ASSOCIATIONS

Hahnemühle MINI PRINT Exhibition 2017 

                                     http://www.reddotartconsultancy.co.uk/hahnem-hle-mini-print-2017

 Two of my prints were selected for this exhibition

                     22 – 26    September 2017      The Garage Gallery  Aldeburgh, Suffolk 

                     20 – 23    October 2017           Nunns Yard              Norwich, Norfolk

                    17 – 19    November 2017        Art Space                 Cambridge, Cambridgeshire

                    01 – 04    December 2017       The New Cut            Halesworth, Suffolk

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Strange Worlds The Vision of Angela Carter 

I was pleased to have work chosen for this successful show

and to have been mentioned in some interesting reviews

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An international exhibition including historical and contemporary work at the Royal West of England Academy in Bristol, 2017.

Co-curated by  Dr Marie Mulvey-Roberts and Fiona Robinson MA RWA 

 Here are some reviews

From ARTSLANT’s Review ‘Artists Respond to Feminist Novelists in Two Timely Literary Group Shows’   https://www.artslant.com/la/articles/show/47426-artists-respond-to-feminist-novelists-in-two-timely-literary-group-shows

 

Fairy Tale Altered Book Di Oliver

 

by Sola Agustsson

Di Oliver’s Fairy Tale Book sculpture, a doll resting between the pages of a hardbound fairy tale, does not seem subversive or dark at first glance. But it is a subtle commentary on the misogyny of traditional fairy tales that Carter undermined in her stories. One thinks they are merely reading their young daughter a bedtime story, but they are nestling them into a world where female protagonists are powerless. As writers like Carter and Butler knew all too well, fiction can impact the perception of reality. Oliver’s sculpture materializes this idea.

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From a  review of the exhibition by Caleb Sivyer:

By contrast, Di Oliver’s The Fairy Tale (2005) features a sleeping doll, curled up between the pages of Lorna Sage’s book Moments of Truth. The latter contains an essay on Angela Carter entitled ‘The Fairy Tale’, which can be seen in Oliver’s piece. Oliver highlights both the importance of fairy tales and Carter’s own Gothic tales for her work:

“Angela Carter’s books gave me a wonderfully subversive new way of regarding those gothic tales and images, allowing me to be playful with the dark images of my childhood and see that, unlike the heroines in the fairy stories of my childhood, I could control the dark forces at work in the images.”

http://www.rwa.org.uk/whats-on/strange-worlds-vision-angela-carter

Strange Worlds: The Vision of Angela Carter RWA Bristol

 Linocut prints from my book Terrible Toys are included in this exhibition

You can see them at this link

 https://uk.pinterest.com/diprintmaker/terrible-toys/

 

 

Peeping Jack

                     Peeping Jack

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If you’re eating out in Leeds I recommend Italian food at

Gusto in Greek St . . .

San Gimignano Linocut Edition of 10

. . . where they have some of my prints on the wall

http://gustorestaurants.uk.com/restaurants/leeds/

 

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‘In my dreams’ is a a linocut

part of the work surrounding my artist’s book

‘The Story of my Eel’  

In my dreams Linocut

 Some lovely comments from a buyer in the US

‘The print arrived yesterday afternoon in perfect condition.  My wife and I couldn’t be more pleased!  I find it evocative and a bit mysterious, and all the stronger for being in black and white.  The embossing was a nice surprise.’

 

 

It was good to get a mention from my Alma Mater on the  Oxford Brookes website when my artist’s book The Story of my Eel was selected for exhibition

‘Oxford Brookes School of Arts represented at the second International  symposium

of Mokuhanga in Tokyo’

September 2014 saw delegates from all over the world gather in Tokyo for the second international Mokuhanga conference. The conference was held at

Tokyo University of the Arts from 10 to 14 September.

Works made by Oxford Brookes University’s Fine Art students were exhibited at 3331 Chiyoda Arts amongst prints by delegates from other workshops. One of Brookes’ Fine Art alumna Di Oliver also had work exhibited in an international exhibition of artists’ books at the conference.’

This is from the Artists' Book Exhibition Catalogue

From the Artists’ Book Exhibition Catalogue

My book was bought by a private collector in Japan

 

The Story of my Eel Di Oliver Handmade Book page twoThe story of my Eel Page three

 

 

The Story of my Eel Di Oliver Handmade Book page eight

 

Images of my book are here too – click the link below to see them

                        http://www.pinterest.com/diprintmaker/the-story-of-my-eel-di-oliver/

   

I’m pleased to be associated with the Society of Wood Engravers  and have had work selected for their annual exhibition  for two years in a row  – (sadly not last year!)

The Society of Wood Engravers – 74th Annual Exhibition Art Jericho

Reviewed by Anne James in The Oxford Mail

‘ The annual exhibition of the Society of Wood Engravers opens in Oxford before touring the UK and ending in Bankside Gallery, London. Wood and allied engraving provides an extraordinary delicacy that allows the artist to expose the depth and detail their subject matter.  Here Di Oliver portrays her great ‘O’ in Piazza Amfiteatro, Lucca

Piazza Amfiteatro Lucca Linocut Di Oliver.

An ancient piazza is the centrepiece, and via intricate lino cuts Oliver is able to bring to life the intense jumble of Mediterranean architecture that crowds around it. The contrast between the open space and the habitation is emphasised by eight tiny figures in the piazza, itself.’