June Carey & Ade Adesina

"An Offer of Love" is a collaborative work between June Carey and Ade Adesina.

Ade Adesina, born in Nigeria 1980, is currently a full time Artist who lives in Aberdeen, Scotland. He was the Royal Scottish Academy, Artist in Residence at Glasgow Print Studio from 2013 to 2015. Previously studied printmaking at Gray’s School of Art, Aberdeen, from 2008, graduating in 2012.
My work is a visual commentary around the ideas of ecology and our ever-changing world. I am fascinated by how the human footprint is affecting our planet.

Our world is full of wonderful landscapes and I wish to highlight the continual damage caused through things such as deforestation, the politics of energy consumption, and endangered wild species.

I am a traditional printmaker, painter and sculptor with modern twist; I work with mostly woodcarving, linocut, etching, and oil. I combine my African cultural roots with the British culture, producing work that makes people reflect on the past, present and the future.

My practice is influenced by my experiences of travel and the imagery that I encounter. Recently I spent time in Italy, Nigeria, Scottish Islands and Germany, immersing myself in different cultures and collecting a variety of imagery to use in my next body of work. I enjoy researching and visualising the differences between countries both historically and culturally. My ideas come from the new places I’ve visited and I source information from documentaries and current affairs.

June Carey began her Art Education in the 1960s at Glasgow School of Art. In 1982 she became a member of Edinburgh Printmakers and began a lifelong love affair with printmaking. Discovering etching brought about a turning-point in her work and career. The process of making an etching set her imagination free. Suddenly she had found her subject, and has been exhibiting her work widely throughout Britain and abroad since.

Her awards include The Scottish Arts Council 1998, European City of Culture Woman 2000 (First Prize) 1990, British Council Assistance Grant 1992, The Hope Scott Trust Award 1993, Scottish Arts Club Award 1993, McDonald Orr Ltd 1993, Anne Redpath Award 1996, BP Aberdeen Assistance Grant 2002, Connell & Connell Sponsorship and in 2004, a Research Grant from the Scottish Arts Council, to visit India.

June's work can be found in the collections of Lady Thyne; Peter Gabriel, BBC Television, The Royal Bank of Scotland, The Scottish Arts Council, Oxford University, Teachers Whisky, Highland Region, Edwins Gallery Jakarta, MacTaggart & Mickel Ltd. Eastern General Hospital, McDonald Orr Ltd, Dundee District Council, Arts in Fife and Private Collectors at home and Abroad.