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New Etching Press

We are very grateful to the M Shed volunteer engineers  who have successfully repaired the cog of our Kimber press, after so many other people said it wouldn’t be possible to fix. Thank you Frank and Simon.    

Posted September 1, 2013

RA Summer Exhibition follow up

This year the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition proved to be a great success for many of our members.  Many were selected and sales were high.  Here are some examples of members’ work that did so well.  Chitra Merchant’s popular Silkscreen prints, entitled Bell Jar VII and Bell Jar X. ‘Bell Jar’  is an ongoing series of […]

Posted August 26, 2013

SPS member, Coo Geller selected for Northern Print exhibition

Carte Blanche* 10 Jul – 14 Sep 13 Northern Print, Newcastle upon Tyne. Coo Geller’s Paper Parsnip Concertinas (featured below) were created from looking at the fine details of long skinny parsnips, grown on her sister’s allotment. On describing her work, Geller explains that is about nature: ”I am drawn to something, perhaps a plant or […]

Posted August 18, 2013

SPS member: Martine Baldwin,Winner of the Bath Society of Artists Graphic Prize.

Severn walk towards Oldbury Reduction Woodcut Edition of 5 This winning print is part of the Bath Society of Artists Summer Exhibition which is currently on at the Victoria Art Gallery in Bath. 6 July – 31 August 2013 Bath Society of Artists 108th Annual The Society was founded in October 1904 with 26 members. It […]

Posted August 12, 2013

Print Shop: OPEN

New collaborative venture, The Print Shop, promises to explore the world of printmaking. Monday – Saturday: 10am – 6pm / Sunday: 11am – 5pm from July 25th The Print Shop is situated in Quakers Friars (Cabot Circus, just a few doors down from Carluccio’s). Upcoming workshops: click on links below Shade and Shadow the Power […]

Posted July 29, 2013

Melissa Gordon: Artist in Residence at Spike Print Studio & Spike Island

Material Evidence, 6 July to 1 September 2013 at Spike Island, Gallery 1. Spike Island presents the first solo exhibition in a British public gallery by American-born, London-based artist Melissa Gordon. Material Evidence features a new body of work produced by the artist during her recent joint residency with Spike Island and Spike Print Studio. […]

Posted July 22, 2013

SPS members, Artists in Residence at Agder Kunstnersenter, Norway

Georgina Hounsome & Alexandra Higlett have recently returned from their residency at Agder Kunstnersenter.  During their time in Norway they produced a collection of stories and illustrations. “ We work collaboratively on narrative-based projects. We aim for the stories we construct to rouse the imagination of the reader, and ensure the design and presentation of […]

Posted July 16, 2013

Contemporary Art Talk: Where is Print Going?

Where is Print Going?

June 27th! This informal talk looks at where printmaking finds a place (or not) in contemporary art of the last 50 years. How are artists using it today? is it disappearing as a way to make artwork? what is its function now?

Posted June 24, 2013

SPS members work at the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition

Anna Harley

Several Spike Print Studio members; Chitra Parvathy Merchant, Anna Harley, Ros Ford, Susan Gradwell, Anna Warsop and Emma Stibbon RA, have had work selected for the Summer exhibition at the Royal Academy this year. Exhibiting members took part in the traditional Varnishing Day Reception yesterday, which was held in the galleries, preceded by a service […]

Posted June 5, 2013

May Open Studios 2013

We had a very busy bank holiday weekend and it was sunny (remember sunshine!) and despite the Bristol 10k run closing the road on Sunday.

Posted June 5, 2013