Jason’s ‘Stour Estuary’ diptych etching is included in the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition 2019, the world’s largest open submission art show. The exhibition features work by established artists as well as emerging talent, and showcases a variety of work in all media, including painting, sculpture, photography, printmaking, architecture and film. Over 1,500 pieces are featured in the 251st Summer Exhibition, which runs from 10 June to 12 August.
‘Stour Estuary’ is the only UK-based etching Jason made in 2018 and depicts the landscape of South-East England. Jason on ‘Stour Estuary’: “Over the last 15 years I have visited Gainsborough’s House in Suffolk to teach etching in their print workshop. During these visits I have stayed at North House Gallery in Manningtree in a room overlooking the Stour. This print is the culmination of a number of walks along the banks of the River Stour.”
Several galleries make up the RA Summer Exhibition, with each gallery a representation of a different theme. ‘Stour Estuary’ is currently hanging in Gallery V, a space which examines the natural world and landscape, and artists’ interpretation and interaction with the environment. Gallery V was curated by the acclaimed artists Barbara Rae RA and Hughie O’Donoghue RA.