If you’re in or around Winchester in March make some time to visit the exhibition of Badger Press printmaker Kate Watkins. Based around an ongoing theme of coastal landscapes Kate’s prints are exhibited alongside the photography of Chris Lee in the Everyman Cinema Winchester. The exhibition runs from the 2nd to the 22nd of March; open daily 10am to 11pm for more information on Kate and her work and the exhibition visit Kate’s website.
It’s finally here! After plenty of hard work, head scratching, insight gathering and revisions, the new Badger Press website has arrived! We’re very proud of it and hope you’ll like it too. Most importantly we hope it will help you better engage with us, what we’re doing, what’s going on inside and outside the studio; sharing events & exhibitions happening that you should know about. Continue reading> (more…)
Henry Moore/ Prints from the British Council at Winchester Discovery Centre; from the 10th of January to the 1st of March 2015. A glimpse into the vast collection of prints created by internationally acclaimed artist Henry Moore. This selection, held by the British Council, features seated figures, sculptural forms and his hauntingly beautiful series inspired by WH Auden poems. More information about the exhibition and visiting information can be found on the gallery section of the Discovery Centre website.
Louise Bourgeois, A Woman Without Secrets at Southampton City Art Gallery from 16th January to the 18th April 2015. This exhibition brings together a group of works that reveal how the artist, working in a variety of materials and scales, explores the mystery and beauty of human emotions. Drawing upon recurring themes and motifs such as spirals, spiders and the human form, Bourgeois’ deeply personal and emotive works examine themes such as fear, death, motherhood, sexuality and love. More information about the exhibition and visiting information can be found on the gallery website.
See the latest visual output from the Badger Press studio! A group of our regulars have been busy in the studio working together to create an exhibition for the Theatre Royal Winchester. Featuring the work of 7 of our artists & illustrators producing work under the title Fables/ Illustrated Moral Tales, from Ancient, Modern and Other Worlds. Whether you’re passing by or looking for an excuse to have a nose around Winchester, make some time to pop in! The exhibition runs from now until the first week in March in the Theatre’s gallery space; opening hours are 10am to 6pm Monday to Friday & 10am to 5pm on Saturday. For more information on the Theatre/ visiting/ access visit their website.
To coincide with a season examining British artists’ responses to the conflict, Pallant House gallery, Chichester brings this wonderful exhibition to the De’Longhi print room. Presenting the print portfolio ‘Eleven Poems by Federico Garcia Lorca’ by the celebrated British abstract artist Terry Frost, 29th October 2014 — 15th February 2015. Created over five decades after Lorca’s death, the portfolio was inspired by some of his most significant writings including Lament for Ignacio Sanchez Mejias (1935) and poems taken from Book of Poems (1921) Songs (1921-24) and Gypsy Ballads (1924-1927). Frost’s etchings are presented alongside the corresponding poems by Lorca, exploring their shared fascination with nature, death and the ‘Duende’, a concept in Spanish culture that refers to the heightened state of emotion required for artistic invention.
Make time before the 8th of November 2016 to visit the St Barbe Museum in Lymington to see the wonderful exhibition Nocturnal Encounters Wood Engravings by Colin See-Paynton. Entirely self-taught as a wood engraver; See-Paynton has established himself as one of the most revered printmakers in the world. His work is based on the meticulous observation of the natural world, inventing complex compositions that link species and their habitats. He uses his knowledge and imagination to construct engravings of great complexity and refinement and has evolved something new by the patterning and layering of his images.
This exhibition mixes new work focusing on a family of hares which made their home in Colin’s garden and a selection of earlier work which uses an increasingly abstract and fluid line to capture the fast and fleeting lines of birds and fish.
Great to welcome back Kate Dicker to the Badger Press studio this weekend with the return of her wonderful wood engraving course. A fantastic weekend had by all with plenty of exciting work produced! If you missed out this time round, Kate’s next wood engraving weekend will take place in April 2015 (date TBC); Sign up to our newsleter to keep up-to-date with courses as soon as they’re booked in!
In the summer of 2014, Badger Press had the pleasure of the company of artist Ray Anderson in the studio. Taking advantage of our accommodating open access Ray spent the best part of 6 weeks in the Badger Press studio producing a cast of exquisite screen printed portraits in his own very unique manner. Working directly onto the screen, dispensing ink with carefully pre-filled syringes, each print is produced as a monoprint. Ray’s work develops beyond these prints where he supports and complements each visual portrait with it’s own written prose. A very special character with plenty to show and tell, we’re all very much looking forward to having Ray back in the studio for many years to come. (more…)
If you’re in London between now and September the 28th make some time to visit the Bankside Gallery to see the National Original Print Exhibition. A fabulous exhibition of printmakers, nation-wide. Stunning work in a diverse selection of print mediums from wood engravings to cyanotypes, etchings to screen print. This year the Badger Press was proudly involved as a sponsor; look out for the exquisite etching, ‘divide’ by Stephanie Nebbia the recipient of our ‘Badger Press studio award’. For more information visit the Bankside Gallery website.
Winchester Poetry festival kicks off this Friday, with a range of exciting events through Friday and the weekend, September 12th – 14th. As part of the festival artists from the Badger Press were asked to respond to and illustrate key poems chosen by the festival commemorating the first world war. If you’re out in Winchester this weekend have a look out for our prints exhibited in the Cathedral and Discovery Centre. For more information on the Festival and what you can hope to see, visit www.winchesterpoetryfestival.org if you’d like to enquire about any of the prints please click here to download a price list and email firstname.lastname@example.org to place your order.
A massive thank you to everyone who made it along to our open studio on Sunday. We had a fantastic number of visitors, great to see you all! Thank you to all of you that contributed work to our exhibition, the studio walls were truly blessed and our print browsers were brimming with great work! Big thanks to Rob Luckins, Jo Morley & Kate Dicker, you were great! Onwards and upwards!!