Tuesday 20 April 2021

Marefair Gallery Northampton

 Delighted to be exhibiting prints with marefairgallery Northampton

A beautiful print series showing at Marefair Gallery by Michelle Keegan. 
Keegan is a Printmaker and Lecturer at the University of Northampton.
“I am in Transit. I live and work in numerous places and drive up and down the motorways. It’s a liminal existence. I collect imagery when on Romney Marsh that informs a visual conversation.”


Tuesday 26 January 2021

Friday 27 November 2020

International Multi-disciplinary Printmaking: Artists, Concepts and Techniques

 The second edition of  IMPACT, ‘International Multi-disciplinary Printmaking: Artists, Concepts and Techniques’, is now live

And I’ve a paper in it 




Small Print International 6

Delighted to be part of Small Print International 6

28 November 2020 - 13 February 2021
Artists were invited to create work inspired by the first Aerogramme in 1933.
Photo Etching made at the University of Northampton

In response to the first Aerogramme this photo etching combines text, a honing pigeon and an aerogramme stamp.

The text, sending love from me to you, is a reflection and response to the Brexit vote and the unease within the UK with the undercurrent of anti-European, anti-Irish, and anti ‘other’ sentiment. The text is a hand of friendship, warmth and the human need for others.

The choice of stamp is reference to the aerogramme and how this airletter made the world a smaller place.

The honing pigeon is a reference to how people have needed to send messages and communicate with others for centuries.

Sunday 25 October 2020

place: soapworks space place practice

 space place practice is an artist research hub that spans the UK and internationally; we come together to create dialogues and to develop projects informed by a shared interest in notions of space, place and creative research. Our expanded practice is expressed in image word and action.

The Soapworks Exhibition, which is a collaborative project between Centre of Gravity and First Base, represents for our members an opportunity to respond to an extraordinary place and building. This collated publication has been supported through ACE funding and also The Art Research Centre, Bath Spa University.

Each member has a definitive creative practice and brings this to bear through encounters made; responding and activating their fieldwork through the spaces of imagination, architecture, histories, the real and the possible. The responses within this book raise questions around performing place, and consider an alternative model for dissemination of visual research generated through our experiences of the site.

Dr Michele Whiting

space place practice steering group
Rob Irving, Victoria Kaye, Michele Whiting


Tuesday 25 August 2020



Delighted to be making some prints for Centre of Gravity at the Soapworks Bristol with Space Place Practice 2/10/2020 - 1/11/2020

Sunday 23 August 2020

Space Place Practice

Delighted to have become a member of Space Place Practice



Space Place Practice is a research collective, in which visual artists and multi-disciplinary researchers meet to engage with issues of space, place and site. Its dimensions are produced through interaction and critical discourse which act as points of departure for individual practice and collaborative projects.

Together we challenge and explore the interstices between embodied practice and theoretical enquiry where there is no hierarchical distinction between making, thinking, writing, and doing. Our expanded practice is expressed in image, word and action.

Regular forums are held in which we discuss and invigorate methods, theories and creative practice, building on established and more experimental notions of Space and Place, which we understand to be mutable, fragile and evasive. We consider the forum to be a creative space in which we draw inspiration from our conversations; we regularly invite other practitioners (as well as members) to share their work and also their enthusiasms in order to create other ways of making and being.

Wednesday 13 November 2019

Gallery 57 Arundel Paper

Delighted to be returning with new work to the exquisite Gallery 57 with my prints titled I Can Still Hear You.

Tuesday 29 October 2019

Friday 25 October 2019

Leicester Print Workshop

Looking forward to delivering a workshop at Leicester Print Workshop on Saturday 2nd November
Take a line for a walk, exploring multi plate and abstract printmaking.

Tuesday 10 September 2019

Contemporary Art Auction East Midlands

Delighted to be part of the Contemporary Art Auction at the Djanogly Gallery.
Auction day Saturday 12th October 1pm.

