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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.
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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

Website: serenasmith.org

Paul Catherall 

Lino printing 

Paul at work

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.

 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.

National Magenta

 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. 

www.paulcatherall.com

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 

Treeline Norfolk

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 

Bronwen Sleigh is a multi-disciplinary artist who takes inspiration from industrial architecture, unused and forgotten urban spaces, and environments at the edge of the city.  Her work provokes an extended and considered dialogue with these spaces, which she transforms through the processes of her 

Bronwen Sleigh practice.  She creates images and objects which resonate with the energy of these constructed lands.  Sleigh’s work explores space rather than describing it, challenging perceptions of the ordinary by presenting it in an unfamiliar way.

 

Born in 1980 and raised in Mid-Wales, Bronwen Sleigh received her BA from the Glasgow School of Art and MA from the Royal College of Art, where she was selected for a six week exchange to The University of Calgary, Canada. She has also worked for several prestigious arts organisations including theThe Royal College of Art, The Royal Studio shotAcademySchools as a Print Fellow and at Edinburgh Printmakers as their etching technician and collaborating printer.  The artist has exhibited widely both in the UK and overseas.  Her work is held in numerous collections around the world.  Sleigh lives and works in Glasgow

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. 

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