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Velorose x Plinth:
ELEMENTAL - ESSENTIAL: Mail Art
3 April 2020 - 31 May 2020



The ELEMENTAL - ESSENTIAL Mail Art Project
Taking its cue from the Fluxus Mail Art movement, you are invited to send a postcard-sized creation to Velorose, inspired by the double title of the show, ELEMENTAL or ESSENTIAL. Make it, cut it, adapt it, paint it, print it, and - when you’re allowed out - post it. This is the only absolute rule: to make it art, it has to be consigned to the post; not in an envelope

• When the time comes, post it to: Velorose, 1b Charterhouse Square, London, EC1M 6EE, UK

• For now, you can photograph or scan it, and email it to: gallery@velorose.com

• And do what you can to make it 4” x 6” / A6 / 10cm x 15cm

As the work arrives, and when we are able, we will add it to the show, online and off. And one day (soon), you will be welcome to visit the gallery in person, and to see your work for all to enjoy, in our Central London gallery / shop. If you’re looking for inspiration, please see the British Museum’s article about their excellent 2018-2019 exhibition ‘The World Exists to be Put on a Postcard’, or Frank Warren’s PostSecret





Andrea Rocha, Wash Your Hands (Postcard Sent to Velorose from Rio, 2020), Artist’s Construction Photographed and Printed on Card (Unique) (Not for Sale)





Milena Michalski, All at Sea (Postcard Sent to Velorose from London, 2020), Collage on Scan of 1977 Postcard (Unique) (Not for Sale)





Emanuel Mitchell, Lockdown (Postcard Sent to Velorose from Rome, 2020), Felt Pen on Paper (Unique) (Not for Sale)





Natalia Keable, Untitled (Bee-Rainbow) (Postcard Sent to Velorose from London, 2020), Card and Print-Out on Card (Unique) (Not for Sale)





Anne Lydiat, Moon Shadows (Bedroom Window, 11pm 06.04.20) (Postcard Sent to Velorose from Hastings, 2020), Photograph Printed on Card (Unique) (Not for Sale)





Rafe Bertram, Untitled (Toilet-Roll as Antidote to the Virus) (Postcard Sent to Velorose from London, 2020), Ink on Padded Envelope (Unique) (Not for Sale)





Anonymous, Supernature (Postcard Sent to Velorose from London, 2020), AstroTurf with Adhesive Label (Unique) (Not for Sale)





David Walker, Elizabeth on Lockdown (10.04.20) (Postcard Sent to Velorose from London, 2020), Pencil on Notebook Paper (Unique) (Not for Sale)





Jo Marsh, Untitled (The Nature of Business) (Postcard Sent to Velorose from London, 2020), Collage on Business Postcard (Unique) (Not for Sale)





Anne Lydiat, Sun Garden Shadows (Bedroom Window, 8.30am 02.04.20) (Postcard Sent to Velorose from Hastings, 2020), Photograph Printed on Card (Unique) (Not for Sale)





Dr Sophie Carter, Untitled (Giving Structure) (Postcard Sent to Velorose from London, 2020), Paint Stencilled on to Cork (Unique) (Not for Sale)





Lewis Benmore, Crock Mosaic (Postcard Sent to Velorose from Somerset, 2020), Paint and Pencil on Card, Based on Collage of China Shards Dug Up from Back Garden (Unique) (Not for Sale)





Lewis Benmore, Crock Mosaic (Postcard Sent to Velorose from Somerset, 2020), China Shard Collage (Unique) (Not for Sale)





Ida Bertram, Untitled (A New Dimension) (Postcard Sent to Velorose from London, 2020), Paint and Pencil on Balsa (Unique) (Not for Sale)





Marcelle Hanselaar, ELEMENTAL-ESSENTIAL (Postcard Sent to Velorose from London, 2020), Linocut on Newsprint on Card (Unique) (Not for Sale)





Nadine Fleischer, Love Hugs (Postcard Sent to Velorose from London, 2020), Linocut on Card (Unique) (Not for Sale)





Debra Shipley, Toxic Planet (Postcard Sent to Velorose from Norwich, 2020), Manipulated Photograph on Card with Adhesive Tape (Unique) (Not for Sale)





