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Current and upcoming exhibitions

Collaborative Artists' Books, IMPACT 10, Santander, 5 - 9 Sept

National Original Print Exhibition, Bankside Gallery, London, 19 - 30 Sept

Visions of Science, Edge Arts, Bath University, 15 Sept - 13 Oct

Society of Wood Engravers' 81st Annual Exhibition

 

Selected recent exhibitions

2018

New Prints 2018, International Print Center, New York, 26 Jun – 28 Sept 2018

Society of Wood Engravers' 80th Annual Exhibition

Print Prize, RBSA, Birmingham

MAMDP Mini Print Exhibition, Arnolfini, Bristol

 

2017

Wood Engraving Invitational, Davidson Gallery, Seattle

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)

Royal West of England Autumn Open, Bristol

Drawn Biennial 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

2018-19, Peter Reddick Bursary, Spike Print Studio, Bristol

2018, Visions of Science Bursary Award, Edge Arts Bath

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

Victoria & Albert Museum, London

Ashmolean Museum, Oxford

Manchester Metropolitan University, Manchester

Central Academy of Fine Art, Beijing

 

Publications

Leonie has been Editor of the journal Printmaking Today since Spring 2017

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

Collaborative artists' books to develop research practice, 2018, IMPACT 10 ENCUENTRO, Santander, Spain

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. I have an MA in Multi-disciplinary Printmaking and I am an elected 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 am Editor of Printmaking Today. Writing and filmmaking are integral to my art practice and I often merge the disciplines.