Out of Print Collective

Sue Cook

Drawn Lithography plate - The Yacht Club

My practice continues to consider my sense of place in a known landscape whilst always connecting to my memory and history.

To walk a known landscape with the use of a photographic response and small sketchbooks I have made the connections with both artists and writers, I question the significance of a place and what I feel is important and the answer has always been that it is the experience of the place that keeps me coming back.

 
collagraph-1Monotype with offset

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The immersion of the atmosphere, the landscape as well as the sense of familiarity of a place and its history is of interest as is some form of narrative or commentary.  The act of walking starts my journey but the walk has had to have a purpose and a connection to what has gone before.

As a multidisciplinary artist, I respond by working alongside drawing with printmaking and specialise in lithography both drawn and photo-plates as well as with the stone.  Mono type and relief as well as collagraphs and etching come into play with links to painting and textiles.

Contact via email suecook@fsmail.net

See more of Sue’s work at susancookblog.wordpress.com

 

Education

2001, Wiltshire College, Professional Development Award Design Crafts

2003-2004, City of Bath College, Foundation in Art and Design Studies

2004-2010, Bath Spa University College, BA Hons in Fine Art Painting

2011-2014, University of the West of England, Masters in Multidisciplinary Printmaking

2012, Bookbinding workshops with Guy Begbie,Bath Artist Studios

2013, Wood Engraving workshop with Anne Desmet, Spike Island

2014, Stephen Fowler Roller Printing workshop, University of the West of England

2014, Drawn to the Landscape drawing course, Emma Stibborn, Rabley Drawing Centre

 

Memberships

Cloth Road Arts

Bath Artist Group ‘For Now’ Co-operative

Active member of local Artist Crit groups

Bristol Artist Group ‘Out of Print Collective’

Gloucestershire Printmakers Co-operative

Frome Artist Printmakers

Printmakers Council

 

Awards and Exhibitions

2001, Professional Development Award best of year

2004, Foundation Studies – Best of year award, Hotbath Gallery,Bath

2004, Black Swan Gallery – solo exhibition

2008, 2010, 2012, 2014, Cloth Road Arts Week

2009, BA Fine Art Painting – end of year show in Bath followed by exhibition at Brick Lane, London

2012, Fringe Arts – exhibiting as part of ‘For Now’ Art Group – Walcot Chapel, Bath

2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, Bath Artists Society Exhibition – Victoria Art Gallery – yearly selection

2010, Previous member of the Bath Artists Studios taking part in the ‘Open Studios’ as well as a collaboration between Bath Artists Studios and Bath Printmakers.

2014, Mini Print exhibition at Foyle’s bookshop in Bristol

2014, The Create Centre, Bristol – For Now Group Exhibition, August

2014, Open Studies – Trowbridge Town Hall, September

2014, RWA Open – pre selected work

2014, The Create Centre, Bristol – Out of Print Collective Group exhibition October

2014, 20:20 Print Exchange, GPC

 

Residencies and workshops

2012, Drawing and painting workshops

2013, After School Printmaking workshops at Melksham Oaks Community School

2013, Woodcut and Lino adult workshops

2014, Artist in Residency, Town Hall, Trowbridge, August