Members

Gill Tyson

Gill Tyson studied at Edinburgh College of Art and The University of Edinburgh, for an MA(Hons) in Fine Art.

[spoiler title="More about Gill Tyson"]Recent exhibitions include It’s the End Of The Road  Open Eye Gallery, Edinburgh  (solo show 2010); Originals 09 and 10, London; 7th British Mini Print International 2009 (Highly Commended); Arctic Circus Edinburgh Printmakers (solo show 2008); Stone.Plate.Grease.Water- International Contemporary Lithography, MOMA Wales 2008; Wrexham Print International 2008; BIMPE, Vancouver 2002. In 2008 she received a Visual Arts Award from the Hope Scott Trust and in 2010 Visual Arts Award from the City of Edinburgh and Scottish Arts Council.

She has completed residencies at the Frans Masereel Centre in Belgium, at Cló in County Donegal, Ireland, and at Swansea Print Workshop in Wales.

She has work in many public collections including Aberdeen Art Gallery, Paintings in Hospitals, Ritchie Collection – Royal Infirmary Edinburgh, University of Dundee, Fife Council, Readers Digest (NY), Scottish Arts Council, Smithsonian Institution, Mobil Oil, Royal Bank of Scotland, Adam & Co, TSB, Shell UK, University of Edinburgh, Mellon Financial Corporation, George Watson’s College

Gill has served as chairman of Edinburgh Printmakers from 1982 – 86 and as vice chairman from 2000-2009. She is currently on the City of Edinburgh Visual Arts Awards Panel .[/spoiler]

Paul Musgrove

Paul Musgrove trained in Art & Design at St Albans College of Art, tutored in printmaking by John Brunsdon and Anthony Harris along with design tutor Dick Powell.

[spoiler title="More about Paul Musgrove"]Went on to do BA(Hons) in 3-D Design at Manchester Polytechnic, specializing in furniture design/manufacturing and hot glass making, graduated in 1980.

After college worked on archaeological excavation West Heslerton,North Yorkshire. Site photographer, and site supervisor, under site director Dominic Powlesland.

Joined “Glassworks” hot glass studio inHolyrood Road,Edinburgh,Scotlandto assist in setting up workshop with Jenny Antonio. Received SDA new craftsman grant with Glassworks in 1982. Joined “The Tent Co” organizing body of the Festival Craft Tent. Became council member of Scottish Crafts Centre, Edinburgh. Glass maker in residence at Strawberry Studios,Jersey, C I. Co-director of the Nicholson Gallery,Edinburgh.

During early 1990 dissolved Glassworks and started working at Forest Fire Ltd – wood heating specialists in St Mary’s Street,Edinburgh with co-director Stewart McKenna. Attended numerous conferences and training courses concerning wood fired heating and wood fired heating equipment.

July 2008 Forest Fire Ltd – closed due to retirement – to pursue artistic endeavour.

2009 – Attended course in photo-polymer etching a tEdinburghprintmakers with Alfons Bytautus and have since been practising as printmaker.

During 2010 continuing to make prints, numerous exhibitions around UK as well as teaching courses in photo etching.[/spoiler]

Anne Forte

Anne studied at Edinburgh College of Art (1977-81) BA(Hons) Drawing and Painting. Studied under Elizabeth Blackadder and Sir Robin Philipson.

[spoiler title="More about Anne Forte"]1994-95 Moray House Institute of Education. PGCE in Art and Design

Residencies         

Zurich University, Switzerland 2001

Frans Masereel Centrum, Kasterlee, Belgium, Artist in Residence 2003

Awards and Prizes

2007 Prizewinner Tokyo Screenprinting Biennale

2003 Visual Arts Award, Dundee

2001 Runner up, Fergusson Award

2000 Printmaker of the Month/Leicester City Gallery

1981 Andrew Grant Travelling Scholarship, E.C.A.

1981 Photography Bursary, E.C.A.

1980 Hospitalfield Summer Scholarship

Solo Exhibitions

2009 Feels Like Forever, Edinburgh Printmakers

2004 ‘in transit’ Byre Theatre Gallery St.Andrews Scotland

2000 Curiosities Leicester City Gallery

1989  Myths and Dreams Neal’s Yard Gallery, Covent Garden, London

1988  Relic Collective Gallery, Edinburgh

Recent Group Exhibitions (selected)

