Fancy owning original hand illustrated pieces, early screen printed edition posters or postcards printed by the likes of Peter Sutherland, Anthony Burrill or Mike Perry? If your answer is yes, then you really need to get involved in The Mystery Tubes project by Islington Mill. The project was developed to give Islington Mill artists, residents and friends the chance to be involved in the Mill’s fundraising effort. Both well known and up-and-coming artists were asked by creative studio The Engine House to donate print-based works, anywhere from letterpressed pieces and screen prints to hand-drawn work or Risograph prints.
All the artworks submitted vary from A6 postcard to A2 poster size, and the pieces are hand-selected and grouped into sets of six, before being sealed in a Mystery Tube.
The tubes are available for sale and the mystery is which six artists prints your going to get.
All artworks are worth over £100, often with pieces which have never been seen before and are available exclusively as part of this project. Take a chance and see whose work you’ll be able to hang on your wall.
Each tube contains six items and costs £25 + £10 postage and packaging.
The Mystery Tubes are available to buy online via the weblink here www.islingtonmill.com/about-us/mystery-tubes or at their vending machine in the Fred Aldous art shop, Manchester, in April.
The artists involved in this project include:
Peter Sutherland, Louis Reith, Anthony Burrill, John Powell-Jones, Mark Jermyn, Palefroi, Craig Oldham, Melvin Galapon, Mike Perry, Malcolm Garrett, Nous Vous, Aliyah Hussain, Mariel Osborn, Caroline Dowsett, DR.ME, Steve Hockett, Deanna Bailey, Rob Bailey, himHallows, Textbook Studio, Dan Russell, Callum Higgins, Lulu Hankin, Iro Design, Amrit Randhawa, VTS Design, Made by Memo, Stina Puotinen, Joseph Whitmore, Marie Young/Kochi Kochi
Below are some examples of the various artworks which are available as a part of the Mystery Tubes project.