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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

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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

The Nature of Colour / The Colour of Nature

An exhibition of work produced during the New creative Dialogues Project will be on show at Swansea Print Workshop.

Preview
Thursday 26th August 6.30pm

Show open
Friday 27th August 12-6pm
Saturday 28th August 12-6pm

To view the invite and for further details click the link below:

Exhibition invite PDF

I am printing a single sheet with the 15 unique colours participants have created during the Colour & Nature workshop series. The sheet will form a collective souvenir of the project.

These workshops were delivered as part of the New Creative Dialogues artist residency at Swansea Print Workshop.
Please see the residency blog for further details.

Two-Day Workshops: Colour & Nature
Swansea Print Workshop, UK, June – August 2010

Workshop One / Field Trip: St James Gardens
Workshop Two / Field Trip: Swansea Beach
Workshop Three / Field Trip: Botanical Gardens, Singleton Park

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

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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

Atelier Jackson

info@atelierjackson.com