Yearly Archives: 2010

Rachel Ramirez


Rachel Ramirez lives in Olhão, Portugal where she produces two and three dimensional works. These are informed by the aquatic life of the Oceans, seas and shorelines, particularly the local Ria Formosa and North Atlantic. Rachel has been a member of the Nature Printing Society since 2006 and a member of East London Printmakers since 1998.

Please note all specimens for gyotaku printing are acquired from sustainable fishing supplies,donated from scientific research projects or found already dead when beach combing.

Most recent exhibitions


  • Lessedra 11th World Art Mini Print Exhibition, Lessedra Gallery, Lozenetz, Sofia, Bulgaria.
  • New Gyotaku Prints at Côrte-Real Galeria, Paderne, Portugal.
  • Unidade Criativa, Group Show, Casa das Artes, Tavira, Portugal.
  • Arte Algarve VI, Galeria Arte Algarve, Única Adega Cooperativa da Algarve, Lagoa, Portugal.


  • 18th Annual International Gyotaku Exhibition, Higashimatsuyama City Culture Center, Saitama, Japan.
  • Print Out, Embrace Arts, Richard Attenborough Center, Leicester, UK.
  • Gyotaku Prints, Côrte-Real Galeria, Paderne, Portugal.
  • Travessa da Arte, Unidade Criativa Group Show, Casa André Pilarte, Tavira, Portugal.
  • Dreams, ELP Group Show, Freud Museum, London, UK.
  • The Sketch Book Project, Brooklyn Art Library, (touring the USA)


  • Gyotaku Prints (solo exhibition) Casa 5 Galeria de Arte, Tavira, Portugal.
  • 17th Annual Internationa Gyotaku Exhibition, Higashimatsuyama City Library, Saitama, Japan.
  • Artalaia, Quartel da Atalaia, Regimento de Infantaria Nº1, Tavira, Portugal.
  • 2nd Penang International Print Exhibition, Penang State Art Gallery, Malaysia.
  • Print Zero Exchange 7, Print Zero Studio, Seattle, Washington, USA.
  • The Visitors, E17 Art Trail, Vestry House Museum, London, UK. (Touring Show) 2011 Biblioteca Municipal Àlvaro de Campos, Tavira, Portugal.
    2012 Escola de Música, Cambrils, Catalunia, Spain.
  • 1º Aniversário da Casa 5, Galeria de Arte, Tavira, Portugal.

Private collections

Belgium, Cuba, Denmark, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Japan, The Netherlands, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, UK, USA

Public collections

  • Alexandria Library, Permanent Print Collection, Alexandria, Egypt
  • Artists Books, Special Collections, Sir Kenneth Green Library, Manchester Metropolitan University, UK
  • British Library, London
  • Camara Municipal, Barreiro, Portugal
  • Cornell College, Mount Vernon, USA
  • Fundação Pedro Ruivo, Faro, Portugal
  • Permanent Print Collection, Eastern Oregon University, Oregon, USA
  • Sakima Art Museum, Ginowan City, Okinawa, Japan
  • Tate Library & Archive Collection, Tate Britain, London
  • The Americas Biennial Exhibition Archive, Iowa, USA


MA Fine Art, 1992-1994 
Royal College of Art
BA Hons Fine Art, 1989-1992 
Central St Martins College of Art

Recent short courses

  • 2012  Scientific Illustration Course taught by Dr. Pedro Salgado at the Faculdade de Belas Artes, Universidade do Porto, Portugal.
  • 2010 The Nature Printing Society Annual Workshop, The Oregon Institute of Marine Biology, Coos Bay, Oregon, USA.
  • 2009 Intensive Japanese Woodblock Printing Course (2.5 days duration) taught by Professor Hiroshi Maruyama at the Faculdade de Belas Artes, Universidade do Porto, Portugal
  • 2008 Intensive Scientific Illustration Course (40 hours duration) taught by Dr. Fernando Correia at the Universidade do Algarve, Faro, Portugal

Sumi Perera


An amalgam of influences of the author’s background working as a doctor, scientist and artist in the East (born in Sri Lanka) and West (living in the UK) is reflected in the artwork exploring the social hieroglyphics that evolve in the manner that humans clothe their bodies.

