No 1 in a series of 8 silkscreen prints that I have just finished printing in preparation for my guest appearance at The Print Shop Bristol. My work will be on show throughout October alongside many fabulous printmakers so if you're in the area be sure to check it out.
This October I am very honoured to be guest printmaker at The Print Shop in Bristol. The Print Shop is a collaborative project between Spike Print Studio & Drawn illustration collective in Bristol. I will be showing a range of my prints both old and new as well as my pop-up book The Golden Plaice. We are also planning a workshop where I will pass on my secret tips and methods..
I have been trying to make a series of new prints especially for the show but I have been hindered by the lack of easily accessible equipment in Falmouth. I'd like to thank and recommend Dena at Kiwi Print Studio in Camborne for her excellent services and beautiful workspace.
This brings me onto the exciting news that I am close to getting my own printmaking studio set up. Provisionally titled 'Studio Dribbly' I hope to be doing my first edition next week (just in time for The Print Shop). I will be sharing the space with local talents Tom Hubmann, Pete Murgatroyd and Vincent Larkin. Expect some photo's as soon as it's up and running.
I am also delighted to announce that Vincent Larkin and myself have just taken over the gallery at 64 Killigrew Street, Falmouth. We hope to use this as a space for emerging and established artists to show their wares and get some exposure.. more news soon.
From the Falmouth Packet..
Twelve is a collaborative exhibition showcasing 12 illustrators and artists graduates at the Poly in Falmouth.
The group has completed Falmouth University’s MA in Illustration: Authorial Practice last year, and this is a chance to see some of the group’s stunning works.
Running until Monday, artist John Dunbar Kilburn (actually Ryan's words) explains: “The show features work from artists and illustrators who all completed the MA Authorial Illustration course at Falmouth University in 2012 and have spent the last year carving out careers in the real world.
“They converged on Falmouth from the far corners of the UK, Europe and Truro and are now bound inextricably to the town. It is this shared love of Falmouth, as well as a deep interest in exploring and pushing the boundaries and conventions of illustration as art, that has brought them back to The Poly today.
“This was not difficult as most of them now live around the corner.”
Featured in the exhibition is Jack Brougham whose work ranges from book illustration to comics, and from murals to images made for no other purpose than to give me pleasure. He says: “If there is a common thread it’s that I'm usually trying to embody some kind of spirit of a place or state of being in the image.”
Rebecca K Jones’ work tends to be heavily focused on narrative, expressing an interest in our |perceptions of the world; the bizarre, the mundane and the awkward.
She has been working towards producing a small graphic novella titled ‘6:45 am - Part one (Luke).’ It is, as the title suggests, intended as part of a larger series. ‘6:45 am’ takes its inspiration from the Cornish town of Penryn and the small hours of the morning. Its intention was to convey ideas of transition and ‘ordinary strangeness.’
John Dunbar Kilburn makes and sells his own silkscreen prints, pop-up books and comics. John is currently setting up his own printing studio with a group of Cornish illustrators as well as opening a gallery space in Falmouth itself.
Also taking part in the collection will be Tomas Brunsdon, Ryan Gajda, Beth Hutchinson, John Dunbar Kilburn, Johanna Roehr, Peter Murgatroid, Orlagh Murphy, Teresa McLaughlin Ben Peers and Chris Rixon.
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