ARCHIVE OF PAST EXHIBITIONS:

* 'Focus on Print', Cornerstone Arts, Didcot, Feb 20-March 30, 2014

* Woodstock: March-April 2013

* May 2013 Oxfordshire Artweeks - Main print show at Wolvercote Baptist Church, Oxford

* Dorchester: 13-21 October 2012

* Broad Canvas 2012

* August-October 2012: Town & Country, Wall Gallery at Oxford Printmakers

* July-August 2012: 'Bird, Beasts & Bugs', Wall Gallery at Oxford Printmakers

* May 2012: Oxfordshire Artweeks - Main print show at Wolvercote Baptist Church, Oxford

* May 2012: Oxfordshire Artweeks - 'Alternatives', Wall Gallery at Oxford Printmakers

* January-March 2012: (selected) Members of Oxford Printmakers at the New Brewery Arts Centre, Cirencester.

* October-November 2011: 'Pressed into Service', at The Jam Factory, Oxford,

* May 2011: Oxfordshire Artweeks - Wolvercote Baptist Church, Oxford

* February-March 2011: Cornerstone Arts Centre, Didcot

* November 2010: 'November Editions', Abingdon Bury Precinct

* November 2010: very small group show at Nuffield Orthaopaedic Centre, Headington, Oxford

* May 2010: Oxfordshire Artweeks at Wolvercote Baptist Church, Oxford

* January-February 2010: 'A Line in Winter', Art Jericho, Oxford

* November 2009-January 2010: o3 Gallery, Oxford Castle

* October 2009: 'Spirit of Place', Dorchester Abbey, Oxfordshire, works by Bath Artists Printmakers and Oxford Printmakers.

* July-August 2009: 'Ebb & Flow', two small exhibitions by members at Cherwell Boathouse, Oxford.

* May 2009: Oxfordshire Artweeks at Oxford Printmakers Wall Gallery, and Wolvercote Baptist Church

* February-March 2009: North Wall Gallery, St Edwards School, Oxford

* September 2008: Radley College near Abingdon, Oxford

* May-June 2008: Christchurch Picture Gallery, Oxford (Artweeks)

* March-May 2008: Hereford Museum and Art Gallery

*January 2008: Sanders Gallery, High St, Oxford

* September 2007: Said Business School, Oxford

* May 2007: Oxfordshire Artweeks at Oxford Printmakers Wall Gallery

* March 2007: North Wall, St Edwards School, Oxford

* February-March 2007: Jelly Leg'd Chicken Gallery, Reading

*January 2007: Sanders Gallery High, St Oxford

* May 2006: Oxfordshire Artweeks at Oxford Printmakers Wall Gallery

* May 2006: small show at Ashmolean Museum Café, Oxford

* April 2006: Said Business School, Oxford

* August-September 2005: 'Inside out', Oxfordshire County Museum Gallery, Woodstock

* July-August 2005: Broad Canvas-Little Gallery, Oxford

* July-August 2005: Sanders Gallery, High St., Oxford

* May-June 2005: Oxfordshire Artweeks at Oxford Printmakers Wall Gallery

* September 2004, The Sewell Centre, Radley College near Abingdon, Oxon

* May 2004: Oxfordshire Artweeks at Oxford Printmakers Wall Gallery

* October-November 2003: 'Looking', The Oxfordshire Museum, Woodstock

* May 2003: Oxfordshire Artweeks at Oxford Printmakers Wall Gallery

* March 2003: '25/100' Oxford Printmakers 25th birthday exhibition at Christ Church Picture Gallery

* October 2002: X-Change Gallery, Templeton College, Oxford

* May 2002: Oxfordshire Artweeks at Oxford Printmakers Wall Gallery

* November 2001-January 2002, work by members at the Churchill Hospital, Oxford

* September 2001: The Sewell Centre, Radley College near Abingdon, Oxon

* May 2001: Oxfordshire Artweeks at Oxford Printmakers Wall Gallery, and at the Ashmolean Museum cafe

* March-April 2001: The Oxfordshire Museum, Woodstock

* November 2000: 'Curtain Up', The Theatre, Chipping Norton, Oxfordshire

* May 2000: Oxfordshire Artweeks at Oxford Printmakers Wall Gallery, and in Christadelphian Church Hall

* February 2000: Wiseman Gallery, Summertown, Oxford, small group show

* October 1999: 'Wish You Were Here', Oxford Printmakers Wall Gallery, three way cultural exchange of small prints with Argentinian Printmakers & Canberra Printmakers.

