Alpha Theta at the Old Biscuit Factory

Dream Dissociation One Screen-printed Handmade Book

Alpha Theta at the Old Biscuit Factory

I have had the best experience exhibiting new work in ‘Alpha Theta‘ at the Old Biscuit Factory.  Art Number 23 has been a pleasure to work with and I look forward to collaborating with them in the future.

Alpha Theta at the Old Biscuit Factory

Alpha – Theta showcased two new books ‘Dream Dissociation One‘ and ‘Dream Dissociation Two‘. Each book is a self-portrait made from three-dimensional scans of my face taken during the Summer. They were then translated into screen prints and carefully folded and bound.

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North

Lithography and Screenprint, 2018, Jane Elizabeth Bennett, August Artistic Experimentation

I feel so privileged to be mentioned in Volume 4 of ‘North’ as part of Jo Garrett’s wonderful interview on the darkroom.

North Magazine, Volume 4 featuring Jane Elizabeth Bennett and Jo Garrett
North Magazine, Volume 4 Jo Garrett’s Interview featuring Jane Elizabeth Bennett

I love the way that Jo talks about the magic of the darkroom, the physical interactions between chemistry and light, it is alchemy and I adore it. I think it is so easy to disassociate the physicality of making work from the final outcome which often ends up, framed and pristine, on a white wall.

When I’m working in the darkroom with Jo, I can relax. We often discuss the crossovers and co-dependencies of printmaking and photography. How each process informs, shapes and directs the evolution of the other, while still remaining very separate artforms.

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Images From the Art Zoo

Steph Cottle Art Zoo, Zoo Keeper, by Jane Elizabeth Bennett at the Harris Preston 2018 Images from the Art Zoo

Images from the Art Zoo

Art Zoo took place on the 26th May 2018 and was a success. The aim of Art Zoo was to break down the barriers between artist and audience and give a unique insight into the world of the practicing artist. Take a look at some of the beautiful images taken by Garry Cook below.

Steph Cottle – The Art Zoo, Zoo Keeper

Steph Cottle Art Zoo, Zoo Keeper, by Jane Elizabeth Bennett at the Harris Preston 2018 Images from the Art Zoo
Meet Steph Cottle the Zoo Keeper for Art Zoo At the Harris Museum and Gallery

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‘Masters’ at Artlab

Creative Letterpress with David Armes at Artlab CPS 2018, Masters

Artlab Contemporary Printmaking Studio has recently run a series of three masterclasses in Printmaking entitled ‘Masters’.

I have been looking forward to the ‘Masters’ masterclasses for some time. Anyone that knows me well will know how much I love to ‘upskill’. The ‘Masterclasses’ were a great opportunity to network with some very experienced artists and expand my own knowledge.

Bronwen Sleigh’s Two Plate Softground Masterclass

Sleigh’s research and portfolio are extensive, and her workshop was as enjoyable as it was informative. The aim of the workshop was to explore methods of drawing a composite image over two soft-ground plates and then correctly register them to print on the star wheel press.

Two Plate Etching with Bronwin Sleigh, Drawing Studio, Artlab 2018
Two Plate Etching with Bronwin Sleigh, Drawing Studio, Artlab 2018

The group prepared each plate, de-greasing and coating them with a traditional softground wax, once the plates had been prepared they were etched in copper-sulphate and cleaned in preparation for inking and printing.

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More Artists in the Art Zoo

Art Zoo, Harris Museum, 26th May 2018

It’s not long now until Art Zoo! By popular demand, more artists have been captured and coerced into the Art Zoo at The Harris Museum and Art Gallery.

By popular demand, new editions to the Art Zoo include visual and sonic artist Rob Mullandar and collage an installation artist Tina Dempsey.

Tina Dempsey (Aliquam ultrices scelerisque artifex)

Tina Dempsey is an artist that works effortlessly across a number of mediums, including collage, photography, and installation.

By Popular Demand Tina Dempsey - Collage Artist, Art Zoo, The Harris Preston 2018, Lubaina Himid, Hard Times
Tina Dempsey – Collage Artist, Art Zoo, The Harris Preston 2018, Lubaina Himid, Hard Times

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