Friday, 29 May 2009

Publishing Award 2009

Today we had a sneaky pre-preview of this years shows with Irene Brown, Head of Fine Art and a with a short list in hand provided by Gavin Robson, Lecturer in Printmaking. The students have worked hard and put on a great show. As with last year it was difficult to narrow down the field to one, but a coffee and a relax in the sun helped with the decision making.

With great pleasure the Publishing Award was given to Carla Bromhead
, congratulations.

The aim of the award is to allow a young artist the chance to make some new work after graduating from University within a professional environment. To work collaboratively with the Master Printer and produce, in a given time frame, one or a series of hand printed original lithographs.

Thursday, 28 May 2009

Hole Editions 4th Birthday

It's our birthday!!! 4 years ago today the first print was pulled from the press, since that day the press has been cranking for many artists and many projects. It's still early days but slowly and steadily we are keeping on going even in these sticky economic times.

Last year you may remember that we held the 3rd Anniversary Draw, tickets were sold and prizes were won. We have been accumulating prizes since then and there will be more over the coming year in preparation for the 5th Birthday. You are probably asking why not do the draw each year. Well for one it is time consuming and of late the shop has been full of busy, so much so that organising the draw was not possible. Boooo!!

Don't fret, we have 10 mini prints to give away - that's FREE!! No purchase necessary!! How do you get your hands on one of these prints - that's simple, just email with your name, mailing address and how you heard about this draw (from email, RSS Feed, Facebook, Twitter). All entries received by the end of June 1st will be included. Winners will be drawn at random, 8 for email entries & 2 for folk who come along to the little birthday bash this afternoon 12-5. Simple as that. Cheers!!!

Wednesday, 27 May 2009

Paul Merrick: Signing Edition

Mr. Merrick dropped by this morning to sign his completed lithograph São Paulo, for the Workplace Gallery portfolio.

Friday, 22 May 2009

Kristen Bartel: Graining & Editioning

Kristen has been a big help in the shop this past week, the graining board has been cleared of all the finished projects. While Kristen was busy graining, I've been able to catch up on some much needed curating. This afternoon we got on with editioning a couple of Jock Mooney's editions with Kristen at the helm while I assisted - we had to do the Hole Editions dance in the tight space of the press area.

Tuesday, 19 May 2009


Here's Kristen busy with graining a stone.

Monday, 18 May 2009

New Artist: Jen Douglas & Assistant Kristen Bartel

We are pleased to have Jen Douglas in the studio today to begin work on her lithograph for the Workplace Gallery portfolio. Jen is the fifth artist so far, there is a long way to go before the project is finished.

Also in the workshop today and for the next two weeks is Kristen Bartel, over here as a volunteer from the MFA program at Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville. Kristen arrived late yesterday afternoon after a week in Europe relaxing and climbing the odd mountain. While here Kristen will help in the workshop, tearing paper, graining stones and maybe a spot of printing or assisting.

Friday, 15 May 2009

Jock Mooney

Jock Mooney's six lithographs are now up on the website CLICK. Reserve impressions now at a discounted pre-publish price.

Tuesday, 12 May 2009

Approval signed - Narbi Price

After the first proofing session it was decided to make some additional plates, change the colours and try a different paper. Proofing was resumed over the Bank Holiday. Narbi returned to the studio this afternoon to see the results and was more than satisfied to sign the approval to print - you can tell by the smile on his face! We shall be making another image over the coming months.

Saturday, 9 May 2009

New Artist - Jock Mooney

Since the start of the year we have been under taking a distance project with London based artist Jock Mooney. There has been lots of email traffic as well as films and proofs being sent up and down the country. Most of the time the postal system has been good to us although there was a period last month when our package of proofs was returned to sender - luckily these did get returned safe and sound. Today was the last leg for the six approved prints, they arrived at Hole Editions. More information soon. In the meantime visit Vane & Jock Mooney for images of other works by Jock.

Tuesday, 5 May 2009

Website: New artist pages added

It's been a clean day at Hole Editions. With a second proofing session completed for Narbi Price yesterday evening, it was on with photographing some works and creating some new artist pages + modifying some others.

There were four artists pages to add. These prints I hasten to add are all currently unavailable for purchase, although you may reserve impressions ready for their full release.

Mark Dion | Alex Charrington | Paul Merrick | Todd Anderson

And the updated pages were:

Laura Lancaster: Prices & Purchase buttons added.
Rachel Lancaster: Prices & Purchase buttons added.
Lee Turner: New image added - Circus