Rosie Scribblah

Joined Artfinder: Sept. 2015

Artworks for sale: 49

(7)

United Kingdom

About Rosie Scribblah

 
 
  • Biography

    I could draw before I could walk and as soon as I was mobile I carried on; chalking on pavements, marking dusty vehicles with a wet finger and now, a sketchbook my constant companion, I walk and draw in the shadow of several thousand years of European artistic tradition.

    After graduating in printmaking, I struggled through the recession of the ‘80s and developed a secondary career working with drug and alcohol addicts and homeless people. My work with severely damaged and excluded people, existing within the often harsh conditions of the modern city, has influenced me deeply.

    Unashamedly drawing from life, I explore the exquisite diversity of the human body influenced by a passion for Egon Schiele and Kathe Kollwitz, the Vienna Secession and German Expressionism. I revel in scrutinising the nude, taking an uncompromising rather than a decorative approach.

    Working with antique and modern technology, I develop my drawings into original prints; etchings, silkscreens, monotypes and woodcuts using the highest quality inks and beautiful hand-made papers. I draw on the printmaking traditions of the ancient Japanese, medieval Europeans and interconnected 21st century world of printmakers and artists in the development of my art.

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  • Awards

    2011

    The Wrexham Welsh Print International Biennale

    A partnership project run with the Memorial Gallery, Yale College, Wrexham.

    The biennial international printmaking exhibition drawn from entries made via open submission from professional printmakers around the world.

    It incorporates printmaking in its broadest sense, from etchings and lithographs to digital prints and photocopies. Work included is by well-known printmakers based in Wales, as well as international artists working in Europe.
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    Event: Here be Dragons

    Dates: Oct. 14, 2018 - Nov. 11, 2018

    Venue: 216 High Street, 216 High Street, Swansea, SA1 4HH

    Commissioned by Sky Arts TV for a new series in 2019 called 'Art 50' Rose will be exploring the question, "In post-Brexit Britain, who are we?"

    Between mid-October and mid-November, Rose will be based in number 220, High Street, Swansea and will be holding regular open studio days - with tea and cake - to invite local people in to see how her artwork is getting on, and if they want, to do a quick interview which may be included in the Sky Arts TV series.

    The Open Studio will show visitors how an artist works - researching, developing and producing a work of art - and a chance to have your say on what it is to be British.

    Event: Here Be Dragons

    Dates: Sept. 21, 2018 - Sept. 29, 2018

    Venue: Volcano Theatre, Swansea, Wales.

    ose Davies / Rosie Scribblah will be working on her new body of work “_Here Be Dragons_”, which means dangerous or unknown territory! Commissioned by Sky Arts TV for a series in the New Year, Rose will be exploring the question, “_In post – Brexit Britain, who are we_?” Rose will be using her residency at Elysium Studios/Now the Hero and her Open Studio at Volcano to develop a new piece of art rooted in people’s experience of being British.

    The Open Studio will give visitors a real-time experience of how an artist works, researching, developing and producing art. Rose’s initial research has already thrown up intense political opinions, divides and conflicts – ancient and modern. Along the way in the process to making her final piece, Rose will be offering visitors to her Open Studio the chance to have their say on being British and the opportunity to do a brief _vox pop_ interview to camera which may be included in next year’s Sky Arts programme.

    Event: TROUBLEMAKERS Festival

    Dates: July 13, 2017 - July 16, 2017

    Venue: Volcano Theatre, Swansea, Wales.

    The festival reimagines the stretch of street between the station and Castle Square as a pedestrian-friendly place where arts and culture aren’t something special, but are part of everyday life. It opens up buildings that people perhaps don’t normally see and uses spaces that perhaps people don’t normally notice.

    The Troublemakers’ Festival is for everyone who uses Swansea High Street and cares about its future. It’s for people who live on High Street, work on High Street, shop on High Street, socialise on High Street, pass through High Street. It’s for young people and old people. It’s for art lovers and show-goers and pizza fans and it’s for people who’ve never been to a gallery or theatre in their lives.

    Event: Yr Helfa / The Hunt

    Dates: July 7, 2017 - July 31, 2017

    Venue: Cinema & Co, Swansea

    The show features new drawings from my travels across South Wales with archaeologist Dewi Bowen and filmmaker Melvyn Williams, drawing ancient stone monuments that are on the route of The Boar Hunt from the Mabinogion.

    Event: Working Out

    Dates: March 9, 2017 - April 15, 2017

    Venue: Workers Gallery & Workshop, 99 Ynyshir Road Ynyshir nr Porth Rhondda Cynon Taff CF39 0EN

    Workers Gallery Artists Annual Group Show. Exhibiiton of new and recent 2D and 3D artwork and work in progress from the represented artists of the Workers Gallery.

