Learn a rewarding new skill or just find some creative time out in a genuinely stimulating environment. Try out one of these artists led workshops at Blackburn Museum this November. You can book them through the following link https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/o/workshops-at-the-museum-12912265556 … Continue reading
On the 25th March Found in Blackburn took place. I had the pleasure of running workshop for the event at Blackburn Museum. Linocuts were created which represented buildings highlighted in the Found in Blackburn Art Trail. Using the museums rather … Continue reading
I have been experimenting with how to combine my printmaking with artist books. Here I combine my own illustrations with images from early books. I like the idea of the illustrations working their way beyond the confines of the book … Continue reading
This temporary exhibition by artist Julia M. Swarbrick showcases work produced during her seven month residency at Blackburn Museum funded by Art Council England. Julia used the museum’s Columbian Press to create hand pulled prints in response to the … Continue reading
With early printed versions of the Canterbury Tales by Chaucer on display at Blackburn Museum here was an opportunity to try something new and yet rather old with the Columbian Press. Using wooden blocks and digital laser cutting I recreated … Continue reading
Work by Members of Blackburn Friends of the Museum created in my printmaking workshops this summer. Here are some beautiful prints by Olivia Keith. All work is inspired by the Museums wonderful Hart Collection an amazing collection of books that … Continue reading
These bee themed Lino block were created from my drawing using a laser cutter at the Making Rooms in Blackburn. The blocks were finished by hand and then printed on Blackburn Museums 150 year old Columbian Press. The Bee pictures will form part of a series of images that will be turned into a contemporary Book of Hours. Books of Hours were designed for meditative contemplation. I associated them with seasonal pictures of labourers working in the fields. The wealthy owner of a Book of Hours might contemplate such things. I sit and look out my window contemplating the bees working hard at the Lavender. The image and the scent of the lavender is calming to me while the bees labour on.
To celebrate 400 Years of since the birth of William Shakesphere, Blackburn Museum was able to come up with something rather special. The Museum were able to display an extremely rare and important first edition of Shakespeare’s plays, known as … Continue reading
Memories of Moss & Sand – Counterpart Lytham Interventions Workshops As part of art trail within an art trail I created for Lytham festival I decided to offer a mini printmaking workshop for visitors to the event. Here are some … Continue reading
I am pleased to announce that this year I will be working as Artist in Residence at Blackburn Museum and Art Gallery. A feature of this residency is that I will be working with this rather fabulous Columbian Press. The … Continue reading
7th of November 2015 – December 2015 My final exhibition of 2015 takes place at the Birley Artist Studios Gallery. This is curated by artist Simon Plum and myself and also features work from artists Ingrid Christie and Adam Ralston. … Continue reading
Artists Simon Plum, Lisa Wigham and myself are photographed by photographer Michael Swarbrick as we prepare ourselves for Adventures in a Nothern Landscape.