Coming soon…. The Orphaned Spaces

The Orphaned Spaces; a new release from Dunlin Press.

Wild clover illustration by Ella Johnston featured in The Orphaned Spaces published by Dunlin Press
Wild clover illustration by Ella Johnston featured in The Orphaned Spaces published by Dunlin Press

The Orphaned Spaces is the culmination of a multimedia collaboration between Dunlin Press founders Martin Bewick and Ella Johnston. The project is centred on a rumination on life through the prism of liminal spaces – derelict land, brownfield sites – caught between moments of dilapidation and regeneration. The project takes the form a paperback book and a highly limited edition box set, featuring hand-stitched booklets, postcards, archival prints and a reliquary.

Here’s a preview of some of the imagery used alongside the prose element of The Orphaned Spaces. These black and white illustrations were created in brush pen by Ella Johnston.

Wild flower illustrations by Ella Johnston featured in The Orphaned Spaces published by Dunlin Press[
Wild flower illustrations by Ella Johnston featured in The Orphaned Spaces published by Dunlin Press
These sketches accompany more detailed fine-liner drawings, still lives and landscape photography elsewhere in the piece. The illustrations seen here are visceral, loose and gestural and have been made on the fly, in the moment.

Wild flower illustrations by Ella Johnston featured in The Orphaned Spaces published by Dunlin Press
Wild flower illustrations by Ella Johnston featured in The Orphaned Spaces published by Dunlin Press

We’ll be revealing more about The Orphaned Spaces on our instagram and here over the next couple of weeks so watch this space…

Wild flower illustrations by Ella Johnston featured in The Orphaned Spaces published by Dunlin Press
Wild flower illustrations by Ella Johnston featured in The Orphaned Spaces published by Dunlin Press

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