Bouncing off the Wall

If you failed to get involved in any maypole dancing last weekend, help is at hand from an unlikely corner – that of graphic art.

Roman Carnival by Ian Beck.
Roman Carnival by Ian Beck.

Uniting graphics, prints, May festivities and murals, this weekend Bouncing off the Wall 20th Century Graphic Arts Fair will take place at Greenside School in West London.

The event is being organised by Friends of the Greenside Mural and Jennings Fine Art, and is taking place to support the restoration of a 1952 mural by Gordon Cullen at the Erno Goldfinger building at Greenside Primary School.

Vintage airline poster Kenneth Rowntree 1957 BEA.
Vintage airline poster Kenneth Rowntree 1957 BEA.

Among the artists and organisations exhibiting are Nobrow; Flying Eye Books Ian Beck; Mainstone Press; Starch Green; Sansom & Company and The Phoenix Comic. A number of previously unavailable wood engravings by Eric Ravilious will also be gracing the fair.

Muse by Eric Ravilious
Muse by Eric Ravilious

And of course, there’s a maypole for graphics fans to have a good old dance around.

 Boat Race by Percy Brookshaw
Boat Race by Percy Brookshaw

Aside from dancing and perusing some beautiful wares, visitors will also be able to keep themselves busy feasting their design-hungry peepers on a screening of a film featuring Ravilious expert Alan Powers.

Mermaid Jug from Starch Green
Mermaid Jug from Starch Green

Bouncing off the Wall takes place on 10 May from 11am – 5pm at Greenside School, Westville Road, London W12 9PT

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