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Janet French ‘Field Studies’ solo exhibition at Clare Hall, Cambridge

Artworks member Janet French has been invited to show her work in a solo exhibition at Clare Hall, Cambridge. The exhibition will include 30-35 of Janet’s unique contemporary landscape images screenprinted onto handmade paper she creates using natural leaves and fibres.

Janet French ‘Field Studies’
An exhibition of Contemporary Silkscreen Prints on Handmade Leaf Paper.
25 April – 5 June 2019
Clare Hall, Herschel Road, Cambridge.

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‘Winter Sun II’
Screenprint on Handmade Beech leaf paper with gold leaf
61x80cm

The idea of making paper from leaves began when I started to question the relevance of the materials I was using to the landscape I was working in. Maybe locally sourced materials would reflect in my work something about that particular landscape that, say, a sheet of manufactured white paper or canvas could not. I began experimenting with natural pigments and inks and have slowly developed and adapted traditional paper making methods to create papers from the materials around me

The processes involved reflect my personal relationship with the environment which is not about standing back and admiring the view. It is about connecting with the landscape and understanding through process. It is about cultivating and harvesting and recycling and working with nature. The papermaking process similarly involves working outside harvesting and preparing, working in tune with the seasons and weather.

Each sheet of leaf paper I make is created with an image in mind which incorporates the characteristics of the leaves as an integral part of that image. The challenge has been to strike the right balance between leaf paper and image and not allow the image to dominate. The translucent nature of the paper allows me to print part of the image on the reverse side of the leaves. The image can then be seen in a more subtle way and the natural details of the leaves are enhanced by the underlying ink. I also embrace the natural characteristics of the different leaves by allowing the texture to break through the image. In this way I aim to create a balance between image and paper, man and environment.

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End of the Day I
Screenprint on Handmade Beech leaf paper with gold leaf
64x61cm

Janet French
‘Field Studies’
25 April – 5 June 2019

An exhibition of Contemporary Silkscreen Prints on Handmade Leaf Paper.

Clare Hall, Herschel Road, Cambridge CB3 9AL.

www.clarehall.cam.ac.uk
www.janetfrench.co.uk

Christmas Exhibition at Great Walsingham Gallery for Nicola Coe, Janet French, Carol Pask

Three members of ARTWORKS – Nicola Coe, Janet French and Carol Pask – have been invited to show their work in a forthcoming Christmas Exhibition at Great Walsingham Gallery in Norfolk.

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Nicola Coe – mixed media with photography
Janet French – original prints on handmade paper made from leaves
Carol Pask – ceramic sculpture

The special preview evening is on Friday 17th November 6 – 9pm, followed by an open day on Saturday 18th November 10am – 5pm. The exhibition continues throughout the Christmas holidays into the New Year, to the end of  January 2018, open Tuesday – Sunday, 10am – 4.30pm (see Great Walsingham Gallery website for full details).

Great Walsingham Gallery & Framing
Hindringham Road
Great Walsingham
Norfolk
NR22 6DR

More details on the art exhibition, opening times and venue location, visit www.walsinghamgallery.co.uk

Artists in ARTWORKS: Janet French: My work explores the fragile symbiotic relationship between man and the natural environment…

Artists in the ARTWORKS exhibition 2015: Janet French

Winter Light III

Winter Light III

My work explores the fragile symbiotic relationship between man and the natural environment. I work in tune with nature to create work that is testimony to…

Artworks 16th Annual Exhibition
Saturday 5 – Sunday 27 September 2015
Open daily 10am – 5pm

Blackthorpe Barn
Rougham Estate
Bury St Edmunds
Suffolk
IP30 9HZ

The Artworks exhibition is open daily, 10am to 5pm, admission is free, ample parking, wheelchair accessible. Free exhibition catalogue.

We also have the ARTWORKS shop for visitors to browse: original handmade prints, small paintings, drawings, sculpture, ceramics, glass and metalwork, large range of greetings cards and artist postcards. There is also a café selling light refreshments.

Today at ARTWORKS: Gainsborough’s House Print Workshop!

We are delighted to welcome back Gainsborough’s House Print Workshop to ARTWORKS in 2015. Gainsborough’s House Print Workshop is a supporter of ARTWORKS.

Today, Sunday 20th September 2015, Sue Molineux,  head technician at Gainsborough’s House Print Workshop, will be at the exhibition with a portfolio of prints to share and discuss printmaking techniques, together with information on the courses and facilities at Gainsborough’s house.

