Well the art work has been installed in the Avenue Gallery, University of Northampton. It won't be long until the gallery reopens to the public so if you find yourself in the area, definitely pop round! For more information regarding the fellowship:
In 2014, the Printmaking Fellowship scheme was implemented to support printmaking within the Fine Art Department. The position, conceived as a ‘bridging’ opportunity for recent graduates, is designed to afford them the opportunity to contribute broadly to an ever-growing enquiry into Printmaking’s role in contemporary practice and to provide technical and creative guidance to students both by instruction and example.
The Fellowship provides the opportunity for the successful candidates to; hone their skills, work with and observe experienced technical staff in the complex running of an open access workshop, engage in valuable dialogue with academic staff and contribute to the learning experience of our current cohorts. This year’s fellows; Sian Wright, Rachael Crozier, Alison Williams and Dionne Kitching, were selected through competitive application and interview and have contributed their time, expertise and skills-based knowledge to students across Fine Art, Graphics & Illustration, and Foundation.
As recompense for their one day per week commitment, this year’s Fellows have had unlimited access to the print workshop, a facility which can be expensive and hard to come by once a fully-fledged graduate ‘flies the nest’. Central to the Fellowship is the graduates’ professional development and the continuing pursuit and progress of their own art practice. To this end, the exhibition “Impressions”, held here in the Avenue Gallery, is an important milestone for the Fellows. It functions as a culmination of their valued commitment to the university, while it also acts a springboard to a new venture, a new chapter, in their fledgling careers as arts professionals.
What is presented here is a culmination of the Fellows’ on-going enquiry of their respective practices through the medium of print. Some have chosen the immediate and direct approach of mono or screen print, coupled with print’s capacity for the multiple and repetition. Others have chosen to exemplify the fine line that can exist between photography and printmaking. Distinctly individual, their work is united by a shared interest in the materiality and surface of print, its transferability and the combined urge to leave their mark, their imprint or impression as evidence.