    Event: WMD Women of Many Dimentions

    Dates: March 8, 2017 - March 29, 2017

    Venue: Cinema & Co, Swansea

    Exhibition / Popup Kitchen / Music for International Women's Day!

    An exciting new exhibition marking International Women's Day at the innovative Cinema & Co. Working with the owner, Anna Redfern, local artists Rose Davies, Sylvie Evans and Patricia McKenna-Jones have curated this stunning show featuring around 20 of Swansea's best professional female artists presenting a feast of both figurative and non-figurative work in a variety of media.

    Rose Davies says, “We’re linking our Swansea art show, through the Welsh Women’s Arts Association, with a whole network of art and cultural events across Wales. It’s great to be part of something this big.”

    Event: Breaking New Ground

    Dates: March 1, 2017 - March 28, 2017

    Venue: Thoreau Art Gallery, Franklin Pierce University 40 University Dr, Rindge, New Hampshire 03461

    An exhibition of international prints celebrating 15 years of BIG - a non-toxic etching process developed by Andrew Baldwin.

    Event: Breaking New Ground

    Dates: Feb. 3, 2017 - March 3, 2017

    Venue: Swansea Print Workshop, 19a Clarence St, SWANSEA, SA1 3QR

    An exhibition of international prints celebrating 15 years of BIG - a non-toxic etching process developed by Andrew Baldwin.

    Event: AitTV

    Dates: Jan. 1, 2017 - June 24, 2016

    Venue: The Welfare, Ystradgynlais, Brecon Road, Ystradgynlais, Swansea, Powys, SA9 1JJ

    (Arts in the Tawe Valley), a group printmaking show at The Welfare, Ystradgynlais

    Event: Leftovers VII

    Dates: Dec. 6, 2016 - Jan. 8, 2017

    Venue: Swansea Print Workshop, 19a Clarence St, SWANSEA, SA1 3QR

    Once upon a time, the printmakers of Wingtip Press in Boise, Idaho, USA were cleaning out their flat files and found dozens of little scraps of printmaking papers jamming up the drawers. Realising they probably weren’t alone with the dilemma of what to do with all those too-precious-to-throw-out leftover paper scraps, they issued an invitation to fellow printmakers around the globe to participate in a print exchange to use all those lovely bits of paper.

    Artists submit an edition of 14 miniature prints and received a dozen prints in return. One print is included in a silent auction to raise funds for the Hunger Relief Task Force in the State and the final one of the edition joins an international touring exhibition.

    Event: Women’s Arts Association autumn exhibition

    Dates: Nov. 11, 2016 - Dec. 12, 2016

    Venue: Llanover Hall, Cardiff, Wales

    The Women’s Arts Association has had a very successful show of associate members’ work at Llanover Hall in Cardiff. “How I see It …” fitted nicely with Llanover Hall’s educative functions by asking women makers to create an original work inspired by a woman artist.

    Event: Pakistan Pop Up

    Dates: Oct. 23, 2016 - Oct. 26, 2016

    Venue: Swansea Print Workshop, 19a Clarence St, SWANSEA, SA1 3QR

    Back in April 2014 I travelled to Pakistan with another Swansea Printmaker to do a residency at the Zaira Zaka Print Studio near Rawalpindi. It was an amazing, exhausting and inspiring experience. My fellow printmaker, Hannah Lawson and I are bringing our experiences back home in a four-day pop-up studio at Swansea Print Workshop.

    Event: Alone In The Universe

    Dates: Oct. 17, 2016 - Nov. 26, 2016

    Venue: Workers Gallery & Workshop, 99 Ynyshir Road Ynyshir nr Porth Rhondda Cynon Taff CF39 0EN

    An exhibition of artwork inspired by the poem 'Alone in the Universe' by writer and performance poet Mike Church. Group show including photography, painting, ceramics and sculpture by resident Gallery Artists & selected artists.

    Event: A short Residency

    Dates: Oct. 15, 2016 - Oct. 29, 2016

    Venue: Galerie Simpson, High Street, Swansea

    Working on something new in a short residency at the fab Galerie Simpson. Out of my comfort zone, working out the logistics of constructing prints and drawings in three dimensions. Ooooff. I’m a very 2D person!

