A-Level Art students were invited to visit Swansea Print Workshop by resident artist Anne Gullick. Students enjoyed a personal tour of the current exhibition of printmakers’ work from around the world. They were also fortunate to use used some of the working printing presses before meeting local artist Carys Roberts, who discussed her work with them at some length.
Swansea Print Workshop was founded in 2000 by a group of professional printmakers who wanted to establish a centre of excellence for printmakers to work and progress their specialist skills. The workshop is housed in what can only be described as a ‘tardis’. Students entered into a normal terraced house on Clarence Street and walked down a corridor lined with a stunning variety of print work. This opened into a large exhibition room, with the working print rooms beyond. The print rooms hold a number of printing presses, some of them dating back over two hundred years.
Students were inspired by the range of print work on show and the opportunity to use the working printing presses. They will use this experience to influence their A-level project work. Thank you to Anne Gullick and Carys Roberts for such a fascinating and enjoyable visit.