‘Ink it over’
10 May- 28 July
Minor Oak Co-working, Nottingham.
Printmakers Clef Skyers-Aakerstrom, Sarah Holden, Clare Morgan and Sarah Roach will be showcasing new work as part of an exciting residency taking place at Minor Oak co-working space in Nottingham from 10 May until 28 July.
Alongside the exhibition there will also be an opportunity to see more in their monthly pop up shop. The artists will also be holding a series of mini workshops, where you can create your own art and find out more about a range of printmaking techniques.
Clef Skyers-Aakerstrom brings you ‘Marjorie D’Oré’. This textile and product designer’s journey began following a serious vehicular accident in 2006, where she sustained severe neurological damage to her brain, which she has overcome. Art became a tool for recovery and expressing herself. Elegant and sumptuous surroundings in films inspire her, and she is into ideas which are bit off the wall, like mixing urban and ‘street’ with rural scenes. Clef enjoys flying and taking pictures of the landscape.
“I find the changing images of the seasons fascinating and these observations are reflected in my work. I hope to inspire others ‘NOT TO GIVE UP’ who have gone through similar trauma.”
Sarah Holden founder of Print and Ink works primarily in screen printing and lino cutting. She loves to create rich portraits and figurative work using a mix of detailed line work and repeated patterns or tonal gradients. She uses a mixture of paper stencils and exposed screens to help her create her work. Print and Ink loves to experiment with different methods within screen printing such as using marbled inks, watercolours and resists to create her final works.
Clare Morgan (aka curiousinkyme) is a Derby based printmaker. Deeply interested in being present and living with curiosity Clare seeks to create images that act as a reminder of our humanity, finding beauty and opportunity in our vulnerabilities, and the strength that can grow out of our challenges as we move forward from moment to moment. Dynamic figures are often combined with bright colours such as violet, greens, yellows, and light blues to symbolise reflection, energy, growth, health, healing, strength and creativity.
Sarah Roch creates beautifully delicate monotone prints created through a range of different techniques including screen print. Her inspiration of nature and life shines through the gentle tones and edges she produces in her work. Her choices of soft, textured papers helps give a calming atmosphere to her work.
We would love to welcome you to the opening party taking place on the 10th May 6.30pm until 9.30pm, hang out with a great bunch of people and enjoy complimentary mocktails and snacks.
You can find out more and book on to the workshops at https://www.minoroak.com/calendar/ or see more details in their facebook page.
You can find out more about the artists here:
Clef Skyers-Aakerstrom www.sky-aak.com
Sarah Holden www.printandink.org
Clare Morgan www.curiousinkyme.com
Sarah Roache www.serreraroche.co.uk
Dates for your diary:
Book your workshop spot here.
Friday 10th May 6.30pm-9.30pm Opening party
Saturday 11th May pop up shop 10am- 4pm
Screen printing workshop* 11am or 2pm
Saturday 8th June pop up shop 10am- 4pm
Monoprinting worksop* 11am or 2pm
Saturday 6th July- pop up shop 10am-4pm
Relief printing workshop* with wonky veg on recycled fabric 11am or 2pm
Sun 28th July- exhibition closes with rainbow feather monoprinting to celebrate pride. Workshop* at 11am.
(*The pop up shop is free entry, however booking is required to participate in the workshops and a £10.00 fee. Workshops run for 2 hours and all materials are included.)