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Sir John Cass Department of Art, Media and Design

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Methodical Adventures: where method is process and process is adventure.

A half-day seminar with the artists and audience discussing the place of traditional print methods in a digital age. Talks by Susan Aldworth, Rebecca Jewell, Nigel Oley and David Skingle. Chaired by Professor Chris Orr RA MBE

  • Date: Friday 29th May 2009
  • Time: 2pm-5pm
  • Venue: The Cass Gallery, 41-71 Commercial Road London E1 1LA

Drinks reception in Unit 2 Gallery 5.30pm - 7pm

Entrance is free, but places are limited so please email Unit2 Gallery to book a place


SUSAN ALDWORTH focuses on the impact of contemporary neuroscience on human identity. She is Visiting Research Fellow at Sir John Cass developing new etching techniques with Nigel Oxley in the Print Department. Aldworth studied Philosophy at Nottingham University and Fine Art at Sir John Cass. She has exhibited widely including the V&A and the Cuenca Biennial in Ecuador . Her work is held by the V&A and British Museum and she is a visiting tutor at Norwich University of the Arts. She is currently Artist in Residence at St Thomas’s Hospital where she is working on a commission exploring epilepsy.

REBECCA JEWELL works with seldom-seen collections preserved in the hidden archives of London’s museums. Jewell studied Social Anthropology at Cambridge University and has a PhD from the Royal College of Art. She is currently Artist-in-Residence in the Printmaking department at Sir John Cass, and at the British Museum, department of Oceania. Her work is held in the British Museum and the Natural History Museum and she is a visiting tutor at the Royal College of Art and the British Museum. She is currently working on a cross-cultural exploration of charms and superstitions for an exhibition at the Rebecca Hossack Gallery in 2009.

CHRIS ORR Royal Academician and Professor Emeritus is a painter, draughtsman and printmaker. In 2008 he was awarded an MBE. He was Professor and Head of Department of the Printmaking Department at the Royal College of Art London 1998 - 2008 and his work has been exhibited worldwide. His work is in the collection of Arts Council of Great Britain, National Portrait Gallery, Royal Academy of Arts, Science Museum, and the Tate Gallery. Since 1976 Chris has published 9 books that extend and amplify his ideas. The Multitude Diaries is his latest publication.

NIGEL OXLEY studied Drawing at City & Guilds of London Art School and Painting and Etching at Camberwell School of Arts and Crafts. He is currently Senior Lecturer in Etching and Drawing at London Metropolitan University. He joined White Ink studio in 1971 - 1978 where he worked with artists such as R.B.Kitaj, Joe Tilson, Eduardo Paolozzi and Elisabeth Frink. Oxley became Master Printer and Etcher at Kelpra Studio, setting up an etching studio and working with artists such as John Hoyland, Jim Dine and John Piper.
Nigel has set up his own studio, and continues to develop the art of etching and printing, regularly exhibiting his work. He is the author of Colour Etching (A&C Black 2007).

DAVID SKINGLE has long standing interest in Zen and its relationship with art, and this is central to his studio practice. His teaching, printmaking and reading are interdependent upon that practice. In his work he explores the relationship of the autographic mark, method and process. He studied at Liverpool College of Art and then the Royal College of Art. He has been responsible for the printmaking subject area of Sir John Cass since 1994, where he has actively encouraged the development of a ‘Print Community’ studio culture.

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