Friday, 28 August 2009

Alec Finlay

Alec Finlay signing approvals for his suite of skyline wordrawings: white peak | dark peak

The suite comprises 10 wordrawings and a colophon and is to be printed in an edition of 10 plus proofs, with a unique drawing in each.

white peak | dark peak is co-published with Studio Alec Finlay and will be launched next month at the Wirksworth Festival.

Thursday, 27 August 2009

Rachel Lancaster: Workplace Gallery

Rachel Lancaster

5th September - 3rd October 2009
Tues - Sat, 11am -5pm
(or by appointment)

Preview: Friday 4th September, 6-9pm.

Workplace Gallery is pleased to present the first solo exhibition of work by Rachel Lancaster. Read Press the release.

Monday, 24 August 2009

Tereza Buskova: Interview in Glass magazine

Spring Equinox Film Still 7, Tereza Buskova, 2009. Courtesy of Zabludowicz Collection

Exploring ritual and folklore, Tereza Bušková’s new film has just been screened at the 176 Project Space in London. She utilises a colorful array of traditional Czech costumes, props and ancient conventions to tell the tale of 'Spring Equinox’. Read more >

Saturday, 22 August 2009

Postgraduate Publishing Award

Image credit: Kark de Vroomen: JCB, 2009, 60 x 50cm, Oil on Canvas

This week has been all about Publishing Awards. Initially with undergraduate winner Carla being in the shop drawing and seeing her stones being proofed. To heading in to the city yesterday afternoon for a pre-preview of the Newcastle University Masters of Fine Art Shows to decide upon a winner for a Postgraduate Publishing Award. After much deliberation Karl de Vroomen was given the award. Congratulations to Karl, we are looking forward to having you come along to the workshop to discuss projects and congratulations also to all the exhibitors on a fantastic show, opening + after party!

Friday, 21 August 2009

Carla Bromhead: First proofs

It's been a productive morning, fresh tea in the pot, Carla continued working on Derek while Albert and Cecil were proofed. We tried and couple of different Japanese papers for potential chine collé and also straight on to Somerset satin. Carla had a quick inspection before heading back downstairs to Derek.

Thursday, 20 August 2009

Carla Bromhead: Derek

Carla is making headway on Derek while Albert & Cecil are being processed. Many thanks to Mikhak for visiting this morning, the Dark Chocolate and Banana cake really hit the spot with the afternoon tea.

Exhibition: PRINT

image: Ellen Birkenblit, Laboratory on Rt.66 (detail), Published by Tamarind Institute

Mushroom Works Gallery
Sat 5 September – Sat 26th September
Preview Friday 4th September, 6pm - 8pm

PRINT brings together two exciting new shows by regional artists and print makers.

The main exhibition showcases printers’ proofs of collaborative projects by Lee Turner whilst holding the position of senior printer at Tamarind Institute and also publications from his own workshop, Hole Editions.

Artists featured include Jonathan Lasker, Julia Jacquette, Ruth Root, Ellen Birkenblit, Larry Brown, Jaune Quick-To-See Smith, John Morris and Mark Dion. With Jock Mooney, Anne Vibeke Mou, Alex Charrington, Darren Banks and many more.

The second part of the exhibition features prints by artists who have been inspired by or incorporate unusual images of the North East within their work.

Special Event
Tuesday 15th September, 6pm - 8pm
Join Lee for an informal discussion about his collaborations and publications. (Booking required.)

PRINT is part of the Northern Print Biennale. Initiated by Northern Print in partnership with culture10, Northern Print Biennale is the first major competition and exhibition of contemporary printmaking in the UK for almost 20 years. Newcastle Gateshead will celebrate contemporary and historical printmaking through a broad programme of exhibitions and events from 26th June to 4th October 2009. For further details visit

Wednesday, 19 August 2009

Carla Bromhead: Cecil

Day 3: Mint Humbugs, Scrabble, sharp pencils and Cecil.

Tuesday, 18 August 2009

Simple but effective

Yesterdays drawing session took the toll on Carla's neck, so this morning we've made a make shift stone easel to hopefully reduce muscle strain. It isn't very aesthetically pleasing but is stable, health and safety box ticked.

Monday, 17 August 2009

Publishing Award: NU Alumni News

Here is a link to an article about the Publishing Award > CLICK, by Dan Howarth of the Alumni Association in the August/September 2009 edition of AlumNews, the bi-monthly news update from Newcastle University.

New Artist: Carla Bromhead

Publishing Award winner Carla Bromhead arrived this morning to begin work on her projects, perfect timing too as the kettle had just boiled. After discussing the plan of attack for the week Carla tentatively began nibbling away at a drawing of Albert with freshly sharpened #5 litho pencils on stone number 26 from rack C.

Sunday, 2 August 2009

NU Print: PV 3rd Aug, 6-8pm

Geordie Shepherd: Heading to New Mexico

Geordie Shepherd will be heading back to Albuquerque, NM this month for:

DISPERSAL/RETURN 2000-2006 Land Arts of the American West
University of New Mexico Art Museum
August 28th to Dec 20th, 2009

Land Art Symposium
June to November 2009