Autumn Newsletter 2015

Autumn Update
Members have taken part as the Sheffield Printmakers group in the ‘Art in the Gardens’ in the Botanical gardens in September, and at Bakewell Town Hall in September. The Workstation event on this year is a group exhibition from 19th-24th October with a print fair on the 24th October 10-4pm.
The Shared practice group have recently discussed their favourite printmaker and incorporating text into print. The next meeting on 16th October will look at combining printmaking techniques. Anyone who is interested in joining the group can contact Linda at
Members of the group have taken part in the following exhibitions in 2015-
Cooper Gallery, Barnsley ‘Love’, with prize winners from the group
Derbyshire Open, Buxton Art Gallery
Open Exhibition, Harley Gallery, Welbeck with SP prizewinners
Inprint Nation Print Biennial, Studio 11 Gallery, Hull
‘Tramlines’ festival in Endcliffe park
Wirksworth Festival 2015

News from members
Jennie Merriman was awarded second prize at the Old Station Gallery for their September Open Exhibition 2015.
Peter Knight has recently exhibited at ‘ turn the page, 2015’, book arts Norwich, Wirksworth Festival maker’s fair October 2015, and selected for the New Light Art Prize, at The Bowes Museum, Barnard Castle
Mandy Payne is doing a part time residency at Leicester Print Workshop to learn stone lithography for 2 years (started April), and also got selected for the National Open Art Winter Exhibition at the Royal College of Art in London and the New Light Art Prize at the Bowes Museum North Yorkshire.
Sarah Sharpe has also had work accepted for the National Open Art Winter Exhibition at the Royal College of Art, and was shortlisted for Ashhurst Emerging Artist prize
Cath Hartnett has recently graduated after a number of years’ part time study with a first.
Rosemary Watson had 4 prints accepted for ‘Prints and Plates’ Exhibition Cupola Gallery, Sheffield and had prints + a book / print accepted for Inprint, Studio Eleven Gallery  Hull . She also had 4 prints accepted for exhibition at Fundació Tharrats d’Art Gràfic Pineda de Mar Barcelona, Spain (travelling to L’Etang d’Art Bages, France) and had a book / print accepted for the 5th Sheffield International Artists Book Prize Exhibition,  Bank Street Arts  Sheffield 5th –  31st October 2015
Caroline Quincey won the Creswell Crags prize at the Harley gallery; the prize is a solo exhibition which will be at the Creswell Crags visitor’s centre February- June 2016.

We currently have no treasurer for the group as Cath Hartnett stepped down earlier this year, and Rosemary Watson is stepping down as exhibitions organiser after the Workstation exhibition and fair. We thank them both very much for all their hard work for the group. We also need people to take on a publicity role to help with planned events. Please contact Peter York if you are interested or can help in any way with these roles.

Other items
We have had badges printed with the SP logo, which are free for members- please collect from the Workstation event if you haven’t already got one. Sally Brooks has designed the new logo for the group, with input from the committee. The group has also paid for Public Liability Insurance through SAA to cover participating members at group events for a period of a year.
We had a members’ picnic in the summer at Pete’s house, where we discussed topics such improving publicity, e.g. buying an A board/banner for advertising events, ‘adopting a venue’, whereby each member is responsible for dropping leaflets or a poster at a location near their home/work and an article in the Sheffield Telegraph about the group.
The group have been fortunate to be able to borrow an ‘A board’ in time for the Workstation event and for future events, to improve publicity.
There is to be a Christmas social event, with a short meeting beforehand about the future direction of the group – details will be e mailed as soon as possible.