I'll be opening my studio to visitors to the Leicester Print Workshop Print Bazaar on Saturday 20th and Sunday 21st November
Come and see the beautiful LPW building, and its impressive printmaking facilities and purchase some of the wonderful work created by the LPW artists that make our Studio their home.
LPW will be open and filled with stalls selling original prints, greeting cards, textile prints and printed ephemera by LPW Members.
Come and meet Studio users and have a go at making your own letterpress print!
This event will also see the return of our infamous £25 Print Extravaganza, grab a bargain and support printmaking and printmakers!
Alongside a fabulous collection of artists’ prints for sale at the Bazaar you’ll also be able to print your own art work using one of our Adana presses set up with some of the workshop’s wonderful collection of lead type.
A great opportunity to get some fabulous hand made prints direct from the artists and have a chat to some of us opening our studios to the public.
The event is free and open 10am-4pm both days
For COVID safety Please wear a mask if you are able to, I will be be restricting visitors to my studio to one household at a time.
7 - 31 October 2021
Newarke Houses Museum
Leicester LE2 7BY
Open - Monday - Saturday 10:00 - 16:00 | Sunday 11:00 - 16:00
As the world went on ‘hold’ during the 2020 COVID pandemic, Leicester Society of Artists was forced to cancel its Annual Exhibition for only the second time in its 135 year history. As we emerge out of lockdown the LSA is delighted to be exhibiting at Newarke Houses Museum from 7 - 31 October 2021.
Leicester, Leicestershire & Rutland are packed with creative talent, including the members of Leicester Society of Artists. The LSA which has been running since 1881 has seen quite a few changes in the last 140 years. The society is a dynamic and diverse group of artists, working in a huge range of media and styles, from oil paintings to contemporary craft, sculpture, print, and collage.
This exhibition is one of the highlights of the arts calendar in Leicester where you can see, and buy, new and exciting work by many of the finest professional artists in the area.
Gallery of Works - A catalogue of works on show in the exhibition - here
In November 2020 I applied to take part in a residency for 6 artists at Fermynwoods contemporary art space. The project was funded by the Live Art Development Agency (LADA) and run by artist collective KNEED. In May 2021 I was selected to take part in the project, however due to the pandemic the project was being redesigned, and is now an open ended online collaborative development with 30 artists taking part, myself being one of those artists.
'The Imminent green issue gives thought to wildness - not the remote kind of wild of the wilderness, but the everyday wildness that is all around us and bumps up against our domestic lives. Industrialisation has brought us to where we are, exploiting all that nature has to offer, and the issue considers the notion of slowing down, and how to re-wild whilst acknowledging that we cannot turn back time. Poetry by Deborah Tyler-Bennett reflects on the impact of our first childhood encounters with wild creatures; Gerrie Fellows wonders at the objects that creatures leave behind; Mita Solanky retires an industrial wheel from its place of work and returns it to nature. With other contributions from Penelope Shuttle, Carole Miles, Andy Postlethwaite, Chris Turnbull and editor, Jo Dacombe, we hope you enjoy the May issue of Imminent green. '
You can order the green issue here, or click subscribe for an annual subscription of two Imminent issues per year.
I was commissioned to design and run an online workshop for the Lapworth Museum of Geology inspired by their fabulous mineral collection.
Imminent is a collection of words and images by contemporary creative writers and artists around the UK. Artist Jo Dacombe invited myself and other creative people to contribute, to create a small periodical of responses to our current environmental context.
Issue 2 can be ordered below. Includes contributions from Jim Caruth, Jo Dacombe, Peter Dent, Helen Goodwin, Mary Hayes, Rupert M Loydell, Penelope Shuttle, Deborah Tyler-Bennett as well as myself.
Issue 2 November 2020
A5 12 pages
£2 + p&p
Riso printed with plant based inks on recycled paper
(p&p is for UK only, if you are outside of the UK please contact Jo Dacombe)
Staff at the Centre for International Training and Education (CITE) at the University of Leicester are holding an online zoom auction to raise money for the charity for refugees seeking sanctuary, I have donated a limited edition print (River Walks) to the auction to help support their fundraising efforts.
To register for the online auction tickets can be booked via https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/online-fundraising-auction-to-help-refugees-in-leicester-and-greece-tickets-114135022926 and if you wish to donate directly you can do so here: https://www.gofundme.com/manage/helprefugeesleicesterandgreece
Saturday 23rd 10am-4pm & Sunday 24th November 11am - 4pm
at Leicester Print Workshop. FREE entry.
I will hold an open studio over the weekend where you can come and say hello, and see some recent prints and older work on display, as well as visit the ReForm exhibition at the LPW galleries, where I am exhibiting new work.
LPW will open it's doors and there will be opportunities to try various printmaking techniques with artist workshops...