    Event: Breaking New Ground

    Dates: Oct. 10, 2016 - Nov. 18, 2016

    Venue: Aberystwyth School of Art Gallery, Aberystwyth: Ceredigion, Wales

    This exhibition showcased the diverse ways in which he and other etcher-printmakers from all over the world have used the BIG solution (Baldwin’s Ink Ground)

    Event: Y Twrch Trwyth

    Dates: Sept. 1, 2016 - Sept. 24, 2016

    Venue: Workers Gallery & Workshop, 99 Ynyshir Road Ynyshir nr Porth Rhondda Cynon Taff CF39 0EN

    My very first solo show of the work I’m doing of ancestral monuments on The Mabinogion’s Boar Hunt in the fabulous Workers Gallery in Ynyshir in the Rhondda Valley.

    Event: Divided By The Meltwater II

    Dates: June 17, 2016 - July 15, 2016

    Venue: University of Wales, Trinity Saint Davids, Swansea, Swansea College of Art UWTSD

    Group show from a collaboration between South Wales and North Devon artists to be exhibited in University of Wales, Trinity Saint Davids, Swansea.

    Event: Swansea: On the Map: An Artist’s Walk

    Dates: April 1, 2016 - May 1, 2015

    Venue: Sunbury Embroidery Gallery, Sunbury-on-Thames

    Ugly! Lovely! Bonkers! – This map is a collaboration between Swansea-based artists Melanie Ezra and Rosie Scribblah. They have chosen a quirky route through the city centre, pointing out the little idiosyncrasies that catches your attention and illustrating the walk with their own artwork. Swansea is full of culture and history, and this little map opens the lid on this fascinating city. The walk is designed to take around 2 hours but it’s probably best to allow a whole day because you are guaranteed to get distracted!

    Event: A World of Work

    Dates: March 17, 2016 - April 30, 2016

    Venue: Workers Gallery & Workshop, 99 Ynyshir Road Ynyshir nr Porth Rhondda Cynon Taff CF39 0EN

    Workers Gallery Artists Annual Exhibition.

    Event: Print From Two Cities

    Dates: Dec. 21, 2015 - Jan. 15, 2016

    Venue: Penarth Pier Pavilion, The Esplanade, Penarth, Vale of Glamorgan, CF64 3AU

    This exhibition will bring together some of the best recent print work from members of Cardiff Print Workshop and Swansea Print Workshop. It will celebrate the work of these two contemporary organisations, both dedicated to the art of printmaking in Wales today.

    Event: Leftovers VI

    Dates: Dec. 6, 2015 - Jan. 13, 2017

    Venue: Swansea Print Workshop, 19a Clarence St, SWANSEA, SA1 3QR

    In its sixth year, this touring international exhibition of miniature original prints is coming to Swansea. Now in its sixth year, the exchange include printmakers from Australia to Arizona, Canada to Colorado, Nevada to Norway to New Zealand, Korea to Kansas, Wales to Washington, and places in between.

    Event: The SPace

    Dates: Nov. 25, 2015 - Feb. 19, 2016

    Venue: Unit 6, Unit 6, 217 High Street, Swansea

    The SPace is Swansea’s newest artspace, a collaboration between Swansea Print Workshop and Coastal Housing Group.

    The SPace is a group of artists / printmakers from Swansea Print Workshop who are taking over Unit 6 at 217 High Street for 3 months to showcase their artwork, to develop new work and to invite the public in to meet and talk with artists doing what it is that artists do.

    The SPace will be open to the public 11.30 – 5.00 Wednesday to Saturday until mid-February.

    Event: People and Printmaking

    Dates: Nov. 24, 2015 - Dec. 19, 2015

    Venue: Swansea Grand Theatre Arts Wing, Singleton Street, Swansea, SA1 3QJ

    An exhibition showing selected work from the past 15 years by members of Swansea Print Workshop.

    Event: The Christmas Show

    Dates: Nov. 14, 2015 - Dec. 23, 2015

    Venue: Oriel Ceri Richards Gallery, Taliesin Arts Centre, Swansea

    Held annually at Ceri Richards Gallery, the Christmas show brings together a variety of styles and genres in a mixed exhibition of art to suit every pocket.

    Event: Of Site & Song

    Dates: Nov. 5, 2015 - Nov. 23, 2015

    Venue: The Workers Gallery, 99 Ynyshir Road, Ynishir, CF39 0EN

    Art in response to special site and songs. Sites from across the world and song.

    Event: Pink Chai And Welsh Cakes

    Dates: Oct. 23, 2015 - Oct. 26, 2015

    Venue: Swansea Print Workshop, 19a Clarence St, SWANSEA, SA1 3QR

    In 2014, Swansea printmakers Rose Davies and Hannah Lawson spent most of April at the Zaira Zaka Print Studio in Rawalpindi, Pakistan, travelling around this extraordinary country, collaborating with other artists and producing an exhibition of original prints shown at the prestigious Satrang Gallery in Islamabad, which was opened by the British Ambassador. Hannah and Rose are bringing that experience back home in a four-day pop-up studio at Swansea Print Workshop this month.

