Archive: 2014

New 20/20 box set

Fantastic to receive my 2014 set of prints from the Hot Bed Press print exchange.  Some superb images this year. Participating this time are 581 artists from 42 workshops generating a massive 14,525 prints. Thanks so much to the team who manage this mammoth task of collating all the work. This is my 4th set […]

New work in response to art making alongside dementia patients

At last today a resumption of my work in response to the printmaking sessions run at Franklyn Hospital over 12 months ago. I hope to return to Franklyn soon as I find the art making alongside dementia sufferers so rewarding – and so beneficial for the participants themselves.  I want to find a way to […]

Back to the moor

I am back in HMP Dartmoor for another 6 weeks printmaking – this time in the education section. It is still part of the Devon Guild project on the theme of Freedom. Whilst Freedom is a bit of a touchy subject in gaol, nevertheless the men have risen to the challenge with a broad interpretation. […]

Liverpool Biennial

Plymouth Arts Centre Home – PAC Home have supported me with a bursary to visit the Liverpool Biennial – I saw an excellent series of shows over the weekend 26/27 September. I have written a blog post for PAC Home. Here’s the link and also see below :- It explores my views about the […]

Al Mutanabbi Street

The Al Mutanabbi Street Coalition is a group of artists, writers and poets. Named after the 10th century classical Arab poet, Al-Mutanabbi Street is the heart and soul of the Baghdad literary and intellectual community. On March 5, 2007, a car bomb was detonated on the street. At least 30 people were killed and 100 […]

World Mental Health Day

It is World Mental Health Day on Friday 10th October and the Double Elephant Conversation Station will be in Princesshay, Exeter City centre. We will be launching a new film made by Joshua Gaunt of It is funded by the Self Heal Association and supported by Time to Change and our Monday Print on […]

James Bond 007

A new kitchen litho print for The Hot Bed Press 20/20 print exchange It’s a lithograph made using tin foil and coca cola with the red added as chine colle.  It’s 20 cm by 20cm in an edition of 25        Double Elephant have 10 other artists contributing to the exchange and this […]

Term Two underway

Term two of the Conversation Station Monday printmaking sessions started today with some new printmakers and some familiar faces. Hot off the press this morning were two monoprints by an excellent artist who hides her talent. Drawing seems to come so easily to her.              This work is made by […]


At last the work we made in an Arts Council funded residency in 2013 returns to Franklyn House : An exhibition of paintings and prints made by patients who were in Franklyn Hospital with dementia and mental illness. Here is a catalogue essay written by Gill Nicol to give a little background to the exhibition […]

Bryony Gillard & Clare Thornton

Clare and Bryony have been into the Double Elephant workshop today developing ideas within the Redefining Print project. Bryony has been screen printing onto a range of fine fabrics including silk. Printing a variety of texts and also experimenting with overlaying images. All went well and she is now equipped to return to Bristol and […]

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