27 February – 29 September 2017

TheGallery’s Off-Site Arts Programme

Westbeach, Pier Approach, Bournemouth

TheGallery’s Arts Off – Site Arts Programme in association WestBeach, showcasing the work of staff, students and graduates from Arts University Bournemouth.

TheGallery is delighted to work with WestBeach to feature the work of Sam Scales, BA (Hons) Illustration alumnus, 2016.


Freelancer Illustrator, printmaker and photographer, Sam Scales graduated from Arts University Bournemouth with a BA (Hons) Illustration in 2016.

His work was part of the Suddenly Last Summer exhibition at TheGallery, AUB in 2016. This exhibition celebrated the creative community of AUB and showcased new and upcoming talent from students graduating from Preparation for Higher Education, BA (Hons) Degree and Postgraduate courses.

In his practice Sam works closely with local craft and tradesman, taking inspiration from visiting workshops and studios he documents these tradesmen’s craft.  He tells the story of each individual and explores their journey and the passion that drives their work.

In this project Sam has worked in collaboration with Martine Loubser to focus on the theme of “The Tradesman”. His work explores the history behind the craft, documenting the tools used and conveying the story of the individual while also exploring the relationship between the illustrator and the tradesman.

Over the years Sam has explored the journeys of people within different cultures and examined the connection between people and place. Influencing his process, this has pushed him to learn and develop skills within different printing methods, recently opting for Linocut as the best method to communicate his theme and develop a consistent visual style.

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