    Rose says,
    “It was a fantastic few weeks, living and working in such a different culture and climate. The great big crazy colourful mix of people, architecture, landscape and animals all influenced us and we’ll be showing some of the work we did in Pakistan and also new art we’ve developed since we’ve been back.”

    Their pop-up studio will show etchings and monotypes, sketches and photos, videos and soundscapes and their latest work-in-progress.

    Event: Victoriana

    Dates: Sept. 25, 2015 - Oct. 9, 2015

    Venue: Tapestri, Llys Glas, Alexandra Road, Swansea

    Key landmarks in the city sprang up from the 1850s onwards. By the time of the 1879 ordnance survey map the city was littered with hospitals, cemeteries, workhouses, schools, assembly rooms, and other key municipal buildings which are still standing today.

    We are encouraging responses along the theme of Victorian landmarks in Swansea and welcome all kinds of archaeological, historical, metaphorical, and allegorical excavations of Swansea’s Victorian heritage.

    Event: The Bagpuss Window

    Dates: Sept. 1, 2015 - Sept. 30, 2015

    Venue: The Bagpuss Window, High Street, Swansea

    My artist chum Melanie Ezra and I filled the window of a semi-derelict dirty old shop with art and artefacts, set up an event page on Facebook, opened the doors and developed our artwork in the premises during daylight hours. Over the next three and a half weeks, The Bagpuss Window, earmarked for demolition in Swansea’s High Street, brought forth an outpouring of visual and performing art and was experienced by around 200 people, artists and the public alike.

    Event: People And Place

    Dates: Aug. 21, 2015 - Sept. 26, 2015

    Venue: Oriel Ceri Richards Gallery, Taliesin Arts Centre, Swansea

    15 Hundred Lives’ collagist Sylvie Evans, printmaker Rose Davies and painter Graham Parker come together with powerful new bodies of work.

    Rose presents ‘Er Gof’, inspired by a visit to Berlin’s Holocaust Memorial in deepest winter.

    In addition to their exhibition in the main gallery, the group will be presenting films, installations and live art events within Taliesin Arts Centre.

    Event: Leftovers V

    Dates: Aug. 3, 2015 - Aug. 10, 2015

    Venue: Swansea Print Workshop, 19a Clarence St, SWANSEA, SA1 3QR

    Leftovers V was initiated by Amy Nack at Wingtip Press in Boise, Idaho, USA as a print exchange to use up all the gorgeous leftover bits of paper that we printmakers always seem to have knocking around. This is its fifth year and includes artists from most States in the USA, Britain / Wales, Australia, New Zealand, Norway, Germany and Canada.

    Event: The Plebeian Scribblers

    Dates: July 10, 2015 - July 10, 2015

    Venue: Fringe Arts Bath, Stall Street, Bath

    Following two years successful street drawing events at Fringe Arts Bath, these experienced street scribblers travel the length of High Street drawing what they see into their sketchbooks.

    Event: London The Art Car Boot Fair

    Dates: June 14, 2015 - June 14, 2015

    Venue: Truman Brewery Car Park, Grey Eagle St, Poplar, London E1 6

    The Art Car Boot Fair has taken place in a Truman Brewery car park just off Brick Lane since 2004 and in that time has featured literally hundreds of artists from Turner prize-winners to emerging young artists, and more recently the cream of the urban art scene.

    Event: The Art Of Caring

    Dates: May 12, 2015 - May 16, 2015

    Venue: St George’s Hospital, St George’s University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust Blackshaw Road Tooting London SW17 0QT

    I submitted three sketches that I’d done while visiting elder relatives in hospital and they’ve been reproduced as postcards for the show. All in all there are 251 artworks from 133 artists from all around the world on the theme of ‘Care and Caring’, celebrating International Nurse’s Day .

    Event: Process, A Museum Experience

    Dates: April 5, 2015 - May 17, 2015

    Venue: Swansea Museum, Swansea Museum Victoria Rd Swansea SA1 1SN

    A mixed media and public access collaboration between the 15 Hundred Lives collective and Swansea Museum. It was called ‘PROCESS’, because it focuses on the processes that artists use to create their work. More than an exhibition of work on walls, ‘PROCESS’ also showcases sketchbooks, tools and materials to foster an understanding of how artists create art.

    My part of the show featured some of my block (relief) prints – lino, wood and foamboard. These portrait heads are based on photos and drawings I did during a visit to Pakistan. It was the first time I exhibited these portraits as a group.

