Archive for February, 2009

Yesterday Ruthin Craft Centre had a press call following the news that it has been nominated for the prestigious 2009 Art Fund. The purpose of The Art Fund Prize is to increase public appreciation and enjoyment of all that museums and galleries have to offer by awarding an annual prize to a museum or gallery […]

William Blake


Follow this link to view my review of the William Blake exhibition at Tate Liverpool. Tate Website

Click here to go to a my review of the Age of Experience exhibition at Ruthin Craft Centre. Age of Experience 24 January – 29 March 2009 15 senior makers 7 disciplines 3 gallery spaces 1 exhibition Why are British crafts so highly regarded internationally? This exhibition shows work by fifteen leading makers from the […]

Click on the link to read my a-n review of MATERIAL EVIDENCE: New Textile Work by Clare Lane, Laura McCafferty, Caroline Kirton and Debbie Smyth The Brindley, Runcorn 21 February – 11 April 2009

Jo de Pear


Two days workshop with Collagraph printmaker Jo de Pear. Like Paul Catherall, Jo is based at Artichoke Print Studio in Brixton. Everyone seemed to really enjoy themselves and plenty of prints were produced. It was really good to meet Jo and there are some pictures of the two workshops on the Regional Print Centre Facebook […]

We had Paul Catherall in at the Print Centre today. He’s really nice, doing a workshop on reduction process lino printing. His work has a real retro feel, reminding me of travel posters from the 30s, 40s and 50s. He has created a body of work that references well known landmarks in London. The 7th British International Mini Print Exhibition Opens at London Print Studio in March, Tours UK Galleries in 2009-2010. After opening at London Print Studio (27th March to 9th April, 2009), the exhibition will begin touring galleries throughout the UK. Galleries taking the show in 2009 include: the Ropewalk Gallery, Barton on Humber, (24th […]

I would urge anybody reading this to follow the link to sign the Downing Street Petition below. It is with great sadness that I hear of yet another proposed loss of one of our great practice based courses. The same thing has happened to so many Printmaking Departments across the UK since the late 80s […]

The Snow


I am officially sick of the snow. I think everywhere looks amazing’s cold, it’s dangerous, and I’m fed up of it now. I’m going to put some pictures up of what it looks like up here.

Oriel Clwyd Theatr Cymru The four printmakers exhibition is now on. I’ve included some photos here.


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