Syria – new screen prints

I have been working on a new series of screen prints which are inspired by the terrible destruction being done to Syria. I was moved to start creating these prints when our Government decided to bomb Syria and I began to see images of the total destruction of whole towns. All the buildings, including peoples homes, were reduced to rubble, with just remnants left to show the lives which had existed there.

The first print in the series was made quickly, in the first rush of emotion stirred by the Government rushing through a decision to bomb Syria following the Paris attacks. It’s called ‘Not in my Name’, for obvious reasons. It is based on press photographs of a block of flats, which has had the whole front blown off in a bomb attack, revealing the evidence and remains of individual homes behind the rubble of the facade.

 

Not In My Name - 10 layer screen print

Not In My Name – 10 layer screen print

This screen print is available to buy at Creative Collective for Refugee Relief here – https://www.facebook.com/1685067585059703/photos/pb.1685067585059703.-2207520000.1455121482./1717948165104978/?type=3&theater – with 100% of the proceeds going to help the refugees.

The second print is based on more photographs, taken by drones, of further destruction. Again, the signs of peoples former lives are visible in the rubble of what remains of their towns and cities. This print is called ‘Social Engineering’. The title reflects my research into the role played by our Government in the deliberate ‘reorganisation’ of the Middle East and African regions.

Social Engineering - 10 layer screen print

Social Engineering – 10 layer screen print

 

Paris – December 2015

We visited Paris in December, shortly after the horrendous shootings and bombings that happened. I was moved to produce a print after the atrocities and I managed to get it prepared and printed in time to be able to take a few with me to Paris. The image is taken from a photo of a typical Parisian cafe, one of the ones which was shot at. I felt that one of the worst things about the shootings was that they were directed at ordinary people, doing what they do every day, sitting outside bars and cafes. I printed a few of these onto adhesive vinyl paper so that I could place them around Paris for people to find and to take home if they wished to. One of them I placed amongst the tributes at the Place de la Republique.

 

Me placing my print with the tributes at Place de la Republique

Me placing my print with the tributes at Place de la Republique

 

'All The World's A Stage' screen print

‘All The World’s A Stage’ screen print

There are some more photos on my Facebook page here – https://www.facebook.com/lynneofhippo/media_set?set=a.10206616452582677.1073741844.1013154845&type=3

Celebrating The Familiar – Solo show

Some photos of my Solo Exhibition ‘Celebrating The Familiar’ at The Cauliflower Gin Palace.

There are some more photos on my Facebook page here – https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.800792440033318.1073741835.505654016213830&type=3 

'Celebrating The Familiar' Solo show at The Cauliflower Gin Palace

‘Celebrating The Familiar’ Solo show at The Cauliflower Gin Palace

'Celebrating The Familiar' Solo show at The Cauliflower Gin Palace

‘Celebrating The Familiar’ Solo show at The Cauliflower Gin Palace

'Celebrating The Familiar' Solo show at The Cauliflower Gin Palace

‘Celebrating The Familiar’ Solo show at The Cauliflower Gin Palace

'Celebrating The Familiar' Solo show at The Cauliflower Gin Palace

‘Celebrating The Familiar’ Solo show at The Cauliflower Gin Palace

'Celebrating The Familiar' Solo show at The Cauliflower Gin Palace

‘Celebrating The Familiar’ Solo show at The Cauliflower Gin Palace

Review of Affordable Art Fair experience

 

My review of the Affordable Art Fair experience.

I really enjoyed the whole experience of my first ever Affordable Art Fair. My fellow exhibitors from East London Printmakers were all fantastic. A joy to work with and all faultlessly arranged and organised by Steve Edwards and all involved – we knew exactly what to do and when to do it ! The hang was busy, very much ‘salon’ style ! – it looked great – well done and a big Thank You to the hanging team !.

ELP stand at AAF ELP stand at the Affordable Art Fair

 

The 2 photos above were pinched off the East London Printmakers blog so thank you to whoever took them ! www.eastlondonprintmakers.co.uk

The 3 days I spent helping to man the stand were very enjoyable. I loved meeting and chatting to people about my, and other artists’, prints and printmaking techniques. The stand was very lively and busy the whole of the weekend and we all made a good number of sales.

Affordable Art Fair 2015

My screen prints on the East London Printmakers stand at Affordable Art Fair, Hampstead, 2015

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

My ‘Wall’s Ice Cream’ 15 layer screen print was one that I sold – to a very nice man who stopped to chat for a while, went away to look round the rest of the fair, and then came back to buy it !