    Event: Art Lovers

    Dates: Feb. 14, 2015 - April 5, 2015

    Venue: Galerie Simpson, 222 High Street, Swansea, SA1 1NW

    A group show of contemporary national and international printmaking at Galerie Simpson, Swansea, featuring Gavin Turk, Angela De La Cruz, Jamie Read, Gary Hume and others

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Awards

2011

The Wrexham Welsh Print International Biennale

A partnership project run with the Memorial Gallery, Yale College, Wrexham.

The biennial international printmaking exhibition drawn from entries made via open submission from professional printmakers around the world.

It incorporates printmaking in its broadest sense, from etchings and lithographs to digital prints and photocopies. Work included is by well-known printmakers based in Wales, as well as international artists working in Europe.

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Event: Here be Dragons

Dates: Oct. 14, 2018 - Nov. 11, 2018

Venue: 216 High Street, 216 High Street, Swansea, SA1 4HH

Commissioned by Sky Arts TV for a new series in 2019 called 'Art 50' Rose will be exploring the question, "In post-Brexit Britain, who are we?"

Between mid-October and mid-November, Rose will be based in number 220, High Street, Swansea and will be holding regular open studio days - with tea and cake - to invite local people in to see how her artwork is getting on, and if they want, to do a quick interview which may be included in the Sky Arts TV series.

The Open Studio will show visitors how an artist works - researching, developing and producing a work of art - and a chance to have your say on what it is to be British.

Event: Here Be Dragons

Dates: Sept. 21, 2018 - Sept. 29, 2018

Venue: Volcano Theatre, Swansea, Wales.

ose Davies / Rosie Scribblah will be working on her new body of work “_Here Be Dragons_”, which means dangerous or unknown territory! Commissioned by Sky Arts TV for a series in the New Year, Rose will be exploring the question, “_In post – Brexit Britain, who are we_?” Rose will be using her residency at Elysium Studios/Now the Hero and her Open Studio at Volcano to develop a new piece of art rooted in people’s experience of being British.

The Open Studio will give visitors a real-time experience of how an artist works, researching, developing and producing art. Rose’s initial research has already thrown up intense political opinions, divides and conflicts – ancient and modern. Along the way in the process to making her final piece, Rose will be offering visitors to her Open Studio the chance to have their say on being British and the opportunity to do a brief _vox pop_ interview to camera which may be included in next year’s Sky Arts programme.

Event: TROUBLEMAKERS Festival

Dates: July 13, 2017 - July 16, 2017

Venue: Volcano Theatre, Swansea, Wales.

The festival reimagines the stretch of street between the station and Castle Square as a pedestrian-friendly place where arts and culture aren’t something special, but are part of everyday life. It opens up buildings that people perhaps don’t normally see and uses spaces that perhaps people don’t normally notice.

The Troublemakers’ Festival is for everyone who uses Swansea High Street and cares about its future. It’s for people who live on High Street, work on High Street, shop on High Street, socialise on High Street, pass through High Street. It’s for young people and old people. It’s for art lovers and show-goers and pizza fans and it’s for people who’ve never been to a gallery or theatre in their lives.

Event: Yr Helfa / The Hunt

Dates: July 7, 2017 - July 31, 2017

Venue: Cinema & Co, Swansea

The show features new drawings from my travels across South Wales with archaeologist Dewi Bowen and filmmaker Melvyn Williams, drawing ancient stone monuments that are on the route of The Boar Hunt from the Mabinogion.

Event: Working Out

Dates: March 9, 2017 - April 15, 2017

Venue: Workers Gallery & Workshop, 99 Ynyshir Road Ynyshir nr Porth Rhondda Cynon Taff CF39 0EN

Workers Gallery Artists Annual Group Show. Exhibiiton of new and recent 2D and 3D artwork and work in progress from the represented artists of the Workers Gallery.

Event: WMD Women of Many Dimentions

Dates: March 8, 2017 - March 29, 2017

Venue: Cinema & Co, Swansea

Exhibition / Popup Kitchen / Music for International Women's Day!

An exciting new exhibition marking International Women's Day at the innovative Cinema & Co. Working with the owner, Anna Redfern, local artists Rose Davies, Sylvie Evans and Patricia McKenna-Jones have curated this stunning show featuring around 20 of Swansea's best professional female artists presenting a feast of both figurative and non-figurative work in a variety of media.

Rose Davies says, “We’re linking our Swansea art show, through the Welsh Women’s Arts Association, with a whole network of art and cultural events across Wales. It’s great to be part of something this big.”

Event: Breaking New Ground

Dates: March 1, 2017 - March 28, 2017

Venue: Thoreau Art Gallery, Franklin Pierce University 40 University Dr, Rindge, New Hampshire 03461

An exhibition of international prints celebrating 15 years of BIG - a non-toxic etching process developed by Andrew Baldwin.