Exhibition of swapped work simultaneously on in Argentina, Canberra and Oxford

* October 1999: The Sewell Centre, Radley College near Abingdon, Oxon

* May-June1999: 'New Works', Oxfordshire Artweeks at Wolfson College, Oxford

* May 1999: 'Overflow' Oxfordshire Artweeks at Oxford Printmakers Wall Gallery,

* November 1998: The Electric Showroom, Abingdon

* May-June 1998: 'Key of the Door', Oxford Printmakers 21st birthday exhibition at Christ Church Picture Gallery

* May 1998: Oxfordshire Artweeks at Oxford Printmakers Wall Gallery,

* March 1998: 'Women in Print', work by women members of Oxford Printmakers as part of Oxford International Women's Festival, Museum of Oxford, St Aldates

* October-November 1997: 'Time and Place', New Academy Galleries, London

* September 1997: Town Hall, Bampton, Oxfordshire

* July-August 1997: Cole and Cole, West Way, Oxford

* May 1997: Oxfordshire Artweeks at Oxford Printmakers Wall Gallery

* September 1996: Radley College near Abingdon, Oxon

* May-June 1996: Oxfordshire Artweeks at Oxford Printmakers Wall Gallery

* October-November 1995 : Southill Park Arts Centre, Bracknell, Berkshire

* June-July1995: Town Hall, Bampton, Oxfordshire

* May-June 1995: New Academy (Mezzanine) Gallery, London

* May-June 1995: Oxfordshire Artweeks at Oxford Printmakers Wall Gallery

* January-March 1995: Pyramid Gallery, York

* February-April 1995: 'print et l'estampe' at Eastthorpe Gallery, Mirfield, West Yorks. (Oxford Printmakers & Atelier Circulaire (Montreal) touring exhibition)

* November 1994: Railings Gallery, London,

(Oxford Printmakers & Atelier Circulaire (Montreal) touring exhibition)

* August-September 1994: 'print et l'estampe' at Café MOMA, Pembroke St., Oxford. (Oxford Printmakers & Atelier Circulaire (Montreal) small touring exhibition) NB these works were also on show in Montreal and Ottowa.

* May - June 1994: Foyer Gallery, Royal Exchange Theatre, Manchester

* May 1994: 'Journeys', New Academy Gallery, London

* March - April 1994: Corn Exchange, Newbury

* March - April 1994 : 'Journeys' touring exhibition at The Oxfordshire County Museum, Woodstock

* February-March 1994: 'Journeys' touring exhibition at Oxford Museum, St Aldates, Oxford,

* January-February 1994: 'Journeys' touring exhibition at Bampton Arts Centre, West Oxfordshire

* February-March 1994: 'Visions' Aspex Gallery Portsmouth-small touring OPC show which previously had been to:

* Barcelona: (Amics de Les Arts, Joventuts Musicals, Barcelona) 23rd October- 11th November 1993

* Mallorca: (Moli D'en Xina, Algaida, Mallorca, Spain) 14th May- 5th June 1993

* Madrid: (Sala de Exposiciones, Facultad de Bellas Artes, Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain) 20-30 April 1993

* Lisbon: 1993 (Galeria Diferencia, Lisbon, Portugal) 19th March- 2nd April 1993,

* July-August 1993: Museum of Oxford

* August-October 1993: Eastthorpe Gallery, Mirfield, West, Yorkshire

* June-July 1993: 'Birds, Beasts & Bugs',at the Mill, Spiceball Park, Banbury, Oxon

* April-June 1993: 'Natural Cycles', Arlington Mill, Cotswold County Museum, Bibury, Gloucestershire

* March-April 1993: 'Birds, Beasts & Bugs', Christ Church Picture Gallery, Oxford

* May-June 1986, Paper in Print', Historical and Contemporary Uses of Paper in Printmaking, Christ Church Picture Gallery, Oxford.

* December 1985-January 1986, John Radcliffe Hospital

* Greenwich or Richmond print exchange


Review:

OXFORD PRINTMAKERS 25th ANNIVERSARY EXHIBITION:
CHRISTCHURCH PICTURE GALLERY

THE OXFORD TIMES
Friday 7 March 2003

In the 47 pieces in this 25th birthday exhibition, the artists have used both a wide range of subject matter and a wide range of techniques. The result is that the work on show will appeal to many audiences. It serves to illustrate what a broad church the techniques that comprise printmaking are.

Nicky Cooney has used a hand coloured collograph to make Let Fly the Birds. Here she frames her piece with a circular shape containing a mysterious tableau of three interlocked crowned figures each releasing a brace of white birds. In Fishboy, she places a cheeky face so that it peeps out from the fish's back, in an act of definite and defiant unity that sets this fish and his boy apart from mermen and from Jonah and his whale.

Both Sarah Downer and Shaun Goffe use screen-printing to produce vastly different results. In Pelican Starboard, Downer depicts a full-bellied, apologetic looking pelican, red in outline with feet and beak in pale green that seeps into a crisp white background. In Goffe's Silver Birch we see a foreground of birches in crimsons, bronzes, red and golds as if on fire, smoldering against a soft melting background of foggy cloudy grey. Catriona Brodribb's woodcut Fields Near Widdicombe creates a powerful atmospheric rolling landscape of hills, valleys and vistas, deep and dark in navy and royal blue, set against a slim white skyscape.

Betty Ebanja uses the more complicated techniques of collograph and viscosity to etch Rooms to Let. Collograph comes from the Greek colla, to glue, and graphos, to write. The technique involves the artist literally glueing together a wide range of materials in order to build up a textured plate from which to print. Once finished, the plate is varnished and, when dry, ink is applied to its surface and from this prints are made. The end result, in Rooms to Let, is a beautifully textured, flinty grey, three-storey town house that fills the entire picture. The door stands firmly closed; four of the five windows are curtained or occluded by plants, but behind the curtain in the fifth window hovers a shadowy figure.

All the prints on show are for sale and they are most reasonably priced. The exhibition continues until March 30 2003.

Anne James