Sheffield Printmakers Spring Newsletter 2017

Shared Practice Group

We have had quite a few visits, demonstrations and discussions this year. Visits have included seeing the Gertrude Hermes exhibition at the Hepworth Gallery, the John Moores Painting Prize exhibition at the Walker Gallery, featuring one of our members, Mandy Payne, and the Picasso print exhibition and West Yorkshire Print Workshop exhibition in Barnsley. Demonstrations by group members included Jelliprinting at Angela’s house and Coco-cola lithography at Linda’s house and discussion about woodcuts and linocuts.

Art House Exhibition

This group exhibition was linked again to the ‘Off the Shelf’ festival, and was in a new venue at the Art House in central Sheffield in October last year. The exhibition was a great success, with a lively and well-attended opening night and sales in excess of £1564, together with some commissions afterwards. The Art House kindly extended the exhibition at no extra cost. We look forward to returning later this year for another group exhibition on 7-28th October.

Bakewell Town Hall

Some members of the group took part in a print fair in November, and Peter York ran a print workshop to tie in with this event. There is a rolling exhibition of members’ work in one of the downstairs rooms.

Ferens Open

Members Katherine Rhodes, Judith Webster and Ian Bishop had work exhibited in this exhibition in Hull between January and March.

HSBC print fair and Lady Manner’s School fair

Some members took part in these events before Christmas to sell work and publicise the group.

Lady Manner’s School Fair

Some members took part in this event at Bakewell.

Pop-up banners

Trevor Pollard kindly designed and organised the delivery of two new ‘pop-up’ banners advertising our group, for use at events.


Rachel Collier-Wilson has kindly taken over the website for us, and is currently updating it.

Kafountine Project

There will be a final exhibition in Bristol this year by the printmakers from a small village in Senegal, which Trevor Pollard has been actively supporting. It will now be up to the Senegal printmakers to take the project forward into the future. Go to to see their website and prints.

Events to come this year…..

Many of the group are taking part in printmaking events this year.

These include an exhibition of members’ prints inspired by the heritage of St. Marie’s Cathedral (19th May-2nd June), with a printmaking demonstration by Peter York on the 24th May,  and several members taking part in the ‘Pop-Up’ shop in the Winter Gardens (2nd-14th May). Cath Dunn, Jan Slater, Suzi Thompson, Katherine Rhodes, Kay Aitch, Sarah Sharpe and Rosemary Watson are taking part in ‘Open Up’ Sheffield this year. Linda Green, Angela Harpham, Anthea Stephenson, Jo Pye and Judith Webster are taking part in the new ‘Freshly Pressed’ print fair at the Civic, Barnsley on the 15th July. Members Trudy Roe and Sarah Sharpe are taking part in the Derbyshire Open Arts festival from 27th May- 4th June. Some members are investigating the Wardsend Cemetery in Sheffield for printmaking inspiration for their 160th anniversary this year, with a view to exhibiting work.

Sheffield Printmakers Printed Impressions Poster

An Exhibition of Sheffield Printmakers’ work inspired by St Marie’s Cathedral


Many members are aiming to submit work to the ‘Harley Open’ exhibition this year. We are hoping to repeat the success of 2015, when several members’ work was selected, two of which were also prize winners.

Printed Impressions

St Marie’s Cathedral has worked in partnership with the Sheffield Printmakers Association to present a unique group exhibition that features a selection of artworks created by thirteen talented printmakers.
The exhibition brings together a wide range of innovative styles and printing techniques, from woodcut to drypoint, all the way through to linocut and collagraph.
Artists have sought inspiration in the exquisite architecture, art and design of St Marie’s Cathedral after taking part in specially tailored guided tours. These printmakers have undeniably succeeded in capturing and conveying the beauty and the many subtleties of this place of worship in surprising ways. St Marie’s evocative light, rich colours, silent and devotional space, transparency of the glass, intricate patterns or expressive textures are definitely present in these pieces.
Some artworks have easily recognisable features, while others show more abstract elements. However, as one would expect, all of them are incredibly personal and subjective, which makes them equally fascinating, beautiful and inspiring.

Sheffield Printmakers Printed Impressions Poster

An Exhibition of Sheffield Printmakers’ work inspired by St Marie’s Cathedral

St Marie’s Cathedral Web Pages

Introduction to Printmaking Workshop – 24 May 2017 10 am – 1 pm
Learn the basics of printmaking and make your own artwork with Peter York
To book, please call 0114 2722522

Come and talk to the Artists!

Printed Impressions Artist Rota





Pop-up shop in the Winter Gardens

Sheffield Printmakers are taking over the pop-up shop in the Winter Gardens.

From the 1st – 7th May you can see the work of Ian Bishop, Frances Lewis, Rezwana Sarkar, Maude Tricker, Linda Green, Alex McArthur and Peter York.

From the 8th -14th you can see the work of Anthea Stephenson , Jo Pye, Jan Beautyman, Angela Harpham, Sally Brooks, Cath Dunn, Rachel Collier-Wilson, Chris Young and Rosemary Watson.
Each artist will have a range of work to show and each will be attending at various times through the week.

Email shefffieldprintmakers@gmail to see when individuals are around to talk about their creativity.

Following this group show, from the 15th May,  you can see the work of Jill Ray for the next two weeks.

Exhibitions and Pop Up Shop

Sheffield Printmakers are exhibiting for the third year alongside Sheffield’s ‘Off the Shelf’ literary festivals. ‘This year our exhibition ‘Off The Press’ will be taking place at the Art House which is an exciting new exhibiting venue for Sheffield Printmakers. The Art House opened to the public in August 2015 and is situated in the city centre.
‘Off The Press’ will run from October the 14th until October the 22nd. The exhibition will be made up of Printmaking in all its forms. One room will be exclusively dedicated to original prints inspired by literature and the second room will be the chance for Sheffield Printmakers members to showcase un-themed work.
After a successful print exhibition dedicated to raising funds for Wateraid and viewing the Leonard Beaumont (1891-1986) print exhibition at the Graves Sheffield Printmakers became a group. We now have 43 members made up of a broad and inclusive range of artists which encompasses all forms of printmaking to promote this versatile art form through exhibitions, print fairs and social events.