Three Scottish Printmakers. National Theatre London

Where were we? Patriothall Gallery Edinburgh

New York Art Fair, New York, USA

The Art Show   Lloyds Banking Edinburgh

Kunst, Design und Barbie Martin-Gropius-Bau, Berlin

Through a Child’s Eye Edinburgh Printmakers (Featured Artist)

Impressions Royal Birmingham Society of Artists

Hibrida International 2 Bradford and Brno, Czech Republic

International Grafiek, De Sint-Aldegondiskring, Belgium

Eye Candy Brockdam Gallery, Northumberland

Stuckists Lite, if you can’t be bothered going to Liverpool, 1A Gayfield St. Gallery

Etching in Dundee, Contemporary and Historical Prints, McManus Gallery, Dundee

London Art Fair, Islington

Journeys, Discovery Point, Dundee

23rd Mini Print International, Cadaques, Barcelona, Spain

Small Graphic Forms, Miejska Galerria, Lidz, Poland

Kochi International Triennial Exhibition of Prints, Japan

Lessedra International Print Exhibition, Sofia, Bulgaria

180th Royal Scottish Academy Annual Exhibition of Art and Architecture, Edinburgh

72nd Aberdeen Artists Society Annual Exhibition, Aberdeen

Utopian Art Prize, Twin Towns, Dundee and Wurzburg, Germany

Aspect Painting Prize   Paisley Museum and Art Gallery, Scotland

Visual Arts Scotland     RSA Gallery, Edinburgh

SSA Annual Exhibition RSA Gallery, Edinburgh

ZOO, Edinburgh Printmakers’

Selected Publications

Scotsman Publications, Duncan McMillan

Metro 2009

Druk met Kunst-Belgium  Dec.2003

Printmaking Today vol.no.12 Summer 2003

Goedendag-Belgium Nov. 2003

Guardian Oct. 2004

Independent Oct. 2004

Wideshut Magazine 2004 vol 2

Times Oct. 2004

Scotsman Oct. Simon Pia 2004

Daily Mail Nov. 2004

Vernissage  Berlin 2004

Dundee Visual Arts Scheme Publication 2006

Zuricher Zeitung 2001

Selected Public Collections

Frans Masereel Centrum, Belgium

Museum of Fine Art, Brussels

Edinburgh College of Art

University of Cambridge (New Hall Art Collection)

The Peter Cussac Collection, Paris

Brno Art Gallery Collection, Czech Republic

The Rene and Iris Weber Collection, Zurich

Lloyds Bank,

Royal Bank of Scotland

Prefecture, Tokyo, Japan

And many other public and private collections.[/spoiler]

Kelly Stewart

Kelly received a BA in Design (Visual Communication)  with Hons. Illustration from University Of Western Sydney, Nepean. 1998

[spoiler title="More about Kelly Stewart"]Fine Arts Certificate from TAFE College, Sydney Australia in 1999.

Solo Exhibitions

2011                       Bristol drawings,  Snap print Gallery, Bristol

2010                       Permanent Exhibition, Budongo Conference Room, Edinburgh Zoo

2009                       Abbeyhill Sketches, Amber Arts, Edinburgh

2008                       Spots and Stripes, African animals exhibition, Just Scottish Gallery ED

2007                       Permanent Collection, Howies private Dining Room, Waterloo Pl, ED

2006                       Exhibition of New works, Howies Restaurant, Edinburgh

2005                       The Paris drawings, (prints) Edinburgh Printmakers Gallery

The Paris drawings (originals) L’Institut Francais d’Ecosse, Edinburgh

2004                       The Edinburgh Series, Framework gallery, Edinburgh

Group Exhibitions

2011                       Inspiration, Painter’s Gallery, Mona Vale, Sydney

Affordable Art Fair, represented by Anna Smithson Gallery, London

Summer Exhibition, Marchmont Gallery, Edinburgh

Summer Exhibition, Sarah Dallas Gallery, Edinburgh

Import/Export Exhibition, Edinburgh Printmakers Gallery, Edinburgh

2010                       Summer exhibition, Gallery @ OXO, London

Mini Print Exchange and Exhibition, Snap Print Studio/Gallery Bristol

The Darwin method, Marianne Newman Gallery, Sydney

The Spaces Inbetween, Amber Arts Gallery, Edinburgh

Top 100 Finalist ‘London lives’ competition, Bankside Gallery, London

2009                       23rd Annual Exhibition, St Columbus Hospice, Edinburgh

