Tuesday, 27 January 2009

Wrexham print centre courses



Landmarks: Paul Catherall

Paul is a London-based printmaker renowned for his clean, sharp linocuts of architectural landmarks such as the OXO tower, Battersea Power Station and Brooklyn Bridge. We thought we’d like to get him up to the wilds of North Wales. This workshop will focus on multicoloured lino prints.

16/17 February




Jo de Pear

Jo is a London-based printmaker. She studied for her BA at Edinburgh College of Art and her MA in Printmaking at Chelsea. She uses all of the varied printmaking disciplines, often combining two or three to create her semi-abstracted images. This workshop will feature collagraph.

18/19 February





Delineated: Jeanette Orrell

Jeanette is a recent convert to printmaking. Having studied Ceramics at Camberwell she has gone on to exhibit work nationally and internationally. In this workshop Jeanette will look at the importance of drawing and how this can be developed using photopolymer and chine colle processes.

28 February, 7/14/21 March





Reduction Lino: John Jones

Yorkshire-based lino cutter John Jones will lead a two day workshop looking at the potential of hand printing reduction process. Come armed with a wooden spoon and John will share his expertise and tips on how to produce a multi-coloured print from a single piece of lino.


14/15 April


£100 (all materials included.)

Screen Printing on Fabric: Christine Toh

Liverpool-based French artist Christine Toh will be working with fabric over two days looking at making unique textile prints using screen print, paper stencils and painterly techniques.

16/17 April


£100 (all materials included)



Headline Event

Print Symposium
The Regional Print Centre presents a veritable feast of all things PRINT!

A one day symposium is coming to town on 15th May to coincide with the Wrexham Print International (organised by Yale Memorial Gallery and Oriel Wrecsam).

The day will include talks and presentations by Gerry Baptist, previous winner of the Wrexham Print International, Ann Desmet, editor of Printmaking Today, David Morris, Whitworth Art Gallery, Anna Wilkinson from Northern Print will talk about collecting contemporary prints and there will be discussions about the use of the internet and blogging for collaborative print projects with contributions from a-n and axis. The event will also provide the opportunity to meet other print suppliers, organisations, talk paper with John Purcell and much much more.


To join us for this eventful occasion will cost you just £25 for the day, the experience will be priceless.

Only limited places are available. Please book now to avoid disappointment.

Friday 15th May



Drypoint and more: Anita Klein. Special Weekend Workshop

A two-day workshop. Spend the first day making drypoints on aluminium, possibly combined with woodcuts and linocuts. Anita Klein, based in London and former president of the RE, will also give a talk about her work and offer individual tutorials/portfolio advice. You will have the opportunity to develop your work under guidance on day two.

Saturday and Sunday 16/17 May



5 (all materials included.)

Innovative Etching: Tracy Griffin

Tracy is back to further explore innovative etching. This two day workshop will offer a deeper understanding of the process and enhance the experience of those who have already grappled with photopolymer. She will be etching zinc using non-toxic acrylic hard ground and will bring examples of other etched plates for printing and embossing demonstrations to show how ideas can be developed given more time.

26/27 May


£100 (all materials included.)


Collagraph: Linda Davies

Explore collagraph plate-making with Linda Davies, over the two days she’ll be showing you the huge textural and tonal potential of tearing, cutting, and gluing with a variety of materials. In addition she will introduce you to à la poupée inking techniques to introduce colour to your work.

28/29 May


£100 (all materials included.)


Expressive Etching: Marcelle Hanselaar

Renowned painter and printmaker Marcelle Hanselaar RE will lead you on a two day adventure exploring your ideas through print. A recent selector of the Wrexham Print International Marcelle has an international reputation and a series of etching were recently acquired by the British Museum.

16/17 July


£125 (all materials



Screenprint and Drypoint: Jan Gardner

Jan Gardner will explore `mythical marks on coloured grounds`. Using a combination of drypoint and screen-print Jan will help you to connect with colours and find ways of expressing yourself through experimental mark-making.

20/21 July


£100 (all materials included.)


Drawing and Printing: Sandy Sykes

Sandy Sykes will lead you through an intensive two days of drawing, bookmaking and lino printing to create mixed media pieces that tell a story.

22/23 July


£125 (all materials included.)



Saline Sulphate Etch: Don Braisby

Don is currently part of our Professional Development Team here at the Print Centre. Over two days he will introduce you to this innovative etching process for Aluminium, Steel and Zinc originally developed by Friedhard Kiekeben. This process works in much the same way as Nitric Acid etching but it is possible to do this in any studio space.

17/18 August


£100 (all materials included)



Gum Arabic Transfer: Catherine Kleeli

Catherine will help you to explore this non-toxic process which is also known as paper lithography. For beginners there will be a recap of the general principles of the “printing from photocopies” process leading to more advanced techniques and time to explore.

28/29 October


£100 (all materials included.)



For the Love of Making Books

An Oriel Wrecsam touring exhibition in association with www.artistsbooksonline.com

10 January - 5 April 2009
Salford Museum
Peel Park Crescent
Salford M5 4WU

4 Printmakers

Jan Gardner, Steffan Jones-Hughes, Luci Melegari, and Ruth Thomas

Theatr Clwyd, Mold, North Wales
31 January - 8 March Open Daily 10-5

Wrexham Print International 2009

A showcase of contemporary printmaking selected by Marcelle Hanselaar, Shani Rhys James CBE, and Luci Melegari. This exhibition is organised by Yale Memorial Gallery and Oriel Wrecsam and will be shown across both venues.

