Monthly Archives: July 2010

Jairo Zaldua & Nicoela Green


Jairo and Nicola create imagery together through the mediums of print and three-dimensional art. Combining the appearance of the sculptural and the two-dimensional surface of the printed image. Observing the archaic qualities of neglected posters and derelict buildings where a sense of age and history has left its mark, they have assembled an ongoing exploration into themes that include old propaganda and billboard posters, typography, symbolism and German expressionist cinema. As old posters decay and the original meanings become irrelevant, they transfigure into something more suggestive. With the use of a blowtorch, acrylics, screenprinting and digital facilities, Jairo and Nicola seek to push this process further. From found objects (wood, scrap metal and old victorian doors) to site specific installation and interactive performance, they have embarked on work where layers reveal layers and a sense of age, time and texture are clearly present.

Jairo specialized in Fine Art Printmaking at the University of Hertfordshire and Nicola studied Ceramic Art at the Roehampton Institute.


Janet Wilson


Janet Wilson lives and works in London. She is a member of East London Printmakers and the Printmakers Council and makes work based on the landscape. The prints are collagraphs, etchings, monoprints and lithographs which aim to evoke both a sense of place and the sublime character of the natural world. Inspiration comes from the movement of weather and tides, in mapping, aerial views and examination of scale – from the great to the microscopic.


MA Printmaking, 2002-2004, Camberwell College of Art

BA Fine Art, 1993-1996, 2000-2002, Middlesex University

Art Foundation, 1992-1993, Guildhall University

Associate, Chartered Institute of Secretaries & Administrators (ACIS), 1968-1971, Anglia Ruskin University



  • ELP Summer Exhibition, Embassy Tea Gallery, London SE1
  • Mayday!, group exhibition at ArtHub Gallery, London SE8


  • Going Underground, ELP exhibition at Shoreditch Town Hall, London EC1


  • Printathon, ELP exhibition at Forman’s Smokehouse Gallery, London E3
  • Survival of the Fittest, Artcatcher exhibition at Waterworks Nature Reserve, London E10


  • 13

    , ELP annual exhibition at Triangle Gallery, Space, London E8

  • Dreams,

    ELP group exhibition at the Freud Museum, London

  • Untitled

    , Printmakers Council group exhibition at Vyner Street Gallery, London E2


  • Wonderland

    , ELP group exhibition at the V&A Museum of Childhood, London E2

  • ELP in Space

    , annual exhibition at Triangle Gallery, Space, London E8

  • Printmakers Council group exhibitions at Galerie Apart, Marcilhac-sur-Cele, France and Galerie Malva, Dorswehlen, Germany
  • Box 2010

    , ELP group exhibition at 242 Gallery, London E2

Catherine Walsh


Catherine Walsh makes screenprints which unite elements of nature, yoga or meditation and the body with rhythmic designs, floating on brightly-coloured textiles.


Catherine Walsh learned printmaking at the City Lit college and has been a member of East London Printmakers since 2003. She graduated with an MA in Art and Design in Education from the University of London in 2002.

Janna van Hasselt

ELP Artist in Residence July–December 2008


I am very interested in the career of ‘artist’ – how one comes about choosing such a practice and what one must do as their ‘day job’ to survive. As a recent New Zealand printmaking graduate I am one of very few from my class who is continuing to make art as it is difficult to get funding and also find facilities. It is all too easy to get stuck in the cycle of full-time work and lose your inspiration and motivation to create art. I love the constant challenge of the career and I have always been driven by the wonderful feeling of creation.

I enjoy working with the processes of silkscreen and lithography and create one-off works on unusual materials such as leather, rubber, velvet and wallpaper. My work is heavily layered and vibrant and often includes mixed media aspects as well as stitching and padding.



BFA, University of Canterbury, Ilam School of Fine Arts, Christchurch, New Zealand 2001-2004
Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, USA, Spring semester 2004 (International Study Exchange in Printmaking for credit to BFA)

BSc, University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand 1999-2004

Employment History

Extramural Art Tutor The Learning Connexion, Wellington, New Zealand, September 2006 – September 2007

Collaborative Printer Experimental Printmaking Institute at Lafayette College, Easton PA, USA, June – August 2006

Solo exhibitions


  • Show Home, Studio Jar, Science Alive! Christchurch, New Zealand


  • phase in/fase uit, Seed Gallery, Auckland, New Zealand


  • Evanescent/Flourescent, Seed Gallery, Auckland, New Zealand


  • 66 × 45 × 29 sixty six days/ten countries/one suitcase, Koningskerkje, Vierlingsbeek, The Netherlands
  • RI 02906, Gallery O, The Arts Centre, Christchurch, NZ

Group exhibitions


  • The Sticks, Seed Gallery, Auckland, New Zealand
  • Two, Seed Gallery, Auckland, New Zealand


  • Discography, Seed Gallery, Auckland, New Zealand
  • post, Seed Gallery, Auckland, New Zealand
  • let roll, Seed Gallery, Auckland, New Zealand
  • stock room secrets, Seed Gallery, Auckland, New Zealand
  • The Ninth International Collage Exhibition & Exchange, Gallery @ City Library, Melbourne, Australia, Real Tart Gallery, New Plymouth, New Zealand, online exhibition
  • one, Seed Gallery, Auckland, New Zealand
  • New Zealand Painting and Printmaking Award, Waikato Society of Arts, Hamilton, New Zealand
  • pod, Seed Gallery, Auckland, New Zealand