2008                       Print Exchange 5, Print Zero Studios, The Pratt Gallery, Seattle USA

VAS Exhibition, Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh

Summer Exhibition, Whitehouse gallery, Kirkudbright

All Creatures Great, farm animals, Just Scottish gallery, The Mound ED

2007                       Royal Glasgow Institute Of Fine Arts Annual exhibition, Glasgow

Royal Society of Artists Open Exhibition, The Mound, Edinburgh

Macmillan Cancer Support Art Exhibition, Lyon and Turnbull, Edinburgh

Zoo, Edinburgh Printmakers Gallery

Aberdeen Artists Society Annual Exhibition, Aberdeen

Circle Scotland Art Auction, Lyon and Turnbull, Edinburgh

Print Exchange 5, Print Zero Studios, Portland, Seattle, USA

2006                       Pulp, works on paper, Global gallery, Paddington, Sydney

Country living, Redbarn Gallery, Melkinthorpe, Cumbria

2002-2006            Glasgow Art Fair, represented by Edinburgh Printmakers Gallery[/spoiler]

Ken Paterson

Ken has for many years been a self-employed photographer and lecturer at Stevenson College, Edinburgh. He is also involved in the Famous Scots Project.

[spoiler title="More about Ken Paterson"]15 YEARS SELF EMPLOYED PHOTOGRAPHER 1987- CURRENT

COMMERCIAL; CORPORATE STANDARD LIFE, SCOTTISH POWER, SCOT’ EXECUTIVE +

PRESS; SOS, SCOTSMAN, NEW YORK TIMES, INT’ HERALD TRIBUNE

TRAVEL; 12 GUIDE BOOKS FOR AUTOMOBILE ASSOCIATION AND THOMAS COOKS

MILLENNIUM AWARD WINNER 2001

EXHIBITED TATE MODERN AND LOWRY GALLERIES 2002

EXHIBITED ARSENAL GALLERY, NEW YORK 2006

EXHIBITED LIGHTHOUSE GALLERY, FRASERBURGH 2006

EXHIBITED SCOTTISH PARLIAMENT, EDINBURGH 2006

EXHIBITED PUCCINI HOUSE, TORRE DEL LAGO, ITALY 2006

EXHIBITED JOHN MUIR TRUST BIRTHPLACE, DUNBAR, SCOTLAND 2006

EXHIBITED ROBERT GORDONS UNIVERSITY GLOVER SEMINAR 2007

MANAGER ROBYN ROWLES PHOTOGRAPHY GALLERY, EDINBURGH

2007-2008

EMPLOYER 2004-2010

STEVENSON COLLEGE;

LECTURER PHOTOGRAPHY DEPARTMENT

EMPLOYER 2009-

LIFETIME PHOTOGRAPHY WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER

FAMOUS SCOTS PROJECT

USA FOR ‘IN THE FOOTSTERPS OF JOHN MUIR’ 2004

JAPAN FOR ‘IN THE FOOTSTEPS OF THOMAS BLAKE GLOVER’ 2005

WORK EXPERIENCE;

LOGGING ENGINEER, GEARHART GEODATA, ABERDEEN 1981-1984

PRODUCTION MANAGER, PINE COUNTY, EDINBURGH 1984-1987

EDUCATION;          HONOURS DEGREE ZOOLOGY ABERDEEN UNIV’ 79

 3 ‘A’ levels, 3 Highers, 10 ‘O’ levels

Two years world travel / work experience 79-81

DOB:  25/3/57

‘TRONVIEW’, MUCKHART ROAD, DUNNING, PERTHSHIRE, PH2 0RL               

TEL: 07774 241805   E MAIL: kensnapper@btinternet.com[/spoiler]

Alfons Bytautas

Northern Soul

Art Education :

1972-76 Edinburgh College of Art – Diploma in Drawing & Painting

1976-77 Post-Diploma (with Distinction) – Drawing & Painting

1986 Atelier 17 (with S.W. Hayter), Paris, France

[spoiler title="More about Alfons Bytautas"]Biography :

1978: Lecturer in Printmaking, Edinburgh College of Art

1978-79: Assistant, Public Art Scheme, Livingston

1979-2009: Printmaking Assistant  / Senior Etching Technician, Edinburgh Printmakers