April 25th- June 6th

Oriel Wrecsam Mon-Fri 9.30-6.45 Sat 9.30 – 4

Yale Memorial Gallery Mon-Fri 1-4

Birds, Bees and Butterflies
An exhibition of paintings, prints, collages, glass, sculpture, books and bookbindings
for art, bird, bee, butterfly and book lovers
7 February – 3 March 2009 Open Mon – Sat 10 -5

Carry Akroyd / Svetlana Babrowska/ Elizabeth Browning/ Mark Cockram/Ruth Dresman/Corina Duyn/Victoria Edwards/Linda Farquharson/Gregynog Press/Patrick Haines/Sadie Hennessy/Kate Holland/Derek Hood/Andrew Hume/Incline Press/Steffan Jones-Hughes/David Koster/Stephen Livingstone/Julia Manning/Jack Milroy/Redman and Holmes/Darren Rees/Dominic Riley/Anne Smith/Celia Smith/Lara Varga

Josie Reed invites you to the opening party on Saturday 7 February at 12 noon

Chapel Row Gallery, 6 Chapel Row, off Queen Square, Bath BA1 1HN
T: 01225 480114 Mobile: 07515 884 206

Printfest 2009

The Print Centre will present a selected show of Members work on. All welcome.

Coronation Hall, County Square, Ulverston, Cumbria LA12 7LZ.

May 2nd - May 3rd 2009 10 - 5

The Postcard Show

A collaborative Print Project initiated by Steffan Jones-Hughes in 2007

Steffan Jones-Hughes

Pam Newall

Nichola Goff

Heather Prescott

Linda Davies

Jan Brown

Sue Forgrave

Yale Memorial Gallery, Grove Park Road, Wrexham

26 January - 3 April. Open Mon-Fri 1-4

Oriel Wrecsam, Rhosddu Road, Wrexham

30 June - 18 July


Drawn Form Jeanette Orrell and David Binns

Denbigh Library, Denbigh North Wales

7 March - 17 April Open Mon-Sat 10-5

7th British International Small Print Exhibition

This international exhibition of small format printmaking will tour selected UK venues from 2009 to 2011 and comprise some 200 original mini prints.

Venues booked include:
Aberystwyth Arts Centre
Gracefield Arts Centre
Grampian Hospital Arts Trust
London Print Studio
Melton Library Art Gallery
The Ropewalk

Printout: Professional Printmakers from the Regional Print Centre

Yale Memorial Gallery, Grove Park Road, Wrexham

22 June – 24 July Mon-Fri 1-4

Eisteddfod Genedlaethol Cymru Meirion a’r Cyffiniau 2009,

Y Bala
1 - 8 August 2009


Le Cheile: A Welsh-Irish collaborative project - UPDATE

Since October 2006 artists from the Regional Print Centre and Leinster Printmaking Studio, Clane, Ireland have been working together on a collaborative printmaking project .As a result of initial communication artist twins or working groups were established and themes of land/language/place were decided on as starting points for the work. Since then working prints, drawings, collages, emails and text have travelled back and forth across the Irish Sea with each artist responding to work sent by their print partner. In May 2008 , an exhibition at Riverbank Arts Centre, Newbridge, Co Kildare, showed work in progress from this exciting collaboration to date.-Check out the blog


During 2009, the Le Cheile group of artists have been invited to show recent work influenced by the project individually, alongside work produced collaboratively, in a number of venues internationally.

Graphic Studio Gallery, Dublin,Ireland
Throughout March 2009

Le Cheile touring exhibition - Australia
Starting July 2009, touring various venues over 18 months,
organised by participating artist Veronica Calarco, a previous artist in residence at the Regional Print Centre
Plans are underway to show the work in North Wales in 2010...watch this space!

Sense of Place
top of the blogs on a-n artists talking site

This is a collaborative project set up by the Regional Print Centre in October 2008. The project is an experiment and will seek to explore the experience of working collaboratively. In November 2008 we had a meeting of members of our professional printmaking team, students from Wirral Metropolitan College, University of Wales in Bangor and Prifysgol Glyndŵr in Wrexham. The project can be followed on the blog:



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Exclusive Member’s Opportunities

Secret Artwork 2: Brian Jones

This is await and see for e-bulletiners and facebookers. This edition’s commissioned artwork is by Brian Jones of Llanfyllin. “Suffragette City” combines Brian’s political concerns with a unique sense of irreverent humour. Brian will be involved in a Print Centre residency project with the residents of Caia Park Estate here in Wrexham over the coming months so keep an eye out for updates on our Facebook site. You can now become a fan. Please contact the centre if you would like to be considered for future secret artwork commissions.


Steffan Jones-Hughes

Coleg Iâl, Ffordd Parc y Gelli. Wrecsam LL12 7AB
Yale College, Grove Park Road, Wrexham LL12 7AB
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Mae’r Ganolfan Argraffu Ranbarthol yn cydnabod cymorth Coleg Iâl a Cyngor CelfyddydauCymru.
The Regional Print Centre gratefully acknowledges the support of Yale College, and the Arts Council of Wales.

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