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
The p’s & q’s press prints mainly intaglio and letterpress books, also small books using new technologies, always in search of more expressive combinations of image and text. Recent publications include collaborations, translations, anthologies and other collections. The press was established in 1999. The first book by the artist was The Monkeys’ Dream (1991).
Christine Tacq completed a BA at Kingston College of Art and was awarded a French government Fine Art Scholarship to spend the following year etching at the Atelier run by Johnny Friedlaender in Paris.
Christine continued printmaking at Bristol Artspace. A residency in Milton Keynes resulted in the publication of her first artists book.
Leonie Lachlan and occasional other artists also create books with p's & q's Press.
The p's & q's Press is based in Thame, Oxfordshire. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org