2021 has been a unusual year for many people, it’s a year where you have got some of your old rhythms back while adjusting to some of the new normals – some graciously, and some, like us, rather clumsily. For us, the resilience of artists and the commitment they have shown always inspires, and we are privileged to share their work through this platform.

‘Share’ is a keyword for us in 2021 – and a word that has been used so often, especially in social media terms, we often take it for granted. As the festive season approaches, we thought it’s an ideal theme to conclude the year and to celebrate the connections and strength we build through the act of sharing – space, thoughts, studios, meals, home, you name it.

We will be fundraising for FareShare – a wonderful charity that collects unwanted/surplus food from supermarkets, food producers, hospitality industries, etc, and supply them to other charities including food banks. Their remit is to reduce food waste while also helping those living in difficult circumstances. They are a bit lesser known because their work is normally not directly public-facing but they have been a lifeline for many since the pandemic hit and have been able to save an unbelievable amount of food originally distant for the hospitality industry. You can find out more about them on their website https://fareshare.org.uk/

We also found out that one of our artists Simon Tozer‘s partner, Katie, is a volunteer at FareShare SouthWest based in Bristol, and she’s shared with us some of her personal experience with the charity:

I’m really glad that FareShare is being chosen for this next House of Prints event. I volunteer one day a week with them in Bristol. it’s a big operation. The need for food in Bristol is enormous, and the amount of good food that would otherwise be wasted is also enormous. FareShare quietly and efficiently through the work of many volunteers and a small number of paid staff, is feeding hundreds of hungry people every week here.

-Katie Wallis

Share will start at 10am on the 19th of November and run until the 5th of December, with many new work from our artists – including some exciting new artists. 

Sign up here to hear more from us and get invited to the preview on the 18th of November.

Thank you and please take care.

With warm wishes,