Edward Bawden and his Studio

The second exhibition I visited yesterday while at The Higgins Bedford was Edward Bawden and his Studio. I greatly admire the work of Edward Bawden and this exhibition revealed new insights into his personal life that I was unaware of. I love being able to get up close to his prints, to see the marksContinue reading “Edward Bawden and his Studio”

Picasso and The Masters of Print

Yesterday I visited The Higgins Bedford to see two exhibitions, the first of which was Picasso and The Masters of Print. The exhibition is centred around seven prints by Picasso, each one displaying the various printmaking techniques he mastered. Picasso himself is credited with the reduction method of linocutting, which is demonstrated in his pieceContinue reading “Picasso and The Masters of Print”

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 “

Norwich Print Fair

On Saturday I visited the Norwich Print Fair. It was my first time attending the fair and I really enjoyed it! St. Margaret’s Church on St. Benedict’s Street was packed full of brilliant printmaking and because I went on a Saturday most of the printmakers were there. It is difficult to choose, but some ofContinue reading “Norwich Print Fair”

Fry Art Gallery 

Whilst in Saffron Walden I visited the Fry Art Gallery. It is a brilliant little gallery, which houses original works by Edward Bawden, Eric Ravilious, Michael Rothenstein and Richard Bawden, to name a few. The main room has a display from the permanent collection called A Modern Sensibility, which features some impressive prints from Edward Bawden andContinue reading “Fry Art Gallery “

Church Street Gallery

Last month I visited Saffron Walden and went to the Church Street Gallery. I had heard about the gallery before going and made wanted to have a look. It is a lovely gallery with a strong focus on printmaking. I loved seeing all the different prints and talking to the very nice owner. Highlights include work byContinue reading “Church Street Gallery”

Secret 7″ Revealed

  I can now reveal the sleeve I designed for this year’s Secret 7″! I created an original linocut and printed it directly onto the record sleeve for Tame Impala’s track ‘The Less I Know The Better’. If you want to know where I got the idea for the image from then watch the videoContinue reading “Secret 7″ Revealed”

Bawden By The Sea

On Saturday I visited The Bedford Higgins, especially to see the Bawden By The Sea exhibition. I had never been to Bedford before, the museum is in an old brewery building and is situated in a pleasant spot near the castle mound and the river (lots of lovely swans on the river!). I was reallyContinue reading “Bawden By The Sea”

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…”