Friday, 30 September 2016

Photos from the print show

The Cambridge Original Printmakers Biennale was a great success.
Core team: Anthony Hopkinson, Kate Heiss, Jo Tunmer, Sue Jones and Tracey Ashman
Huge thanks must go to the core team who spent the last 18 months pulling it all together.  Not an easy task with 39 printmakers to co-ordinate, two Print Houses, various talks and demonstrations and all the sponsors, website, brochures and advertising to sort out.  Well done guys.

Me hanging my work on Wednesday 21st September
I thought the standard of work this year was fantastic.  It was externally selected by Colin Wilkin, VĂ©ronique Chance, Elizabeth Armstrong and Jonas Almgren, the CEO of Artfinder.

Neil Bousfield talk
There were talks by some very interesting printmakers. The highlight for me being Angie Lewin talking about her inspiration, sketchbooks, printmaking techniques and branching into product design. I have since bought her new calendar for 2017
Angie Lewin
Personally the best thing about the show is talking to the other printmakers, finding out about their techniques and being inspired to try new things and generally up ones game!
Set of my new Bike prints

I sold really well, not just prints but also just over 200 cards!  So I'm afraid I went a bit mad and spent my profits on this fabulous carborundum drypoint called 'Landmarks' by Ross Loveday.

Can't wait for 2018....

Sunday, 18 September 2016

Cambridge Original Printmakers Biennale

Where have the last couple of month gone?  I can't believe we are half way through September already.  I have had my head down producing some brand new prints ready for this prestigious show which starts this week.

Cambridge is a hotbed of talented printmakers and this show brings them together to help demystify the art of hand-pulled prints. Thirty-nine specially selected printmakers will be exhibiting, alongside Print Houses, Printmaking Education Centres and the MA Printmaking students from Anglia Ruskin University.

This is the full list of printmakers:

I am particularly looking forward to a talk by Angie Lewin and a demonstration by Celia Hart.  For more information about the show, see the Cambridge Original Printmakers website.