Event: Breaking New Ground

Dates: Feb. 3, 2017 - March 3, 2017

Venue: Swansea Print Workshop, 19a Clarence St, SWANSEA, SA1 3QR

An exhibition of international prints celebrating 15 years of BIG - a non-toxic etching process developed by Andrew Baldwin.

Event: AitTV

Dates: Jan. 1, 2017 - June 24, 2016

Venue: The Welfare, Ystradgynlais, Brecon Road, Ystradgynlais, Swansea, Powys, SA9 1JJ

(Arts in the Tawe Valley), a group printmaking show at The Welfare, Ystradgynlais

Event: Leftovers VII

Dates: Dec. 6, 2016 - Jan. 8, 2017

Venue: Swansea Print Workshop, 19a Clarence St, SWANSEA, SA1 3QR

Once upon a time, the printmakers of Wingtip Press in Boise, Idaho, USA were cleaning out their flat files and found dozens of little scraps of printmaking papers jamming up the drawers. Realising they probably weren’t alone with the dilemma of what to do with all those too-precious-to-throw-out leftover paper scraps, they issued an invitation to fellow printmakers around the globe to participate in a print exchange to use all those lovely bits of paper.

Artists submit an edition of 14 miniature prints and received a dozen prints in return. One print is included in a silent auction to raise funds for the Hunger Relief Task Force in the State and the final one of the edition joins an international touring exhibition.

Event: Women’s Arts Association autumn exhibition

Dates: Nov. 11, 2016 - Dec. 12, 2016

Venue: Llanover Hall, Cardiff, Wales

The Women’s Arts Association has had a very successful show of associate members’ work at Llanover Hall in Cardiff. “How I see It …” fitted nicely with Llanover Hall’s educative functions by asking women makers to create an original work inspired by a woman artist.

Event: Pakistan Pop Up

Dates: Oct. 23, 2016 - Oct. 26, 2016

Venue: Swansea Print Workshop, 19a Clarence St, SWANSEA, SA1 3QR

Back in April 2014 I travelled to Pakistan with another Swansea Printmaker to do a residency at the Zaira Zaka Print Studio near Rawalpindi. It was an amazing, exhausting and inspiring experience. My fellow printmaker, Hannah Lawson and I are bringing our experiences back home in a four-day pop-up studio at Swansea Print Workshop.

Event: Alone In The Universe

Dates: Oct. 17, 2016 - Nov. 26, 2016

Venue: Workers Gallery & Workshop, 99 Ynyshir Road Ynyshir nr Porth Rhondda Cynon Taff CF39 0EN

An exhibition of artwork inspired by the poem 'Alone in the Universe' by writer and performance poet Mike Church. Group show including photography, painting, ceramics and sculpture by resident Gallery Artists & selected artists.

Event: A short Residency

Dates: Oct. 15, 2016 - Oct. 29, 2016

Venue: Galerie Simpson, High Street, Swansea

Working on something new in a short residency at the fab Galerie Simpson. Out of my comfort zone, working out the logistics of constructing prints and drawings in three dimensions. Ooooff. I’m a very 2D person!

Event: Breaking New Ground

Dates: Oct. 10, 2016 - Nov. 18, 2016

Venue: Aberystwyth School of Art Gallery, Aberystwyth: Ceredigion, Wales

This exhibition showcased the diverse ways in which he and other etcher-printmakers from all over the world have used the BIG solution (Baldwin’s Ink Ground)

Event: Y Twrch Trwyth

Dates: Sept. 1, 2016 - Sept. 24, 2016

Venue: Workers Gallery & Workshop, 99 Ynyshir Road Ynyshir nr Porth Rhondda Cynon Taff CF39 0EN

My very first solo show of the work I’m doing of ancestral monuments on The Mabinogion’s Boar Hunt in the fabulous Workers Gallery in Ynyshir in the Rhondda Valley.

Event: Divided By The Meltwater II

Dates: June 17, 2016 - July 15, 2016

Venue: University of Wales, Trinity Saint Davids, Swansea, Swansea College of Art UWTSD

Group show from a collaboration between South Wales and North Devon artists to be exhibited in University of Wales, Trinity Saint Davids, Swansea.

Event: Swansea: On the Map: An Artist’s Walk

Dates: April 1, 2016 - May 1, 2015

Venue: Sunbury Embroidery Gallery, Sunbury-on-Thames

Ugly! Lovely! Bonkers! – This map is a collaboration between Swansea-based artists Melanie Ezra and Rosie Scribblah. They have chosen a quirky route through the city centre, pointing out the little idiosyncrasies that catches your attention and illustrating the walk with their own artwork. Swansea is full of culture and history, and this little map opens the lid on this fascinating city. The walk is designed to take around 2 hours but it’s probably best to allow a whole day because you are guaranteed to get distracted!

