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20/50 Vision: Tomorrow’s Habitat A new collection by Andrew Burns Colwill Catalogue of prints


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Andrew Burns Colwill Andrew is on of the original Bristol street artists. He is both the alpha and the omega of street art – his work having recently been described as ‘the next wave in street art’.   Whether on walls or on canvas his work is fine art with a twist.   It is simply stunning, using the rare ‘soak stain’ technique he redeveloped over an artistic career spanning  fifty years.   His work is never obvious – as a viewer you have to look hard but it is always rewarded with a hidden message. Like many artists before and since Bristol born Andrew Burns Colwill was a tearaway  in his teens.   The only way teachers could stop him from being disruptive was to leave him occupied at the back of the class to draw and paint.  Though leaving school without qualifications his talent meant he always worked in art from painting backdrops and scenic work for TV and theatre or on the streets.   At one point four buildings on Bristol’s (then popular punk scene)  Park Street were canvases for his work.  Always a prolific artist he was constantly creating new work.   In the early days he used untreated canvas, developing techniques using curtain linings stretched over


hand made frames and household paints just to get the work out there. In the 80’s he played in punk bands, painted hundreds of paintings and   created a spectacular exhibition  at Ashton Court Mansion with over a 1,000 visitors.  Those were the heady times which were fueled and then broken by a time of addiction.   Burns Colwill was not defeated like many of his friends who did not make it through.   He recovered through rehab and took himself to Greece to escape ‘the scene’. Andrew has been back in Bristol for a few years now, and the mediums he was experimenting with in the early days including soak stain techniques have become his preferred tools.   He is constantly developing and currently doing some amazing work on split ply wood into the individual sheets giving his work a greater depth and perspective. Perhaps it is that depth and perspective which now defines his work.  His work is subtle, reflective, not obvious – a viewer has to work at his painting and is rewarded with hidden insights, environmental, political and social commentary and humour.


20/50 Vision: Tomorrow’s Habitat In this collection Andrew Burns Colwill presents a series of paintings that examine the paths we have chosen to take and raise this question: what are the consequences of these choices on our planet, ourselves and our children? He says: “The collection title, 20/50 vision, is a play on the term 20/20 vision and how my life experience has given me a slightly warped perspective of the world. 20/50 vision for me has two aspects; firstly a point of view that sometimes makes people a little uncomfortable but offers a wider and alternative perspective to the norm, and secondly my interpretation of how we as a species may be faring socially and economically by the year 2050.”


Arctic Scream Andrew’s Arctic Scream took this year’s Upfest by storm. Upfest is Europe’s largest street art festival attended by over three hundred street artists who are chosen from across the world to come and paint.

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Polar Bears Should we be irresponsible enough to keep ignoring the facts and abusing our oceans, we will witness a second great extinction.... And it won’t only be polar bears.

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Airlifted By 2050 we could be completely out in the cold... the cream having been lifted from the British cake. What happened to the old empire I used to know as a kid, multicultural, rich in understanding and above all diplomatic and strong, never running away from disagreements with its tail between its legs slamming all the doors behind it.....

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Allotment If we do not invest in food production for everybody in the arid zones of our planet..... We could end up with private farming areas protected by private security forces. Those who have land and money offering food for protection.....

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Alternate Vision Some of us are born with our eyes and hearts open. Some of the some of us follow a creative road and attempt to express our alternate vision, some of the some of us actually manage to offer a new and unique perspective creating new trends.....

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Beef Tanks I’m hopeful that 2050 will be a massive decline in beef, meat and poultry livestock on our farms,with the slaughter house becoming a morbid fact of history.... Meat production being synthesized and grown in huge vats enabling all of us to eat, and starvation become a cured economic illness with of course the permission of said governments.

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Cows If we continue to ignore the facts concerning emissions we will have more than our livestock getting wet hooves to worry about....

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Fish Out of Water I knew a fish once who desperately wanted to be a bird He spent all his time jumping after money to buy himself some pretty wings... One day he jumped high and fast after some feathers floating by.... I haven’t seen my friend the fish since.