1986: Printmaker-in-Residence, Soulisquoy Printmakers,Orkney

1987/88: Establishes studio, “Bonfire Editions”, Edinburgh

1992: Artist–in Residence, Hirson,Thierache, France

1993:  Elected Associate of The Royal Scottish Academy

1998: IInvited Artist, Iwate Art Festival, Japan

Invited Lecturer, Da Hatchery Print Studio, Shetland

Invited Lecturer, Print Studio, DCA, Dundee

1999:  Invited Speaker, Panel on “Printmaking & Education”, IMPACT

International Printmaking Conference, Bristol, England, UK

2000: Invited Artist/Printmaker  & Invited Speaker, Conference on “Printmaking & the Environment”,

Frans Masereelcentrum, Belgium

Invited Lecturer, Soulisquoy Printmakers, Orkney

2001: Invited Lecturer, Amsterdams Grafisch Atelier

Invited Lecturer, RHOK, Brussels

Royal Scottish Academy Award, The Sir William Gillies Bequest Fund

Visiting Lecturer, Printmaking, University of Northumbria

2002: Visiting Lecturer, Taigh Chearsbhagh, North Uist

2004: Course Tutor/Lecturer, Centro Andaluz de Arte Seriado, Granada, Spain

Course Tutor/Lecturer, The Sidney Nolan Trust, The Rodd, near Presteigne

Consultant on Acrylic Resist Etching & Photopolymer Printmaking, Stowe School, Buckingham

“A Printer’s Miscellany: 25 years In Print” Exhibition, Edinburgh Printmakers Gallery

2006: Appointed Academician, Royal Scottish Academy

Course Tutor/Lecturer, Gracefield Arts Centre, Dumfries

Course Tutor/Lecturer, Green Door Printmaking Studio, Derby

Technical Advisor, Printmaking, School of Fine Art, University of Newcastle

2007: Course Tutor/Lecturer, Fermynwoods, Brigstock Kettering, England

Visiting Artist, Rugby School

2009: Visiting Artist, MGLC, Ljubljana, Slovenia

Appointed Technician & Senior Demonstrator, Fine Art Print,

Northumbria University, Newcastle upon Tyne

Speaker, “Artists & Printers” Symposium, First International Print Biennale, Newcastle upon Tyne

Technical presentation, IMPACT International Printmaking Conference, Bristol, England, UK

ALFONS BYTAUTAS RSA DA (Edin.) [/spoiler]

Chris Sleath

Chris Sleath is a relative newcomer to printmaking and uses studios in Manchester and Edinburgh.[spoiler title="More about Chris Sleath"] After completing a record number of courses at Edinburgh Printmakers, Incline Press and Hot Bed Press his work is a combination of several print disciplines including letterpress, etching and screenprinting.

“I am naturally drawn to the precise technical processes in printmaking but also encourage the unpredictability and spontaneity which can be achieved by a happy combination of accident and naivety. I am interested in the immediacy of printmaking and most of my work is the result of some kind of collaging before or during the printing process. I am inspired by the relationships between mankind and manmade machines”

Chris is influenced by the work of the Dadaist, Russian Constructivist and Bauhaus art movements of the 20th century and his obsession with 1950’s classic lightweight bicycles is frequently seen in his work.[/spoiler]

Norman McBeath

Norman McBeath is a photographer and printmaker, based in Edinburgh, whose work focuses on people and places. The National Portrait Galleries in London and Edinburgh have over fifty of his portraits in their permanent collections. [spoiler title="More about Norman McBeath"]His work has been shown as part of exhibitions at the Leica Gallery in New York, the National Portrait Gallery in London, the Scottish National Portrait Gallery in Edinburgh, the Royal Scottish Academy in Edinburgh, Gracefield Arts Centre, Dumfries and the Royal Academy of Arts in London.

A number of award-winning writers have produced original responses to his photographs including Jeanette Winterson (Oxford at Night, 2006), A. L. Kennedy (Evidence, 2006) and Janice Galloway (City Stories, 2008).

He has recently collaborated with two leading poets:  Plan B (Enitharmon Press, 2009) with the Pulitzer Prize-winner and former Professor of Poetry at Oxford, Paul Muldoon; Simonides, (Easel Press, 2011) with Robert Crawford, Professor of Modern Scottish Literature at the University of St Andrews. [/spoiler]

David Faithfull

David Faithfull is an artist, printmaker and curator based in both Edinburgh and on the Isle of Mull in Scotland. He lectures at the University of Dundee and publishes Artists Book, Prints and Multiples under the Semper Fidelis imprint.[spoiler title="More about David Faithfull"]

Much of his work involves his relationship with the natural environment, through Palindromic and Panoramic forms and sequences. These involve extensive studies on the Scottish Hebrides and include the recent launch of the Artists Collective 6°W and the collaboration with the poet John Burnside and the Scottish Book Trust on the Isle of Jura. This also featured in Polygon’s ‘The Spirit of Jura’ in 2009, as a visual chapter alongside pieces by renowned international writers. Other publishing collaborations include the Gaelic Arts Agency’s ‘An Leabhar Mor – the Great Book of Gaelic’, currently on its world tour.