The work relates to the narrative of a book using this ubiquitous tool to crack the dress code, blurring boundaries between the artist/artisan, orient/occident and the past and present.

Mixed media assemblage techniques combining traditional forms of printmaking are digitally manipulated to transform unique artwork into democratic multiple copies. Often several narratives unfold within the hidden spaces of the book as a detachable spine allows the book to be undressed.

The artist’s work is published and exhibited internationally and held in several private and public collections (in the UK, USA, Netherlands, Hungary, Bulgaria, Cyprus and Germany) including Tate Britain.


MA (Book Arts), 2004, Camberwell College of Arts, London
MPhil, 1996, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
MSc, 1994, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
MBBS, 1983, Faculty of Medicine, University of Colombo, Sri Lanka


Prizes and awards

  • Prize at the Society of Bookbinders International Competition, 2009
  • Melville Charitable Trust Award (1st prize), 2008
  • Birgit Skiold Award for excellence in Book Arts, London Artists Book Fair, Institute of Contemporary Art, London, 25th November 2005
  • Grand Prize at the 1st International Book Arts Competition, Seoul, South Korea, 3-8th June 2005
  • Prize in the Kaleidoscope Hoffmann Challenge, National Quilt Championships, Ascot, July 2001

Work held in public collections

  • Tate Britain
  • Victoria & Albert Museum
  • Ashmolean Museum, University of Oxford
  • Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery
  • PrintROOM – Rotterdam
  • Camberwell College of Arts, University of the Arts, London
  • Manchester Metropolitan University Special Collection
  • Guanlan Museum, China
  • Grafisk vaerksted-Naestved, Denmark
  • Sakima Art Museum, Okinawa Prefecture, Japan
  • British Library

Selected Membership

  • Royal Society of Painters Printmakers (ARE)
  • LOOP
  • ELP
  • Six of One
  • 62 Group
  • New Embroidery Group
  • Printmakers Council
  • Art Society of the Royal Society of Medicine

Curated exhibitions

15 to 1, 1 May – 11 June 2008, School of Art, Media and Design, University of the West of England, Bristol

Selected exhibitions and acquisitions


  • Wonderland, ELP group show, V&A Museum of Childhood, Bethnal Green, London
  • Bending the Line. The Hub National Centre for Craft & Design
  • IMPACT 2009 International Printmaking Conference, Centre for Fine Printmaking Research, University of West England, Bristol
  • Society of Bookbinders International Conference, Warwick University
  • Thoroughly Modern Dora, Willesden Green Library
  • Unsuppressed, SuperPress at Bristol School of Art & Design, UWE
  • ELEVEN, ELP group show, Bankside Gallery, London
  • British Sari Story, Victoria & Albert Museum, Kensington, London
  • Moving Patterns, Royal Geographic Society, Kensington Gore, London
  • NINEPRINTMAKERS, Riverside Studios
  • LOOP 2009, Redchurch Gallery, London
  • Royal Society of Painters-Printmakers Annual Exhibition, Bankside Gallery
  • Place, Identity & Memory, Gracefield Arts Centre, Dumfries,Scotland
  • Wonderland, ELP group show, The Brothers Grimm Museum, Kassel, Germany
  • BABE 09, Arnolfini, Bristol
  • 5th International Artist Book Triennial, touring show, Vilnius then Seoul, Leipzig Book Fair, Vilnius
  • 7th British International Mini Print Exhibition, London Print Studio
  • 11th International Contemporary Artists’ Book Fair, Parkinson Court, Univ. of Leeds
  • COMPILATION:Three Exhibitions on Books, Worcester, Massachusetts, USA
  • Bookends. Target Gallery & Pyramid Atlantic Art Centre, USA


  • A Book For A Lifetime. Artspace & Goethe-Zentrum, Cyprus
  • Liverpool Artist Bookfair. Wolstenholme Projects. Liverpool
  • Urban Jungle. City Hall, Chamber Lobby, London
  • 10th Biennial Pyramid Atlantic Book Arts Fair & Conference, USA
  • British Sari Story. Charnwood Museum, Loughborough, Leicestershire
  • EdgeCentrics: Williamson Tunnels. Heritage Centre, Liverpool
  • LOOP 2008. Menier Gallery, London
  • International Print Exhibition,.Yunnan, China
  • Presence of Place. The Beacon Museum, Whitehaven Cumbria
  • Bookmarks VI. Infiltrating Europe & the USA
  • The Knitting & Stitching Show. Touring UK: NEC Birmingham, Alexandra Palace, RDS, Dublin & Harrogate International Centre
  • Vox Box. The Gallery, St George’s Hospital
  • Surrey Open Artists’ Studio, Ochre Print Studio, Guildford
  • Carbon Footprint. Art Fellowship Challenge Exhibition. Lloyd Park Theatre
  • LOOP 2008. Menier Gallery, London
  • 5th International Book & Paper Arts Triennial. Columbia College, Chicago
  • Wonderland, ELP group show, Fairytale Museum, Bad Oeynhausen, Germany
  • 28th MiniPrint International of Cadaque. Girona, Spain
  • 7th Miniprint Annual, Lessedra, Sofia, Bulgaria
  • Press & Release. Phoenix Gallery, Brighton
  • DeCarbonART. City Hall, Chamber Lobby, London
  • SHELTER. Boston Book Arts. Wedeman Gallery, Lasell College, Newton, MA. USA
  • ELP Box 2008 Broadway Bookshop
  • Glasgow International Artist Bookfair, Royal Concert Hall, Glasgow
  • ScissorPaperStone. London Print Studio. Harrow Road, London
  • Sitting Room. an exhibition of artists books. Touring show. K Gallery of Rhythmix Cultural Works, Alameda, California then Mexico City
  • SMALL PRINT/Big Impression. Touring Show Gainsborough House, Sudbury, Suffolk
  • Solo Showcase Arnolfini.Bristol Bookshop
  • Book to Book. Leeds Art Gallery
  • 11th International Contemporary Artists’ Book Fair, Parkinson Court, University of Leeds
  • The Medical Art Society Exhibition, Mall Galleries, London
  • Originals ’08 Mall Galleries, London
  • I AM TEN, ELP group show, Bankside Gallery, London
  • artist’s books at the Arnolfini Bookshop
  • Nine Printmakers Riverside Gallery, Hammersmith, London 1st-29th February


  • Tetovo 2007, 4th International Biennial Mini Prints Exhibition, Museum of Tetovo, Republic of Macedonia
  • Freedom. Abolition of Slavery, University of Sunderland
  • London Artists Bookfair 07, ICA, London
  • Babylon Lexicon/Nola Bookfair, New Orleans, LA, USA
  • SMALL PRINT/Big Impression, The Avenue Gallery, University of Northampton
  • Manchester Artist Bookfair, Holden Gallery, Manchester Metropolitan University
  • Bookmarks V Infiltrating, Japan, UK, Poland, USA, Croatia and New Zealand
  • The British Sari Story, Brent Museum, London
  • Rich and Strange, Flock Gallery Space, Newport School of Art Media and Design and Newport Central Library
  • Society of Bookbinders Conference, University of York
  • Multiple Views. Printmakers’ Council Exhibition, Ropewalk Gallery, Lincolnshire
  • Sitting Room, Bookarts Symposium, Winchester School of Art
  • Abolition 2007, Circular Green, Morley College, London SE1
  • Printmaking Show J:Akebono-so Gallery, Isesaki, Japan
  • Watermarks, Arts+Literature Laboratory, New Haven, CT. USA
  • Suburban Landscape, Museum of Domestic Design & Architecture, Barnet, Herts
  • I Love Print, London Print Studio, Harrow Road
  • Lessedra Miniprint Annual 2007
  • LOOP 2007 Bankside Gallery, London(
  • Loveletter to London, ELP group show, Greater London Authority
  • Wrexham Print International 2007, Wrexham Art Centre & Yale College
  • Regenerator, Altered Books, Off-Centre Gallery, Bristol
  • Bristol Artist Bookfair Event. BABE 2007, Arnolfini Gallery, Bristol.
  • Nine Printmakers, Riverside Gallery, London
  • 7th Helen Keller International Award Exhibition. Collins Gallery, University of Strathclyde Glasgow


  • Sitting Room: an exhibition of artists’ books, Alsager Arts Centre
  • LAB ’06. London Artist Book Fair, ICA London(Perception VI – Acquisition for the Tate Britain Special Collection)
  • Surface and Object. An Origin in Printmaking. Printmakers Council. Morley Gallery. London
  • Bookmarked! Crockatt & Powell Bookshop, Waterloo
  • Babylon Lexicon. Hot Iron Press, New Orleans Bookfair, LA, USA
  • Dream Landings – A Public Art exhibition to celebrate Black History Month, Bedding Department, John Lewis Store, Watford
  • 1st Manchester Artist Book Fair. Holden Gallery, Manchester Metropolitan University
  • Bookmarks IV – Infiltrating USA, Europe and Australia
  • 4, London Print Studio
  • The Sitting Room, an exhibition of artists books, Manchester Craft & Design Centre
  • 6th British International Miniature Print Exhibition (touring exhibition)
  • 4th International Artist’s Book Exhibition, King St Stephen Museum, Hungary
  • 5th Lessedra World Art Print Annual (Mini), Bulgaria
  • Art of the STITCH 2006 International Biennial Exhibition (touring exhibition)
  • Contemporary Prints by Selected Artists from the Printmakers’ Council, New Arts Centre, Chatham, Kent
  • 9th Contemporary Artists’ Book Fair, Dean Clough Gallery, Halifax
  • 60 Square Inches Biennial, Purdue University
  • juxtaBOX, Shoreditch Gallery, London

Ann Norfield

Artist Statement

Ann Norfield is a London based artist who exhibits locally and abroad in a variety of venues. Following her MA in Fine Art Printmaking at Camberwell in 2003 she helped to set up the current East London Printmakers Studio. Her book Etching – an artist’s guide, was published by Crowood Press in 2019.

Happy to engage with a range of materials and processes, Ann uses imagery to bring the lost and forgotten back into a physical world. Homelessness, discarded belongings, abandoned buildings and ignored communities all feature in her work. 

Also a long-term teacher (PGCE 1984) she currently runs printmaking courses and tutors 1-2-1 sessions at East London Printmakers. Her work is held in collections at University of Leicester, the Museum of Fairy Tales and Grimm’s Museum Germany. 

Louiz Kirkebjerg Nielsen


my pictures

are like Lego bits and glimpses

one journey, one page in a book, one day in a year

they don’t say it all

like going for a walk on a Wednesday afternoon

they are a collection of moments caught when I was there

things I found and put in my pocket

places I noticed or chose to see

when time stood still long enough

and my camera remembered what I found

like bricks in a wall I stick them together

buildings rise on my paper

places I haven’t seen before appear

I have reached my destination

the discovery ends here

I consider them found

and I am finished for the day


I was born in Roskilde in Denmark 1968 and was named Louiz (pronounced like Louise in English). My mother came from Liverpool in England and my father came from a village called Kirkebjerg. I was given this as a middle name. This place is a very significant spot in the world to me not only because I lived there but because my art practise today directly echoes from my experiences around there. Going on imaginary journeys in the forests, digging for Viking treasures in the ground, inventing stories, collecting, drawing, building and Lego!

I have another middle name but I will leave that a private matter.

My name Nielsen I believe is the 3rd. most common surname in Denmark.

Education and training

1996 – 1997 Camberwell College of Arts, The London Institute: Masters of Arts in Printmaking
1993 – 1996 Middlesex University: Bachelor of Arts in Fine Art
1987 – 1990 GTA International Marketing & Advertising Agency (DK): Apprenticeship as a graphic designer

Employment and Experience

Since 1998 I have been working at Middlesex University in their School of Fine Art (now School of Arts and Education) as a senior print technician (part time) along with my own art practice.

1990 – 1993 I spent working as a graphic designer in Denmark in between travelling and doing various courses and voluntary work in the UK with a Christian youth organisation (YWAM).


  • 2006 Caroline Macy (private) commission of a limited edition of prints.
  • 2001 The Enterprise Technology Centre: Light sculpture and wall based installation, Watford
  • 2001 KPMG: 4 wall based installations for 4 floors at Canada Tower, Canary Wharf, London
  • 2000 KPMG’s Tax and Business School: Series of 6 silkscreen prints, South Quay, London
  • 1998 KPMG ART AWARD sculpture commission: large-scale public sculpture for headquarters, London
  • 1996 SAS Scandinavian Airlines System: 4 wall-based artworks, Kastrup, Copenhagen


  • 1995 3 months at Fortismere Senior School, Muswell Hill, London: creating a permanent site-specific architectural installation
  • 1991 1 month at Ungdom Med Opgave, Århus, (Denmark): art and design work for exhibition


  • 1998 KPMG Art Award, Sculpture commission
  • 1997 The Sir Jonathan Clarke Award
  • 1996 The Ray Fawcett Memorial Print Prize, 1st Prize
  • 1995 The Ray Fawcett Memorial Print Prize, 2nd Prize


  • SAS Scandinavian Airlines System, Copenhagen
  • KPMG, Headquarters, Salisbury Square, London
  • KPMG, Canada Tower, Canary Wharf, London
  • KPMG, South Quay, London
  • World Com Tele Communications, London
  • BZW Investment Banking Division of Barclays Bank PLC, London
  • SONY, London
  • Flex Tex Television Studios, London
  • Olswang Lawfirm, London
  • Eversheds Lawfirm, London
  • Colonial Investment, London
  • St. Richards Hospital, Chichester
  • TMH Developers, Dublin
  • The Enterprise Technology Centre, KPMG, Watford
  • International Centre for Life, Bio-science Centre, Newcastle



  • Originals 07, Mall Galleries, The Mall, London


  • Rhyl Arts Centre
  • Billingham Arts Gallery, Stockton on Tees
  • Sidney Cooper Gallery, Canterbury University, Kent
  • Originals 06, Mall Galleries, London


  • Wrexham Print International, The Haven Gallery, Boston, Lincolnshire
  • Help, ELP group show, St Pancras Hospital, London
  • Footsteps in the Citadels, Nolia’s Gallery, London
  • ELP at the TEA, Workplace Art, Shoreditch, London
  • Spring Open Studios, Space Studios, Hackney, London
  • Originals 05, Mall Galleries, The Mall, London
  • Wrexham Print International (touring exhibition), Yale Memorial Gallery, Wrexham, Wales
  • Print Zero Studios: Print Exchange 2, The ASUW Gallery, University of Wyoming, USA


  • Press On, Art Now House Gallery, Camberwell, London
  • Florida Printmakers Open Members Exchange and Exhibition, Rainbow Building, University of Miami, USA
  • Print Exchange Show #2, Blue Door Gallery, Seattle, USA
  • Originals 04, Mall Galleries, The Mall, London
  • Orininals 04 promotion exhibition, Foyer Gallery, London
  • Wrexham Print International (touring exhibition), Southhill Park Arts Centre, Bracknell


  • Portfolio exhibition, Vineyard Community Church, Bermondsey, London
  • Wrexham Print International (touring exhibition), Yale Memorial Gallery, Wrexham, Wales
  • Wrexham Print International (touring exhibition,) Wrexham Arts Centre, Wrexham, Wales
  • Space Open 2003 , Hackney, London
  • An East End Journey, Vital Arts, Royal London Hospital, Whitechapel, London


  • East London Printmakers group show, Seven Seven Gallery, East London
  • National Print Exhibition 2002, Mall Galleries, London
  • Printmakers Council exhibition, Buckenham Galleries, Suffolk
  • Urban Colour, Cowcross Gallery, Clerkenwell, London
  • A Sack full of Ferrets, Quicksilver Place Gallery, London
  • Domestic Bliss, MODA Museum of Domestic design and Architecture, London


  • The Visitor & High Flyers, The Enterprise Technology Centre, Watford
  • create>>east london, The Prince’s Foundation, Shoreditch, London


  • Shadow to the First Light, Brixton Art Gallery, London
  • Open Studios 2000, Cable Street Studios, Limehouse, London
  • Opening of Climber, St Richards Hospital, Chichester


  • Hold my Hands, solo show (installation), Kairos in Soho, Soho, London
  • Hidden Art 1999, East London
  • The Contemporary Print Fair, Atlantis Gallery, Brick Lane, London
  • Impact, Spike Island Artspace, Bristol
  • KPMG Art Awards, Launch of commissioned Sculpture, London


  • MA Printmaking Final Exhibition, Camberwell College of Arts, London
  • Transformations, Greenbelt Festival, Northhampton
  • Print exhibition, Icelandic College of Art and Crafts, Reykjavik, Iceland


  • Mint BA Degree Show, Middlesex University, London
  • Hands On, Quicksilver Place Gallery, Middlesex University,London


  • Print Show, Quicksilver Place Gallery, Middlesex University,London


  • Annual Print Show, Quicksilver Place Gallery, Middlesex University, London


  • Town Hall, Copenhagen, Denmark
  • Solo show, Teknisk Landsforbunds Kunstforening, Copenhagen, Denmark

Lyn Melville-James


Lyn Melville-James is primarily a painter , printmaker and photographer. ‘The power and excitement of pulling a print , no matter how it is made, never becomes ordinary. Images seen with both eye and heart as one are profound and I strive to interpret my response where life offers glorious images without boundaries.’

Lyn has lived in France and Cornwall where she recorded landscape. Studying solar plate etching in Florence she made extensive studies of ‘angels in the earth and sky’ combining the imagery of the Renaissance with the mysteries of the Tuscan hillsides. Her current work is based on a project with the theme ‘At the Edges of Times’ centred on a Jurassic site at Millau 12100 France. A 14-day meditation in a small tent at the base of a mountain on the banks of the Tarn.


  • Hornsey College of Art
  • Middlesex University History of Art, Film & Design BAHons
  • Camberwell Printmaking MA

Amanda Idowu


Amanda Idowu was born in London and specialises in relief printmaking. She studied at the University of St Andrews and at the School of Oriental and African Studies. The artist lives and works in London.

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I’ve exhibited with ELP on shows and projects, including: WONDERLAND, at the V&A Musuem of Childhood (Sep 2009-Jan 2010) and the ELP Box Project 09. I am next exhibiting in the ELP Annual Exhibition 2011 (7-11 July) which, this year, I am organising.


LUCE was born in Hasselt, Belgium. She studied graphic arts at the St Lucas Academy of Art in Antwerp, Belgium. In 1975 she moved to Paris, since when she has worked in several prestigious print studios among which Atelier 17 where she met Stanley William Hayter. Since 2005 she has lived between Paris and London.

LUCE has exhibited widely and has participated in many print fairs and exhibitions. Her work is represented by galleries in France, Belgium, London, Dublin, New York and Australia. She was awarded the Print Open 2nd prize and The Bigger Picture Gallery 2nd prize.

In 2011 she was selected for the Cadaques International Mini-Print Exhibition,

Pushing Print and BITE.

Her work is represented in many public collections among which museums in Mexico, the Republic of Georgia, Seoul, the Royal Museum of Fine Arts (Antwerp), the Belgian Royal Library Albert I, (Brussels), the French National Library, (Paris),York College, the Victor and Albert Museum and the Van Abbemuseum ( Eindhoven-NL )

Claire Hynds

Claire Hynds is a London based printmaker who has exhibited throughout London and the UK and has work in collections at the V&A and the National Museum and Gallery of Wales. A lecturer in printmaking at Kensington and Chelsea College and City Lit Claire divides her time between this and her studio.

With a particular interest in etching, Claire’s research has largely been focused on an investigation into in urban environments; more specifically the effect architecture and planning has on the inhabitants. In this work she visited well known examples of Modern architecture and the planned “new” towns and cities of Hertfordshire to examine what remains of this utopian vision of post war Britain, developing work through drawing, photography and print that explores how these spaces are used today.


MA Multi-disciplinary Printmaking, 2000-2002 University of the West of England

BA Honours Fine Art, 1997-2000 (1st Class), University of Wales, Institute Cardiff


  • Highly Recommended Status, Royal West of England Academy (2001)
  • Vocational & Professional Award, Art & Humanities Research Board (2000)
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