Wednesday, 18 March 2009

Paul Merrick:

Plates were shot on Monday afternoon ready for proofing to begin yesterday. It was a full day and went to plan. Paul returned this morning to see the results. Over a coffee and a chat, a plan of attack was formulated. A new plate for the fifth run was then made and laid over the initial proofs to give us a clear idea of how the new plate works. With artist happy, a second proofing session was started to thoroughly clarify the situation .

Monday, 16 March 2009

New Artist: Paul Merrick

We welcomed a new artist into the studio this morning, he is Paul Merrick and is represented by Workplace Gallery (follow the link to see more of his work and for bio). Initially we'll be making one lithograph, which will form part of the Workplace Gallery portfolio of artists.

Wednesday, 11 March 2009

Missing out on some events:

As much as I try not to think about the things that I'm missing out on, it is difficult to get away from them. Burying your head in the sand doesn't work and as much as you try to avoid being on Facebook etc - still the notifications still come into your email inbox to tell you what is going on.

This month there are two print gatherings. The first I wasn't aware of until quite recently IMPRESS '09 in Stroud - runs until March 29th. The second is the Southern Graphics Council Conference '09 in Chicago, 25th - 29th March. Now this one I was well aware of and was planning on attending, but things happen and plans have to change - but I think, could I just stick a last minute flight on the credit card and head on over to meet up with a heap of print folk. If only...

Monday, 9 March 2009

Andrew Wilson:

Artist web page is now available to view. CLICK

Tuesday, 3 March 2009

Andrew Wilson: Publishing Award public launch of lithographs:

With Newcastle University School of Arts & Culture celebrating their RAE calibration, it seemed like the prefect time to have public launch of Andrew's lithos - wine & snacks, who would say no.

Monday, 2 March 2009

Back in the shop: Peter Quinn ARWS

Peter last collaborated with us way back in 2006 on four lithographs (view). He has returned to make a new series of Newcastle based works. He'll be using a combination of stones and photoplates. In the photo below you can see Peter drawing on a stone, note the mirror set up, to help with the visualization of the image reversal needed for the drawing on the stone.