Milly Thompson, Hunter watching the beach, 2016 / £15.00
Artist Tea Towel Company commissions contemporary artists to produce artworks for tea towels. The inaugural collection features six designs by artists from across the UK and Ireland. ATTC is a registered Community Interest Company (CIC) and profits are reinvested in new commissions and occasional public events. The company’s aim is to introduce new collections by different artists each year.
Functioning as both a rectangular canvas and a cloth for drying dishes, the tea towels are affordable and useful artworks. They are approximately 46 x 71 cm, digitally printed on 100% cotton and made in the UK.
Available tea towels:
Sean Lynch, Favorite Chicken and Ribs logo featuring ‘Chuckie’, designed by an unknown artist in Southend in 1986. Part of Sean Lynch’s A blow by blow account of stone carving in Oxford, 2014, 2016
Noel Clueit, typical, checkered, most likely blue., 2016
Cube Cola, Still life, 2017
Milly Thompson, Hunter watching the beach, 2016
Lucy Stein, She sells shellfish, 2017
Simon Bayliss, Paradise Haunts (Hestercombe), 2015 – 16
Milly Thompson’s design originates from a painting made for her recent exhibition Cougar at Westminster Waste gallery. Much of the work in the exhibition, including the image used in the tea towel, depict older women at leisure on exotic beaches, in a carefree, unselfconscious state of déshabillée. Through schematic compositions and saturated colours, the imagery reflects Milly’s interests in fashion and commodity, and the representation of women in art. The use of the Artist Tea Towel Company logo as a watermark reveals the artist’s ideas about branding and image ownership.