Amsterdammer, Prayer (Postcard Sent to Velorose from London, 2020), Print-Out on Card (Unique) (Not for Sale)





Ralph, Snails (Postcard Sent to Velorose from London, 2020), Watercolour Pencil and Felt Pen on Card (Unique) (Not for Sale)





Luca Frascà, Hope (Postcard Sent to Velorose from London, 2020), Photograph on Card (Unique) (Not for Sale)





Stephen Wrench, Untitled (Prime Consignment) (Postcard Sent to Velorose from Brighton, 2020), Printed Adhesive Tape on Corrugated Card, as Found (Unique) (Not for Sale)





L. G., Chestnut Buds (Postcard Sent to Velorose from London, 2020), Ink on Card (Unique) (Not for Sale)





Jan Petroschka, Untitled (The Barber Paradox) (Postcard Sent to Velorose from London, 2020), Male Head and Facial Hair and Printed Card in Plastic Pouch as Found (Unique) (Not for Sale)





Professor Daniel Monk, Untitled (All In This Together) (Postcard Sent to Velorose from London, 2020), Photograph on Card (Unique) (Not for Sale)





Dr Megan Yakeley, Lockdown View (Postcard Sent to Velorose from Bath, 2020), Cut-Out Paper on Watercolour and Ink on Watercolour paper on Card (Unique) (Not for Sale)





Chris Vause, Untitled (Brolly) (Postcard Sent to Velorose from London, 2020), Coloured Pencil on Index Card with Vistatape (Unique) (Not for Sale)





Luca Frascà, Sunset in Balham (Postcard Sent to Velorose from London, 2020), Photograph on Card (Unique) (Not for Sale)





Melissa Green, Primary Colours (Postcard Sent to Velorose from London, 2020), Watercolour Pencils on Card (Unique) (Not for Sale)





Marlon Studios, Extraordinormal (Day) G. Minor. (Postcard Sent to Velorose from London, 2020), Graphite on Printed Paper (Unique) (Not for Sale)





Daniel Miller, 7-12 19-CT20 ISR (Self-Portrait) (Postcard Sent to Velorose from Folkestone, 2020), Pastel, Ink and Watercolour on Card on Printed Paper (Unique) (Not for Sale)





Natalia K, ELEMENTAL X ESSENTIAL (Postcard Sent to Velorose from London, 2020), Ink and Watercolour on Watercolour Card (Unique) (Not for Sale)





Federico Ortiz, Untitled (Corona Words) (Postcard Sent to Velorose from London, 2020), Coloured Thread on Paper (Unique) (Not for Sale)





Paris 68 Redux (Michael Collins and Dominic McGill), Phoenix (Detail) (Postcard Sent to Velorose from Windsor, 2020), Screen-print on Card (Unique) (Not for Sale)





Gail Seres-Woolfson, Velorose in Biblical Times (Referencing Lawrence Alma-Tadema ’The Finding of Moses’ (1904)) (Postcard Sent to Velorose from London, 2020), Paint and Collaged Photograph on Postcard (Unique) (Not for Sale)





D. M. Nagu, Kunst! (Postcard Sent to Velorose from Berlin, 2020), Collaged Book Pages on Card (Unique) (Not for Sale)





Liam Leslie, Wall Study I: Aoyama, Tokyo 2018 (Postcard Sent to Velorose from London, 2020), Photographic Print on Ilford Multigrade IV RC Portfolio Postcard (Unique) (Not for Sale)





Liam Leslie, Wall Study II: Aoyama, Tokyo 2018 (Postcard Sent to Velorose from London, 2020), Photographic Print on Ilford Multigrade IV RC Portfolio Postcard (Unique) (Not for Sale)





Adrian Downes, Untitled (Nature Freed) (Postcard Sent to Velorose from Melbourne, 2020), Collaged Printed Photographs on Card (Unique) (Not for Sale)





Stella Ioannou, Elemental-Essential (How About This?) (Postcard Sent to Velorose from London, 2020), Photograph Printed on Card (Unique) (Not for Sale)





(Velo)Rosie McCrum, Accidental Cyanotype (Postcard Sent to Velorose from London, 2020), Thread on Printed Paper on Polycarbonate (Unique) (Not for Sale)





