Secret Preston Art: new postcards now available

Posted on - 26th November, 2012 - 10:57pm | Author - | Posted in - Arts


Secret Preston Art postcards from new artist Toby Paterson

Limited edition art postcards by Toby Paterson are now available to be picked up at various venues across the city. They can be found at The Museum of Lancashire, the Tourist Info Centre, Scene on Friargate, The Continental Pub and the Pavilion in Avenham Park. Unless they have already been snapped up. They are all free.

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Each month throughout 2012 the Secret Preston Art (SPA) project leaves an edition of artists cards at various places around Preston. Every month there will be a new artist. The edition is limited to 100.

The artist remains a secret until all the cards are in the venues.

Glaswegian Toby Paterson makes paintings, reliefs and constructions that reflect his keen interest in post-war modernist architecture. Some works feature recognisable architectural elements while other works express purely abstract forms.


Paterson has shown work nationally and internationally: The Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art in Edinburgh; The Museum of Contemporary Art, Montreal; Tate St Ives, Cornwall and Museo Tamayo in Mexico City. He has also undertaken a number of public commissions: The BBC Scottish headquarters in Glasgow and he was appointed by Docklands Light Railway as principle artist on the design team for the Stratford International Extension.

Paterson says of the work “It relates to Preston and my history as an occasional visitor”

SPA tell me they are going to launch a new card from an amazing new artist. Maybe this week. Maybe next week. The discovery is all part of the fun. We will let you know when the new cards are available though.

Courtesy of SPA and image by artist Toby Paterson

For more information on Paterson’s work please visit the Modern Institute website

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