Sunday, 21 March 2010

Pictures from an exhibition

The new carnivalesque show opened at our Press gallery this afternoon.
I finished making some little books and theatres a few minutes before the PV and was still stuffing new hand-printed woodcut cards in ( hand-made) envelopes as people arrived
You can see the concertina book opened out on the bottom shelf in the window and one of the theatres on the top shelf, more clearly in the second photo

Apart from walls full of prints by myself ( the sepia coloured drypoints ) we had linocuts and monoprints by Walter Bachinski from Shanty Bay press and wood and linocuts and collagraphs by Sarah Young..
( see their websites in previous posting)

and as a complete change we had a magnificent selection of old toys games and puppet theatres and puppets to sell from a private collection - great fun and great graphics.
The last of the Carnival boxes I made after a visit to the Munich toy and puppet museum fitted in quite nicely - you can see them to the right of the second to last picture...

The show will be up for another month until the end of April.

Wednesday, 3 March 2010

What's happening next at Tom Paine Press Gallery

Continuing our light and bright themes for dark months, the Tom Paine Printing Press gallery’s third exhibition will be centred around both the light and the dark side of the idea of Carnival and Circus.

Hopefully spring is on its way - we have just passed Mardi Gras and Lewes Operatic Society are about to perform Carousel…
At the gallery we will be featuring the Shanty Bay Press from the far north of Canada run by Walter Bachinski and Janis Butler. Their first book – Circus - contained pochoir prints of unbelievable intensity of colour; and they are now working another on the same theme….

The Artist as Saltimbanque
Various Writers and Poets
4 pochoirs and 8 colour linocuts by Walter Bachinski


We have some of Walter’s b+w monoprints and colour lino-cuts and a sneak preview of the new book and other pochoir prints that you can order.

This exhibition will also feature lino and woodcuts by Sarah Young, drypoint prints and woodcut cards by Carolyn Trant and other gallery artists, and some surprise three dimensional objects;and we aim to top up our selection of toy theatres.

The show opens on 21st March – meanwhile we will still have Jonny Hannah cards and booklets – he recently sent us some new ones – and will have a changing show of prints from stock on the walls in the changeover period, and lots of new Paddock Printmakers cards so do keep looking in.

Check out Sarah Young and Jon Tutton's blog for more details and pics of our Jonny Hannah show on
and go to Feb 2010 posting

See also

Meanwhile I'm cutting and printing lots of little coloured woodcuts on a carnival theme, as well as working on my very large book Perceval with James Simpson.