Absence and Presence: A Printmaking Response to the Bombing of Al-Mutanabbi Street

Gillian Thompson & Francisco Garnica were invited to participate in this project. Their print is currently being exhibited at San Francisco Centre For The Book. Click here to view the catalogue. The Al Mutanabbi Street print project, Absence and Presence, turns to printmakers to further the rallying call first made to letterpress broadside artists and then to book artists. […]

Posted December 14, 2014

‘Washi’ (Japanese handmade papermaking) added to UNESCO list

Japan’s traditional art of making “washi” paper has been officially added to UNESCO’s Intangible Cultural Heritage list, giving the millennium-old craft fresh attention as the country’s latest U.N.-recognised asset. Last Friday, the Asahi news team filmed SPS member, Elaine Cooper because of her involvement with Japanese handmade papermaking. Elaine was tutored by Japanese Master Papermakers and […]

Posted November 27, 2014

Katherine Jones- Collagraph Masterclass

This weekend Spike Print Studio hosted a fantastic workshop led by Katherine Jones. Katherine works in painting, installation, book arts and printmaking. Her prints are a beautiful mix of collagraph, intaglio, aquatint and block print with translucent gradations of colour that convey atmosphere and light. Recently awarded multiple printmaking prizes in the UK, including the Pushing […]

Posted November 10, 2014

Paul Farrell Autumn Update

 Night Owl ‘Night Owl’ is a new print created exclusively for Nook Shop, Stoke Newington, London during last months London Design Festival. The theme was The Great Outdoors and you can still find out news and information about future events from the link above. The print is now generally available online. Zoorama Zoorama is work […]

Posted October 22, 2014

QUERCUS GALLERY: Contemporary Prints exhibition

4 October – 1 November 2014 A mixed exhibition of prints by contemporary British artists including Martine Baldwin (above centre), Christopher Binding (above right), Sally James, Stef Mitchell, Sandra Porter and Gillian Thompson (above left). The work in this show presents a range of print techniques; from Martine Baldwin’s delicate reduction woodcuts to Gillian Thompson’s […]

Posted October 6, 2014

Ann Gover- Awarded Zenith Purchase Prize 2014

Congratulations to SPS member Ann Gover who recently won an award at the National Original Print exhibition at Bankside Gallery with this print. People, landscape and still life themes arising from my reading and travelling feature in my work. I aim to engender a feeling of mystery and contemplation, but sometimes the themes develop along […]

Posted September 29, 2014

Liz Miller- Winner of SPS Award at National Original Print Exhibition

Congratulations to Liz Miller who won the Spike Print Studio prize with her etchings and printed vinyl record prints, entitled Classics on Vinyl.  ”The crossover between music and visual art is combined with the aesthetic quality of information graphics in this project investigating repetitive patterns in music. Liz has invented an alternative musical scoring system, mapping […]

Posted September 21, 2014

SPS to award prize at the National Original Print Exhibition

The National Original Print Exhibition is a new open submission print exhibition established by the Royal Society of Painter-Printmakers, with the aim of promoting the best of printmaking to a wider audience. SPS will be awarding the prize of a year’s key holder membership to one of the exhibitors whose work demonstrates the most innovative use […]

Posted September 14, 2014

RBSA Print Biennial exhibtion

John Lynch’s Royal Mail: V2 wins First Prize at the Royal Birmingham Society of the Arts Print Biennial 2014.     Royal Mail: V2 is the second version of Lynch’s Royal mail woodcuts, Version 1 was shown at the Royal Academy Summer show this year.    The Print is a Technicolor themed Remodelling of the old […]

Posted September 7, 2014

Esmé Clutterbuck- Selected artist at International Print Biennale

One of our new members, Esmé Clutterbuck has recently been selected out of 760 applicants to  participate in the  International Print Biennale  in Newcastle.  “These prints are part of a larger body of work concerned with hair. They link to my memories of scribbling and drawing or trying to write as a young child; I […]

Posted August 31, 2014