Exhibitions

Our studio doubles up as an exhibition space, with a changing programme of print related exhibitions. We always welcome visitors to the studio, drop in or contact us to make an appointment to come and view artists prints, to buy work, or to understand more about how a print is made.

Opening times: Thursday & Friday 10.00- 4.00pm, First Sunday in the month, 10.00- 4.00pm, or by appointment.

An exhibition of prints by Laura Bianchi, Natalia Gonzales Martin & Matthew Young

Private View: Thursday 28 June 2018, 7.00- 9.00pm

Exhibition continues to Saturday 7 July 2018. Opening times: Friday 29 June, Thursday 4 & 5 July, 10.00- 4.00pm, Saturday 7 July 10.00- 4.00pm and other times by arrangement.

Rock, Paper, Scissors explores the work of three up and coming artist printmakers who work at SLAUGHTERHAUS Print Studio.

Laura Bianchi's practice springs from a personal and intimate narrative, in which the relation to the medium is as important as the references she draws upon.The human figure is a recurring subject of the research and practice. Laura's approach to the body is often sentimental, focussing upon aspects concerning mortality and fragility, with a nostalgic look. Laura is inspired by a multitude of sources - readings, images, daily life - which come to inhabit the imagination prior to becoming new visual narratives. Allegory – understood as a non-literal form – has always been a valuable source in her research. Through the work, she strives to evoke rather than to describe. Drawing, at the core of her practice, allows Laura to develop her work fluidly, mark after mark, in a repeated initiation, staged within the arena of the paper.

Natalia Gonzalez Martin’s multi-disciplinary practice questions the assumptions of mankind’s physical history through the examination of found artefacts. Working from objects in museums and more recently, photographs found online, Gonzalez Martin’s installations, paintings and works on paper distort the vessels, rocks and figurative sculptures that she has studied so that – in her words – ‘you can barely tell where they came from’. Born in Spain, Gonzalez Martin now lives and works in London.

For Matthew Young the opposition between grease and water is a simple starting point to examine the incredible complexity of the world. The sometimes mysterious nature of lithography has opened up a new world of exploration and kinship into mark making that was beyond his imagination. Embedded in the stone is the memory of decisions made that have led to this point. Then something emerges from the wreckage, when cold hard stone turns to water. This is when something comes together that couldn’t be arrived at any other way or by any other means.

Laura Bianchi and Natalia Gonzales Martin are current SLAUGHTERHAUS Print Prize Winners. The SLAUGHTERHAUS Print Prize is chosen by SLAUGHTERHAUS director Michelle Avison and other members of the studio each year at the MA and BA degree shows at Camberwell College of Art and City & Guilds School of Art. It allows the chosen artist access to the studio, presses and equipment for one year, and to benefit from support, technical advice and mentoring opportunities. Previous prizewinners include Saori Parry, Louise Pallister and Inma Berrocal.


See studio members work here. All work is for sale. Please contact us if you are interested in any work you see here.

Michelle Avison

Michelle studied painting at Slade School of Art, and printmaking at Wimbledon School of Art. She is owner/ director of SLAUGHTERHAUS Print Studio and Head of Printmaking at Morley College, London. She has work in private and public collections including Chelsea and Westminster Hospital, Orchard Solicitors, and etc limited, London. 

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Alex LeFevre

Alex Le Fevre was born in Stevenage New Town in 1962. He studied at Hertfordshire College of Art (1980-81), Canterbury College of Art (1981-84) and at the Royal College of Art (1987-89). In the mid-eighties he worked in Berlin. His work is mostly large scale, multi-media installation. He lives and works in London.

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Sophie Le Bourva

Sophie Le Bourva has been practicing printmaking for 25 years. She is also an engineer. With the methodical obsession of a lab technician she forges/ bites her plates using etching- soft ground, litho crayon and aquatint, etched lino and gritty, painterly collograph techniques. Fundamental to these processes is the use of ‘erosion’ with acid, caustic soda, heavily bitten plates cut deep to reveal their materiality… inner beauty, texture ...

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Liz Bennett

Liz came back to making art in her retirement, after spending 30 years in the NHS. She studied at Morley College and City Lit, and very quickly became hooked on printmaking. She works mainly in lino and collograph, making images of the urban landscape.

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Christine Bibby

Christine was born and brought up in rural Cumbria and continues to be heavily influenced by the rugged landscape in which she grew up. She studied Fine Art painting at Carlisle and Canterbury. Recently she has been working with new ways to produce her art; getting to grips with digital technology – drawing directly onto an iPad and processing with Photoshop. Her latest work, which tackles urban realism is a departure from previous rural and fantasy themes but still contains strong elements of nature. More...

Chris Christodoulou

Chris is an artist, architect and teacher. His art projects over the last 25 years have ranged from; painting, sculpture, video installations and mixed media on the themes of boundaries and divisions and in the last 12 years has been practising printmaking and artists books. At the heart of this preoccupation is the obsessive activity of drawing as visual diary-largely inspired by dreams/nightmares, which in turn informs the transformational qualities of printmaking. More... He uses collagraphy, linocut, woodcuts, lithography, intaglio and relief methods and drypoint techniques to explore these narratives.

He has exhibited in Cyprus, France and London. He quotes, ‘I’m interested in the moments when a print begins to become something else .... My recent explorations have used cornflakes packets and masking tape as plates and combining the 3-D book format to print images. I’m drawn to the off-cuts of plates, the kind of left- over’s when the process is done.’

Sarah Gillett

Sarah is currently studying an MA in Printmaking at the Royal College of Art. She describes herself as a 'draw-er', collecting stories from folklore and history to create new worlds where fact and fiction collide. Her influences include The Pennines, 18th Century engravers, dictionaries and radio drama. She has travelled widely including to Kazakhstan, Georgia and Saudi Arabia to run drawing and monoprinting workshops in Fine Art Academies and museums... More...

www.sarahgillett.com

Saori Parry

Saori’s practice is to explore the disorientating notions of uncertain and blurred borders between fiction and non-fiction, life and death. One of the inspirations for her exploration is the sense of sound and silence. ‘I tend to rely on my hearing, as much as my vision, to understand my situation and the distance from the things around me. When the sound confuses me, it disorients me from my reality and makes me feel uncertain. I am fascinated to evoke such unsettling notions within my two dimensional works’. More...

Virginia Powell

Virginia studied at Chelsea School of Art in the 50's, where she made her first stone lithographs. In 2010 she returned to lithography at
SLAUGHTERHAUS Print Studio.

You can see more of Virginia's work on her web site: www.virginiapowell.com

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Trevor Green

At seventeen Trevor went to work on an outback farm in New South Wales where he was exposed to life at its most raw in a dramatic and awe inspiring environment. Years later the experience still has a profound influence on his work. He studied Fine Art at Canterbury and has exhibited at the Ibis Gallery in Leamington Spa, Luton Museum and Art Gallery, and the Drew Gallery in Canterbury, as well as producing ephemeral pieces in the environment.

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