Mechleen Altermatt, Gelbe Tulpen (Yellow Tulips) (Postcard Sent to Velorose from Fischental, 2020), Woodcut Print on Card (1/1) (Not for Sale)





Jane Northcote, Light / Space (Postcard Sent to Velorose from London, 2020), Watercolour Paint on Watercolour Paper, Cut and Collaged with Magazine Pages and with Corrugated Card Frame (Unique) (Not for Sale)





Kerry McKinnon, Covid-19 Before and After (Postcard Sent to Velorose from London, 2020), Found Flora and Detritus on Bee Mat Seed Carpet (Unique) (Not for Sale)





Emily Kasriel, Nature Delivers Calm Fascination in Lockdown (Postcard Sent to Velorose from London, 2020), Photograph (#NoFilter) on Postcard (Unique) (Not for Sale)





Evie Salmon, A Conjuration of Kernow (Art in Isolation) (Postcard Sent to Velorose from Cambridge, 2020), Gold Leaf, Sea Water, Sand and Ink on Cornish Postcard (Obverse) (Unique) (Not for Sale)





Evie Salmon, A Conjuration of Kernow (Art in Isolation) (Postcard Sent to Velorose from Cambridge, 2020), Gold Leaf, Sea Water, Sand and Ink on Cornish Postcard (Reverse) (Unique) (Not for Sale)





Sam Hodge, Home Work (Postcard Sent to Velorose from London, 2020), Mixed Media Collage on laminated Watercolour Paper using Pigments made from Brick Dust, Dustbin Rust, Tea, Avocado Stone and Dover White Cliff Chalk (Unique) (Not for Sale)





Jan Petroschka, Untitled (Shared Balcony Log) (Postcard Sent to Velorose from London, 2020), Desktop Published Document Printed and Stuck to Card (Obverse) (Unique) (Not for Sale)





Jan Petroschka, Untitled (Shared Balcony Log) (Postcard Sent to Velorose from London, 2020), Desktop Published Document Printed and Stuck to Card (Reverse) (Unique) (Not for Sale)





Stefan McClean, Garden Under Lockdown (Postcard Sent to Velorose from Manchester, 2020), Photograph Printed on Gloss Paper (Unique) (Not for Sale)





Clare Barry, Down the Drain (Postcard Sent to Velorose from London, 2020), Magazine Pages on Cut Peter Blake Postcard with Perforations (Unique) (Not for Sale)





Clare Barry, Waitrose & Washi Tape Essentials (Postcard Sent to Velorose from London, 2020), Magazine Pages and Washi Tape on Paul Catherall Postcard with Perforations (Unique) (Not for Sale)





Clare Barry, Maria (Postcard Sent to Velorose from London, 2020), Magazine Pages and Washi Tape with 'Appalling Handwriting' on Postcard (Unique) (Not for Sale)





Alma Tischlerwood, Don’t Forget Nature (Postcard Sent to Velorose from London, 2020), Rubber-Stamped Ink on Printed Photograph on Card (Unique) (Not for Sale)





Alma Tischlerwood, A House Divided Against Itself Cannot Stand (Postcard Sent to Velorose from London, 2020), Ink and Acrylic Paint on Postcard Received by Post (Unique) (Not for Sale)





Roger Dean, Obviously He Wasn’t Completely Gay, He was Just a Little Gay (Postcard Sent to Velorose from Brighton, 2020), Photograph Printed on Fujicolor Professional Paper (Unique) (Not for Sale)





John Hobbs, Anyone can be an ARSE Critic (Postcard Sent to Velorose from London, 2020), Ink on Paper on Andy Warhol Postcard (Unique) (Not for Sale)





Anonymous, Is it Essential to Spell to Understand? (Postcard Sent to Velorose from London, 2020), Print and Biro on Paper (Unique) (Not for Sale)





Ellis Bertram, ’Oh Shit’: Scene from a Graphic Novel I Haven’t Written Yet (Postcard Sent to Velorose from London, 2020), Ink on Watercolour Postcard (Unique) (Not for Sale)





Freddie McGovern, Look Mum No Hands (Postcard Sent to Velorose from London, 2020), Photograph of Photo on iPhone Screen Printed on Card (Unique) (Not for Sale)





David Walker, After 'After Agasias of Ephesus’ (Postcard Sent to Velorose from London, 2020), Collaged Royal Academy Postcard on Royal Academy Postcard (Unique) (Not for Sale)





