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


6th – 27th February 2016 Private View – Friday 5th February Open 10am – 5pm Monday to Saturday. The Grant Bradley Gallery, Bedminster Parade SPS member, Liz Bird, has a solo exhibition in the large gallery at the Grant Bradley Gallery Bedminster Parade [East Street next to Asda] where she is showing over thirty works […]

Posted February 14, 2016

Columbia Threadneedle Prize

3 – 20 February 2016 Mall Galleries, London   Maria Bower‘s Photo-etching, Lily, has been selected for the prestigious  Columbia Threadneedle Prize. Maria is a member and former SPS staff member. Chairs are an ongoing theme in Maria’s work, here she explains the thought process behind her work. There are a few objects which I […]

Posted February 7, 2016

Anna Harley at John Lewis

Anna‘s screenprints have recently featured in the John Lewis Autumn/Winter Catalogue. Anna lives at the foothills of the Mendips in South West England, an area of outstanding natural beauty that inspires her printmaking. In 2009 she completed a Masters degree in print making at UWE Bristol and since then her work has been firmly rooted […]

Posted January 31, 2016

Meet this years recipient of the Peter Reddick Award.

The 2015-2016 Peter Reddick Award for Innovation in Relief Printing was awarded to Demi Insall. Spike Print Studio offers this bursary with a value of £1500 to a new graduate to support his or her practice in relief printing. We are particularly interested in graduates who are innovative and experimental while using the oldest of print […]

Posted January 23, 2016