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Simon Tozer Unleashes Gromit

His name is Gromberry and he appeared at the launch, hanging from a crane outside the M Shed in Bristol.   Simon Tozer’s Gromit is installed on the harbour, down near the Pump House.   … I found it hard to think of a design that was any improvement on Gromit just as he is – but painting him […]

Posted September 22, 2013

SPS member Coo Geller in UNFOLD exhibition

A Celebration of Contemporary Artists’ Books and Book Designs at London Print Studio. Exhibition runs from 14th September until 2nd November 2013 Coo Geller is one of the selected artists whose beautiful Artists’ Books are on display in this exhibition.  Here are some of her thoughts behind the work. Height: 20cms  width:16cms  (folded up size) […]

Posted September 16, 2013

SPS ORIGINAL HAND PRINTED CALENDAR 2014 25% DISCOUNT!

We have a few of  our lovely Spike Print Studio Calendars remaining and are offering a serious January discount!  You can now buy the calendar for £45 instead of £60.   They are  available to view at the following locations: Spike Print Studio (Spike Island) and Fig (Gloucester Road).  This calendar is a beautiful work and […]

Posted September 9, 2013

New Etching Press

We are very grateful to the M Shed volunteer engineers  who have successfully repaired the cog of our Kimber press, after so many other people said it wouldn’t be possible to fix. Thank you Frank and Simon.    

Posted September 1, 2013

RA Summer Exhibition follow up

This year the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition proved to be a great success for many of our members.  Many were selected and sales were high.  Here are some examples of members’ work that did so well.  Chitra Merchant’s popular Silkscreen prints, entitled Bell Jar VII and Bell Jar X. ‘Bell Jar’  is an ongoing series of […]

Posted August 26, 2013

SPS member, Coo Geller selected for Northern Print exhibition

Carte Blanche* 10 Jul – 14 Sep 13 Northern Print, Newcastle upon Tyne. Coo Geller’s Paper Parsnip Concertinas (featured below) were created from looking at the fine details of long skinny parsnips, grown on her sister’s allotment. On describing her work, Geller explains that is about nature: ”I am drawn to something, perhaps a plant or […]

Posted August 18, 2013

SPS member: Martine Baldwin,Winner of the Bath Society of Artists Graphic Prize.

Severn walk towards Oldbury Reduction Woodcut Edition of 5 This winning print is part of the Bath Society of Artists Summer Exhibition which is currently on at the Victoria Art Gallery in Bath. 6 July – 31 August 2013 Bath Society of Artists 108th Annual The Society was founded in October 1904 with 26 members. It […]

Posted August 12, 2013

Print Shop: OPEN

New collaborative venture, The Print Shop, promises to explore the world of printmaking. Monday – Saturday: 10am – 6pm / Sunday: 11am – 5pm from July 25th The Print Shop is situated in Quakers Friars (Cabot Circus, just a few doors down from Carluccio’s). Upcoming workshops: click on links below Shade and Shadow the Power […]

Posted July 29, 2013

Melissa Gordon: Artist in Residence at Spike Print Studio & Spike Island

Material Evidence, 6 July to 1 September 2013 at Spike Island, Gallery 1. Spike Island presents the first solo exhibition in a British public gallery by American-born, London-based artist Melissa Gordon. Material Evidence features a new body of work produced by the artist during her recent joint residency with Spike Island and Spike Print Studio. […]

Posted July 22, 2013

SPS members, Artists in Residence at Agder Kunstnersenter, Norway

Georgina Hounsome & Alexandra Higlett have recently returned from their residency at Agder Kunstnersenter.  During their time in Norway they produced a collection of stories and illustrations. “ We work collaboratively on narrative-based projects. We aim for the stories we construct to rouse the imagination of the reader, and ensure the design and presentation of […]

Posted July 16, 2013