2. Double Elephant Print Workshop

DEPW exhibition at RAMM marks 21 years

Double Elephant is 21 years old. Established in 1996, we mark this with a group show at Exeter’s Royal Albert Memorial Museum. 35 members are showing  75 prints. I gave a speech on the opening night and it feels great to have achieved this for Exeter – very proud of us for keeping going through […]

Food Glorious Food

Double Elephant Print Workshop has recently completed a third residency at Franklyn House Hospital in Exeter. This time we worked on images that focussed on food and healthy eating – the designs were later printed onto foamex and displayed in the dining area. The designs started with a basic drawing that illustrated a poem or […]

More location drypoints

Last of nine drypoint images of Torbay locations for the Just Ask film which is nearing completion. The film, made by Josh Gaunt of Workshops ‘n Docs will document conversations with men in these nine locations throughout the area. We’ll hear men talking about suicide – their views, experiences and concerns shown against a backdrop […]

Animated locations.Torbay

Printing today the drypoints for the Torbay Just Ask animations – Boxing Club, Endeavour House, Homeless Hostel, Growing for Life and The Clipper Inn.        

Print Animations

Making three sequences of monoprinted  drawings for the “Just Ask” film Josh and I are working on. We will have filmed images from various Torbay locations with voices over talking about suicide and interspersed short animations of men embracing and handshakes.     While making I was listening on Radio 2  to rapper Professor Green […]

Drypoints for Just Ask film

Starting to make the drypoint images for locations in the Just Ask film I am making with Josh Gaunt (www.workshopsndocs.co.uk) – the project has changed over recent weeks because of the difficulty of recruiting men at risk of suicide into the participatory workshops. We have instead carried out a number of interviews with men at […]

Blackthorn Pocket Park

A chance to use printmaking to generate ideas for playground designs. Working with Somerset Art Works and Taunton Academy I ran a print workshop with a group of year 9 students. We visited the park, made drawings and turned these into collagraph prints. Based on their designs we painted a series of motifs on the […]

ASIST suicide prevention first aid

I have completed the ASIST suicide prevention training today and the Just Ask project launches tomorrow. I am at Torquay Fire Station tomorrow morning and Victoria Street Paignton in the afternoon recruiting for our project and spreading the word. For more info see http://www.torbayculture.org/cultural-strategy/cultural-commissioning/ More info to follow soon

Working with NHS commissioners

A day at Poltimore House, outside Exeter for NHS commissioners to re-think the way they work. We asked them to make a 6 word poem around a time in their lives when they saw the world anew and re-thought an old pre-conceived idea. From the poem they selected a few words to letterpress onto bags […]

Latest Litho

Examples from the most recent kitchen litho day course at Double Elephant. I always forget between courses, just how tricky it can be to get it to work. Some early disasters followed by some decent results.   

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