Tuesday, 10 October 2017

Delighted to received an Art Award for 'outstanding work' at Wolverhampton Art Gallery 23/9/2017

I was delighted today to receive the 'Elsie Holland award for outstanding work' at Wolverhampton Art Gallery, for my etching 'Homed and homeless'.
The award was presented by Wayne Attwood Vice President of the Royal Birmingham Society of Artists.  It's a new art award that Wolverhampton Society of Artists were honoured to give this year.
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'Homed and homeless' etching and aquatint
Elsie Holland was a remarkable woman who devoted herself to adult education.  Inspired by her socialist principles she was a stalwart member of the Worker's Educational Association (WEA) which organised dozens of courses and educational trips.  She was especially keen on Art and the ways in which it can enrich people's lives.  The prize was awarded both to honour her memory and to recognise her contribution to the visual arts in Wolverhampton

Friday, 22 September 2017

Wolverhampton Art Gallery - I'm exhibiting 2 etchings from tomorrow until 18th November

I'm very pleased to be exhibiting two etchings in this show. 

 The Opening is 12.30 in the gallery.  All welcome.

Book art - last chance to see the 'Re-Imagining the Laws of England the Wales exhibition - now at Herefordshire Archive and Records Centre

Last chance to see this exhibition

My artist's book 'War and Emergency' has been touring for over two years across the UK as part of the 'Re-Imagining the Laws of England and Wales' exhibition and its final exhibition is now underway at the Herefordshire Archive and Records Centre from 5 September-24 November 2017.  

A set of volumes of the Halsbury's Statutes, the accepted authoritative texts for statute law (Acts of Parliament) of England and Wales was donated to the Sidney Nolan Trust and each of these has been transformed by artists across the country into a work of art exploring themes related to the topics covered in their volume. http://www.sidneynolantrust.org/events-programmes/whats-on/re-imagining-the-laws-of-england-wales

'Metropolis' exhibition at the RBSA (Royal Birmingham Society of Artists) gallery

I'm also very pleased to be currently exhibiting in the Royal Birmingham Society of Artists' Metropolis exhibition of city life which runs at their St Paul's Square gallery until 30 September 2017 http://www.rbsa.org.uk/whats-on/exhibitions/metropolis-2017-sponsored-by-maguire-jackson-1/

'Homed and homeless'  etching

Shropshire rural imagery still continues to inspire me

Shropshire rural imagery still continues to inspire me.  In recent months I've exhibited etchings at the Linden Hall Studio Contemporary Gallery in Kent, RBSA Prize exhibition Birmingham and Church Stretton.   Future plans for this growing series of etchings to be revealed soon!
Here's my Hedgerow to Hillside (The Wrekin) etching plate being inked and printed..

Victoria and Albert Museum, London and Morley Gallery, London

Wow - its all go on the exhibition front! 


Two etchings from this edition have been selected for the Victoria and Albert Museum's permanent collection and it will also be exhibited in a Printmakers Council exhibition at Morley Gallery (part of Morley College) in London.http://www.morleycollege.ac.uk/the-gallery 31 October-11 November 2017.
 'Bare Mountain'