Tuesday, 17 December 2013

Gromberry comes for a Christmas visit

Hello son...  Gromberry is taking time out of his busy schedule to spend some time at Centrespace for our mini Studio Christmas Show. There will be work by studio members and friends of Centrespace.

The exhibition takes place in  in the beautiful Centrespace Gallery in the middle of Bristol and runs from 20th Dec to 23rd 10am - 6pm, Christmas Eve 10am - 4pm, entry is free.

Monday, 9 December 2013

The Jam Factory

Looking forward to my show at The Jam Factory in Oxford in January, because I like the Jam Factory.  Curiously named though because it was in fact the Frank Coopers marmalade factory.   Also it means I will have the opportunity to visit The Pitt Rivers Museum again.

Monday, 2 December 2013

I Am Making Art

Looking forward to turning Spike Island into a small scale card production grotto this Saturday, in their Activities For Families programme, I Am Making Art.   It runs from noon till four, and is completely free.

Monday, 18 November 2013

Speigeltent Screenprinting

I will be at the fantastic Speigeltent in Bristol Saturday and Sunday 30th Nov and 1st Dec, running drop in screen printing sessions for all comers.

For anyone wanting to give that most humble yet most rare and precious gift, the Homemade Christmas Card.  

Speigeltent entry is free, card printing is £5 for five cards (one design, and envelopes included, of course).

Thursday, 10 October 2013

Spike Print Studio Artists 2014 Calendar

Artists from Bristol based print workshop Spike Print Studio has produced a hand screen printed calendar, with each artist contributing a month.  This is my month, chilly December. When the year is over the pages, which are held together with a clip, can be framed.   The calendar is in a limited edition of 100 and cost £60.00 each.   For more information go to

Wednesday, 9 October 2013

Upcoming Childen's Workshop

Print a Paper Lantern:  half term workshop at the RWA

Wednesday 30th October, 10am -12.30pm

£10 per child.  Advance booking necessary

To book please call the RWA on 0117 973 5129 

In this family workshop we will screen print colourful designs on to paper transforming these to create paper lanterns that can hold a tea light.   
Each child will take away one completed lantern and another that can be completed at home.  Children will need to be accompanied by an adult. The workshop is suitable for 5 to 11 year olds.

Monday, 7 October 2013

Frankenstein Syndrome

Fantastic that all the Gromits did so well at the auction.  I sat there and as my one disappeared back behind the curtain after it was sold I did say a private farewell, thinking l wouldn't see Gromberry again.   Little did I suspect that within a few days he would have his own Twitter account and would be communicating with the outside world.   I was pleased if a little unnerved that my Gromit would come to life in this unexpected way.   Here is his first message:

FYI I'm in kennels waiting to go to my new home. My new owner has said I will be out & about a lot so hopefully I'll see you soon!

Friday, 27 September 2013

New Cows

I just managed to finish a new cow print before Brighton Art Fair, Here it is with a special close up on my own personal favourite.

Tuesday, 17 September 2013

Brighton Art Fair - Wooden Cubes

Inspector Clouseau (spelling?) 

Brighton Art Fair, which begins Friday have asked exhibitors to make something of four wooden cubes they have sent us.   Here are mine.  

Although l didn't plan to, l ended up painting my blocks with characters out of the Pink Panther. Something to do with painting with the TV on.   

The other characters are on Pinterest along with more Brighton Cubes.  They will be sold at the fair to raise money for The Arthouse Meath.

Friday, 23 August 2013

Takes place at the Corn Exchange in Brighton from the 19th - 22nd September.   I have some private view invitations and 2 for 1 tickets for anyone who would like to go, please contact me and l will post to you.  I am exhibiting on stand 77.

Tuesday, 23 July 2013

Frank, Whitstable, and the Oyster Festival

Frank is a fantastic shop on a miniature scale in Salty Whitstable, which is known for it's oysters.
I don't know what they do at their annual Oyster Festival but it looks fun, so long as you are not a mollusc.  Frank's window is currently sea themed for the festival with work by Tom Frost, James Brown, Claire Halifax, and there are a couple of Tozers.

