‘SNAP - Art at the Aldeburgh Festival’ is a collection of 24 postcards - 2 each of 12 images originally published by Paul Stolper to coincide with an exhibition at Snape Maltings as part of the Aldeburgh Festival. Reproduced here in postcard format artists Sarah Lucas, Gary Hume, Juergen Teller, Abigail Lane, Cerith Wyn Evans, Don Brown, Darren Almond, Simon Liddiment, Julian Simmons, Johnnie Shand Kydd, Russell Haswell and Mark Fuller each contribute an iconic image to the boxed set.
24 Postcards (2 each of 12 images), presented in a hand made box, made and printed in the UK.
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‘SNAP’ has been coordinated by contributing artist and Suffolk resident Abigail Lane. She explains, ‘It has become clear that a lot of interesting artists have rekindled links to this area in the last few years – it’s quite extraordinary. The reasons for this are not clear-cut but obviously something is occurring...as a result SNAP was initiated.’ All the artists share a connection with East Anglia, either as their home, their place of work or their place of origin. Though each of the twelve images is specific to the contributors’ unique artistic practice, quite organically, elements of the portfolio gravitate thematically towards the relationship between the body and landscape - often the natural poetic force of the environs paired with the artist’s interaction within it. The portfolio also utilizes text and photographic imagery in an unconventional mapping of the quirky, rural character of the secluded region. However, the work is not necessarily stringently defined by the geography that unites the artists. ‘SNAP’ is a testament to the region’s creative magnetism, and each image is a marker for how each artist has responded to such a distinctive landscape.
Jonathan Reekie, the Chief Executive of Aldeburgh Music comments, ‘Our founders, Benjamin Britten and Peter Pears, named their festival the Aldeburgh Festival of Music and the Arts because they wanted the visual arts to complement and enhance the music, as well as helping to define a sense of place, which is such a strong feature of Aldeburgh. SNAP is a fantastic opportunity to put the visual arts back at the centre of the festival, reminding people not only of this legacy but, more importantly, signaling the vibrancy of the visual arts scene in East Anglia and how a new generation of some of our best artists are being drawn to this inspirational place.’