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Colour Observation: Argentiere Glacier, March 2010 is now held at the Scott Polar Research Institute Library. This folio of prints, alongside other work exploring colour density and mass, is currently on display in SPRI library until the end of March.

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The Scott Polar Research Institute

SPRI has the world’s most comprehensive polar Library and Archives. Our new extension, The Shackleton Memorial Library was opened in November 1998. Together with the World Data Centre for Glaciology, Cambridge, the Library has developed high-quality online information resources.


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The book Colour & Nature: Swansea is now in the collections of The National Library of Wales.

The National Library of Wales Aberystwyth

Book description
In association with Swansea Print Workshop Colour & Nature: Swansea is a publication that documents a series of two-day workshops delivered by Elizabeth Jackson. Inspired by local field trips and the descriptive, sensory and material qualities of colour, SPW participants created the content for this limited edition bookwork published by Atelier Jackson Press.

For more information about the project see:
New Creative Dialogues project blog
Swansea Print workshop website

This project was supported by:

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In March 2011 I met with Gill Saunders, Senior Curator (Prints) in the Word & Image Department at the V&A. I gifted a suite of prints to the collection: Colour Observation: Argentiere Glacier, March 2010

I also gifted two book works that were accepted into the V&A National Art Library:
Colour & Nature, Swansea, 2010
Colour of Summer [volume one]

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Victoria and Albert Museum Word and Image Department
Prints & Drawings Study Room is located on Level 4 of the Henry Cole Wing
Enquiry desk (Tues. – Fri. 10-17:00): +44(0)20 7942 2563

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V&A National Art Library
Link to NAL catalogue reference for Colour & Nature book
Link to NAL catalogue reference for The Colour of Summer [volume one], book

In December 2010 I delivered a number of works to The Colour Reference Library at the Royal College of Art.

Works the collection now holds:
Colour Observation: Argentiere Glacier, March 2010
Colour & Nature, Swansea, 2010
Colour of Summer [volume one]

The Colour Reference Library

The Colour Reference Library (CRL) at the Royal College of Art is one of the largest and most comprehensive collections of colour-related publications in the world. Containing well over a thousand books, together with pamphlets, swatches and journals, the library covers numerous aspects of the vast field of colour-based studies, encompassing art and science, theory and practice.


New Work 2010

Title: Colour Observation Argentière Glacier March 2010
Contents: 27 Glacial Blue prints / Observation Notes / black & white photograph
Size: 210mm x 297mm
Edition: 10

Description: A limited edition folio of Glacial Blue screenprints. Each print details a daily colour observation of the Argentière Glacier during a month long study.

New Publication August 2010

Title: Colour & Nature Swansea
Publisher: Atelier Jackson Press
Size: 350mm x 250mm
Workshops: Swansea Print Workshop, UK, May – August 2010
Edition: 10 copies

Description: In association with Swansea Print Workshop Colour & Nature: Swansea is a publication that documents a series of two-day workshops delivered by Elizabeth Jackson. Inspired by local field trips and the descriptive, sensory and material qualities of colour, SPW participants created the content for this limited edition bookwork published by Atelier Jackson Press.

Colours featured in this volume:
Ghost Green, Grows Like Popcorn, Impossible Infinite Nothrything, Time Bleached, Beach Cone, Silver Slate Blue, Burnished Burgundy Bronze, Dusty Latte, Hazy Mauve, Lavender Grey Blue, Luminous Lipstick Pink, Shimmering Red Mandarin, Shot Mango, Sunlit Leaf Green, Warm Burgundy Glow

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For full details of the project and workshops see www.newcreativedialogues.wordpress.com

I have been selected as the New Creative Dialogues artist in residence at Swansea Print Workshop, May – August 2010


Artist Talk at Swansea Print Workshop, May 2010

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Residency Outline
The New Creative Dialogues project will provide the organisation with an opportunity to work with a printmaker with a new perspective.

We hope that the artist will generate increased awareness of contemporary practice by encouraging discussion and creating activity in the workshop which will become a catalyst for change and new perspectives across the range of our activities.