Event: A World of Work

Dates: March 17, 2016 - April 30, 2016

Venue: Workers Gallery & Workshop, 99 Ynyshir Road Ynyshir nr Porth Rhondda Cynon Taff CF39 0EN

Workers Gallery Artists Annual Exhibition.

Event: Print From Two Cities

Dates: Dec. 21, 2015 - Jan. 15, 2016

Venue: Penarth Pier Pavilion, The Esplanade, Penarth, Vale of Glamorgan, CF64 3AU

This exhibition will bring together some of the best recent print work from members of Cardiff Print Workshop and Swansea Print Workshop. It will celebrate the work of these two contemporary organisations, both dedicated to the art of printmaking in Wales today.

Event: Leftovers VI

Dates: Dec. 6, 2015 - Jan. 13, 2017

Venue: Swansea Print Workshop, 19a Clarence St, SWANSEA, SA1 3QR

In its sixth year, this touring international exhibition of miniature original prints is coming to Swansea. Now in its sixth year, the exchange include printmakers from Australia to Arizona, Canada to Colorado, Nevada to Norway to New Zealand, Korea to Kansas, Wales to Washington, and places in between.

Event: The SPace

Dates: Nov. 25, 2015 - Feb. 19, 2016

Venue: Unit 6, Unit 6, 217 High Street, Swansea

The SPace is Swansea’s newest artspace, a collaboration between Swansea Print Workshop and Coastal Housing Group.

The SPace is a group of artists / printmakers from Swansea Print Workshop who are taking over Unit 6 at 217 High Street for 3 months to showcase their artwork, to develop new work and to invite the public in to meet and talk with artists doing what it is that artists do.

The SPace will be open to the public 11.30 – 5.00 Wednesday to Saturday until mid-February.

Event: People and Printmaking

Dates: Nov. 24, 2015 - Dec. 19, 2015

Venue: Swansea Grand Theatre Arts Wing, Singleton Street, Swansea, SA1 3QJ

An exhibition showing selected work from the past 15 years by members of Swansea Print Workshop.

Event: The Christmas Show

Dates: Nov. 14, 2015 - Dec. 23, 2015

Venue: Oriel Ceri Richards Gallery, Taliesin Arts Centre, Swansea

Held annually at Ceri Richards Gallery, the Christmas show brings together a variety of styles and genres in a mixed exhibition of art to suit every pocket.

Event: Of Site & Song

Dates: Nov. 5, 2015 - Nov. 23, 2015

Venue: The Workers Gallery, 99 Ynyshir Road, Ynishir, CF39 0EN

Art in response to special site and songs. Sites from across the world and song.

Event: Pink Chai And Welsh Cakes

Dates: Oct. 23, 2015 - Oct. 26, 2015

Venue: Swansea Print Workshop, 19a Clarence St, SWANSEA, SA1 3QR

In 2014, Swansea printmakers Rose Davies and Hannah Lawson spent most of April at the Zaira Zaka Print Studio in Rawalpindi, Pakistan, travelling around this extraordinary country, collaborating with other artists and producing an exhibition of original prints shown at the prestigious Satrang Gallery in Islamabad, which was opened by the British Ambassador. Hannah and Rose are bringing that experience back home in a four-day pop-up studio at Swansea Print Workshop this month.

Rose says,
“It was a fantastic few weeks, living and working in such a different culture and climate. The great big crazy colourful mix of people, architecture, landscape and animals all influenced us and we’ll be showing some of the work we did in Pakistan and also new art we’ve developed since we’ve been back.”

Their pop-up studio will show etchings and monotypes, sketches and photos, videos and soundscapes and their latest work-in-progress.

Event: Victoriana

Dates: Sept. 25, 2015 - Oct. 9, 2015

Venue: Tapestri, Llys Glas, Alexandra Road, Swansea

Key landmarks in the city sprang up from the 1850s onwards. By the time of the 1879 ordnance survey map the city was littered with hospitals, cemeteries, workhouses, schools, assembly rooms, and other key municipal buildings which are still standing today.

We are encouraging responses along the theme of Victorian landmarks in Swansea and welcome all kinds of archaeological, historical, metaphorical, and allegorical excavations of Swansea’s Victorian heritage.

