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Swansea Print Workshop’s Drawn to Print Pop-up Exhibition 

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11 to 15 February 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at The Cove Coffee Bar, 36 Castle Street, Swansea SA1 1HZ

Opening Night: Monday 11 February 7 to 9 pm: ALL WELCOME, FREE ENTRY.

Experiment with drawing apps in our FREE ipad sessions at the gallery daily between 11 and 2 

Step Eight: Mad for Road?

A Guide to Artist Residencies 

Professional Development Workshop on Tuesday 4th December 6.30pm to 8pm

Artist Residencies are an extremely viable and practical approach for an artist at any level of their career, to challenge, sustain and develop a significant studio practice.

I will give an in depth professional development workshop on the topic of artist residencies; what facilities you use to find them, how to apply, the available funding and what documentation is required of you to display your work in the best possible light. I will demonstrate how to build an artist CV and the best way to write a clear and concise proposal.

A prologue to these demonstrations will be a brief presentation of my experiences while on residency in Iceland, Ireland, The Netherlands, China, Finland and in the U.S.A. Artist in Residency programs are a huge boon and have facilitated, fueled and pushed the boundaries of my professional practice over the past few years.

The talk will be followed by a Q & A session and tea.

(Max 25 participants) Full Members £5, Ordinary Members £6, Non-Members £8, Students £5.FK #40 and #39_Graphite on Paper_ Each section 12cm x 12cm

“Interconnectivity is just a word”  Detail. Graphite on Paper

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Step Seven: Ink Stained Hands Part II

Drop In Relief Printmaking Access Day with Fiona Kelly

Saturday 1st December 10.30am to 1.30pm and 2.00pm to 5.00pm

An opportunity to troubleshoot and fine-tune your relief printmaking skills by working alongside myself informally in the studio. I will be happy to talk ideas, techniques and about the beautiful workings of the SPW Columbian press. Basically I’ll be the question mark button on the computer for the day.

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Step Six: Ink Stained Hands

Relief Printmaking within a Contemporary Context

Thursday 22nd and Friday 23rd November 10am to 4.30pm

This Relief Printmaking workshop which is suitable for participants with limited to advanced skill in wood/lino block printmaking will be held over two days. It will address the history of the medium and its relevance to creating art in a contemporary context. As well as conceptual dialogues, techniques such as lino etch, wordplay, multiple colour blocking, and hand burnishing will be addressed. In this workshop you will have the opportunity to utilise the timbre of the relief print to create functional graphic illustrations presenting narratives and information in an accessible way.

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Artist’s we looked at as a prologue to this workshop are; Andrew Salomone, Bruce Carter,  CannonBall Press, Dirk Hagner, Endi Poskovic, Shepard FaireyAntonio Frasconi, Kathe Kollwitz,  Ernest Lugwig Kirchner, Lynd Ward, Sam Brewser, Stanley Donwood, Lora Fosberg.