Review of the year

2020 has been a “challenging one”, which is a phase I’ve heard many times this year not surprisingly. My year in general has had its fair share of ups and downs like most folk.

The printmaking project has certainly been affected by this year’s pandemic but I have made the most of the situation by being as productive as possible with home printing and attending a few social distanced workshops. I took part in the first ever Manchester Open which ended early, the Macclesfield (Virtual) Open which was a first for me and the Towneley Hall ‘Impressions’ exhibition which will run until mid-February 2021. Hopefully more people will be able to view the Towneley exhibition before it ends if lockdown restrictions are relaxed in time.

In the Autumn, I entered a screen-print edition for the annual Hotbed press Twenty/Twenty International print exchange.

I will definitely be doing more screen printing next year and experimenting with other printing techniques like lithography on kitchen foil.

Currently, I am in the process of designing a brand-new personal website which will be linked to my blog.

I will be adding new features to my website and displaying artwork previously not seen before. The new site will be launched early in the new year. Really looking forward to getting my new website online.

Once published, you can view my website at: www.neilrobinson.me.uk

At the beginning of the year, I started work on a new etching depicting the river Mersey just before lockdown kicked in. I hope to continue work on this printing plate in the new year all being well.

In November, I launched a brand-new Instagram account for the printmaking project which will be good for promoting my project and blog.

I am looking forward to getting back to studio workshops and completing my printmaking project by the end of next year.

Well, it’s time for me to sign off for 2020.

Merry Christmas and here’s to 2021!

Stay safe.

Cheers,

Neil. 🎄

Manchester Open 2020

I attended the first ever Manchester Open Art Exhibition held at HOMEmcr on Friday 17th. The preview was well attended and I received a certificate and badge from the event. Two of my recent etching prints from my Stockport In Print series are in the exhibition.

Manchester Open 2020
Manchester Open 2020 (cat no. 247)
Manchester Open 2020 (cat no. 419)
Manchester Open 2020
Manchester Open 2020

Exhibition time

I attended the 99th Stockport Art Guild Art Exhibition. The Guild is celebrating its centenary this year and has published a book celebrating the history of the art club. Exhibition runs until 16th January 2020.

I have two etching prints in the exhibition which depict the precinct and the railway station. I also have two artworks accepted into the Manchester Open which is in the new year.

Art Guild exhibition
Art Guild exhibition
Art Guild exhibition: My etching prints