Michelle studied painting at Slade School of Art, and printmaking at Wimbledon School of Art. She is owner/ director of SLAUGHTERHAUS Print Studio and Head of Printmaking at Morley College, London. She has work in private and public collections including Chelsea and Westminster Hospital, Orchard Solicitors, and etc limited, London.
Alex Le Fevre was born in Stevenage New Town in 1962. He studied at Hertfordshire College of Art (1980-81), Canterbury College of Art (1981-84) and at the Royal College of Art (1987-89). In the mid-eighties he worked in Berlin. His work is mostly large scale, multi-media installation. He lives and works in London.
Sophie Le Bourva has been practicing printmaking for 25 years. She is also an engineer. With the methodical obsession of a lab technician she forges/ bites her plates using etching- soft ground, litho crayon and aquatint, etched lino and gritty, painterly collograph techniques. Fundamental to these processes is the use of ‘erosion’ with acid, caustic soda, heavily bitten plates cut deep to reveal their materiality… inner beauty, texture ...
Liz came back to making art in her retirement, after spending 30 years in the NHS. She studied at Morley College and City Lit, and very quickly became hooked on printmaking. She works mainly in lino and collograph, making images of the urban landscape.
Christine was born and brought up in rural Cumbria and continues to be heavily influenced by the rugged landscape in which she grew up. She studied Fine Art painting at Carlisle and Canterbury. Recently she has been working with new ways to produce her art; getting to grips with digital technology – drawing directly onto an iPad and processing with Photoshop. Her latest work, which tackles urban realism is a departure from previous rural and fantasy themes but still contains strong elements of nature. More...
Chris is an artist, architect and teacher. His art projects over the last 25 years have ranged from; painting, sculpture, video installations and mixed media on the themes of boundaries and divisions and in the last 12 years has been practising printmaking and artists books. At the heart of this preoccupation is the obsessive activity of drawing as visual diary-largely inspired by dreams/nightmares, which in turn informs the transformational qualities of printmaking. More... He uses collagraphy, linocut, woodcuts, lithography, intaglio and relief methods and drypoint techniques to explore these narratives.
He has exhibited in Cyprus, France and London. He quotes, ‘I’m interested in the moments when a print begins to become something else .... My recent explorations have used cornflakes packets and masking tape as plates and combining the 3-D book format to print images. I’m drawn to the off-cuts of plates, the kind of left- over’s when the process is done.’
Sarah is currently studying an MA in Printmaking at the Royal College of Art. She describes herself as a 'draw-er', collecting stories from folklore and history to create new worlds where fact and fiction collide. Her influences include The Pennines, 18th Century engravers, dictionaries and radio drama. She has travelled widely including to Kazakhstan, Georgia and Saudi Arabia to run drawing and monoprinting workshops in Fine Art Academies and museums... More...www.sarahgillett.com
Saori’s practice is to explore the disorientating notions of uncertain and blurred borders between fiction and non-fiction, life and death. One of the inspirations for her exploration is the sense of sound and silence. ‘I tend to rely on my hearing, as much as my vision, to understand my situation and the distance from the things around me. When the sound confuses me, it disorients me from my reality and makes me feel uncertain. I am fascinated to evoke such unsettling notions within my two dimensional works’. More...
At seventeen Trevor went to work on an outback farm in New South Wales where he was exposed to life at its most raw in a dramatic and awe inspiring environment. Years later the experience still has a profound influence on his work. He studied Fine Art at Canterbury and has exhibited at the Ibis Gallery in Leamington Spa, Luton Museum and Art Gallery, and the Drew Gallery in Canterbury, as well as producing ephemeral pieces in the environment.