This surgery will be taking place at Arts University Plymouth Saturday 22nd October 9.30am – 12pm – Drop in session for members of the public and Print in Action Ticketholders 12pm – 2pm – Mezzotint Surgery – bookable via the ticket allocations below
As part of Print in Action Festival, Sarah Gillespie will be in the print room at Arts University Plymouth, printing mezzotints and answering your questions about the preparation of plates, engraving, papers, inks, timings, pressure, tool care and more. From 9:30am-12pm you can drop by and see her work. From 12-2pm she will be hosting a Mezzotint Surgery. What do we mean by 'Mezzotint Surgery'?
This is a chance for you to bring your mezzotints to Sarah, ask for advice, talk through challenges, process and learn directly from the artist. Get advice and guidance from Sarah and learn from her expertise. You can bring your plates and artwork with you to demonstrate your practice for skill sharing, and gain insight and feedback from Sarah about this traditional practice of printmaking.
This activity is perfect for those who are inspired to incorporate mezzotint in their practice or already working with mezzotint.Surgery Sessions Cost: General Ticket £25Students £20On the day The first session between 9.30 – 12pm is open to all and not a bookable event. The second session between 12pm – 2pm, is open to ticket holders only, book below to avoid disappointment.Please note that this activity is happening at the same time as Arts University Plymouth open day. About the artistSarah Gillespie RWA – b. 1963Sarah studied 15 & 16C methods and materials at the Atelier Neo-Medici in Paris for one year before going on to Oxford University to read Fine Art at the Ruskin. Gillespie’s drawings and mezzotints have been exhibited and collected internationally. In 2021 the entire suite of moth mezzotints were acquired by the V&A in London for their permanent collection. Her primary interest is in making an art that is devoted not to self-expression but to the fragile lives of our fellow sentient beings – moths, trees, and birds. Gillespie believes the practice of paying attention to the more-than-human world to be a radical form of art in and of itself. We are asked not to notice so much of what goes on around us. She believes that to refuse not to notice, to heed, to attend, to be ‘in conversation’ with our fellow beings, to love and to allow ourselves to grieve for what is lost, is a practice that is at once devotional and subversive.
Sarah lives in Devon, England. www.sarahgillespie.co.uk
Sat 22nd Oct12:00pmArts University Plymouth Available
Arrival and admission Please make sure you have your ticket to hand ready for check-in. We cannot guarantee entry into the event for late arrivals.
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