Wood Engraving Workshop

Master and Students

Master and Students

We were fortunate to have local artist Garrick Palmer at the studio during the weekend of 17/18 September to run a most enjoyable and productive wood engraving workshop over one and a half days. Each printmaker was provided with a range of tools and a small block of lemonwood and with the assistance of Garrick’s entertaining descriptions, careful preparation, clear guidance and helpful criticism, produced the impressive results shown in the accompanying photographs. Although most of those present had previous printmaking experience, nobody had tried this particular technique before. Several members are keen to continue with wood engraving at the studio and we will soon have the appropriate tools and materials for people to do this during open access sessions.

Omega Printmakers Exhibition

Omega Printmakers March 2011

Omega Printmakers March 2011 Exhibition

There will be an exhibition of Omega Printmakers work at gASP Gallery, Art Space, Portsmouth.

27 Brougham Road

The exhibition will be open from March 23rd – April 2nd, 2 p.m. – 5 p.m, closed Sunday.

Preview evening Friday 25th March 6 – 8 p.m

Unity Art @ Oxmarket Centre of Arts

Unity Arts Private View

Unity Art Private View

Des Kilfeather will feature in the Unity Art exhibition at the Oxmarket in Chichester.  The show runs from Monday 26th until Saturday 31st July, with a private view from 6 – 8 pm on Sunday 25th July.

Inside/Out – the work of Pippa Blake

Pippa Blake West Dean Private View Invitation

Pippa Blake West Dean Private View Invitation

An exhibition of Pippa Blake’s work takes place at West Dean Gallery from the 15th May until the 20th June.  There will be a private view on Thursday 13th May between 6pm and 8pm.

The gallery is open Wednesday through Sunday each week.  See the West Dean Gallery web site for more information.

Printmakers Cut 4

Des Kilfether, Jan Blemmings  and David Peduzzi are all exhibiting at the Printmakers Cut exhibition at the Oxmarket Gallery, Chichester. The exhibition runs from the 7th until the 19th June and there is a private view on 6th June from 6pm until 8pm.  David will also be taking part in the Chichester Art Trail on the 8th, 9th, 15th and 16th May.

Oxmarket Website – http://www.oxmarket.com/

Chichester Art Trail – http://www.chichesterarttrail.org/

Badger Sett

Badger Sett Exhibition

Badger Sett Exhibition

Badger Sett, a group of printmakers who met and work together at the Badger Press, are having a group exhibition at the Harbour Lights cinema in Southampton. The artists are Margaret Hill, Annet Kuska, Amanda Morris, Joan Newitt, Wendy Reynolds and Patrick Rice.

The prints will be on show between Monday 31 May and Friday 25 June in the cinema exhibition area. You are welcome to join us at the meet the artists event on Saturday 5 June (6 – 8 am).

Click here to open a new window a map of the venue area.

Mandala Gardens

Mandala Gardens

Mandala Gardens

Andrew McConnach is staging a new exhibition at the Third Floor Art Gallery in the Central Library in Portsmouth. The exhibition, entitled Mandala Gardens, is a selection of paintings and relief prints that can be best described using the words of the Tibetan teacher Tarthang Tulku – “Each of us has a natural receptivity to the principles of the mandala: beauty and harmony, interconnectedness and wholeness. These principles are directly revealed within the world of nature and within the human heart.The time has come to explore the connection between the inner and outer environments, to develop appreciation in the place of aggression. Nourished by beauty, we can recover balance and openness. As the flower of the heart unfolds, joyful compassionate action comes forth naturally and bears fruit that we can harvest and share. Once we heal the human heart, we will be empowered to heal the planet. In protecting nature, we will be serving the highest human values, the flowering of the full potential of humanity.”

The exhibition runs from 3 – 29 May 2010, previewing on Saturday 1st May 6.30-8.30pm.

Royal Academy Summer Exhibition

The deadline for online application forms to submit work for this year’s Royal Academy Summer Exhibition is 12 March. Each artist may put in two framed pieces for consideration at £25 per work. The website for information is

Jon Everitt - The Other Eye

Jon EverittOmega Printmaker Jon Everitt is having an exhibition of prints and paintings at the Oxmarket Gallery in Chichester, from 29th February to 13th March.

More information on the Oxmarket Website.

Howard Hodgkin at Southampton City Art Gallery

Howard Hodgkin Print

Howard Hodgkin

Members who haven’t already done so might be interested to see the Howard Hodgkin exhibition at Southampton City Art Gallery, which finishes on 14 Feb and includes some sample plates with information about the sugar lift and carborundum techniques used to make two of the very large prints included in the show. At Pallant House there is an exhibition of textiles designed by Henry Moore with sketches and details of the screen printing methods used in the production. This ends on 21 February.


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