Additional projects involve curating the highly acclaimed travelling Artists Book exhibitions ‘Cabin:codex’ 2011 and ‘Inkubator’ 2007 – 2011, installing specific themed spaces to challenge the nature of interacting with Artists Books. A recent series of prints for the Halifax/Bank of Scotland, was created using shredded banknotes, reflecting the 2009 stock market crash. Other printmaking projects include the ‘Jettison’ series of prints, multiples and Artists Books, documenting the crash of a Tornado jet near Torness nuclear power Station, in south-east Scotland.

Faithfull has exhibited extensively and has work in collections including the Tate Britain, London; the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, Edinburgh and the Hunterian, Glasgow; as well as numerous private collections internationally.

He is currently on the boards of Edinburgh Printmakers and the Society of Scottish Artists.[/spoiler]

Catherine Anne Hiley

Born in 1979 to English and Canadian parents, Catherine Anne Hiley grew up in Germanyand trained in London, Berlinand Vancouver, graduating with a diploma in Fine Art from the Kunsthochschule Berlin-Weissensee in 2007. In 2008 she moved to Scotlandwhere she became a member of Edinburgh Printmakers. [spoiler title="More about Catherine Hiley"]She has exhibited in galleries in Germany, Romaniaand Britainas well as exhibited at Artist Book Fairs in the UK. She has also published illustrations for fiction and non-fiction books. Catherine currently lives and works in Edinburgh. She maintains a website at www.cahiley.com

While drawing is the starting point for all my work, the more applied process of printmaking and/or bookbinding – working with the materials, with machines, through many stages of production – help me to crystallise my initial ideas.  The physical aspects of making the work are a great influence on the work itself and are vital components of the creative process. Things that fascinate me about both media are the possibility of multiples and the variations within an edition. I always try to use the medium which transmits my original intention in the best way possible. It is my intent to create pieces in which the content, form and meaning form a consistent whole.

Influences come from many sources, from personal experiences and observations through history, literature and music to art which I admire, such as Hans Holbein’s portraits, or the play of light and shadow in black and white films from the 1930’s and 1940’s.  As someone who likes travelling, and has lived in different countries on different continents, narrative and journeying are important elements of my work. My general themes are probably human beings and the spaces they put themselves in, the relationships they build with one another, transformations they undergo, and the way they perceive themselves.[/spoiler]

Patrizio Belcampo

Patrizio Belcampo was born in Ravenna in 1979. Since 2003 he has lived in Edinburgh , where he became a member of Edinburgh Printmakers and focused his artistic practice on printmaking.[spoiler title="More about Patrizio Belcampo"]

“While my work contains references to literature, material culture and the decorative arts, my objective in printmaking is not the illustration of ideas borrowed from those disciplines, but the realisation of well-resolved images through close engagement with technique. In other words, I am always just trying to make a good print!

My interest in flatness and palette reduction came into focus during a couple of years spent investigating the possibilities of silhouette in silkscreen printing via the paper stencil. More recently I have approached the medium of stone lithography with a view to exploring new surface qualities in my work”.[/spoiler]

Jessica Crisp

For the past three years I have worked as Printmaking technician at  Bournemouth University.  The teaching of printmaking processes has absorbed and overwhelmed me, and my work has echoed this daily preoccupation with making complex ideas and processes clear, with clarity and conviction.[spoiler title="More about Jessica Crisp"]  I have been thinking about how to explain ideas with simplicity from different angles: composition, pattern, colour, tone and surface. Considering how the sequential rhythm of the way we look at things allows the viewer to focus on and absorb the content, and lends emphasis to the ideas expressed.

Since leaving my job to move back to Scotland my days and preoccupations have shifted.  I no longer have such a structured routine and can spend more days working and thinking alone.  My prints are of those familiar corners, shadows and shapes looked at again and again as I think of something else.  As my mind drifts on and an idea once clear  and complete loses its form, the image of a lamp and its overlapping shadows remains, recomposed a little in an ideal frame to recall that shimmering moment of lucid thought.[/spoiler]