30 May 2024

Exhibition of contemporary printmaking comes to Fisherton Mill Gallery

A new exciting exhibition showcasing the work of talented artists from across the country who all share a love of printmaking is coming to Fisherton Mill, Salisbury.

The exhibition will run from Saturday 19th March until Saturday 16th April 2022, and will showcase a wide range of printing techniques, styles and topics.

Meet the artists
One of the artists on display is Louise Bird. Her fascination with the bee world has dominated her work as a printmaker for many years. She is an expert on the various species, and their habitats, and uses a variety of print techniques to depict the insect world, most notably mezzotint, often layering prints as a way to create depth in an image.

Caroline Buckman produces hand-printed ‘still life’ lino prints taking inspiration from nature and objects of interest that surround her.

Claire Cartwright is a Bristol-based artist and designer who enjoys exploring the boundaries between art, design and the creation of functional pieces using cyanotype and screen-printing. Claire will be bringing her colourful lampshades and wall hangings to the exhibition.

Hannah Cantellow uses specialist, traditional relief printmaking processes, such as lino printing, block printing and chine collé. She works with intaglio print processes such as collagraph, to produce beautiful textured prints and textiles.

Tessa Holmes combines both traditional and contemporary techniques including collagraph, mono-printing and digital drawing to depict the landscape and coastline of East Sussex, where she has a caravan by the sea.

Zoe Prichard explores the world of ambiguous imagery through the lens of photography, and photo-mechanical print processes, creating deeply mysterious monochromatic images which seem recognisable, yet also generate a wealth of uncertainty.

Flora McLachlan works from her print workshop in West Wales on the edge of a wild moor, producing wonderfully haunting etchings and lithographs depicting an ancient and enchanted landscape.

Under the name ‘Nest of Wren’ Lauren McQuaid combines clay and carved lino prints to create quirky jewellery with a twist – a vibrant addition to your wardrobe.

Last, but by no means least, is Lydia Swinney who works with printmaking and collage, drawing inspiration from media such as film, literature and political theory, working directly with the material and her hands to sporadically create ‘marks, images and shapes’, translating themes of tension, alienation, connection and often resolution.

Admission to the exhibition is free.

Opening hours: Monday-Friday, 10am-5pm; Saturday, 9.30am-5.30pm

For more information email admin@fishertonmill.co.uk or visit the website. Fisherton Mill Salisbury, 108 Fisherton Street, Salisbury, Wiltshire SP2 7QY; 01722 415121

Written by
Beth Doherty
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Written by Beth Doherty