'Ring Forms  and Bold Lino Cuts '

During August Art@57  has an exciting exhibition in the window  by two local Artists – Ben Swift and Ellen Hanceri. They will be displaying their latest Prints and Ceramics.

Ben’swork explores self-organising forms with an emphasis on the gestural qualities involved in the making process,  creating rhythms, textures and empathy with the chosen medium. His material usage is wide ranging, from ceramics to metals to found objects. He incorporates transformative processes such as firing, casting and fabrication to achieve works that are quiet but allude to larger concepts, often to do with the mathematical, geometric and astronomical, but always mediated by the limitations and thus the expressive capabilities of hand and eye.

He teaches sculpture at Mary Ward Centre and Morley College. This work is supported by an enthusiasm for invention and innovation, that he endeavours to pass on to students.

Ellen is a designer and printmaker, who studied at Camberwell School of Art and The City and Guilds of London Art School. She combines traditional printmaking processes in her work, including lino, intaglio, and screen printing.  Through print, she explores bold repeat pattern and biodiversity of organic form, working with a variety of surface, designing for ceramic, leather and paper.  Work is produced at her studio in London, and clients include Liberty Art Prints, Osborne and Little, Zoffany, Laura Ashley and White Stuff.

At UAL’s London College of Communication, she holds the dual roles of Senior Lecturer on BA Illustration andVisual Media and Academic Coordinator for Enterprise and Employability,  where she works with staff to open up opportunities for collaboration with industry.


The exhibition runs from July 28th – September 2nd . Prices range from £75 – £450.

Please contact Louise – Curator Art@57 with any enquiries  –  infoartat57@gmail.com

Our next Art Markets are Saturday September 21st and Saturday October 26th, 10am -4pm.