Jun 2007

Anne's work

Anne kindly gave me permission to highlight some of her work which is displayed in her exhibitions over the summer

Dish Mops


Strange Structure


St Swithin

Closure of Birmingham Printmakers

I'm afraid that there has been the threat of the closure of our workshop along with a host of other studios rented through Birmingham Artists for the last few weeks due to some inexplicable change in Birmingham City Council's attitude to supporting local art and artists.

If support for subsidised artists' spaces from B.C.C is withdrawn we will as a city and region be the poorer for it as the majority of artists aren't isolated types (like myself!) working away on unfeasible projects but are involved in many aspects of education, outreach and therapeutic applications of creativity. These practitioners contribute greatly to the lives of many individuals, young and old in ways that may not be accountable in purely monetary terms. As none of these individuals is 'in it for the money' they vitally need subsidised artist spaces out of which to work.

Please check out the Word documents below for more information:

Press Release BPM

FW_ press release birmingham artists

Getting Anne's Exhibition ready

Thought l'd post a few images from yesterday when a group of Birmingham Printmakers spent the day - including Anne Crews herself - hanging a range of Anne's work that represents her artistic output over the years. This will be the first time many people will have been able to view her work in this way - l'm thinking every artist warrants a retrospective at least once in their life - and it is a stunning statement of her talent.
We hope to have members present in the workshop during the duration of Anne's exhibition (June 23 to July 6) so that visitors can see printers working(!) as well as admiring work.

From Above#8

This is the latest attempt at an imaginative interpretation of a (Sunderland WW2) flying boat landing on water.

Anne Crews Retrospective Exhibition

I'm pleased to be highlighting retrospective exhibitions of the work of Anne Crews who is a founder member of Birmingham Printmakers and a great individual. Members of BPM (Birmingham Printmakers) are hanging some of Anne's work in our workshop this week and from next weekend it will be open to the public - an opportunity for anyone who might like to see the inside of a print workshop!

RBSA Prize Exhibition

Accepting prize from Chancellor

I had a print accepted for the RBSA Prize Exhibition recently, and was delighted to win the Leo Honigsberger Prize for the entry. The photo shows me accepting my prize at the Private View from the Chancellor of Aston University, Sir Michael Bett.

The image below is the one which won the prize - From The Air #7, an intaglio and aquatint print.

From The Air #7