In the Studio with Lucy May Schofield
An Evening of Mokuhanga with Lucy May Schofield
Tues 9 March 7pm
£5 to attend online
In 2016 Lucy May Schofield began her term as VARC (Visual Arts in Rural Communities) resident artist at Tarset, one of Northumberland's more remote locations and she remains based at the parish to this day.
Lucy describes her work as a 'collaboration with the expansive landscape and dark skies of Northumberland.'
Join us for a virtual studio visit where you can find out how Lucy makes her prints and learn how her rural location informs her creative process. There will be an opportunity to ask questions at the event.
About the artist
I mark the seasonal shifts with paper, ink, wood and silk to connect and convene with nature. Observing the way in which time behaves in remote and rural places has resonated in ritualistic acts of making. Meditating on the earth’s rotation, the phases of the moon and our relationship to light and time inspire performative acts in the landscape documented through printmaking, video, stitch and installation. In turning our attention to the temporal, the work seeks to commune with nature and our relationship to transience and impermanence. I am interested in belonging and dislocation, remoteness and ritual, separation and intimacy, time and impermanence, isolation and migration, repetition and remembrance, stillness and light, silence and rhythm, pilgrimage and place.
Lucy graduated from London College of Printing in 2002 before being awarded a two-year funded residency at Manchester School of Art, where she also worked as an Associate Lecturer until 2010.
In 2011 Lucy relocated to Japan, where her interest in printmaking developed. As joint recipient of a British Council International development award in 2015, she initiated a collaborative project at IMPACT 9 Printmaking Conference in China. The project travelled to Southern Graphics Conference International (SGCI) in Portland, USA in 2016. Later that year she was awarded a one-year residency with VARC (Visual Artists in Rural Communities) in Tarset, Northumberland where she is still based. In addition to creating her own work Lucy currently leads printmaking and book arts workshops around the UK.
The money from tickets sold for this event will go towards helping keep Northern Print operating in this challenging time. We look forward to virtually seeing you.
How it works
Once you make a booking we will add you to our list of attendees and before the event we will send you a link to the private Zoom meeting which you can use to join us at 7pm on Thurs 10 Sept.
If you have never used Zoom before, please contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org a few days before the event and we can help you to get set up on your device. You will need a computer, phone or tablet and connection to the internet to join the meeting.
This event has been kindly supported by the Golsoncott Foundation.
Thinking of buying an original print priced at £100 or above*?
We are members of Own Art, a national scheme funded by Arts Council England that makes it easy and affordable for everyone to buy contemporary art.
Own Art allows you to spread the cost of a purchase of an original artwork over 10 months with an interest free loan. With so many works of art to choose from, you could start a collection of your own today from as little as £10 per month.
To help explain the scheme, here are our answers to some frequently asked questions:
What can I buy?
Own Art loans are available in our gallery for the purchase of contemporary art and craft by living artists. That means you can choose more or less anything you want from paintings, prints, drawings and sculpture, to glassware, ceramics, jewellery and textiles.
How much can I borrow?
Own Art loans allow you to borrow from as little as £100 up to a maximum of £2,500 for the purchase of works of art by living artists.
How do I apply?
After you've found something in our gallery or online that you love, speak with a member of staff who can talk you through your options on 0191 2617000. You are able to pay a deposit with Own Art to lower your monthly costs although this is not necessary and the loan can cover framing if you wish. The best option is to visit the gallery if you would like to proceed with an Own Art application where a member of our team will take you through the loan application process. You will need to bring proof of ID, address and signature - a driving licence is ideal or a utility bill and credit or debit card. The application process usually takes 10-15 mins following which you'll get an instant decision so you can take the work home on the same day.
For more information visit the Own Art website.
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* £100 minimum spend can include the price of the frame.