15 May – 29 June 19
An exhibition of contemporary artists and Illustrators for The Northern Festival of Illustration
This exhibition looks at the dual role printmaking plays for artists / illustrators and invites a selected group of contemporary illustrators / printmakers to look at the relationship between their commissioned work and self-generated work.
What is the energy and idea flow between the two strands of work, are they indeed two strands at all or meanderings along the same path? Having developed an individual style, which works represent the ‘real’ them?
Each artist was asked to show work made to commission, as an illustrator, and also work in print that has been produced as part of their own enquiry or self-generated project.
The exhibition presents the works alongside an interview with each artist exploring their working methods and thought-processes and the relationship between the two ways of working.
This exhibition is part of the Northern Festival of Illustration (1 June – 15 September) Organised and developed by The Northern School of Art, the festival features many internationally renowned illustrators as well as a programme of workshops, exhibitions, events and a pop up studio www.festivalofillustration.com
The exhibiting artists are:
She specialises in editorial illustration, with a focus on colour experimentation, collage and print making techniques. Her published work includes children’s books ‘The Flower with Feelings’,‘The Making of U’ and e-book ‘My Random Digi Life’.
Chris Daunt is an illustrator, specialising in wood engraving, wood and linocut. Based in the region, Chris works to commission as well as making his own work and also teaches wood engraving privately and in print studios. Chris is currently the chairman of the Society of Wood Engravers and also makes wood engraving blocks, supplying artists across the UK.
Based in the region and a prolific printmaker working in a range of traditional print processes. Her design work has been used across a range of design projects, most notably children’s books.
Alice makes limited edition screenprints touching on folklore and traditions. Her commissioned work includes illustrations for editorial, books and products often with a culinary twist. Alice grew up in Newcastle but now lives in London.
Based in Ouseburn with an international profile – Jimmy is a graphic artist and video director. He combines a love of handmade collage, drawing, screenprinting and painting alongside digital techniques. Jimmy has worked for a range of clients as well as producing screenprints at Northern Print.