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Exhibitions

Arboretum by John Blakemore and Rosalind Pounder

Browse the latest exhibition and catch a glimpse of traditional letterpress in action in the studio to the rear of the gallery.

Exhibitions in 2020

**** IMPORTANT NOTICE ***

We are so sad to say that the studio and gallery is now closed to the public and we are not running workshops, including guest workshops, for the foreseeable future because of the COVID-19 coronavirus and the current lockdown.

We are continuing to design and print behind closed doors so please email hello@smallprintcompany.com to discuss your ideas. Our cards, gifts and books are also available to buy online, or by the ‘click and collect’ service and your support in these very difficult times is hugely appreciated.

Please follow us on social media for up-to-date information and we very much look forward to welcoming you back to the studio in healthier times.


 

Alongside a series of co-ordinated events and exhibitions, the studio is showcasing work made in the studio by both The Smallprint Co, people who take part in our workshops and collaborations with other artists and practitioners.

To reflect this the Gallery Space has become the Studio Gallery. Please visit, and please do enjoy!

 


Modern Victorians: Recording and Classifying
6 March – 9 May

Winged by Clive Wheeler
Is my own personal collection of winged insects, but as a modern Victorian I have avoided the Formaldehyde. Starting with some experiments in watercolour painting to investigate shapes and colours I went on to create new photogram insects using colour photographic paper in the darkroom at Photo Parlour.

A Dissection of the High Street by David J Edge
Is my attempt to separate out the layers of the high street today, to show that there is more to it than moribund commercial enterprises. I have tried to abstract the layers using separations and different processes.
 
Collecting at the Edges by Kester Savage
This body of work, which is ongoing, is site specific and has come about through the simple act of collecting. It celebrates no sprawling wilderness, no national park; just some fields and scrubby woodlands with a brook running through it. It is a quiet reflection on the overlooked plants, sidelined to pockets of urban wilderness where they sustain the biodiversity that is so rapidly diminishing.

Preview Friday 6 March, 5-8pm

Open Day Saturday 18 April – CANCELLED

Cyanotype Workshop with Clive Wheeler, 14 March 12-3pm

 


Variations (working title) by Rob Chapman
6 June – 1 August

Different workings of individual wood engravings.

Meet the Artist: Saturday 18 June, 12-4pm

Past Exhibitions in the Studio Gallery

The Essence of Trees by Gustavo Espinosa
7 September – 12 October

The essence of trees is wood; heartwood, sapwood and bark… These images are made from photographs of a wide variety of trees: growing trees, dying trees, trees cut down or fallen, rotting wood returning to the earth. The photographs were made on walks in the countryside, in ancient forests and once-landscaped parks.

 

To Have Lived a Life: Tully Crook – Prints
5 July – 10 August

Tully Crook is an English artist born in 1938 in Hampstead, London. He trained at the St. Martins School of Art and had an extensive career in advertising. Crook is best known for his prints of birds and nudes, and he has also exhibited as a sculptor, having a one-man exhibition of imaginary islands created from cork structures at the prestigious Institute of Contemporary Arts. From the late 1970s until the 1990s he was based in New York and he now resides in Derbyshire, concentrating on painting and printmaking.

 

Derby Print Open
7 – 29 June

The Derby Print Open, hosted by Green Door Printmaking Studio, showcases contemporary printmaking from artists based in the United Kingdom.

 

Backgrounds. New paintings by Rob Padley
26 April – 25 May

 

Format19
15 March – 14 April

The Office of Revised Futures curated by Rodrigo Orrantia: an installation of the work by five artists working with photography and collage.

Mark Murphy, Hannah Hughes, Melinda Gibson, Lewis BushFernando Martin Godoy

 

Beatrice Tailby-Hardstaff
www.beatricetailbyhardstaff.com

 

Vessels and the Spaces We Keep Safe by Bernie Rutter
bernie-rutter-artist.tumblr.com

 

Once Upon a Time… by Pandora Johnson

Once Upon a Time…

Portraits: Daniel Dytrych

www.danieldytrychphotography.co.uk

 

Prints and Bookarts: Peter Knight

peterknight.org/

 

Looking Beyond: Rob Chapman

robchapmanartistprintmaker.com

 

In Print: Ralph McGaul
http://ralphmcgaul.co.uk/

 

Time and Motion by Gillan Paris

 

Post-Truth Mail Art Project – Various Artists (national and international)
mailartprojects.blogspot.co.uk/2016/11/posttruth-uk.html

 

WE R ALL SERVING TIME by Hal Wright

 

Arboretum by John Blakemore and Rosalind Pounder
www.johnblakemore.co.uk
About Rosalind

 

Floral Bouquets by Barbara Smith
www.barbarasmith.co.uk

 

Worn: Concealed Shoes by Chrissy Stangroom
www.facebook.com/gdartbychrissy

 

Traces in the Void by Sarah Roach

 

Format International Photography Festival: Habitat
www.formatfestival.com

 

Works by Chris Barker

 

Seventy Years by Anna Johnson
www.armadilloprints.co.uk

 

Wood Engravings by Rob Chapman
www.robchapmanartistprintmaker.com