Meet The Maker – Tony Wright

Tony Wright

Tony Wright

So, where do I start with this one? Many of you will know Tony Wright not as an artist/maker I now showcase in Heart Gallery quite regularly but as singer in the Bradford band Terrorvision, creativity of a different kind!

Tony on stage

Tony on stage

Terrorvision poster

Terrorvision poster

Creatively speaking though Tony has just diversified his talents, and he is still singing too both in Terrorvision, who are back in the studio and touring at the moment, and in LaikaDog. LaikaDog was formed on a high Yorkshire moor top. Tony, Paddy and Sim were building dry stone walls and thought it would be a good idea and a warmer past time to form a band and play the tunes they had been inspired to write.

Heart Gallery sells Tony’s little miniature dry stone walls, just like these ones! After a long day building walls on the moors Tony brings home a little bit of Yorkshire stone and chips away at it to make a mini version of the ‘real thing’!

Miniature dry stone wall, Tony Wright

Miniature dry stone wall, Tony Wright

Tony's little wall, on a wall!

Tony's little wall, on a wall!

Tony also has a love for photography and Heart Gallery showcased Tony’s collaboration with Stuart Humphrey entitled ‘While You Were Sleeping’ during the summer of 2010. These prints sold well and are still available to order through Heart Gallery.

24hr Garage Tony Wright and Stuart Humphrey

24hr Garage Tony Wright and Stuart Humphrey

Underworld Tony Wright and Stuart Humphrey

Underworld Tony Wright and Stuart Humphrey

Top Lad Tony Wright and Stuart Humphrey

Top Lad Tony Wright and Stuart Humphrey

Tony’s latest love is letterpress and woodcutting! Tony and Stuart are in a mill with no electric but the radio and lamp which they listen to and see by to create various letterpress and woodcut prints. They bought some fab equipment to work with:

Ink, block and press in the mill

Ink, block and press in the mill

The carving gets started on

Starting on the woodcut for the orange carp

Starting on the woodcut for the orange carp

Starting on the carving for the Blue Panther

Starting on the carving for the Blue Panther

then the blocks are inked ready for the paper which is a repeat process for each colour – Tony has to be really careful to get each colour sitting in the right place but the whole process means that each one is unique.

The blocks are inked ready for each layer of colour to be individually printed

The blocks are inked ready for each layer of colour to be individually printed

The finished posters are now in Heart Gallery and are a limited edition of 150 of each design, with every one being different to the last one that was printed by hand. These are his tattoo inspired posters now on sale at Heart Gallery:

STRENGTH

STRENGTH

COURAGE

COURAGE

FREEDOM

FREEDOM

Call in to see Tony’s dry stone walls and posters soon and watch this space too as I am sure there will be something new from Tony soon if he can squeeze it in with all the touring he’ll be doing! Check out the Terrorision dates for 2011 here might see you in Leeds!

 

One thought on “Meet The Maker – Tony Wright

  1. The makers blog looks great Alison – just thought I would pop along and take a look. Also, I know you mentioned twitter, I just joined and would like to follow the gallery. What is your username? Mine is G_Embroidery or you can search with my email: sarah@guerilla-embroidery.co.uk
    Hope you have a great Christmas and I will be in touch in the NY
    x Sarah

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