My next exhibition will be at The Curwen Print Study Centre. It will be my final assessment for my year-long Certificate in Printmaking course. It has challenged be enormously and I have thoroughly enjoyed every minute of it. I just have to pass now:-) The date for the show is Saturday 23 June 2012 at the Centre, which is based at Chilford Hall in Linton.
25% of sales taken on the night at the private preview of my show with Marcus Nisbet at The Institute for Manufacturing will go to my year of fund-raising for the British Heart Foundation. This is an invitation only event. For more information please contact me on 07765 563908.
Map to the IfM (click on it to enlarge)
To achieve this I am taking part in a self-funded trek in the Sahara Desert in March 2013 where I will be sketching as I go along and producing an exhibition later that year. Also I have booked and have started collecting donations for an invitation-only Auction of Promises, various friends are also organising an American-style tennis tournament, and an orchestral day to help me reach my target.
For more information about why I have chosen this charity please visit my trek page.
So far I have raised £900 towards my target. I still have a long way to go but I am determined to achieve my goal. During my next show at The Institute for Manufacturing 25% of sales will go towards my fund raising target.
I have recently been included in a fantastic book that is being created by Howard Guest. The book will be called . It is a wonderful little book and I can't wait to see it published. - Women and their Stories
The private preview for my show with Marcus Nisbet at The Institute for Manufacturing will be on Thursday 10 May 2012. The Institute is a wonderful building opened by the Duke of Edinburgh in 2009. This is an invitation only event from 6 until 8 pm. For invitations please contact email@example.com.
I went to see the retrospective of Robert Gillmor last week at Reading Museum. What a treat. I particularly loved all the linocut prints as I am currently trying to get to grips with the method at The Curwen Print Study Centre.
I have recently purchased his book Cutting Away which is constantly referred to while making my own lino plates.
The exhibition finishes tomorrow, 29 April 2012.
Robert Gillmor, Cutting Away published by Langford Press.
The Cambridge Drawing Society annual exhibition is on this week at The Guildhall, Cambridge. It finishes on Saturday, 21 April at 4pm.
You will find something a bit different from me this year. A monoprint and a mixed media print, completed at the Curwen Print Study Centre. I would be interested to hear your feedback as this will be my first exhibition of prints.
At The Forefront
46 x 56 cm
46 x 56 cm
I have several brand new paintings for sale at Cambridge Contemporary Art's Waterlands exhibition. 31 March until 22 April 2012.
I have achieved mixed results while trying my hand at monoprinting at I have worked on At The Forefront with mixed media but Barking is a true monoprint. I really want to experiment more with monoprinting so watch this space:-)
37 x 47 cm
In The Forefront
37 x 47 cm
I am just finishing my second term of the certificate in printmaking course at The Curwen Print Study Centre based in Linton, Cambridgeshire. I have learnt such a lot in a short space of time.
Screen printing has always filled me with dread, as it was the one thing I struggled with while studying Textile Design during the early 1980's.
Here are a couple of multimedia pieces I have been working on based on an original screen print.
Oh What A Lovely Day 1
Oh What A Lovely Day 2