2017

Head over to Broadgate, London to view a small collection of my works, paper sculpture, collage drawings and the artists' Book 'Dusk'. 

 Natural Histories

 

 Click here to find an evite to the group exhibition

Migrations

at Eagle Gallery in Clerkenwell.

I will be showing some new drawings and launching the special edition of my artist's book 'Dusk'.

 

2015

dm contemporary


bound / unbound
unique and small edition artists' books


ANN ASPINWALL, KAREN BLEITZ, MANDY BONNELL, TRACEY BUSH, HELEN DOUGLAS, ELIZABETH DUFFY, MARY JUDGE, ZOE KERAMEA, KUMI KORF, MATTHEW LANGLEY, MELISSA MEYER, ANNE ROOK, KAREN SCHIFF, RUTH SCOTT BLACKSON, STEVE STANKIEWICZ, LESLIE WAYNE


November 6 - December 19, 2015
Artist's Reception: FRIDAY, November 6, 6:00 - 8:30 pm

dm contemporary NYC is pleased to present bound/ unbound: unique and small edition artists' books, an exhibition of over 40 books created by sixteen contemporary artists from around the US and the UK.  This is the gallery's first exhibition dedicated solely to the book as an art form. Coinciding with the E/AB Fair and New York Print Week, it opens on Friday, November 6th, and continues through December 19th, 2015. The artists featured are: Ann Aspinwall, Karen Bleitz, Mandy Bonnell, Tracey Bush, Helen Douglas, Elizabeth Duffy, Mary Judge, Zoe Keramea, Kumi Korf, Matthew Langley, Melissa Meyer, Anne Rook, Karen Schiff, Ruth Scott Blackson, Steve Stankiewicz, and Leslie Wayne.

 

Sharing Heritage, Chalk

Tracey has created a a tiny Chalk Hill which is installed in an antique dome in the collection of the City Museum Winchester.

From 2- 4.30 pm on the 27th October Tracey will be working with recycled materials at a 'Meet the Artist' event in Winchester city Museum. 

In 2014 Tracey was commissioned to create a  huge butterfly box, 1 metre high by 1.5 metres wide which was included in the UK's largest mobile Art collection on the fabulous new P&O cruise ship: Britannia.

The butterflies in the collection are made from the deep blues of the oceans and seas, as well as charts of the many ports at which Britannia will dock.

2014


In the summer, Flow Gallery presented an exhibition of garden themed paperworks at the spectacular garden Dyffryn Fernant in Pembrokeshire :

The Garden Show 


"Of Green Leaf, Bird, and Flower": Artists' Books and the Natural World

Thursday, May 15, 2014-Sunday, August 10, 2014

This exhibition examines the intersections of artistic and scientific interest in the natural world from the sixteenth century to the present. Depictions of Britain's countryside and its native plant and animal life will be explored through more than three hundred objects drawn primarily from the Center's collections, ranging from centuries-old manuscripts to contemporary artists' books.

"Of Green Leaf, Bird, and Flower" highlights the scientific pursuits in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries that resulted in the collecting and cataloging of the natural world. Also investigated will be the aesthetically oriented activities of self-taught naturalists during the Victorian era, particularly those of women who collected and drew specimens of butterflies, ferns, grasses, feathers, seaweed, and shells, and assembled them into albums and commonplace books.

On view will be examples of twentieth- and twenty-first-century artists' books, including those of Eileen Hogan, Mandy Bonnell, Tracey Bush, John Dilnot, Sarah Morpeth, and Helen Douglas, that broaden the vision of the natural world to incorporate its interaction with consumer culture and with modern technologies. Works by these contemporary artists reveal a shared inspiration to record, interpret, and celebrate nature as in the work of their predecessors. 

At the Yale Centre for British Art, USA 

Tracey has created a unique artwork for the Robbie Burns Museum in Scotland for the exhibition: 'as ithers see us':

'as ithers see us' 


The exhibition features traditional bound books, drawings, and prints, as well as a range of more experimental media incorporating cut paper, wood, stone, natural specimens, sound, video, and interactive multimedia. A number of key historic works will be on loan from the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library. Examples of early microscopes used by natural historians will also be displayed, on loan from the Lentz Collection at the Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History.

"Of Green Leaf, Bird, and Flower": Artists' Books and the Natural World is being organized by the Center and curated by Elisabeth Fairman, Senior Curator of Rare Books and Manuscripts. The accompanying book, published in association with Yale University Press, is being designed to evoke an early naturalist's field guide.  

 


 2013

TOPOGRAPHIC

Tracey Bush is exhibiting in this exhibition which showcases a selection of contemporary artists focusing on maps, boundaries and sense of place. Artists include: Ed Fairburn, Emma Levine, Ewan David eason, Tracey Bush, Rebecca Gouldson, Colin Baxter and Yanko Tihov.

