Alastair Clark is the Studio Director at Edinburgh Printmakers. He has worked as lithography specialist, collaborating with artists and producing all Edinburgh Printmakers published lithographs for the past fifteen years. Teaching stone and plate lithography courses, Digital Imaging courses previously teaching printmaking at Edinburgh college of Art. More recently his work combines digital imaging, lithography and screenprinting.
Anupa Gardner began her printmaking practice in India while studying Foundation in Fine Art. She was awarded a BA in Graphic Design from Srishti School of Art, followed by an MA in Illustration from Edinburgh College of Art. After graduating from ECA Anupa was printmaking teacher at Winchester College but has since returned to Edinburgh. She currently takes on a variety of projects from teaching at Edinburgh College of Art, to commercial projects in design and illustration, whilst continuing her practice as a printmaker. She uses a range of printmaking processes but is especially fond of relief printing.
Jessica studied Printmaking at Gray’s School of Art. During her degree she was awarded the Cross Trust Travel Scholarship at the International Ceramics Studio in Kecskemet, Hungary and on graduating the John Kinross Travel Scholarship in Florence. She is an experienced Printmaking technician, having worked at Bournemouth Arts University and Forth Valley College, before taking up the role as Etching Technician at Edinburgh Printmakers and she is now studio manager. Jessica’s subtle and layered work combines many different Printmaking processes and materials, she exhibits regularly, both nationally and internationally.
Leena Nammari formerly worked as the Studio Technician at Edinburgh Printmakers. She has a vast experience of running workshops in both printmaking and photographic disciplines and working with a range of organisation exploring ways of combining digital and analogue processes. Her own work often combines aspects of photography, bookmaking, object-making incorporating cyanotype, liquid light, photoetching and screenprinting.
Angie Lewin studied printmaking at Central St Martins and Camberwell School of Arts and Crafts. She uses a range of printmaking processes including wood engraving and linocut. Alongside exhibiting her limited edition prints she designs textiles and wallpapers for St Jude’s which she co-founded in 2005. She is a member of the Royal Society of Painter-Printmakers, the Scociety of Wood Engravers and the Royal Watercolour Society.
Gillian worked as the Screenprinting specialist at Edinburgh Printmakers, for many years, running this busy area of the workshop. She is an experienced instructor, teaching screenprinting and collagraph classes with years of experience working collaboratively with invited artists as part of Edinburgh Printmaker's print publishing programme. Both screenprinting and collograph are at the heart of her prints which combine vivid colour with organic imagery.
Aleksandra Kargul began her printmaking practice in Art School in Poland. Following that she came to Edinburgh, studying Interior Design and graduating from Edinburgh College of Art in 2012. Soon after, she joined Edinburgh Printmakers and learnt Stone lithography, Screenprinting, Photogravure and Cyanotype, adding to the techniques she had previously learnt in Poland. Aleksandra was recently awarded the prestigious Eichstaett Lithography Prize comprising a residency and solo exhibition in Bavaria, awarded through the Society of Scottish Artists Annual Exhibition 2015. Aleksandra Kargul is a passionate lithographer with a love for all printmaking processes.
Ade Adesina, born in Nigeria 1980, is currently a full time printmaker who lives in Aberdeen, Scotland. Previously studied printmaking at Gray’s School of Art, Aberdeen from 2008 graduating in 2012. Ade's work is a visual commentary around the ideas of ecology and our ever-changing world. He is fascinated by how the human footprint is affecting our planet. Our world is full of wonderful landscapes and Ade wishes to highlight the continual damage caused through things such as deforestation, the politics of energy consumption, and endangered wild species. He is a traditional printmaker, painter and sculptor with modern twist; Ade works with mostly linocut, etching, and oil paint. The artist combines his African cultural roots with British culture, producing work that makes people reflect on the past, present and the future.
Bronwen Sleigh uses etching extensively in her artistic practice which also encompasses drawing and sculpture. Bronwen currently lives and makes work in Glasgow, previous to this, she was the etching technician and collaborating printer for Edinburgh Printmakers. She has also taught etching at The Royal Academy School, as well as the Highland Print Studio. Bronwen studied at Glasgow School of art and then the Royal College of Art. She has won numerous prizes and her work is held in national and international collections.
