Lynn Bailey - Printmaker : Newsletter 12
Lynn Bailey - Printmaker
Welcome to Newsletter 12

This is going to be quite a short newsletter this time, because although I have a few potential projects up my sleave it is too early to say anything about them just yet...
The main focus for this newsletter is to invite you to come and see an exhibition that I am delighted to be involved in.
Plus there is also exciting news regarding changes for Exeter Open Studios

Here’s a quick list of what’s in this newsletter:-

1.      Exhibition Invitation - Green Hill Arts

2.      All change at Exeter Open Studios
3.      Courses at Double Elephant

1. Exhibition invitation - Green Hill Arts

I am delighted to have been given an opportunity to show my work alongside some Devon printmakers that I have a great respect for. These are people I look up to!

The Exhibition is Landscape, Plant & Bee
At Green Hill Art, Mortonhampstead. TQ13 I8LL
30th January to 12th March.

The printmakers I shall be showing with are Anita Reynolds, Rosie Sanders and Susan Deakin.

Anita Reynolds’ mark making is gestural and energetic, drawn from total immersion in the Dartmoor landscape, she uses the techniques of drypoint, carborundum and collagraph to translate her dynamic on-site sketches into printing plates in the studio.

Here’s a print fresh off the press that she has been working on for this exhibition –

Rosie Sanders’ large unique botanical monotypes, take up to six days to complete and reflect her disciplined and skilled fascination in the minutiae of things.

Susan Deakin’s direct prints  search for something that expresses the miracle of growth and that intimate association so often ignored, between soil, our food plants, and us - their devourers!

For this exhibition I have been given an excellent opportunity to reshow my Urban Bees. This is a set of work created to celebrate the beehives on top of Exeter’s shopping centre. There will be just a few tiny new prints of some of Devon’s rare bees to go with these in the browsers of unframed work.
I have only been able to grab a couple of snaps on my phone so far, but perhaps this rather poor photo will give you an idea... Plus - if my links work - if you click on the photo you should get an extra surprise!
From Urban to Moor, ink to plant juice. This exhibition of four Devon Guild of Craftsmen members feature different print-making techniques in works that reflect the environment, macro and micro, urban and rural. 

Green Hill Arts Gallery is open from 10am-4pm weekly from Tuesday to Sunday morning inclusive (closed on Sunday afternoons and Mondays). The Gallery is situated at the top of Fore Street, Moretonhampstead, close to the Parish Church. Parking is available in the Court Street and Station Road car parks.
Green Hill Arts is community run and it does a very professional job with limited resources. This exhibition demonstrates the energy that goes into making Green Hill such a vibrant gem. If you can visited please do so and support both Green Hill Arts and these gifted printmakers.

2. All change at Exeter Open Studios

News just broken is that the dates for Exeter Open Studios have changed to coincide with Art Week Exeter (AWE) - the inaugural city-wide arts festival. This is an umbrella arts event happening in the city that will see collaboration between arts organisations and practitioners, with the aim of showcasing the wide range of creative activity that makes up Exeter’s cultural landscape. We are told to “Expect to be drawn into the cultural buzz, shocked and awed by the displays of talent, and transported by journeys of inner and displayed beauty.” !!

The full AWE festival will run from 9th - 15th May in various locations around the City. The event will include work at the RAMM, Phoenix Arts Centre and Brook Gallery alongside pop-up exhibitions, street interventions and workshops in community spaces. There will be films, talks and discussions on Trade/ Exchange and contemporary arts practice, and will round off with an Art Car Boot.

As part of this event the 60 plus artists participating in Exeter Open Studios will be opening their own studios or showing in galleries, social and cultural establishments in the city on Friday 13th May, Saturday 14th and Sunday 15th.

I shall be opening my studio at 46 Heavitree Road for the three days, plus Double Elephant Print Workshop will be open for the Friday and the Saturday. So, you will be able to see my artwork AND where I print the work. Even if you have visited me studio before, there is always something new to see. With luck there will be other venues and studios within walking distance so that you can make a nice tour about. The Exeter Open Studios website will be updated with information about the open studios closer to the date, plus you will be able to follow news as it happens on social media about EOS and AWE as plans unfold.
EOS Twitter
EOS FaceBook page

3. Courses at Double Elephant

Meanwhile – don’t forget there are plenty of courses happening at Double Elephant all the time. I have just had a delightful group for Collagraphs at the weekend and the Tuesday and Thursday ten week terms are under way. Other courses that I teach personally are the Improvers Evening class starting 23rd Feb, Mono print day (27th Feb), Acrylic Resist Etching (12th & 13th March), and the Introduction to Wood Engraving (21st May).
My talented colleagues at Double Elephant teach the other courses listed.

If I’m in a position to announce any further projects before EOS 2016, I shall send out another Newsletter towards the end of April.

Thanks             Lynn

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