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Aberystywth Paper Press Print – Collaborative Portfolio

Earlier in the year I was really chuffed to be asked to contribute to a collaborative portfolio project organized by our head of printmaking Paul Croft. Over a year in the making, this mammoth undertaking has seen Paul coordinate 30 printmakers, ranging from staff, students and professional visiting artists all with a connection to Aberystwyth University School of Art. Each contributor submits an edition of 35 prints; 30 of the resulting portfolios go back to the artists and the remaining  5 to to various collections around the country.

The portfolio really demonstrates the variety and versatility of modern printmaking; techniques range from traditional intaglio, relief and lithography to digital and photographic process. Some of the most exciting printmakers working in Britain have contributed work including Wuon-Gean Ho, Marcelle Hanselaar, Anne Desmet and Edwina Ellis the entire portfolio will be exhibited in March as part of Impress 2013 a biennial printmaking festival held in Stroud and while I’m thrilled to be involved having my work exhibited alongside theirs is a nervous prospect!

Here is a small selection of some of the prints from the portfolio, more information and images of all the prints in the portfolio can be found on Paul’s website.

All images copywrite of the Artists, thanks to Paul for his time and effort in bring such a huge project together.

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Print Swap

So the grad show has been and gone and I’ve got that worrying feeling in the pit of my stomach that means I’ve got to try plan the next 3 months of my life, luckily, this isn’t one of those blogs so instead of moaning, here’s some prints…

Just taken part in a print-swap with some of the 3rd years, for some reason having to trek a stack of your own work home after uni seems like a massive chore, however having a nice stash of other peoples doesn’t seem so bad!

Here they are with links to the artists (not students anymore!).

Sam Cuddy - 'Cosmopolis'

Sam Cuddy – ‘Cosmopolis’ – Etching

Corinthia Ward - 'Kiss'

Corinthia Ward – ‘Kiss’ – Screen Print

Elysia Wormesely - [untitled]

Elysia Womersley – [untitled] – Dry Point

Spencer Beale - [untitled]

Spencer Beale – [untitled] – Etching

Corrina Williams - Liam IICorrina Williams - Liam III

Corrina Williams – ‘Liam II’, ‘Liam IV’ – Etching

Hollie Smith - [untitled]

Hollie Smith – [untitled] – etching with aquatint

Leah Adams

Leah Adams – [untitled] – colograph

Jenny Wright - untitled

Jenny Wright – [untitled] – drypoint

All images copyright of the artists, You know the drill.

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Student International Small Print Show Egypt

I’ve been selected as a featured artist for this snappily-titled student exhibition in Egypt. It’s a 12 month show held in conjunction with the international art conference at El Minia university.

Two of my prints have been included; ‘Alyssa’ and ‘13.01’, both are examples of experimental photo-etching techniques I’ve been exploring.

Alyssa -Photoetching- 2012. Ben Partrige Small International print show

Alyssa – Photo-etching – 2012

13.01- Photo Etching – 2011
Hats off to Wael A.Sabour for making such a huge project a reality, assistant professor at El Minia he’s an interesting artist in his own right.
I am really chuffed to be included in the show, which features 90 students from 17 countries (I think I’m the only one from the UK; representing!) especially as the quality of the work is so high, here are some of my personal faves…
Angela Duclos – Untitled- 4.5×5.5in -collage-based digital print – 2012- Canada
Jill Ho-You -Pressure- 6.25×7.25 – etching & digital -2011- Canada
Capucine Gros -ctrlZ4- 8×12- Monotype -2012 – France
Gregory Cook – Tight Fade -6×9-Photopolymer ,Gravure ,Monoprint ,Intaglio ,Serigraphy -2011- USA
Only a tiny selection of what’s on show, for the rest and photos of the exhibition itself check out the website.
-all image copyright of the artists-
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The Lives of Others

A few photos of my recent show ‘The Lives of Others’ in Treehouse Aberystwyth,  March – April 2012.

Most of the Prints were shown as part of my Graduation show but also I had the chance to include some small work I had not exhibited before.

The Treehouse is a fantastic organic food shop and restaurant in Aberystwyth, they also do a locally sourced fruit and veg boxes and amazing veggie burgers!

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