Bex Raven, Machine Embroidered Rockpool Bex Raven, Slow-stitch, Domestic Liberation Jay Raven, Eye Jay Raven, Einstein Jay Raven, Angel Rebecca Parrin


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Jay & Bex Raven, Rebecca Parrin

Funky Aardvark is an independent art and craft gallery situated in Chester’s historic Rows. We pride ourselves on having a broad range of pieces by local and British based artists and have an excellent reputation for supporting the applied and more unusual arts.

This year we are bringing a selection of our longest running Artists to Chester Art Fair all working in different disciplines.

Bex Raven MA is a textile artist who specialises in colour. Her work is highly with hand and machine stitching creating one-off pieces which reference the natural world. She also dyes many of her own fabrics and threads making each work even more unique. We are delighted to be showing her Rockpool series, which has won awards nationally from 2014-2016.

Jay Raven BSc works in a manner that pays tribute to his technical background layering stencils to achieve complex paintings from his own photographs. He combines reclaimed materials with street art to create one off images. His ‘Elephant Eye’ won Zoo Judges choice award in the Never Forget exhibition in 2016.

Rebecca Parrin BA is a ceramicist inspired by the stunning scenery of North Wales. Her work predominantly takes the form of sculptural vessels showing the effects man and the weather have on the landscape, in particular, farming practices and erosion. She focusses on surface quality and contrast using a variety of firing techniques and self-made glazes to achieve visually stunning results.