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Current and upcoming exhibitions

Society of Wood Engravers' 80th Annual Exhibition

  • North Wall Gallery, Oxford: 18 Oct – 4 Nov 2017

  • Kevis House, Petworth: 11 Nov – 23 Dec 2017  

  • BRLSI, Bath: 2 – 22 Jan 2018                          

  • Bankside Gallery, London: 30 Jan – 18 Feb 2018        

  • Zillah Bell, Thirsk: 1 – 24 Mar 2018                             

  • Da Gadderie/ Shetland Museum, Shetland: 31 Mar – 29 Apr 2018

  • Pier Arts Centre, Orkney: 5 May – 15 Jun 2018                       

  • Woodend Barn Art Centre, Banchory: 24 Jun – 21 Jul 2018

 

royal west of england autumn open

Bristol: 1 Oct 3 Dec 2017

 

Central academy of fine art

Beijing: Throughout November 2017

 

Recent exhibitions

2017

The Age of Enlightenment, project and touring exhibition funded by The Arts Council, The Baring Foundation, Devon Guild of Craftsmen and DAISI

Central Academy of Fine Art, Beijing

BABE, Bristol (Bristol Artists' Books Event)

Drawn Biennal at RWA, Bristol

Proof, Christmas Steps Gallery, Bristol

 

2016

RE National Original Print Exhibition, Bankside Gallery, London

Royal Birmingham Society of Artists' Print Prize, Birmingham

Royal West of England Autumn Open, Bristol

The Society of Wood Engravers' 79th Annual Exhibition

Liverpool Open, Liverpool

THEN & NOW, UWE library, Bristol

Affordable Art Fair, Battersea, London

The Tokyo Art Book Fair, Tokyo

 

2015

RE Masters: Relief prints, Bankside Gallery, London

RE National Original Print Exhibition, Bankside Gallery, London

Edition 1, Open print exhibition, 44AD Gallery, Bath

Bath Open Art Prize, 44AD Gallery, Bath

Bath Society of Artists’ Summer Exhibition, Victoria Art Gallery, Bath

Royal West of England Autumn Open, Bristol

The Society of Wood Engravers’ 78th Annual Exhibition

 

2014

RE National Original Print Exhibition, Bankside Gallery, London

Royal West of England Autumn Open, Bristol

The Society of Wood Engravers’ 77th Annual Exhibition

Bath Society of Artists’ Summer Exhibition, Victoria Gallery, Bath

 

Awards

2016, Royal Birmingham Society of Artists' Print Prize: Hawthorn Printmakers' Prize

2016, National Original Print exhibition: The John Purcell Paper Prize

2016, SWE's 79th Annual exhibition: The Rachel Reckitt Open Prize (joint winner)

2015, Bath Open Art Prize, Third prize

2009, SWE's 71st Annual exhibition: The Rachel Reckitt Prize for a wood engraver under 35

 

Collections

Ashmolean Museum, Oxford

Manchester Metropolitan University, Manchester

Central Academy of Fine Art, Beijing

 

Publications

Artist's Eye, Printmaking Today (Vol 25, No 4, Winter 2016)

Printmaker's Diary, Printmaking Today (Vol 25, No 3, Autumn 2016)

Age of Enlightenment, Printmaking Today (Vol 25, No 2, Summer 2016)

Final Cut, Printmaking Today (Vol 22, No 3, Autumn 2013)

Modern British Wood Engraving, SWE DVD, running time 145 minutes, available from: SWE publications

 

Panel Discussions

British Printmakers, 2017 SGCI Conference, Atlanta and accompanying exhibition British Printmakers in the American South, Decatur, Georgia, USA.

 

Artist Statement

I work in a wide range of media including filmmaking, etching, making artists' books, linocut and wood engraving. I get repeatedly drawn back to wood engraving as I like playing with this traditional medium; capturing glimpses of contemporary culture, chasing elusive dark greys and seeking original mark-making. I look for the beauty in mundane, everyday objects and am particularly fascinated by simple forms when they cast strong shadows. In 2015, I was elected a member of the Society of Wood Engravers.

I have made several films about wood engraving as well as fictional short films. I also write and have contributed to Printmaking Today and Multiples. Writing and filmmaking are integral to my art practice and I often merge the disciplines. I have recently been appointed the new Editor of Printmaking Today. My first issue will be out in summer 2017.