Catherine Hiley learned etching in Berlin, screen-printing in Vancouver, letterpress in London and lithography in Edinburgh. She holds a diploma in Fine Art from the Kunsthochschule Berlin-Weissensee and exhibits regularly in Germany and the U.K. She is also proficient in laser-cutting and book-binding and makes small edition artist books as well as original prints and illustrations. Catherine has been a member of Edinburgh Printmakers since 2008 and teaches introductory printmaking workshops for adults and children.
Cécile Simonis studied illustration in Belgium and Italy and later graduated as art teacher in Liege, Belgium. She moved to Edinburgh in 2011 and joined Edinburgh Printmakers, of which she is currently a member. She taught art classes in Liège, Belgium and Montreal, Canada and currently teaches various drawing classes at the Edinburgh Drawing School and for the Edinburgh City Council Adult Education programme. Drawing is a key part of her practise.In her printmaking work she uses mostly cyanotype and screenprinting. Her work has won several prizes and has been exhibited nationally and internationally.
Gregor originally studied at Grays School of Art in Aberdeen completing his undergraduate in Fine art Printmaking in 2009, after this he proceeded to go on to study and achieve a master’s degree in Contemporary Art Practice at Edinburgh College of Art where printmaking continued to be the main focus of his practice. Gregor’s work focuses mainly in the use of found imagery and text sourced from disparate and discarded information in abandoned spaces, reinterpreting this information and presenting it in a re-printed format with a heavily collaged and constructed feel. Gregor’s printmaking practice focuses mainly on screen printing onto paper and less traditional substrates, using digital methods of image preparation. He also works with letter press, etching and relief process’ in his own work and instructing students at Edinburgh College of Art where he works as a printmaking technician.
Kelly studied illustration in Sydney before moving to Edinburgh in 2000. It was while studying at university where she was first introduced to screenprinting but it wasn't until she discovered Edinburgh Printmakers back in 2001 that she realised screenprinting could become a career path and has been a dedicated member ever since.
The process of screenprinting allows Kelly endless possibilities when combining layers of drawings, handwritten text and found textures in which she uses to create limited edition prints of European cityscapes, boats, landscapes and animals.
"When I'm in the print studio working, there's no place I'd rather be'
Kittie completed her degree in Fine Art at Edinburgh College of Art and Edinburgh University graduating in 2008. Her practice covers the disciplines of drawing, painting and printmaking, taking the natural world as inspiration. Kittie's printmaking is focussed around the disciplines of screen printing and monotype. She regularly exhibits work throughout the UK and is a professional member of the Society of Wildlife Artists and Visual Arts Scotland. Kittie has taught across the UK, she recently set up the Printmaking Course at Leith School of Art and currently teaches on the Portfolio Course at Bridge House Art in Ullapool and for the National Galleries of Scotland.
Louise’s work combines drawing, animation and printmaking and uses the etching process to depict the animate form within a single image. Louise moved to Edinburgh from London in 2015 and has become a regular practising member at Edinburgh Printmakers. Alongside her own practice she runs art-based workshops for a range of ages and abilities. Previous venues include the Royal College of Art, Royal Drawing School, British Museum, National Gallery and Whitechapel Art Gallery in London and City Art Centre in Edinburgh. Louise studied Animation Direction at the Royal College and later undertook the Postgraduate Drawing Course at the Royal Drawing School where she rediscovered her love of etching. As an animation director Louise's short films have been screened on terrestrial TV and in national and international moving image festivals.
Nicholas Devison uses intaglio and monotype processes as a means of exploring ideas of location, mapping, time and space. He trained at Wimbledon School of Art and completed his MA in Printmaking at Camberwell College of Art in 2000. He has over 20 years of experience teaching in art and design and prior to his move to Edinburgh was Course Leader for MA Printmaking at Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge. He has contributed to exhibitions and conferences on a national and international basis and is represented in a number of collections including the Victoria & Albert Museum, London.
Well known for his characteristic bold and colourful Japanese woodblock prints. Paul was awarded a Monbusho scholarship to undertake a Masters in woodblock printing at Tama Art University Japan and has taught numerous workshops in Britain and abroad. He has exhibited extensively, nationally and internationally, taking up several artists residencies across the world including USA, Finland and Ireland.