Exhibiton dates: 5th September - 6th October

Gallery open: Mon-Sat 11am-6pm

Store Street Gallery, 32 Store Street, London, WC1E 7BS

Tel: 0207 580 2118

www.storestreetgallery.com


 

2012

Resurgence Magazine

Tracey's 'Nine Wild Plants' project is featured in the May/June issue of Resurgence Magazine. An image of 'The Little Clod of Earth' is paired with the article titled 'Catalysts for Change'.

See the Resurgence link here.

Fedrigoni 2012 calendar by Phage

For Fedrigoni paper's annual desktop calendar London design agency Phage were keen to come up with a concept that gave the traditional printed calendar a new lease of life and relevance in the age of digital calendars, smartphones, and mobile devices.

The result inspires Fedrigoni clients with 'Ideas for the Year' in the form of Quick Response (QR) codes, scanned using a free smartphone app and linking through to an exclusive branded online portal. Like an advent calendar for the whole year each week has its own card, with ideas ranging from architectural walks and sculpture parks to exclusive downloads and design events.

Among the treats are specially commissioned contributions from paper artist Tracey Bush, and illustrators Clive Lawrence and Aeriform.

 Phage Calendar


 

 the white butterfly

The White Butterfly

A box of butterflies created in response to the poetry of Michael Longley pinned out on a piece of vintage embroidered Irish linen.

Image © Tracey Bush

This artwork was included in an exhibition as part of the Kilkenny Arts Festival, Ireland:

Modified Expression

6th August 2011- 12th October 2011

National Craft Gallery

Castle Yard

Kilkenny

www.nationalcraftgallery.ie 


 

In 2012 Tracey will be exhibiting in Whitstable at the quirky Frank Gallery in a group show, also including John Dilnot. There is a new website for Frank Gallery, Tracey's work is featured on the following link

Frank Gallery 


Exhibitons and events in 2011:

Invasive Alien Species

1335 Via Garibaldi, Castello, Venezia

1st - 12th June 2011

opening reception: Saturday 4th June 6- 9 pm

Biological invasions by non-native or 'alien' species are one of the greatest threats to the ecological and economic wellbeing of the planet. (Delivering Alien Invasive Species Inventories for Europe)

10961 species of plants and animals are currently classified by the EU as alien species, a significant minority of which are dangerously invasive. Without the usual constraints of their native ecosystems to keep them in check they have become established and spread out from their point of introduction, frequently out-competing the local species,sometimes to the point of threatening their extinction. And once established eradication is virtually impossible.

Venice, too, is invaded every two years by a tide of artists, curators, connoisseurs and culture vultures. Are they welcome? Are they invited? Do they make a useful contribution to the life of the city? Do they leave a lasting effect?

The Venice Biennale has for over a century been one of the most prestigious cultural institutions in the world. Established in 1895, the Art Biennale has an attendance today of over 300,000 visitors and the opening weekend is the most important event in the year's international art calender. The Biennale takes place in two official sites in Venice: the Arsenale, which hosts the international exhibition, and the Giardini di Castello in the east of the city, which houses the national pavilions including the British Pavilion.

Liz Sheridan, guest curator for London-based TangentProjects, has brought together 10 artists from the UK and mainland Europe in a group exhibition, in a prominent location close to the Giardini site, in response to the idea of the invasive aliens. And like the alien species in the natural world, the artists compete to find their place in the compressed space of a small empty shop.

Venice press release


 

 

 

 

 

 

A box of 'The Postman' butterflies featured in the master bedroom of the 'Prince's House' at the Ideal Home Show, 2012

The Natural House room by room guide

Visitors to 'The Prince's House' will see HRH The Prince of Wales's answer to eco-living - a traditionally built low carbon home made from natural materials .

Natural Histories Evite

Natural Histories at Emma Hill Fine Art, Eagle Gallery, London

From the press release:

Tracey Bush's Nine Wild Plants series examines the correlation between brand recognition and the diminishing knowledge of indigenous flora and fauna.The fragility of threatened species is hinted at in the blue Rizla butterfly that hovers in her tiny paper sculpture

The Art of Rolling 2010.


A butterfly box by Tracey Bush is included in the exhibition: A visual journey through the artist's book, curated by Linda Newington, which takes place in the Special Collections Gallery on Level 4 of the Hartley Library. This exhibition is grouped around four themes: beginnings, narratives, interventions and constructions. The Hartley Library, which houses the Special Collections Gallery and the Level 4 Gallery, is on the east side of University Road, on the University of Southampton's Highfield Campus.

A visual Journey through the artist's book and Zines run from 24th January to 25th March 2011. The Special Collections Gallery is open Monday to Friday, 10am to 4pm and the Level 4 Gallery is open during Library opening hours. See the website for details.