Sam Scales: Boat Builder – exhibition

Until 31 July 2017

The Gallery’s Off-Site Arts Programme, Westbeach, Pier Approach, Bournemouth


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

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.

22nd May 2017

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