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All Keynote Talks are free. Details for 2018 Speakers are currently be confirmed, here is a taster of the speakers so far.
Sunday 23rd September 2018 3.00pmSaturday 22nd September 2018 1.00pm

Serena Smith 

Stone Lithography 

Serena at work

Serena Smith trained in fine art lithography at the Curwen Studio, as Stanley Jones’ assistant and printer (1984-96), and studied Fine Art at Central Saint Martin’s School of Art (MA).  Alongside her own practice she supports the work and development of other artists and has over 30 years of experience as technician, collaborator, educator, and mentor; she is part of the studio team at Leicester Print Workshop.

Her work has been selected for numerous exhibitions both in the UK and internationally. Recent  exhibitions include the Xiaoxang portfolio and exhibition of international printmaking, Changsha, China; The London Group Open, London; Akram Khan: One side to the Other, Lowry, Salford; Print International, Wrexham and touring; Litho-Kielce, Poland; Fresh Prints, UAL Showroom, London; Bite: Artists Making Prints, London; BIMPE, Canada, and the RE Open, London. She has been the recipient of several exhibition prizes and awards including the, Wirksworth Festival Prize and the Oppenheim-John Downes Memorial Trust Award. In 2016 she was invited to take up a residency at the Guanlan Original Printmaking Base in China.

Detail from a notebook Serena


Paul Catherall 

Lino printing Hoover Grey

Catherall is renowned for his clean, bold linocuts

of London architecture, including the Southbank Centre, Battersea Power Station and the Barbican. 

 He draws much of his subject matter from the city’s more characterful landmarks, with a broad focus on modernist design and including those whose aesthetics divide opinion, such as The Shard and Elephant & Castle Shopping Centre.

Paul Catherall is renowned for his clean, bold linocuts of London architecture, including the Southbank Centre, Battersea Power Station and the Barbican.  He creates his prints entirely by hand in a painstaking relief process that can take several weeks to complete. 

 Catherall’s commissions include the Royal Shakespeare Company, Southbank Centre, British design company Established & Sons, Penguin, Pallant House Gallery, Higgins Bedford Gallery and British Airways. He has been one of London Transport’s most popular and prolific poster artists of the past fifteen years.

 In 2012 he was one of six printmakers to be commissioned by the House of Commons Works of Art Committee to create a print about Portcullis House to mark the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee.

 Catherall has been a member of the Royal Society of Painter-Printmakers since 2012 and became a Fellow in 2017. He has exhibited widely and set up three highly successful large-scale solo shows at The Gallery Oxo.

 Prizes include the Aberystwyth Print Purchase Prize and RE Guest Membership Award.

Brought up in Coventry, Catherall studied illustration at Leicester Polytechnic and has lived in London since 1989.

Saturday 22nd September 2018 3.00pm


Jane Human - Monoprints & Lithography

Jane Human is a Norfolk-based painter and printmaker whose work is characterised by a strong sense of place and by exploration of colour, texture and vibrant mark-making. Inspiration comes from direct and repeated observation of the ever-changing landscapes around her; the seasons,the weather, the light, the mood, the moment. She works mostly with multi-layered monotype and lithography.

Jane’s work has been selected for numerous national exhibitions including the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, the Royal Society of British Artists, National Open Art, Originals (National Original Print Exhibition) and with the Printmakers Council and her paintings and prints are held in public, private and corporate collections in the UK and worldwide.Sparkling Day III

Over the years Jane has also been involved in education on many levels, including Senior

Lectureships at University of Northumbria and Anglia Ruskin University, plus External Examiner roles at Middlesex University and UCA Maidstone.

Bronwen Sleigh - Etchings 

We are sorry to say that Bronwen has had to cancel her talk due to family commitments - hope to work with her again soon.

Bronwen Sleigh .



Sunday 23rd September 2018 10.30am

Sunday 23rd September 2018 1.00pm

Louise Stebbing

Linocuts & Etching

Louise has been mesmerised by printmaking techniques since attending an Art Foundation Course in Cambridge taught by Walter Hoyle. She draws inspiration from her environment using the inherent qualities of printmaking techniques to capture the essence of her subjects.  It is the processes of printmaking that she loves,printmaking requires a lot of patience with elements of risk and surprise. 

Tulip Fields in Norfolk

Louise has exhibited extensively throughout the UK and has won several prizes for her prints.

She has exhibited at the Royal Academy summer exhibition, and her work is in Private collections worldwide, as well as the V&A.

A member of The Printmakers Council, West Norfolk Artists Association. A core team member for the Cambridge Original Printmakers Biennale 2018. 

LouiseStebbingRecently Louise has 4 of her linocuts featured in "Norfolk Gems" published by Mascot Media.

Wuon-Gean Ho

Woodblock Printmaking

Wuon-Gean Ho works in print, artist’s books and film, and has exhibited widely in juried, invited and solo shows for the past 20 years.

She trained in water-based woodblock printmaking in Japan in 2000, and gained a distinction for her masters in Printmaking from the Royal College of Art.Wuon-Gean Ho

As a designer, she works on various projects including The UK Royal Mint Chinese Lunar calendar series of coins.

As a writer, she is the news editor and regular author for the magazine Printmaking Today. In 2009 and 2011 she curated the 2nd and 3rd International Printmaking Festival in Qijiang, Chongqing, China.

Wuon Gean HoShe has been teaching printmaking since 2007 in London, Italy, USA and China, and is currently working as a print fellow in the Royal Academy Schools, London.