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Introducing Rosie McLay, one of SPS’s new Member Technicians

Rosie McLay and Elliot Steele will start work next week at SPS. They will eventually manage the Wednesday and Thursday 6-9pm evening access session, but for now you will no doubt see them around the studio. On the SPS blog this week, we are highlighting Rosie. In next week’s post, you’ll get to learn a […]

Posted May 29, 2016

UWE Degree Show June 2016

It’s that time of year again. Discover new artists, designers and media practitioners at UWE Bristol’s annual degree show for the creative industries. The degree show is a real highlight of the year, showcasing the outstanding work of more than 500 new graduates from Art, Design, Film and Journalism programmes. This year’s show takes place […]

Posted May 22, 2016

Inspired by a Wall!

Printmaker Christine Howes on her working methods Blog post for Jackson’s Art By Lisa Takahashi Christine Howes is a Bristol based printmaker who specialises in wood engraving, lino cut and wood cut prints. Her favourite subject is anything to do with the natural world – wildlife, plant life, landscapes and insects. She loves working from direct […]

Posted May 11, 2016

Print Exhibitions

THE STORY IN ART  28 May – 2 July 2016 PV Friday 27 May 6-8pm  Candida Stevens Fine Art, 12 Northgate, Chichester, West Sussex PO19 1BA. Reading the Visual – artists as storytellers ‘Every picture tells a story’ so they say and it is this idea that sees Candida Stevens Fine Art explore the role of artist […]

Posted May 5, 2016

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