Monday, 3 June 2019

DERBY PRINT OPEN

Profile for Derby Print Open
https://www.derbyprintopen.org/printmakers/michelle-keegan?fbclid=IwAR3wKrHymPPxyCQoI2U29s9ZWyhiKb5DaEVxnOQ5kbzhPl2c-mm1Enf2BrQ


A Slade School of Art graduate, and winner of the 2014 Flourish Award for excellence in printmaking. Keegan strongly identifies with Romney Marsh, where she spent much of her childhood and adolescence, as her spiritual home, it is a place whose desolate and minimal characteristics continually ‘haunt’ the aesthetic of her work. Her artistic practice conducts conversations with the landscape and reflects on notions of belonging, identity, rootedness, liminality, and ‘home’.
Drainage dykes, sea walls, and electricity pylons are structures of modernity that traverse the flat expanses of the marshland. These act as departure points for sketches that she makes on site during her visits to the South. The drawings are then playfully distorted into overlapping layers of line and texture on zinc and copper plates. The etching process becomes one of spontaneous transcription, of feelings and memories, both familiar and elusive, which evolves as she works.
The results are intricate and complex multi-layered prints that resist literal interpretation and lack referential scale. Honouring instead a physically charged and deeply personal mapping of the environment.
Keegan is the Senior Lecturer in Printmaking at the University of Northampton and runs a print workshop in Nottingham.

Wednesday, 15 May 2019

Derby Print Open

Delighted to be exhibiting 3 new prints as part of the Derby Print. The exhibition showcases contemporary printmaking from artists based in the United Kingdom. A total of 82 printmakers submitted their work, and over 200 prints were shortlisted to be exhibited.

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7 - 29 June 2019
Launch
Fri 7th June (5pm - 8pm)
at Banks Mill Studios
71 Bridge St, Derby, DE1 3LB

Wednesday, 20 February 2019

Hepworth Print Fair

Delighted to be part of the Hepworth Print Fair with Staithes Studios
http://staithesstudios.com

The Hepworth Wakefield
Gallery Walk, Wakefield, West Yorkshire, WF1 5AW

 1 - 3 March 2019, 10am - 5pm





Friday, 25 January 2019

West Yorkshire Print Workshop

Delighted to be exhibiting at West Yorkshire Print Workshop,‘In-house'
These were 2 proofs made as part of my residency exploring copper etching using ferric that led to my Drawn in the Margins series.

The exhibition is all about the different courses taught, celebrating the work of tutors and also showcasing work by those who have been on courses.
It’s a brilliant workshop and always a pleasure to teach and make work there.