  • Cream of the Crop, Seed Gallery, Auckland, New Zealand
  • Crowded House, The Arthouse, Christchurch, New Zealand
  • Have a Ball, Seed Gallery, Auckland, New Zealand
  • Concepts of Knowledge, Watermark Gallery, Easton PA, USA
  • 7° European Artists Association Symposium, Stanzwerk, Bochum, Germany
  • Originals 06 The Contemporary Printmaking Show, Mall Galleries, London, UK
  • Cloud-cuckoo-Land, The Red Door Gallery, Edinburgh, UK


  • Edinburgh RSA Open Exhbition, Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh, UK
  • Crowded House, The Arthouse, Christchurch, NZ
  • Edinburgh Printmakers Christmas Show, Edinburgh Printmakers Gallery, Edinburgh, UK
  • Watch out for small print too, Mini-Print Exhibition Leicester Print Workshop, Leicester & Uppingham, UK
  • N.A.M.E (New Artists and Makers Emporium) Stoneleigh Park, Warwickshire, UK
  • <<four>> play, Emerging Artists group show, The Arthouse, Christchurch, NZ


  • Expose, emerging artists group show, Selwyn Gallery, Darfield, NZ
  • Works in Progress, PRIN 401 group show, SOFA Gallery on UC campus, Christchurch, NZ

Private collections

  • Centrum Frans Masereel, Belgium
  • City Library Melbourne: Centre for Adult Education
  • Experimental Printmaking Institute, Lafayette College, USA
  • James Wallace Arts Collection
  • Minia University Modern Contemporary Art
  • European Artists Association
  • Canterbury District Health Board, Christchurch Hospital

Professional association membership

  • European Artists Association


  • Ethel Susan Jones Fine Arts Travelling Scholarship 2006
  • Study Abroad Scholarship, Rhode Island School of Design, Feb-June 2004
  • Grant Lingard Tertiary Fee Scholarship 2004


  • Frans Masereel Centrum for Printmaking Artist Residency Kasterlee, Belgium
  • Experimental Printmaking Institute Lafayette College, Easton PA, USA. June-August 2006
  • 7° European Artists Symposium Essen, Germany, April 2006
  • Frans Masereel Centrum for Printmaking Artist Residency Kasterlee, Belgium. September 2005


  • Finalist: New Zealand Painting and Printmaking Award, Summer 2007
  • Finalist: Originals 06 The Contemporary Printmaking Show, Mall Galleries, London, UK, 2006
  • Ken Holland Prize, Fresh and innovative work by an emerging printmaker, Leicester Print Workshop: Watch out for small print too Mini-Print Exhibition, Leicester, November 2005
  • Selwyn District Council Young Achievers Award, Darfield Art Week, 2004
  • Finalist, Waikato National Art Award, Summer 2004
  • Malvern Business Community Award, Darfield Art Week, 2003

Amanda Taylor


I particularly enjoy working with lino, collographs and etching.  I like to use nature as a source of inspiration and often turn the images into abstract forms. Sometimes I like to select a fragment to abstact and enlarge.

The use of colour is important to me and I have achieved some successful results with viscosity prints using layers of colour.  I like to produce small variable editions and like to contrast strong flat colour with interesting texture.


I have studied printmaking at the London College of Printing and have exhibited at various London based galleries.  I produce hand made greetings cards, some of which are based on my prints which I like to enhance using gold or silver leaf.

Jasia Szerszynska

Contact details
studio : 07765 116 889


  • Goldsmiths College London Post Graduate Course
  • Manchester Polytechnic BA Hons



  • Art London, London


  • British Art Now (three artists) The Planning Room, Tokyo, Japan
  • Collyer Bristow Gallery, London
  • 20/21 International, Royal College of Art, London
  • Modern Works on Paper, Royal Academy, London


  • Bridge Art Fair, London
  • Art London, London


  • Drawings, Box Gallery, Spitalfields, London


  • Teaspace Two Gallery, The Tea Building, London


  • Gallery Omotesando, Tokyo, Japan


  • Essential Space Gallery Maronie Kyoto Japan


  • Open Studio Exhibition, Hong Kong


  • Techno UK, New Bond Street, London

Group exhibitions


  • Eyeplay, Bankside Gallery, London
  • Summertime, Cambridge Contemporary Art , Cambridge
  • Contemporary Printmakers II, Rostra Gallery, Bath
  • Modern Works on Paper, Royal Academy


  • Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, London
  • Printmakers at Clifford Chance, Canary Wharf
  • Watercolour and Drawings Fair, Royal Academy
  • Original Print Gallery, Dublin


  • Images in the City , Geffrye Museum, London
  • Watercolour and Drawings Fair, Royal Academy


  • Drawings, Benjamin Hargreaves, Fulham, London
  • 2004 British Art Now, Tokyo, Japan


  • Whitespace Gallery, Auckland, New Zealand
  • A Journey Through East London, Royal London Hospital

2002 – 03

  • British Council Touring Exhibition – Scandinavia and Australia


  • Fresh Art, London


  • East, Pure Gallery, Leonard Street, London EC1
  • Diminishing Boundaries, Pearson Education HQ, Harlow


  • Art Futures, The Contemporary Art Society, Royal Festival Hall
  • 19th Mini Print International, Cadaques, Spain
  • Art and Architecture, Cotton’s Atrium, Southwark, London


  • Tracks,Lines, Circles and Grids John Batten Gallery, Hong Kong
  • Lodz 9th Triennale, Poland
  • My Journey Through Asia, Visual Arts Centre, Hong Kong


  • Galerie 141, Nagoya, Japan


  • Colour Light Surface, Cooper Hewitt Museum, New York

Work in public and private collections

Manchester City Art Gallery, British Council Japan, Courtaulds PLC, Curwen Studio Archive, Conquest Hospital Hastings, Bank of England, Galileo UK