David Walker, Negative JuJu (Postcard Sent to Velorose from London, 2020), Collaged Royal Academy Postcard on Royal Academy Postcard (Unique) (Not for Sale)





Pippa Brabyn, Fuchsia (Postcard Sent to Velorose from London, 2020), Nail Varnish on Photograph of Photograph Treated with Water and Bleach (Obverse) (Artwork Lost in the Post) (Unique) (Not for Sale)





Pippa Brabyn, Fuchsia (Postcard Sent to Velorose from London, 2020), Nail Varnish on Photograph of Photograph Treated with Water and Bleach (Reverse) (Unique) (Not for Sale)





Matthias Spiess, Happy Birthday Hygieia! (3 Times) (Postcard Sent to Velorose from London, 2020), Die-Cut Card and Buttons Glued and Sewn on to Gustav Klimt Postcard (Medizin, Destroyed 1945) (Unique) (Not for Sale)





Marion Flanagan, When the Airplanes are Grounded (Postcard Sent to Velorose from London, 2020), Acrylic Paint and Collage on Pizza Box (Unique) (Not for Sale)





Marion Flanagan, Taking a Break I (Postcard Sent to Velorose from London, 2020), Acrylic Paint and Collage on Pizza Box (Unique) (Not for Sale)





Marion Flanagan, Taking a Break II (Postcard Sent to Velorose from London, 2020), Acrylic Paint and Collage on Pizza Box (Unique) (Not for Sale)





Marc Atkins, Underlie / In Grain, (Postcard Sent to Velorose from Berkshire, 2020), Paint, Tippex, Scratchmarks, Book Paper and Masking Tape on Photograph with Nail Holes (Obverse) (Unique) (Not for Sale)





Marc Atkins, Underlie / In Grain, (Postcard Sent to Velorose from Berkshire, 2020), Paint, Tippex, Scratchmarks, Book Paper and Masking Tape on Photograph with Nail Holes (Reverse) (Unique) (Not for Sale)





Nicola Delahunty, Lockdown Discoveries (Postcard Sent to Velorose from London, 2020), ‘Best Before’ Spice and Herb Labels and Ink on Found Postcard (Unique) (Not for Sale)





Celia Scott, Willie’s Cacao (Postcard Sent to Velorose from London, 2020), Crayon on Watercolour Postcard (Unique) (Not for Sale)





Valerie McClean, Untitled (Peel Me I’m Pink) (Postcard Sent to Velorose from Manchester, 2020), Fruit Stickers on Found Postcard (Unique) (Not for Sale)





Ann Boland, Safe Delivery (Postcard Sent to Velorose from Wellington, 2020), Expanded Polystyrene Mesh with Adhesive Label and Found Ink on Corrugated Card (Unique) (Not for Sale)





Nicola Franklin and Dominic Guppy, Covid O-Void (Postcard Sent to Velorose from Margate, 2020), Ink and Eggshell on Pixellated Paper Print (Unique) (Not for Sale)





Dr Sophie Carter, Stay Safe (Postmask / Maskard) (Postcard Sent to Velorose from London, 2020), Ink and String on Perforated and Folded Watercolour Paper (Obverse) (Unique) (Not for Sale)





Dr Sophie Carter, Stay Safe (Postmask / Maskard) (Postcard Sent to Velorose from London, 2020), Ink and String on Perforated and Folded Watercolour Paper (Reverse) (Unique) (Not for Sale)





Dr Sophie Carter, PPE (Postcard Sent to Velorose from London, 2020), Pencil on Scalpel-Cut Miniature Envelope (Unique) (Not for Sale)





John Ramsey, No Soft Options (Postcard Sent to Velorose from London, 2020), Ink and Crayon on Laminated Papers (Unique) (Not for Sale)





Matthew Rowe, The Essential Elements for Human Life, Represented Periodically (Postcard Sent to Velorose from London, 2020), Felt Pen on Found Card (Unique) (Not for Sale)





Sarah Bird, Inside Out (Postcard Sent to Velorose from London, 2020), Laser Print Collage and Washi Tape on Adhesive Plasticised Mesh on Board (Unique) (Not for Sale)





