Tuesday 11 December 2012

Sorting out things for the Radiant Works Christmas Open Day

Bright Wave Screen Prints

Been busy sorting out my Bright Wave prints for the Radiant Works Christmas Open Day this Saturday (15th December).

The studios are open from 1 until 4pm. So if your in Huddersfield this Saturday doing you're Christmas shopping, why not pop in for a mince pie and some mulled wine. For more info take a look at the Radiant Works Facebook page.

If it's anything like last years open day it should be a lot of fun!

Thursday 22 November 2012

Call for Submissions – Valley Arts exhibition at Art Station

Are there any Colne Valley artists out there interested in having their work exhibited at Huddersfield train station? If, so you might like to take a look at this.

Thursday 15 November 2012

Art Station Update...

A nice new Art Station poster for 'Connections' (courtesy of Kevin Threlfall). It has little diagram at the bottom so you can see who invited who to take part in the exhibition.

Tuesday 13 November 2012

Art Station Huddersfield - 'Connections' Exhibition

I was busy last night helping to get the 'Connections' exhibition set up at Huddersfield train station. It's part of the Art Station project designed to showcase the work of Kirklees artists, designers and creatives, and bring art to the commuters of Huddersfield (whether they like it or not :-)

It all went very well. We managed to get everything up on the walls in 3 hours, with just a few spaces left to fill. Carla Lee will be filling those spaces with her fabulous biro illustrations (that's illustrations using biros, not illustrations of biros!).

'Connections' features the work of the 7 volunteers (of which I am one) responsible for running the Art Station project, plus the work of 12 guest artists. I'm delighted to have as my guest artists Sophie Fodden and Kate Thornton.

The full list of artists is as follows:

Sylvie Gibbs
Mick Corton
Dionne Swift
Tony Chisolm
William Jordan
Robert Norbury
Jenny Parkin
Kevin Oakley
Sophie Fodden
Kate Thornton
Cath Brooke
David Foster
Jane Galvin
Andrew Warburton
Mark Milnes
Beverley Addy
Kevin Threlfall
Carla Lee
and Me

Here's a little taster of what to expect...


'Connections' runs until January 20th, 2013.

Wednesday 7 November 2012

So, what was in the box?

What was in the box? It was the frame for the large "Raspberry Ripple" print that I did the other week (I did a smaller version of this for the 20:20 print exchange).

This is my contribution to the next Art Station exhibition at Huddersfield train station.

A Massive Box

This rather large box was just delivered to my door. I wonder what could be lurking inside?

Thursday 1 November 2012

Well, who'd have thought it :-)

I was thrilled to be commended at the Flourish Printmaking Award Ceremony tonight.

The winner was Sara Clark, with myself, June Russell and Moira McTague all being commended.

It feels like quite an achievement and it means a lot to me. Flourish was one of the things that inspired me to take up screen printing in the first place (to be specific, seeing Emma Lawrenson's solo show at Huddersfield Art Gallery). So to be a part of Flourish 2012 is really something special.

Tuesday 25 September 2012

A Rather Tasty Screen Print

Today I was at West Yorkshire Print Workshop creating my contribution to the 20:20 Print Exchange.

I decided to use it as an opportunity to try something a little different to what I've been printing up until now. I came up with an Op Art inspired print with a Pop Arty kind of name (I did consider going a little prententious with the title, but instead opted to keep my feet very firmly on the ground!).

I present to you... "Raspberry Ripple"...

First step... print the Raspberry.
Raspberry printed.
Now for the Ripple!
Ripple printed (with registration aided by business cards).
"Raspberry Ripple"
Watch out for other fruit themed screen prints coming your way.

Sunday 16 September 2012

It's Research... Honest!

Raspberry Ripple

This might look like a tasty dessert, but it's actually research for my next screen print.

Watch this space.

Saturday 15 September 2012

At the Neo:PrintPrize Exhibition

Neo:PrintPrize Exhibition

Today was a fun day. It was the private view and award ceremony for the Neo:PrintPrize. Well, I didn't win anything, but I'm just pleased to have had my work selected and to be a part of the show.

Neo:PrintPrize Exhibition

Martha and me at Neo:Gallery22
Martha & Me

There were over 400 entries from printmakers nationwide. 100 prints made it through and are on show at Neo:Gallery22 until October 28th.

If you’re in the Bolton / Greater Manchester area the exhibition is definitely worth a look.

Neo:PrintPrize Exhibition catalogue

Tuesday 11 September 2012

A Very Good Day to Start a Blog

I thought it was about time I got this blog up and running (it's been on my 'to do' list for a few months now).

Today seems like a good day to start, seeing as I have something worth blogging about...

I was stunned and excited to be informed that one of my screen prints has made it through to the final of the neo:printprize. It'll be in the exhibition at neo:gallery22 over in Bolton. The exhibition runs from 13th September until 28th October.

I nearly didn't get around to entering this competition. Now I'm very pleased that I did!