Tuesday, 30 December 2014

Happy New Year. Here are stars that were etched by children from Milton Keynes 30 years ago, with Rosetta and Philae Lander as I imagined them. The mission was recently explained to me by a scientist. She described them as mother and child. 

I spent most of 2014 printing 'Printess & the p'. The latest copy to be posted off has gone to Mount Holyoke College Collection and Archives, who have all of my books. 'Printess & the p' is in some exciting new collections, including the Royal Academy of Arts Library. 2015 will be a time to play again with new ideas. 

The Winter issue of Printmaking Today includes a short write up on the results of Leonie's Balfron Tower residency and exhibition 'The Ordered Shell'. 

The image above shows the title piece from the exhibition, a carborundum and drypoint print. The work was produced in a temporary print room Leonie set up in flat 132 in September. 

Wednesday, 5 November 2014

Leonie in Venice

Leonie has been in Venice throughout October undertaking a fellowship with the British Council at the Architecture Biennale. During her stay Leonie was given the keys to a an amazing print studio in an old glass factory on the island of Murano. 

Here are some of the collagraph plates she made photographed in the window of the studio.

Sunday, 7 September 2014

Leonie in Balfron Tower

Leonie has been very busy in the run-up to her fellowship at the Venice Architecture Biennale. On Monday she moved her print studio to flat 130 in Balfron Tower, 2 doors down from where it's architect Erno Goldfinger lived in 1968. 
Throughout September Leonie will be drawing and printing Balfron Tower, and the resulting work will be on show at her exhibition 'The ordered shell' during Open House weekend on the 20th and 21st September. www.balfronseason.com

As a part of the work, Leonie has been offering printmaking workshops in her pop-up studio. The first of these, for young artists aged 11-16 took place yesterday to great success. 
Next Saturday (15th Sept) sees the second of these, where Leonie hopes to continue to pursue a dialogue with the formal qualities of the building through the medium of print. 
This one day workshop offers 10 people the opportunity to work with artist Leonie Lachlan to produce a series of drawn and printed works in Balfron Tower, responding to the modernist icon’s formal characteristics and its surroundings. Throughout September Leonie will be artist in residence in Balfron Tower and will establish a printroom with intaglio and relief facilities in one of the building’s flats.
This workshop, suitable for beginner printmakers and those with more experience, will explore drawing as a means of looking at space and interpreting its structure and printmaking as a means for understanding its layers and construction. The printmaking techniques explored will include drypoint, relief, collagraph and embossing.
For more information and to book please visit www.printingbalfron.eventbrite.com

Sunday, 20 April 2014

The Artweeks robot is up ready to welcome you from the 3rd to the 11th of May to our open studio at 2 Essex Rd Thame OX9 3LT (leaving Thame, towards Chinnor, turn left before the bridge, park at the end of the road.)

Thursday, 3 April 2014

Today Leonie has been printing the text for The Modulors in the letterpress studio. 

After a long winter of editioning I'm looking forward to sharing with Heather Hunter Jackie Nichols and to welcoming 'Artweeks' visitors here from 3rd - 6th and 8th - 11th May

www.artweeks.org - more details to follow