Debby and Steve Haskard from Adelaide, South Australia are doing their first grand tour of Europe (including pieces of Africa and Asia). During the planning stage Debby drew a line between Adelaide and Holland, where they’re joining a big international family reunion later this month and discovered that the line passed close by Spain. “What a great opportunity to visit Maureen Booth’s studio in Granada and spend a few days working with her,” thought Debby, who makes prints at the Adelaide Centre for the Arts. Continue Reading »
Edith May studied architecture and Australian art in the ’80s and is today the manager of the Fire Station Print Studio in Melbourne, Australia. She applied for a job there in 2010 and soon found herself facing the task of putting some order into an artist-run operation that was on the verge of being closed.
Since then Edith, the municipal authority, and the team she recruited have achieved financial stability; built up the membership to 100 artists; instituted a year-round gallery program with a professional curator; initiated community art programs for the intellectually disabled, migrant women and people with addiction problems; and achieved recognition both in the Australian printmaking community and on the social networks. The Fire Station also encourages young graduate printmakers with opportunities and prizes. Continue Reading »
Granada celebrated all day yesterday, Saturday May 25, 2013 the second edition of Impresiones Gigantes in which a group of hard-working international lino-cut artists bring their linos out into the park, ink them in front of a mesmerized public, then carefully lay them down on the street , cover them with fabric and run a road roller over them. Shazam! A giant print. Then they hang them all over the bandstand and the lamp posts in the Paseo del Salón. It makes a glamorous display that attracts lots of art lovers and Saturday strollers. Continue Reading »
Brenda Eubank-Ahrens showed up the other day with the cream of her art class at the International School of Bremen in tow. It’s the third year running that she has brought her current crop of young artists to Granada for a three-day workshop with Maureen. They–Christina, Suheda, Claire and Ali–took to solar-plate printmaking immediately. Even so, they were all pleasantly surprised when they saw the final printed results on the last day. Each one had his or her incredulous I-did-that? moment. Continue Reading »
Pakistani printmaker, Iram Wani, is an extraordinary young person and a talented, hard-working artist, and she was determined to do a workshop with Maureen. She planned to come with a friend, but when that didn’t work out she climbed on the plane by herself and many hours later we picked her up at the Granada airport. Continue Reading »
Australian artist Jini Grinwald was the inspiration for this print. She saw some flamenco dance drawings in my sketchbook and said, “This one would make a lovely liquid-metal print…” See whether you agree: