old Planet Earth by Rob Ryan
Mixing it up Down on Good Old Planet Earth by Rob Ryan

Other artists include Stephen Walter, Andrew Rae, Cat Roissetter, Claire Brewster, Heidi Whitman, Josh Knowles, Nigel Peake, Christa Dichgans and Susan Stockwell.

There are 12 prints in total, ranging in size from A2 to A1, with ten lithography prints – including a specially created work by Sir Peter Blake – and two silkscreens.

The Map of Liberty by Adam Dant
The Map of Liberty by Adam Dant

The Cartography Portfolio runs until 30 June at The House Of St Barnabas, 1 Greek Street, Soho Square, W1D 4NQ. (Visitors are advised to make an appintment as it is a private member’s club.)

Sketch for Industrial Dream Mandala Josh Knowles
Sketch for Industrial Dream Mandala Josh Knowles

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