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A Selection of posts from You’re Gonna Need a Bigger Boat

21 Apr 2017

A selection from our blog of posts relating to Jason Evan’s exhibition, You’re Gonna Need A Bigger Boat.

Exhibition Review: Street Signs of the Times

21 April 2017

Mark Patterson reviews Jason Evans’ exhibition, You’re Gonna Need a Bigger Boat for the Nottingham Post. 

Photos from the install

11th April 2017

The installation for Jason Evans’ You’re Gonna Need a Bigger Boat is currently underway. Check out some sneak peeks from inside the Gallery below.

As promised by Jason in the Q&A, you can expect to see some narrowboat painting in the Gallery. All painted by hand in traditional style by the talented Robert Naghi. Join us at the preview to see the finished painting, Thursday 13 April, 5 pm – 7 pm. 

A large part of the show involves prints from the Clark Brothers extensive catalogue of promotional materials. As well as the simple one or two-colour ‘Sale” prints, there are also some interesting details to look out for…

Opportunity: Jason Evans T-Shirt Project

29 March 2017

Volunteers wanted to participate in a t-shirt project as part of Jason Evans’ ‘You’re Gonna Need A Bigger Boat’ exhibition which opens here at the Gallery on Wednesday 19 April. Read the brief from Jason below: 

I am looking for volunteers to wear specially produced t-shirts; made to extend the reach of my exhibition ‘You’re Gonna Need a Bigger Boat’ at Bonington Gallery, Wednesday 19 April – Friday 19 May 2017. More information about the exhibition can be found here on the exhibition page.

I am looking for willing individuals who work in public facing roles to wear the shirt that features a wood-engraving by artist Philip Hagreen (see below). While I am in Nottingham I will attempt to make a portrait of as many of the participants as possible, in their place of work, and would encourage ongoing sharing of images of the shirts online/in social media, with the accompanying hashtag #youregonnaneedabiggerboat and/or #philiphagreen. The intention is to build up an inventory of images of people wearing this t-shirt during the exhibition dates and beyond.

In recognition of your contribution to the project all participants can keep their (limited edition) t-shirt.

 T-shirts are available in standard sizes ranging from small to x-large. In your email, please indicate the size you would like.

Jason Evans

Image: Wood engraving by Philip Hagreen, courtesy of Ditchling Museum of Arts + Craft