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Sunday 20th September 2015: Gainsborough’s House Print Workshop Printmaking Day at Artworks 2015. Visit at any time between 10am and 5pm, when the exhibition is open to the public.

ARTWORKS 2015
Saturday 5 – Sunday 27 September 2015
Open daily 10am – 5pm

Blackthorpe Barn
Rougham
Bury St Edmunds
Suffolk
IP30 9HZ

Gainsborough’s House Print Workshop is run, along with a thriving museum, by Gainsborough’s House Society, an independent charity with educational aims. For further information on courses, contact: Gainsborough’s House, 46 Gainsborough Street, Sudbury, Suffolk, CO10 2EU. Tel: 01787 372958

www.gainsborough.org

gainsborough's house

Curwen Print Workshops at ARTWORKS 2015

Artworks are delighted to host two Curwen Print Workshops at the ARTWORKS exhibition on Thursday 17th September 2015:

Intaglio and Relief Printmaking Courses with Sue Jones

Intaglio Drypoint workshop
Thursday 17th September 2015 10am to 12.30pm

Create detailed images with a rich characterful line. All materials are provided, you can bring images or sketchbooks if desired, but not necessary. Suitable for all abilities.

£30 including all materials.

Relief Lino workshop
Thursday 17th September 2015 1.30pm to 4pm

All materials are provided, you can bring images or sketchbooks if desired, but not necessary. Suitable for all abilities.

£30 including all materials.

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SPECIAL EXHIBITION OFFER: BOOK A PLACE ON BOTH COURSES FOR A SPECIAL RATE OF £55.00 PER PERSON
USUAL STUDIO PRICE £75.00

ARTWORKS 2015
Saturday 5 – Sunday 27 September 2015
Open daily 10am-5pm

Blackthorpe Barn
Rougham estate
Bury St Edmunds
Suffolk
IP30 9HZ

For further information on the two workshops at ARTWORKS on Thursday 20 September 2015, contact Lorraine Chitson on 01223 892380, or send an email to: enquiries@curwenprintstudy.co.uk

Download Curwen Print Study Centre 2015 courses leaflet: http://www.curwenprintstudy.co.uk/Curwen_2015_Courses_lr.pdf [PDF]

Curwen Print Study Centre
Chilford Hall
Linton
Cambridge
Cambridgeshire
CB21 4LE

Follow Curwen Print Study Centre on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Curwen-Print-Study-Centre

Gainsborough’s House Print Workshop at Artworks 2015

Artworks are delighted to welcome Gainsborough’s House Print Workshop to the Artworks exhibition in 2015 as one of Artworks Supporters. The Print Workshop is a friendly studio established in 1978. Several Artworks artists are also active members of the Workshop.

On Sunday 20th September 2015, Sue Molineux, Workshop Technician at Gainsborough’s House Print Workshop, will be at the Artworks exhibition with an exciting display of fine art prints to discuss printmaking techniques. There will also be information available on the courses, workshops and facilities on offer at Gainsborough’s house.

gainsboroughs-house-workshop-artworks-2014-01

Sunday 20th September 2015: Gainsborough’s House Print Workshop Printmaking Day at Artworks 2015. Visit at any time between 10am and 5pm, when the exhibition is open to the public.

ARTWORKS 2015
Saturday 5 – Sunday 27 September 2015
Open daily 10am – 5pm

Blackthorpe Barn
Rougham
Bury St Edmunds
Suffolk
IP30 9HZ

Gainsborough’s House Print Workshop is run, along with a thriving museum, by Gainsborough’s House Society, an independent charity with educational aims. Recognised as one of the best facilities of its kind in the country, it enjoys a unique and inspiring setting, opening onto the charming garden at Gainsborough’s House, birthplace of the painter Thomas Gainsborough (1727-1788).

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Membership of the Workshop is open to all whether newcomers to printmaking or established artists. Help and advice is readily available and Sue Molineux will arrange an informal induction session for new members. A range of courses are available throughout the year covering all aspects of printmaking and are run by tutors who are well known and respected in their fields.

For further information on courses, contact: Gainsborough’s House, 46 Gainsborough Street, Sudbury, Suffolk, CO10 2EU. Tel: 01787 372958

www.gainsborough.org

gainsborough's house