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ALICE PATTULLO - Sword Dancing



ALICE PATTULLO - Sword Dancing


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Sword Dancing by Alice Pattullo

From a series of screen prints Screenprints produced in collaboration with The Shop Floor Project, exploring traditional British country pursuits:

"The rapper sword tradition is traditionally performed in the mining villages of Northumberland and North East England, especially in Tyneside on May Day. The dance is a fairly rapid one, performed at around 100–160 beats per minute, with different team styles using different rates. It should nonetheless be performed in a smooth and graceful manner, with one figure flowing seamlessly into the next. A number of acrobatic figures can be employed, including forward and backward somersaults over swords."

Limited edition screen print
Signed and numbered by the artist.
Paper measures 42 cm x 29.5 cm

Framed size: 54 x 41 cm
Edition of 25

Available in three frame choices:

Oak (solid wood)

White (wood)

Black (wood)

Read more about our FRAMING WORKSHOP here


The Shop Floor Project has worked with the celebrated artist and illustrator Alice Pattullo for over eight years. In our archive we have a selection of her work (several which are exclusive to us) from some of her earliest pieces to more current work.

Based in East London, Alice regularly explores British traditions, folklore and superstitions throughout her work. In 2017 she exhibited Of House and Home, her largest solo show to date at Yorkshire Sculpture Park.

Photo courtesy Yorkshire Sculpture Park. (c) Jonty Wilde.

Alongside this Alice works on commissioned illustrations for a variety of clients including Bon Appetit, Esquire, Cecil Sharp House, Country Living, Crabtree and Evelyn, Ditchling Museum of Art and Craft, Design for Today, Faber, Fortnum and Mason, Gardens Illustrated, The Ginger Pig HHMI Bulletin, Little Toller, National Trust, Sainsburys, The V&A Museum, and The Village Voice.