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Heron on Engine One of the most magnificent of nature’s creatures. I hope that come the year 2050 our industrial technologies will have derived some elegant features and techniques from mother nature herself.

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Heron on Scrap Studying nature can nearly always show us the best way of achieving something, even if it is only how to breath and belch at the same time.

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Misty Warming Woods It is refreshing to sometimes escape to a place oozing tranquility and gentle ancient magic, where minds can take a deep breath and deflate for awhile or two. I hope 2050 will offer many such camera free zones.

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Pawnbroker I think that in the west our insane craving for the material and money has got a little out of control.... Lets hope by 2050 our understanding of the balance between luxury and necessity has matured enough to allow a healthy comfortable future for our home and all it’s residents.

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Penguins An old engine battery provides a makeshift pedestal for a penguin to scan the horizon searching desperately for a sign that the seasonal snow and ice maybe about to return....

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Seagulls Stole My Shades #1 A seagull stole my sunglasses once. A seagull stole my sunglasses twice. Could not afford another pair. So I stopped wearing sunglasses.... Now I see a lot more, especially at night..... Thanks seagulls.

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Seagulls Stole My Shades #2 A seagull stole my sunglasses once. A seagull stole my sunglasses twice. Could not afford another pair. So I stopped wearing sunglasses.... Now I see a lot more, especially at night..... Thanks seagulls.

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Spare Parts Chuck together a healthy mix of proteins and chemicals with a swill of DNA. Ferment, bubble and vibrate for awhile and your new face is on it’s way.....

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Test Tube Babies Plucking abut with DNA designer children on the way. No diseases, acne, warpations Just tiny people from all our nations. Fat or thin, short or tall Black or white We make them all Blue eyes, green eyes, hazel or brown Any model you like To drive around town.

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The Builder Unfortunately sometimes we tend to be afraid of what we do not understand..... When we’re afraid we build our own preempting defenses.... It’s a small world now.... Lets be careful and be sure of our fears

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The Scream Oceans of ice, melt to waves of plastic, babies hungry, mothers scream. Nobody hears.


The Shepherd 2050 I believe people who choose to live on the outside of our normal social system should never be alienated.... but should be accepted and understood and respected for their chosen way of life....

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8 Ball Planet To all the industrialists and multi-nationals playing our governments at political billiards I beg you Please do not use our planet as the 8 ball.

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The Kane Gallery The Kane Gallery run by art marketeer and coach Auntie G and is a new venture started this year. Auntie G says ‘My plans are to feature emerging and established artist in Bristol and with a variety of styles from fine art to low brow, to pop surreal to street. It will be a delicious eclectic mix - reflecting the wealth of talent we have in this creative city.   My on line gallery is small but beautifully formed and I’ve lined up some fantastic talent to add to the site over the next few months. I am thrilled to have been chosen to feature Andrew’s latest collection of work which is rich and powerful in it’s imagery and message. Top Tip - just click on the price section on the brochure and that will take you to the page in the gallery.’


About Auntie G Auntie G is an experienced marketeer and coach. With a varied career having spent fifteen years plus as a leisure, events and arts marketeer followed by another fifteen years in leadership development and training and executive coaching. She specialises in helping creatives think things through as well as supporting them with promotion and marketing. She also offers a bespoke social media management service including managing social media platforms from instagram, twitter, facebook, linked in to blogging. This can be on an ongoing retainer basis or specific work for a particular show. As an active blogger herself, she interviews Bristol’s local and visiting artists gaining unique insights into backgrounds, processes, thoughts and inspirations of the talented creatives she talks to. Links - click below Auntie G Blog The Kane Gallery Sign up for Auntie G Newsletter


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Andrew Burns Colwill 20:50 vision prints collection at The Kane Gallery  

This is the catalogue of Andrew Burns Colwill's latest striking and poignant exhibition exploring environmental and social themes. All the...

Andrew Burns Colwill 20:50 vision prints collection at The Kane Gallery  

This is the catalogue of Andrew Burns Colwill's latest striking and poignant exhibition exploring environmental and social themes. All the...

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