International, News, Printmaking

Hong Kong, International Student Print Exchange: HKOP

I was recently invited over to be a guest speaker and give a demo at the International Student Print Exchange by the lovely people at the Hong Kong Open Printshop. Whilst there I delivered a Photo Etching Demonstration and gave a talk about my work and the developments of the Print department at UWE.  I also run a day of mono printing methods at the Island school.

The HKOP organised the Hong Kong Graphic arts fiesta which Exhibited a large selection of printed works by students from across the globe together in  the Sha TIn town hall. The Exhibition was a real eye opener with an amazing amount of very high quality work. Along side the exhibition where a number of Demonstrations and Presentations including a lithography and reduction relief workshop. to see the exhibition go to virtual Exhibition, It’s great!

And for some photos, Mostly of my wandering about click the picture below, or go to the tab.

HKOP Graphic arts Fiesta Video

Collaborations, drawing and collage, News, Paper Making, Printmaking


The Diptych Project is a collaboration between selected MA print artists and artists associated with Spike Print studio in Bristol. The diptych is a piece of art made up of two parts like a triptych but with only two parts to complete it. They have often been associated as a traveling altar and in many cases will have a hinge in the middle so they can close like a book.

The choice of artists was drawn out of a hat and I am working with the very talented Maxine Relton, Spike Print associate and RWA affiliate. We have decided to creatively destroy and adapt each others work using the postal service we have started to send eight small pieces back and forth and working on top of what the other has added.

We are working with themes of history and transformation as we both had a common interest in the way narrative can be held in a wall through the effect of time and the continuation of  applied surfaces and destroyed surface. That every space has a life, and story of it’s own.

The pieces are small however, at each stage we are scanning them in at a very high resolution and the final work will be enlarged with the use of high quality ink jet printer. These will be editioned in either digital or hand printed methods.

The Project is very exiting and has been a great chance to experiment with collage and printing and all finished work will be exhibited at Spike Island in December. Keep an eye out on these posts and see how the work develops and changes on the lead up to it’s deadline.