2019

January

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.

Spring

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.

Summer

My Japanese woodcut print 'Not Yet' has been accepted for the RA Summer Exhibition.

My print 'Not Yet' at the Royal Academy Summer exhibition

Autumn/Winter

Woolwich Contemporary Print Fair

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 grassroots   level education regarding plastic   pollution, conservation and exploration. 

2020

The first part of this year found me teaching at Morley College, the City Literary Institute, The Art Academy and South London Gallery. All of my classes are for adult students and mostly  on Japanese Woodcut but I have also taught Relief printing into Textiles and Relief printing into Bookbinding, to BA students at the Art Academy.

My print 'Gray' was shortlisted for the postponed RA Summer Exhibition, now taking place in the Autumn.


 

In the meantime 'Gray' has been included in a Virtual Exhibition- which has been very exciting to take part in, a first for me.

My Japanese Woodcut classes were endorsed by the Japanese Embassy as part of their Japanese Season of Culture 2019-2020

https://www.uk.emb-japan.go.jp/SeasonCulture/EVENT/Month/202001/08_SLG_JapaneseWoodcutPrinting.html

I was invited to deliver a paper to the International Mokuhanga Conference in Nara, Japan this November. This paper investigates the sense of touch and Mokuhanga and uses my own experience as both practitioner and teacher. This has been postponed until next year.

My Lumen Residency has been postponed until next year.

I have been invited by The Arts Society to become an accredited lecturer. I look forward to hopefully working with them in the future.