The artist will support individual development of artists through formal and informal contact with the working membership through classes, training for workshop leaders and working with them to facilitate engagement with young volunteers and the community. The artist will be given priority to develop their own work with access to studio 24/7 outside their three day commitment.

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Visit the project blog for further information and news
www.newcreativedialogues.wordpress.com

I am currently making daily colour observations of the Seracs de Lognan, Argentière Glacier. These observations form part of a collection of detailed colour reference material I am building for use in future printed works.

After completing a productive and inspiring residency at East London Printmakers I am now back in Argentière. There are a number of new works already in development that build on discoveries made during the two month residency.

Pictured are a selection of Glacial Blue prints and other colour reference material made at ELP, and now installed in my alpine studio.

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Artist Residency at East London Printmakers

May – June 2009

www.eastlondonprintmakers.co.uk

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RESIDENCY OUTLINE
During the residency, I made intricately layered and delicately coloured screenprints in three glacial blue hues.

Print Titles:
Glacial Blue ________Density 1–6 ____Intensity 1–4
Glacial Blue-Green ___Density 1–6 ____Intensity 1–4
Glacial BlueGrey ____Density 1–6 ____Intensity 1–4


introduction
The denser glacial ice is, the bluer it appears. Inspired by this a series of screenprints were made that build colour density through the layering of ink on paper. I apply processes and configurations observed in nature to the activity of making prints – this methodology generates new ways to think about the printmaking process. Initially systematic in construction the print subsequently develops its own dynamic form.

research / field studies
Prior to the residency I worked directly from the landscape to produce a comprehensive range (over 120 to date) of small-scale colour tests and sample swatches. This preparatory work was developed during into a series of intricate larger scale prints.
Key ideas and concepts explored in the prints:

> ink as strata – suspended colour within the layers of a print
> three-dimensional colour – building depth, intensity and mass
> using the screenprinting process to create sculptural forms on a surface

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During the residency I delivered a one-day workshop titled ‘The Colour of Summer’ and gave a presentation as part of ELP’s artist talk programme.

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New Publication June 2009

Title: The Colour of Summer [Volume One]
ISBN: 978 – 1 – 907202– 00 – 1
Publisher: Atelier Jackson Press
Size: 275mm x 200mm
Workshop: East London Printmakers, UK, 7th June 2009
Edition: 30 copies

Description: In association with East London Printmakers The Colour of Summer [volume one] is a publication that documents a master workshop delivered by Elizabeth Jackson. Inspired by the descriptive, sensory and material qualities of colour, ELP participants created the content for this limited edition bookwork published by Atelier Jackson Press.

Colours featured in this volume:
Alhambra Olive, Aqua Marine Caress, Dappled Summer Stillness, Humid Pink, Lagoon Caramel, Patchy Burnt Brown, Salty Gold, Valley Blast, Vibrant Meadow.


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One-Day Workshop: The Colour of Summer
East London Printmakers, UK, 7th June 2009


A workshop exploring the descriptive, sensory and material qualities of colour. During the workshop each participant created, named then mixed a single colour. The colours were then screenprinted onto individual pages.

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After the workshop the book covers, contents and index pages were printed. All the pages are now ready to be collated and bound, the edition will finished by the end of my residency at ELP, June 30th 2009.

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Workshop feedback

“As someone who spends a lot of time struggling to get colour to make the effect that I desire, I thought it was great to approach colour in a different way.”
Wuon-Gean Ho

“Just a quick thank you to say what a wonderful day I had printing with you.”
Sumi Perera

“Thank you for a great workshop.”
Vic Browne

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COLOUR STUDY glacial ice
Pictured are a collection of sample swatches and colour tests. Using this research material I am developing a series of screenprints that build colour depth through semi-transparent, tints and overlays.

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SKY BLUE gradient prints
I have been making some test prints for a study of the sky at dusk and dawn.

Atelier Jackson

info@atelierjackson.com