Omega Printmakers is run by volunteer technicians and supporters who collectively make decisions about the running of the studio in consultation with members. We are always looking for more people to join the team!

Technicians

Pam Newick volunteers as the studio co-ordinator. She is a painter and printmaker with a degree in chemistry from Bristol University. She is a member of the Hampshire Artists’ Cooperative. She uses all of the printmaking processes in her work, but mostly etching, drypoint, collagraph, woodcut and digital.

Nel Lee volunteers as a technician and organises the bookings. She has an MA Fine Art from Central St Martins and is also a member of East London Printmakers. She specialises in screenprinting and exhibits regularly in London and Germany.

Chris Wood volunteers as a technician and runs the studio’s Facebook. He is a painter, printmaker and sculptor, trained at Ipswich Art School and Wimbledon College of Art. He is a member of ArtSpace Portsmouth and the Hampshire Sculpture Trust and regularly exhibits. He runs classes at University of Portsmouth and an Experimental Life Drawing Workshop. He mostly does wood engraving and lino cutting, although he also works with etching, collagraph, drypoint and monoprint.

Sadie Tierney volunteers as a technician. She is painter and printmaker with an MA Printmaking from Royal College of Art. Recently represented at Art Basel Miami and London Art Fair. She works in all techniques of printmaking, including woodcuts, drypoint, lithography, monoprinting, etching and screenprinting. She uses the presses at the print studio for larger work, some of which is in public collections.

Other support

 

History

The print studio at Omega Centre was originally equipped with a grant from Portsmouth City Council as part of an initiative to support adult learning in areas of deprivation. Jonathan Thompson set up and ran the studio until funding ended. It has since been shared with other providers of community art education. Omega Printmakers was set in 2006 by artists using the print facilities, with the aim of ensuring the print room was accessible through open access. It remains an artist-led collective.  

 

In memoriam

Members John Mynott, painter and printmaker, and Jean Flack Munday, artist.