'Wall's Ice Cream', screen print

‘Wall’s Ice Cream’, screen print

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Already looking forward to being invited to participate next year !

 

Solo Exhibition at The Cauliflower

Very excited to announce that I am having a solo exhibition at The Cauliflower in Seven Kings!! It’s a fantastic pub – a recently refurbished rare example of a Gin Palace – and has been my local for years as well as my muse !

The Cauliflower Gin Palace

The Cauliflower Gin Palace

We will be holding a Private View opening evening on ‘Second Thursday’ – 16th July – at 7pm. Open to everyone so come along and say hello !

Keep an eye on the Facebook event page for more info and updates – https://www.facebook.com/events/718925304885922/

The Cauliflower is at 553 High Road, Seven Kings, Essex, IG1 1TZ. Catch the TFL overground train from Liverpool Street or Stratford and get off at Seven Kings (one stop after Ilford). Then its a very short walk along the High Road. There is also a bus stop right outside the pub. The 86 and N86 stop here, as well as the 128, 150 and 679.

 

LOOP 2015 exhibition

LOOP 2015 logo

LOOP 2015 logo

I’m very happy to say that I will be participating in the LOOP Artists exhibition again this year.

 

LOOP2015
LOOP celebrates its 10th anniversary. The first LOOP exhibition was in 2005, and there have been 11 shows in ten years, an evolving platform that has presented some of the best in new printmaking.
LOOP is an informal co-operative of artists with a background in print. Some of the artists have exhibited internationally, set up print studios, or pursued teaching careers; others have continued to work in their own studios, while a few have just recently completed a printmaking MA at Camberwell. The focus has always been on print, with creative and experimental use of the oldest and newest technologies. The variety and vitality of contemporary print has been evident in all LOOP exhibitions.
LOOP2015 brings together a group of 25 artists: Alison Bickmore, Lynne Blackburn, Anthony Broad, Richenda Court, Frank Dolphin, Heather Fahy, Marianne Ferm, Jane Lacy Hodge, Julie Hoyle, Fabienne Khial, Janet Milner, Jackie Newell, Ann Norfield, Valeriya N-Georg, Ralph Overill, Elizabeth Peer, Sumi Perera, Annika Reed, Annee Robson, Lucinka Soucek, Eric Storey, Maki Takizawa, John Tate, Susan Turner and Caro Worboys.

LOOP2015
Bankside Gallery,
48 Hopton Street,
London, SE1 9JH
Tuesday September 8 to Sunday September 13, open daily 11 – 6 except for Sunday, when it will close at 5pm.
The artists will be present at the Private View, 6 – 9pm on Tuesday September 8, and at the closing party 1.30 – 5pm on Sunday September 13.

www.loopartists.org.uk
arts@openpage.org.uk

https://www.facebook.com/Loopartistscoop

Scary Steps Screen Print – in progress photos

Here are some photos of my ‘Scary Steps’ screen print in progress, showing the process of layering the colours to build up the image.

Scary Steps screen print with 2 colours printed

Scary Steps screen print with 2 colours printed

Scary Steps screen print with 4 colours printed

Scary Steps screen print with 4 colours printed

Scary Steps screen print with 7 colours printed

Scary Steps screen print with 7 colours printed

Scary Steps screen print with 10 colours printed

Scary Steps screen print with 10 colours printed

Scary Steps screen print with 11 colours printed

Scary Steps screen print with 11 colours printed

Scary Steps screen print with 12 colours printed - Finished !

Scary Steps screen print with 12 colours printed – Finished !

Scary Steps screen print finished & framed - ready to go off to it's new home !

Scary Steps screen print finished & framed – ready to go off to it’s new home !

 

Pub Interiors

I love pubs ! And I hate the way these historic meeting places are being closed down and swept away before the wave of gentrification happening in our cities. I have made many screen prints over the years based on low resolution photographs which I take in the pub. Most are taken in my local, The Cauliflower, Seven Kings, which is a beautiful Victorian Gin Palace. There has been a pub on the site for hundreds of years and this appeals to my fascination for the history of my local urban environment.

Here a a selection of my pub interior screen prints.

'Three' - 12 layer screen print

‘Three’ – 12 layer screen print

The Cauliflower (Bar Stool) screen print

The Cauliflower (Bar Stool) screen print

Bar Stool, screen print

Bar Stool, screen print

'2 Chairs' screen print in 12 layers

‘2 Chairs’ screen print in 12 layers