They say that if you’ve got an itch then you need ‘Scratch’, an exhibition of new work by Robert Good and Nick Ellis; two very different artists with very different temperaments, but both jolly nice blokes.

17 -  30 September 2010

Open every day, except Mondays

Private View and visit by
Miss Flossie Stitchwright

Saturday 18 September 6pm

Robert Good’s work is an inspired mix of Pop Art paintings, deadpan photography and assemblages of found objects, tossed together with dry humour yet rigorous enquiry. Robert is well known for his large and exuberant canvases. ‘Fly Me to the Moon’ combines the thrill of exploration with just a hint of paranoia to create an adrenalin rush of jet planes and expiring deadlines.

He has recently completed a mural-sized commission of the Flying Spaghetti Monster and is keen to do more. ‘It was great fun’, says Robert. ‘A real collaboration and a great sense of achievement. By the time it was finished we had managed to fit in a whole range of references both to Cambridge and to popular culture.’

At the same time, Robert is now studying for a Master of Fine Art degree at the Anglia Ruskin University. ‘I have been particularly interested in the work of John Baldessari, who combines humour and observation to create some very interesting work’. As a result, Robert created ‘Sorted’, a series of works using books and the printed word to explore the links between verbal and visual.

‘I see “Fly Me to the Moon” and “Sorted” as two sides of the same coin. Normally I show either one type of work or the other. “Scratch” is a great opportunity for me to put the two together and see what happens!’

Nick Ellis has been beavering away at a number of projects over the last few months. First there was the ‘Illustrated Hard Times’, a coffee table book with over 40 chapter heading illustrations; now he is making the animated version for DVD and iPad. Currently he is working on ‘Not The Olympics’, a fun book for the oncoming nightmare of 2012 and continuing the seemingly endless task of painting ‘The Really Big Map of Cambridge’.

Watch Flossie Stitchwright’s Critique: