Explore the work of Swanskin Printmakers and have a go yourself during the workshop sessions.
The Studio at the old WHSmith shop will have various drop-in free workshops 10am -3pm on the following days:
12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 18, 19, 20, 22, 27, 28, 29, 30 and 31 July.
The focus of our work will show the beauty of Launceston and the surrounding areas in the work being produced on site, picking up on our heritage.
Swanskin Printmakers was established in 2012 to help promote printmaking as an art form to the local community.
The group have worked together on several special projects including the Charles Causley Festivals across the years, running a number of workshops in Launceston and exhibiting together in a number of locations around North Cornwall.
There are eleven members in the group with half living in Launceston itself.
Each member has a slightly different approach to printmaking and works across the full range of print making mediums including lino, woodcut, drypoint, mono printing, screen printing and traditional etching.
As a collective we also work in cross disciplinary ways developing new work practices using printmaking as the base to expand the art form, for example adding stitch, transfers and printing on to ceramics.
Various members run bespoke printmaking courses for adults and children at locations such as Bude Castle, The Burton at Bideford and Callington Arts Centre.
We are very experienced in working with and committed to encouraging and engaging the local community especially those not normally involved in art activities to participate.
We have had many group exhibitions at locations such at Bude Castle, Bradworthy Arts, Sterts Arts Centre, Launceston Southgate Arch Gallery, Jericho’s Launceston, Zebediah’s White Room.
Our members also exhibit at high profile National exhibitions including the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition (RA), and South West events such as Cornwall Open Studios, Terre Verte Gallery, Delamore Arts and The South West Academy (SWAc).
This project is funded by the UK Government through the UK Community Renewal Fund. Cornwall Council has been chosen by Government as a Lead Authority for the fund and is responsible for monitoring the progress of projects funded through the UK Community Renewal Fund in Cornwall.