If You Could Collaborate

If You Could Collaborate is the fourth annual If You Could exhibition. Aiming to provide a platform for the finest creatives from all over the world to question their conventional working methods and outcomes. The contributors have been challenged to produce something a little unexpected, by working with a partner of their choosing from any discipline, profession or background. There is no brief to answer, or format to honour – the only limit being the enterprise and imagination of the artists involved, and a liberal 12 month deadline. Below are all of the pairings, and their outcomes.

A Foundation Gallery, Rochelle School

Marion Deuchars & Margaret Calvert

One’s own handwriting might not be what a freelance illustrator really strives to be known for when they set out, but is something Marion Deuchars has become synonymous with. Her effortlessly fluid and expressive type has been featured in much of her work but isn’t the only string to her bow. Her capacity for perceptive, intelligent editorial commissions also contribute to her practice.

Working with design legend Margaret Calvert, they have produced a work of art in nine sections, celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the completion of the M1.


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If you could collaborate catalogue

312 page, 235 x 165mm catalogue, documenting the process of each project is available to buy via the It’s Nice That shop (£15)