Lucy Annan, Love in the Time of Lockdown (Postcard Sent to Velorose from London, 2020), Etching and Relief Prints from Photopolymer Plates on Etching Paper (Unique but from a Variable Edition) (Not for Sale)





Lucy Annan, Untitled (From a Previous Era) (Postcard Sent to Velorose from London, 2020), Embossed Print with Chine Collé on Paper (Unique) (Not for Sale)





Sue Goldschmidt, Dear Earth #1 of 8 (The Aramaic Bowls) (Postcard Sent to Velorose from London, 2020), Porcelain, Ink and Watercolour Paint on Found Postcard (Unique) (Not for Sale)





Sue Goldschmidt, Dear Earth #2 of 8 (Sealing) (Postcard Sent to Velorose from London, 2020), Porcelain, Ink and Watercolour Paint on Found Postcard (Unique) (Not for Sale)





Sue Goldschmidt, Dear Earth #3 of 8 (The Earth is Power) (Postcard Sent to Velorose from London, 2020), Porcelain, Ink and Watercolour Paint on Found Postcard (Unique) (Not for Sale)





Sue Goldschmidt, Dear Earth #4 of 8 (Porcelain Intact) (Postcard Sent to Velorose from London, 2020), Porcelain, Ink and Watercolour Paint on Found Postcard (Unique) (Not for Sale)





Sue Goldschmidt, Dear Earth #5 of 8 (Porcelain Cracked) (Postcard Sent to Velorose from London, 2020), Porcelain, Ink and Watercolour Paint on Found Postcard (Unique) (Not for Sale)





Sue Goldschmidt, Dear Earth #6 of 8 (A Voice) (Postcard Sent to Velorose from London, 2020), Porcelain, Ink and Watercolour Paint on Found Postcard (Unique) (Not for Sale)





Sue Goldschmidt, Dear Earth #7 of 8 (Thin Silence) (Postcard Sent to Velorose from London, 2020), Porcelain, Ink and Watercolour Paint on Found Postcard (Unique) (Not for Sale)





Sue Goldschmidt, Dear Earth #8 of 8 (Broken Breath) (Postcard Sent to Velorose from London, 2020), Porcelain, Ink and Watercolour Paint on Found Postcard (Unique) (Not for Sale)





Sue Goldschmidt, Dear Earth Octaptypch (Eight Postcards Sent to Velorose from London, 2020), Porcelain, Ink and Watercolour Paint on Found Postcards (Unique) (Not for Sale)






Velorose has been a big fan of Mail Art for years, and we’ve decided that now’s the time to revitalise a project we started after our very first show in July 2016, when invited to curate a ‘show within a show’ at Curious Body, 1b Charterhouse Square, by Abigail Schama, William Martin, and Patrick Smith. What follows is a selection of images from that project





Abigail Schama, Cold Hopes Swarm Like Worms Within Our Living Clay (Postcard Sent to Velorose from London, 2017), London Clay on 300gsm Acid-Free Paper, 100mm x 143mm (Unique) (Not For Sale)





Mariana Bisti, Untitled (Postcard Sent to Velorose from Hong Kong, 2017), 'Made with Risoprinter + Love' on 300gsm Acid-Free Paper, 102mm x 143mm (Unique) (Not For Sale)





Jabulani Maseko, 666 371 / 666 300 / 666 496 (Postcard Sent to Velorose from Switzerland, 2017), Coloured Pencil on Acid-Free 300gsm Paper, 103mm x 146mm (Unique) (Not For Sale)





Marc Atkins, Untitled (Postcard Sent to Velorose from Berkshire, 2020), Found Printed Material, Masking and Packing Tape and Crayon on Card, 75mm x 110mm (Unique) (Not For Sale)





William Martin, Untitled (Black Black Black) (Postcard Sent to Velorose from London, 2017), Black Paint on Card, 103mm x 147mm (Unique) (Not for Sale)





Konstantinos Papacharalampos, Untitled (Dear Future) (Postcard Sent to Velorose from London, 2017), Ink on Card, 103mm x 147mm (Unique) (Not for Sale)





Marc Atkins, Untitled (Marc Atkins) (Postcard Sent to Velorose from Berkshire, 2017), Rubber-Stamped Ink on Found Card, 90mm x 112mm (Unique) (Not for Sale)