I Can Still Hear You 10 
Etching on copper

Monday 3 June 2019


Profile for Derby Print Open

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.


7 - 29 June 2019
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

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.

Saturday 1 December 2018

Gallery 57 Arundel West Sussex

Delighted to be part of Gallery 57’s beautiful Winter Exhibition, Organic Form showing until February 24th in Arundel.
My new etchings are from the series Listening for the Past.


Thursday 6 September 2018

Monday 25 June 2018

Summer School: Multi-Plate Intaglio Printmaking at West Yorkshire Print Workshop

3 day course
Friday 10th / Saturday 11th / Sunday 12th August 2018
11 – 5

Take a line for a walk exploring multi-plate intaglio printmaking! Join artist, printmaker and 2014 Flourish printmaking award winner Michelle Keegan for an exciting 3 day summer school which will focus on exploring multi-plate printing using collagraph and drypoint technique – no etching required!
Experiment with Drypoint to make marks on aluminium plates – building up surfaces without the requirement of etching chemicals. You will use traditional scrapers and drypoint needles along with sanding and more innovative mark making approaches. Learn how to ink plates ‘a la poupée’ – a mutli-colour inking technique, and explore using transparent inks to achieve layering of colour and images. You can also experiment with the arrangement of the plates to make different compositions.
Use collagraph to build up layers of tone and line on a mount board surface, and work with a number of plates to explore mark marking and shape with this highly versatile process. You will also learn ‘chine collé’ techniques and composition and registration tricks.

Your tutor

Michelle Keegan studied Fine Art at the Kent Institute of Art and Design, graduating with first class honours. She specialised in printmaking immediately, having been intrigued by the possibilities of process, and exploring unknown ways of making marks. Michelle continued her post graduate education at the Slade School of Fine Art, under the guidance of master printmaker Stanley Jones. She has made prints and exhibited widely for the past 20 years, and also runs a small print workshop and lectures in Nottingham.

What’s included?

All course prices include basic materials such as inks, paper, tools and equipment. Other materials and printmaking papers will be available to buy during the course if you would like to try something a bit different, or take some materials home to try out.

What’s Next?

After attending this course you will be well equipped to join our workshop as a member and continue to use our facilities to make and develop your own work. The sooner the better, as the longer you leave it the more you are likely to forget! If you join up within one month of attending the course you will receive a £5 discount. Find out more about the benefits of membership here: http://www.wypw.org/shop/standard-membership/

Saturday 16 June 2018

Derby Print Open

Delighted to be part of the Derby Print open exhibition.
Printmakers based in the United Kingdom were invited to submit work towards Green Door Printmaking Studio’s first ever Derby Print Open. The Derby Print Open is an exhibition which is open to all artists over the age of 16, based in the United Kingdom, working purely within the medium of printmaking.
Over 80 prints will be on display within Banks Mill Studios
Banks Mill Studios
71 Bridge StreetDerbyDE1 3LB

1 - 29 June 2018

Listening for the Past 18

Friday 13 April 2018

Make Colour Sing

Really excited to be part of this exhibition curated by Laine Tomkinson.
Private view Saturday 12 May from 7.30 to 9.00 at Nottingham Society of Artists, 71 Friar Lane NG1 6DH

Tuesday 12 December 2017

Tarpey Gallery

Tarpey Gallery's Christmas group show is now online
The exhibition features a selection of artwork by newly joined and long standing represented artists and will have a focus on contemporary painting, print and sculpture from a select group of seven local artists. The show will take place in our main and secondary exhibition spaces from 9th December until 28th January.

Andrew Macara, Colin Halliday, Lois Wallace, Michelle Keegan, David Sprakes, Matthew Strong and Heather Duncan bring their unique aesthetic sensibilities to produce a dynamic group show.
I'm showing prints from the Still Navigating series.

Wednesday 25 October 2017

Gallery 57 Arundel

Delighted to be exhibiting with Gallery 57 as part of the Winter Collection.Exquisite gallery in Arundel.