The Help Portfolio
Viewing room

The Help Portfolio

Group Exhibition

Jealous North

24 Feb 2021 — 04 Apr 2021

Jealous are delighted to launch The Help Portfolio, published in collaboration with Cristea Roberts Gallery. Sixteen important UK based artists have each made a new signed, limited edition print which they have generously donated to The Help Portfolio, 2020. All profits from the sale of this boxed collection of prints will be donated to sixteen charities, each one selected by the artists involved.

The works in the portfolio cover a wide range of mediums, themes and imagery, distinctive to each artist. Michael Craig-Martin has created a screenprint depicting gerbera flowers in his characteristic bold, iconic style. Yinka Shonibare CBE incorporates gold leaf into his print to illustrate a symbolic tulip that sits under the words ‘thank you’. Sue Arrowsmith's copper leafed print resonates with green ink that changes in the light. Paul Winstanley offers us a lily, a symbol of hope in these strange times. Nicky Hirst's print is taken from her elemental works, an ongoing series of found objects and paired pages from books and magazines. Mathew Weir's delicate still life entitled 'The Watching Hour' is brought to life with snippets of glow-in-the-dark ink. Paul Morrison's 'Night Pond' is a debossed version of a signature black and white image and Elizabeth Mcgill captures an evocative landscape.
We are so grateful for support from Jealous, especially at this time when more people than ever may need to turn to a food bank for support. You're helping us to take a positive step towards our vision, for a hunger free future where everyone can afford the basics in life.
Trussell Trust, 2020
The Portfolio in production at Jealous Print Studios, London

Annie Morris, who often draws on the history of art, presents 'Flower Woman (after le déjeuner sur l'herbe)'. A portrait of the Dali Lama realised in glow-in-the-dark inks by Chris Levine is entitled 'Compassion'. Jake and Dinos Chapman's smiley face is illustrated in glitter in three different colours. Idris Khan has obscured the notations on a sheet of music with densely applied areas of blue to make a work entitled 'Four Bar Rhythm' and Paul McDevitt presents an interpretation of a brick wall. Abstract compositions exploring line and colour are realised in signature works by Ian Davenport and 'No Consequence' by Remi Rough is printed directly onto plywood.

The full list of Charity beneficiaries: UNITY PROJECT, SHELTER, PAINTINGS IN HOSPITALS, DIABETES UK, TRUSSELL TRUST, ALBRIGHTON COMMUNITY CENTRE, SOLACE WOMAN’S AID, CENTRE FOR FREUDIAN ANALYSIS AND RESEARCH (CFAR), MÉDCIN SANS FRONTIÈRES UK, GREENPEACE, PANCREATIC CANCER UK, THE LONDON HOMELESS COLLECTIVE, BROMLEY & CROYDON WOMEN’S AID, WHIZZ-KIDZ, TEENAGE CANCER TRUST, ASTI (ACID SURVIVORS TRUST INTERNATIONAL),

The Help Portfolio walk-through at Phillips, Berkeley Square

We are delighted to share this exhibition walk-through of the HELP Portfolio, which is on display at Phillips in Berkeley Square and viewable through their street-level window until the end of January. All profits from the sale of the boxed collection of prints will be donated to the sixteen charities who have been deeply affected by Covid19, each one selected by the artists involved.

A conversation about a nurse, Dawn Bilbrough, who couldn’t get food after a long shift, prompted me and my friend Christian Mathews to try to think of a way to do something positive. We soon had Dario Illari from Jealous Studios in London onboard, offering to liase with each artist directly and print and proof the artworks and David Cleaton-Roberts from Cristea Roberts Gallery, offering us his expertise, advice and direction to get the portfolio together, ready for sale.
Sue Arrowsmith, 2020