Tuesday, 16 July 2013

The Strawberry Evening Post

The Bristol Evening Post has kindly allowed all the Gromit Unleashed artists to mess around with their logo, for one issue.  My turn is this Monday 22nd, but here it is...

Thursday, 4 July 2013

One day only - Open Studio

Here I am in my studio, on my own today - but sometimes with my studio partner Lucie Sheridan.    It's time to throw open the door and do some dusting.   Central Bristol has a new Open Studios and Centrespace is taking part with members opening their doors for public inspection and a show in the gallery.   Saturday 13th July, 10 - 5pm.  

The gallery will also be open on the Sunday, 11 till 5pm.  Join us...

Monday, 1 July 2013

Gromit Unleashed

Gromit has been unleashed in Bristol at last, and this is my Gromit.  He appeared at the launch hanging from a crane outside the M Shed.  His name is Gromberry, and is now installed on the harbour down near the Pump House.  More info on Gromit Unleashed here.  Thanks to Merlin Crossingham for the photo.

Monday, 20 May 2013

Victoria and Albert

I am hoping to have a commission for the V& A shop completed by the end of the week.  I am one of six artists working on an edition of prints on the theme of Love and Romance.   The prints will be for sale from the beginning of June.

Monday, 13 May 2013

The Palace Art Fair is arriving

Tension and excitement mounts: The Palace Art Fair starts on Friday, or if you are lucky enough to have an invitation to the preview (free wine), it starts on Thursday at 6pm. To avoid any confusion - there being quite a lot of palaces about when you think about it - this one is in Fulham at the Bishops Palace.  www.palaceartfair.co.uk 

Monday, 15 April 2013

The Palace Art Fair, their blog, and me.

I'm on their blog answering a list of questions, allowing me the opportunity to sound clever and cultured this week. Hah!  Well, l did my best.  The Palace Art Fair takes place May 17th to 19th, and l have a stand in it.  At it?  Yes.  I have a stand at it.   I have half price entry tickets for anyone who would like one, just send me an email please.


Wednesday, 10 April 2013

Screen print workshops at Centrespace

There is space now on two of my introductory screen print workshops:
Saturday June 1st, 10am till 6pm.
Saturday July  20th, 10am till 6pm.
Please email me on simontozer@gmail.com for full information and booking instructions.

Wednesday, 3 April 2013

Lineup at the Mall Galleries

This is a nice thing, l had an invitation to take part in this show of illustration curated by Illustrato.rs  Thank you Illustrato.rs!

Friday, 15 March 2013

Gromit Unleashed

I have had a design selected for Gromit Unleashed, a collaboration between Wild in Art and Wallis and Gromit's Grand Appeal.   Wild in Art makes large fibreglass sculptures of animals and invite artists and designers to decorate them.   Last year Bristol played host to seventy gorillas, this summer it will be giant Gromits.

A national treasure... made of Plasticine.

Tuesday, 5 March 2013

Tickets for the Affordable At Fair going here...

I have a ticket for the Battersea AAF for the preview this Thursday 7th and a Free Friday ticket for the 8th (Admits two) email me with your address ASAP and I will post. simontozer@gmail.com

Wednesday, 20 February 2013

I'm using Pinterest to show some drawings.

Friday, 25 January 2013

I'm going to the Palace - Fulham Palace that is, l will have a stand at the Palace Art and Craft Fair in May.

Wednesday, 9 January 2013

I am exhibiting at Maitreya Social in St Marks Road in Bristol until mid April.  There is a preview, on Wednesday 16th Jan 6pm - 7.30pm - all welcome!

Saturday, 5 January 2013

Hanging around in bars.

My pictures will be overseeing diners at Maitreya Social from Wednesday 14th Jan until April.    My other pictures will be looking down on drinkers at The Alma Tavern in Clifton during February.