Huddersfield Art Gallery's Temporary Contemporary gallery will be the first venue for Flourish Awards exhibition, with shortlisted artists work including my Afterglow series of prints.
Opening : Saturday 9th April until Saturday 11th June.
Gallery opening times: Wed-Sat 11am-4pm
Address: Huddersfield Art Gallery Temporary Contemporary Gallery in the Piazza Centre, Princess Alexandra Walk, Huddersfield, HD1 2RS
Wild Mineral Landscapes - Workshop
I was invited to run an in-person workshop at the Lapworth Museum of Geology after a successful on-line workshop ran last year. The workshop was inspired by the mineral collection at the museum and used watercolour techniques and collage to create imagined landscapes.
UKNA City Takeover Leicester
As part of the UKNA Leicester City Takeover, I will lead resident UKNA artists around the city as part of a workshop by visiting artist Inês Neto dos Santos:
Fermen-tour, a workshop facilitated by Inês Neto dos Santos:
Since the beginnings of life on Earth, unseen microorganisms have been performing their collaborative dance on an infinite loop. The process of fermentation taps into the activity of
bacteria, yeasts and moulds, teaching us the importance of community, cooperation and the interconnectedness of all things. Relying on a constant exchange of information amongst themselves and with their surroundings, these microorganisms - as fermentation happens - inevitably become a reflection of their environment, a site-specific map of space-time points. As we make and consume fermented foods, we can become more aware of and be participants in this site- specificity. To ferment is to be at one with what surrounds us.
Fermentation multiplies ‘culture’ into a rainbow of meanings: bacterial, artistic, social. It is a gateway through time and space – a lens through which we can understand the world beyond ourselves. It is open, levelling, adaptable, understanding and ever growing: fermentation is ultimately democratic.
The workshop will seek to make these connections visible, offering an insight into the practice of fermentation as a gateway into circular living, spanning across environmental, emotional, social and political dimensions. Fermenting, in an edible context, works not only with food but also particularly with time: unfolding slowly, in a natural process for which we simply set the scene and don’t fully control. Throughout the workshop, we will have the opportunity to discuss the metaphorical value of fermentation across human and non-human experience, as well as its potential as a reference point for better, more balanced social, political, economic living systems - on the basis of care.
Flourish Award 2022
Selected from open submission, the 12th Flourish Award for Excellence in Printmaking will bring together a diverse range of printmaking by selected artists from across the UK, presented in venues in the north of England in 2022.
Selected artists: Caitriona Dunnett, Daniel Howden, Dianne Murphy, Francesco Poiana, Ian Brooks, Jodie Wingham, Lesley O’Neill, Lidija Antanasijević, Liz Wilson, Mario Gonzalez, Mita Solanky, Sarah Duncan, Stephen Fowler, Theadora Ballantyne-Way.
DMU Staircase Gallery
Opening times: 10am-5pm Monday-Friday
Duration : October 2021 - March 2022
Address: De Montfort University, Leicester, Vijay Patel Building, Arts Tower North Entrance, Access from Newarke Close, LE2 7BJ
Contact: Katie Wilkes email@example.com
A joint exhibition with artist Annabelle Spencer showing photograms of everyday objects alongside my X-ray, Ultraviolet and latest Violet Afterglow prints, at the De Montfort University Gallery Staircase.
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.
LSA Annual 2021 members show
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
AA2A at Loughborough University
The AA2A project provides placements for visual artists and designer-makers in Higher and Further Education institutions across England. The AA2A project is a national set of schemes, providing visual artists and designer makers with the opportunity to undertake a period of research or realise a project, using workshop and supporting facilities in fine art and design departments of Higher and Further Education institutions. This gives participating artists and makers the opportunity to use equipment which otherwise might not be available to them, as well as benefiting the institution by allowing students to work alongside, and interact with practising artists and makers.
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.
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