Monday, 5 October 2015

TV appearance, fairs and exhibitions..

Well, my September post didn't quite happen (sorry), but I have plenty of print-related stuff to tell you about this month;


I've had to keep quiet about this until now, but I can now reveal that I have taken part in a new TV series on Sky Arts, entitled 'Landscape Artist Of The Year'! It is a national competition, where artists in each episode are given a mystery view and a limited amount of time, and are asked to create a piece of work. It is a bit like the 'Portrait Artist..' series I took part in a couple of years ago, with the same presenters (Frank Skinner and Joan Bakewell) and judges (Tai Shan Schierenberg, Kathleen Soriano and Kate Bryan). There were over 2000 entries initially, and 48 were chose for the first rounds. It was an awful lot of fun to be involved, and everyone involved was hugely supportive and friendly. I can't say much more apart from that the series starts on Tuesday 6th October (on Sky Arts) at 8pm, and I make my appearance on Tuesday 27th October....


I have a couple of workshops coming up in December 2015 and January 2016;

Introduction to Linocut half-day mini-workshop
Sat 12th December 2015, 10am-1pm, £20 per person (8 places)
The Art House, 8 Backfields, Sheffield, S1 4HJ

I'm running a one-off mini-workshop at this new location, a fantastic gallery/workshop/studio space in the centre of Sheffield. The workshop is designed as a taster for those interested in linocut, and the aim of it is to create a small one-colour linocut, maybe with a festive theme(?). No experience needed and all materials provided.

To book, please contact The Art House.

Introduction to Linocut workshop
Sat 16th January 2016, 10am-4pm, £40 per person (8 places)
The Art House, 8 Backfields, Sheffield, S1 4HJ

This is a full day workshop for those wanting to create a one-colour linocut. No experience necessary and all materials provided. You just need to bring along an idea or image you'd like to turn into a print.

To book, please email me on jgprintworks @


This is the time of year that loads of good events pop up. I'll be taking part in the following ones from October to December 2015:

Manchester Print Fair, Peoples History Museum, Salford, M3 3ER
Sat 17th October 2015

Crafted By Hand, Masham Town Hall, Little Market Place, Masham HG4 4DY
Sun 1st November 2015

Leeds Print Fair, Corn Exchange, Leeds
Sat 7th November 2015

Sheffield Print Fair 2015, St Mary's Church & Community Centre, Bramall Lane, Sheffield S2 4QZ
Sat 14th November 2015

The Art Market, Holmfirth Indoor Market, Huddersfield Road, HD9 3JH
Sun 22nd November 2015

The Harley Gallery Christmas Market, Mansfield Road, Welbeck, Worksop S80 3LW
Fri 27th, Sat 28th & Sun 29th November 2015

Kelham Island Victorian Christmas Market, Kelham Island Museum, Alma Street, Sheffield S3 8RY
Sat 5th & Sun 6th December 2015


I'm taking part in a woodcut exhibition called 'Cut Wood' at The Hepworth Wakefield from 23rd October 2015 until 4th February 2016. I don't normally do woodcuts, but for this exhibition I've produced an edition of my 'Long Eared Owl' one for the occasion. Other artists taking part in this include Ian Burke, Hilary Paynter, Beverley White.

I'm also taking part in an exhibition at Lyme Park in Cheshire, connected to the Sky Arts TV show, but I don't have any more info on that quite yet!