An online exhibition of printmaking

W=F*d

As some of you will already know, we had to postpone our exhibition which was due to launch at the Whistler Gallery in Ipswich on March 26th, because of Covid-19 restrictions. Instead we have put together an online  version for you to enjoy.

The exhibition 'Work', (represented by the scientific equation W=F*d), was created by a group of people who are currently out of work. They attended our PRESS AHEAD printmaking project, funded by the DWP and the European Social Fund, so that they could learn printmaking skills to enable them to put on this exhibition. The exhibition sets out to investigate what it feels like to be unemployed and trying to find work.

There is a misconception in this country that those of us who are unemployed don't want a job and are happy to live on benefits. Ask anyone on the PRESS AHEAD project if this is the case and you will be met with a resounding NO!

The great majority of our fellow citizens who are unemployed have good reason to be. They may be carers, have an illness, have been made redundant, or lack the necessary skills to find work.

 

We think this exhibition clearly demonstrates what can be achieved if people are given the opportunity to take on a new challenge and are supported along the way to achieve their ambitions.  

Samantha Dawson

Title: 40+

Medium: 3 colour reduction linocut

Joanna Driver

Title: Love or money?

Medium: Drypoint Etching

Lavinia Taylor

Title: Headspin

Medium: 2 colour reduction linocut 

Katharine Raffill

Title: Equality Soup 

Medium: 3 colour reduction linocut

Glenn Haynes

Title: Squeeze

Medium: 3 colour reduction linocut

Munpreet Kaur

Title: Shelf life

Medium: 4 colour reduction linocut

Paul Markwell

Title: Work

Medium: Drypoint Etching

Katherine Burke

Title: Dummy

Medium: Drypoint etching

Trisha Mitchell

Title: I fit here

Medium: 3 colour reduction linocut

Mark Jackson

Title: Balancing act

Medium: 3 colour reduction lioncut

Robert Bradlaugh

Title: Out of my shell

Medium: 3 colour reduction linocut

Kezzia French

Title: It ain't easy

Medium: 4 colour reduction cut

Mark Jackson

Title: ...at work

Medium: 2 colour reduction linocut

Michelle Smith

Title: Zero hours 

Medium: drypoint etching

Frank Tolentino

Title: Third Degree

Medium: Drypoint etching

Imogen Nunn

Untitled

Medium: 5 colour reduction linocut

Kyle Ferguson

Title: Low

Medium: 3 colour reduction linocut

Katie Farrow

Title: Don't hide your light

Medium: Drypoint etching

Kaysha Studd

Title: Decisions

Medium: 4 colour reduction linocut

Arkadiusz Wisnewski

Title: Language barrier

Medium:3 colour reduction linocut with tint

Mark Williams

Title: Lost for words

Medium: 1 colour linocut on newsprint

Katherine Burke

Untitled

Medium: 3 colour reduction linocut 

Monika Puchala

Title: The right moment

Medium: Drypoint etching

Paul Markwell

Title: Changing places

Medium: 4 colour reduction linocut

Alex Cruz

Title: Childsplay

Medium: 4 colour reduction linocut

Gordon Brady  Title: Who? Medium: 5 colour reduction linocut

Keighley Clarke

Untitled

Medium: Drypoint etching

We hope you enjoyed our virtual exhibition. The actual exhibition will take place in The Whistler Gallery in December 2020 thanks to DanceEast providing us with another slot.

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