Printmaking: Mystery and Method

Printmaking: Mystery and Method  

24th August – 10th September 2022

Printmaking: Mystery and Method explores how the wide-ranging techniques of printmaking are used by artists to make intriguing and curious work.

Guest Artists: Mary Dalton / Mai Osawa / Annee Robson / Julie Hoyle / William Pullen / Marcus Reece Roberts / Dale Devereux Barker / Tom Boulton

SVAF Artists: Adam Green / Jennifer Blackwell / Louisa Crispin / Margaret Devitt / Susanne Beard / Carole Aston / Amanda Hopkins / Rowena McWilliams / Wendy Jones / Ann Bridges / Frederique Jones / Franny Swann / Anne Fontenoy / Jane Sandoe / Beverley Johnson / Niki Campbell  / Cherie Lubbock / Rozenn Gladwell / Sarah Cliff / Victoria Granville Baxter / Rosalind Barker   / Sue Evans 

For this exhibition, members of Sevenoaks Visual Arts Forum (SVAF) were challenged to submit work resulting from the transfer of marks from one surface, (the plate or matrix), to another (generally, but not exclusively, paper), by the artist. Exhibitors and especially those who do not usually use printmaking as a method, have been encouraged to experiment and improvise in order to produce fresh, new work.

In addition, the curator, Sarah Cliff, has invited a small number of recognised printmakers, who have an established reputation in their particular field of printmaking, to exhibit.  These are also printmakers and tutors who generously share their ideas with others and those with whom the curator has a personal association, through her printmaking experiences at Ochre Print Studios and West Dean College.

Printmakers often work alongside each other in shared studio facilities and tend to help each other to problem solve, share discoveries, and form communities. This exhibition celebrates the coming together of a small community of new and experienced printmakers.

The exhibition will demonstrate a wide-range of printmaking techniques, as well as providing insights into the mysterious methods and equipment used to produce the work.  A number of printmaking workshops will run alongside the exhibition.

Free Exhibition Workshops and Events

Dale Devereux Barker The Descent revisited II Linocut.

Free Exhibition Events

 Block Printing for Children

(Children must be accompanied by adult)

 Thursday 25th August 10am – midday

Just Turn Up and Try It

 Linocut for Adults

 Tuesday 30th August 10:30am – 1:30pm

 Booking essential


 Monoprint for All

(Children must be accompanied by adult)

Saturday 10th September 10:30am – 1:30pm

Just Turn Up and Try It

 SVAF drinks and artists discussion

Wednesday 7th September 6 – 8pm


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