My Japanese Woodblock print 'Meanwhile' has been selected for the Signature Art Prize. Exhibiting at Bankside Hotel 31st January and London and Trinity Art Gallery London City Island 4th February- 21st March.
This Spring I have been working as a tutor at Morley College, the City Literary Institute and the Arts Academy. I have taught courses in Japanese Woodcut, Japanese Woodcut and Bookbinding, as well as Relief Printing and etching. I have been mentoring other tutors at Morley College and taking tutorials at the Art Academy
Some of my Artist Books on display at Morley College
Just before giving an Artist Talk at The Art Academy to Diploma students.
My Japanese woodcut print 'Not Yet' has been accepted for the RA Summer Exhibition.
My print 'Not Yet' at the Royal Academy Summer exhibition
Woolwich Contemporary Print Fair
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I was commissioned by Woolwich Contemporary Print Fair to make an installation to fill their 16metre long space. My installation is called 'Water' and comprises eight two and a half metre long hangings on Shoji Baika paper. I cut eight woodcuts and printed thirty-two different configurations using Caligo inks. The prints were hand burnished with a wooden spoon so that the prints would be visible on both sides of the paper. The hangings were hung so that the free movement of air in the vast space made them ripple like water.
My print 'Meanwhile' is included in Woolwich Contemporary Print Editions and 'Gray' is in the Print Fair.
At Woolwich Contemporary on Press Preview evening.
The Fragile Ocean
Two of the hangings from my series 'Water' were exhibited at "The Fragile Ocean" exhibition at St. Johns Church, Bethnal Green, London. This was a Sail Britain group show organised to showcase work inspired by the sailing residencies to the Western Islands of Scotland earlier this year. Contributors included many artists from the RCA as well as scientists from Imperial College. The video shows my prints hanging from a stairwell and rippling like water in the manner of a Japanese noren curtain.
Symposium evening looking at education at a grassroots level regarding plastic pollution, conservation of creatures and habitat and exploration of the Ocean.