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Aoife Barrett in New York

Aoife Barrett was our very successful 2014-2015 Peter Reddick Award recipient here at SPS. After completing her residency, Aoife travelled to New York where she assisted Deborah Chaney, a Tamarind Master Printer, for over 6 months. ”She is amazing!” Exclaims Aoife. ”I also interned at the Robert Blackburn Printmaking Workshop. Here are some photos of us working […]

Posted May 2, 2016

Bristol Set in Print- workshops at SPS

Celebrating the heritage of industrial Print in Bristol, Bristol Set in Print explores how it has shaped our city and acknowledging  all those involved. The project aims to document this industry; connecting with forgotten craftsmen to map historical forms of printing alongside its current practitioners who are pushing new boundaries. The project will unleash these from storage onto a contemporary scene. Through a series […]

Posted April 24, 2016

Absence & Presence in Exeter

Absence and Presence is a collection of original prints made by artists from around the world in response to the bombing of Al Mutanabbi Street in Baghdad, Iraq on the 5th March 2007. 260 artists from many parts of the world were invited to make a new original print responding to the bombing on the […]

Posted April 16, 2016

Unit 10 – Reopened

Unit10 is an artist led community project focusing on public art, cutural engagement and everything under the creative sun. Set in an unused shop front in the heart of Bedminster, Unit10 strives to promote a diverse and dynamic range of artistic activities. Working directly with the community in South Bristol, Unit10 On Display, looks to […]

Posted April 10, 2016

Catherine Cartwright

Where the Children Play is a printmaking animation by Catherine Cartwright. It is a reflection on where sport begins; in the imaginations and playtime of childhood. The children are scratchy drawn print animations overlaid onto footage of Exeter’s Sandy Lane with a soundscape of a 1950s international rugby game. The analogue-style look and ‘old-school’ commentary […]

Posted April 6, 2016

Rising Stars 2016

New Ashgate Gallery Waggon Yard, Farnham Surrey GU9 7PS 4 March to 16 April 2016   Rising Stars is a platform to view and collect some of the most exciting new art and craft by emerging artists and makers from crafts and applied arts programmes across the UK. This curated exhibition is accompanied by professional development […]

Posted March 22, 2016

Chuck Elliott & Ros Ford

Last Friday I was working at BV Studios with Ros Ford who is collaborating with me on this first edition – Bloom. We’ve been experimenting with the transfer of a simple digital drawing onto Folex film, initially as a monochrome bitmap, and from there onto the copper printing plate with an aquatint to capture the […]

Posted March 10, 2016

Impress ’16 Printmaking Festival, Stroud.

Throughout March 2016, the Gloucestershire Printmaking Co-operative (GPC) is once again hosting the IMPRESS Printmaking Festival – a more-than month-long festival dedicated to Print. This year, the Festival is broad in scope with several themes running through it. As before the GPC will host the IMPRESS National Contemporary Printmaking. Drawn to Print at The Printmakers […]

Posted March 10, 2016

Jono Boyle’s Too Much Too Young exhibition

  The exhibition was a great success and many turned out for the private view. The show is now over, but here is a chance to see some images for those who missed it. Jono Boyle is an artist based in Bristol who originally began working on the street under his then DJ name ‘Motorboy.’ […]

Posted February 28, 2016

BRISTOL SET IN PRINT: Charlotte Biszewski

Bristol in Print documents an industry; connecting with forgotten craftsmen to map historical forms of printing alongside its current practitioners who are pushing new boundaries. What was once the forefront of a fast-paced and dynamic technology now exists as museum relics, the remains of rusting machines, crumbling stones, and scattered lead-type. The project will unleash these from storage onto a contemporary scene. Through a series of demonstrations, skill-share […]

Posted February 21, 2016