Cambridge Original Printmakers Biennale 

Last night I attended the opening of the Cambridge Original Printmakers Biennale exhibition. It is a lovely exhibition showing work by over 39 printmakers. There are a range of printmaking techniques on display, including etching, linocut, letterpress, screenprint and wood engraving. Highlights include A J Blustin’s atmospheric linocuts, Laura Chaplin’s aquatic screenprints, Elizabeth Fraser’s playful letterpress, Celia Hart’sContinue reading “Cambridge Original Printmakers Biennale “

Catching up…

Apologies for my lack of posts recently! I have been preoccupied with making new prints and setting up the UK Printmakers community (which you should check out!). I kept meaning to post a couple of things just before Christmas, the first being the Etsy Made Local fair in Cambridge. I went there especially to haveContinue reading “Catching up…”

Ronald Searle ‘Obsessed with drawing’

Earlier this month I visited Ronald Searle ‘Obsessed with drawing’ at The Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge. It is a brilliant exhibition, I had an interest in his work to begin with but I learnt so much more about him by visiting the show! Firstly, I did not even realise he was born in Cambridge and ratherContinue reading “Ronald Searle ‘Obsessed with drawing’”

Cradled in Caricature: Visual humour in satirical prints and drawings

  Earlier this month I visited Cradled in Caricature: Visual humour in satirical prints and drawings at The Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge. The amusing exhibition features work from James Gillray, Glen Baxter and Hogarth. The show includes both humorous pictures and illustrations with a moral message. It is hard to pick highlights from the exhibition asContinue reading “Cradled in Caricature: Visual humour in satirical prints and drawings”

Work In Progress For Cambridge Folk Festival

Earlier this year I created a design for the Cambridge Folk Festival. I chose to do a reduction linocut and to experiment with ‘rainbow rolling’!

David Kindersley – Alphabetician, The Hidden Face of Lettering

Another exhibition at The Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge was ‘David Kindersley – Alphabetician, The Hidden Face of Lettering’. The display was to celebrate 100 years of Kindersley, a letter carver and typographer, who designed British street sign lettering, among many other things. Although the exhibition is now over, I would recommend looking up the work ofContinue reading “David Kindersley – Alphabetician, The Hidden Face of Lettering”

MOONSTRIPS, Napoleon and Michelangelo

A bit of catching up to do! Last month I visited the Fitzwilliam Museum in Cambridge where I saw several exhibitions. First up was ‘MOONSTRIPS: Eduardo Paolozzi and the printed collage 1965-72′ which consisted of screenprints, collages and photolithographs by Paolozzi. Next I visited the print room where ‘Modern Heroism: Printmaking and the legacy ofContinue reading “MOONSTRIPS, Napoleon and Michelangelo”

A Visit To The Polar Museum

A couple of months ago I visited The Polar Museum in Cambridge. Admittedly, I did not think I would be that interested in a museum about polar exploration, but I was very wrong! I did the audio tour, which I think it made more enjoyable and would recommend doing it if you have the time.Continue reading “A Visit To The Polar Museum”

Angie Lewin & Carry Akroyd Exhibition

From 3rd – 26th October printmakers Angie Lewin and Carry Akroyd had an exhibition of work at Cambridge Contemporary Art. I was fortunate to catch the exhibition before it closed, it consisted of large and small scale prints by both artists, the majority of which were inspired by nature. For me there were too manyContinue reading “Angie Lewin & Carry Akroyd Exhibition”

Cambridge Original Printmakers Exhibition

During the weekend I also visited the Cambridge Original Printmakers exhibition. The exhibition includes over 40 local printmakers, both established and up and coming. The event also hosts guest speakers and printmaking demonstrations, for example I saw a demonstration of Chinese Woodblock Printing by St. Barnabas Press. Highlights from the exhibition include, Andy English, GeriContinue reading “Cambridge Original Printmakers Exhibition”