Event: The Bagpuss Window

Dates: Sept. 1, 2015 - Sept. 30, 2015

Venue: The Bagpuss Window, High Street, Swansea

My artist chum Melanie Ezra and I filled the window of a semi-derelict dirty old shop with art and artefacts, set up an event page on Facebook, opened the doors and developed our artwork in the premises during daylight hours. Over the next three and a half weeks, The Bagpuss Window, earmarked for demolition in Swansea’s High Street, brought forth an outpouring of visual and performing art and was experienced by around 200 people, artists and the public alike.

Event: People And Place

Dates: Aug. 21, 2015 - Sept. 26, 2015

Venue: Oriel Ceri Richards Gallery, Taliesin Arts Centre, Swansea

15 Hundred Lives’ collagist Sylvie Evans, printmaker Rose Davies and painter Graham Parker come together with powerful new bodies of work.

Rose presents ‘Er Gof’, inspired by a visit to Berlin’s Holocaust Memorial in deepest winter.

In addition to their exhibition in the main gallery, the group will be presenting films, installations and live art events within Taliesin Arts Centre.

Event: Leftovers V

Dates: Aug. 3, 2015 - Aug. 10, 2015

Venue: Swansea Print Workshop, 19a Clarence St, SWANSEA, SA1 3QR

Leftovers V was initiated by Amy Nack at Wingtip Press in Boise, Idaho, USA as a print exchange to use up all the gorgeous leftover bits of paper that we printmakers always seem to have knocking around. This is its fifth year and includes artists from most States in the USA, Britain / Wales, Australia, New Zealand, Norway, Germany and Canada.

Event: The Plebeian Scribblers

Dates: July 10, 2015 - July 10, 2015

Venue: Fringe Arts Bath, Stall Street, Bath

Following two years successful street drawing events at Fringe Arts Bath, these experienced street scribblers travel the length of High Street drawing what they see into their sketchbooks.

Event: London The Art Car Boot Fair

Dates: June 14, 2015 - June 14, 2015

Venue: Truman Brewery Car Park, Grey Eagle St, Poplar, London E1 6

The Art Car Boot Fair has taken place in a Truman Brewery car park just off Brick Lane since 2004 and in that time has featured literally hundreds of artists from Turner prize-winners to emerging young artists, and more recently the cream of the urban art scene.

Event: The Art Of Caring

Dates: May 12, 2015 - May 16, 2015

Venue: St George’s Hospital, St George’s University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust Blackshaw Road Tooting London SW17 0QT

I submitted three sketches that I’d done while visiting elder relatives in hospital and they’ve been reproduced as postcards for the show. All in all there are 251 artworks from 133 artists from all around the world on the theme of ‘Care and Caring’, celebrating International Nurse’s Day .

Event: Process, A Museum Experience

Dates: April 5, 2015 - May 17, 2015

Venue: Swansea Museum, Swansea Museum Victoria Rd Swansea SA1 1SN

A mixed media and public access collaboration between the 15 Hundred Lives collective and Swansea Museum. It was called ‘PROCESS’, because it focuses on the processes that artists use to create their work. More than an exhibition of work on walls, ‘PROCESS’ also showcases sketchbooks, tools and materials to foster an understanding of how artists create art.

My part of the show featured some of my block (relief) prints – lino, wood and foamboard. These portrait heads are based on photos and drawings I did during a visit to Pakistan. It was the first time I exhibited these portraits as a group.

Event: Art Lovers

Dates: Feb. 14, 2015 - April 5, 2015

Venue: Galerie Simpson, 222 High Street, Swansea, SA1 1NW

A group show of contemporary national and international printmaking at Galerie Simpson, Swansea, featuring Gavin Turk, Angela De La Cruz, Jamie Read, Gary Hume and others


 

Biography

I could draw before I could walk and as soon as I was mobile I carried on; chalking on pavements, marking dusty vehicles with a wet finger and now, a sketchbook my constant companion, I walk and draw in the shadow of several thousand years of European artistic tradition.

After graduating in printmaking, I struggled through the recession of the ‘80s and developed a secondary career working with drug and alcohol addicts and homeless people. My work with severely damaged and excluded people, existing within the often harsh conditions of the modern city, has influenced me deeply.

Unashamedly drawing from life, I explore the exquisite diversity of the human body influenced by a passion for Egon Schiele and Kathe Kollwitz, the Vienna Secession and German Expressionism. I revel in scrutinising the nude, taking an uncompromising rather than a decorative approach.

Working with antique and modern technology, I develop my drawings into original prints; etchings, silkscreens, monotypes and woodcuts using the highest quality inks and beautiful hand-made papers. I draw on the printmaking traditions of the ancient Japanese, medieval Europeans and interconnected 21st century world of printmakers and artists in the development of my art.

 
 
 
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