News

13th april 2022

Secrets of the Museum BBC2

Episode 2, Series 3 of this fascinating series looking behind the scenes at the V&A in London, sees the team travelling all the way down to my studio in Devon to learn about the centuries old art of mezzotint.  Curator Katharine Martin is cataloguing and studying John Constable’s landscape mezzotints for an exhibition of his... Read more »

2022

I will not be going to Mezzofest in Russia

In 2019 I was hugely honoured to win one of the three prizes at Mezzofest V in Ykaterinburg.  It is with great sadness in my heart that I have written to the organisers to say that I will NOT be taking part in Mezzofest this year,  neither as a competitor, nor as an exhibitor.  Nor... Read more »

February 2022

V&A

It is with great pride and joy that I can can announce that all 23 moth mezzotints have been acquired by the Victoria & Albert museum, London. The mezzotints are not yet on display but they, along with all the prints and drawings in this majestic public collection, can be ‘called up’ to the print... Read more »

January 2022

Pallant House

Thanks to the generosity of the Golder-Thompson gift, Common Quaker Moth (mezzotint ed.20) Has been acquired by Pallant House Gallery for their permanent collection. It is a great honour to have my work welcomed into this prestigious public collection.

21st September - 3rd October

First solo show in Japan

I’m very happy to announce that the beautiful L-Gallery Hiroshima are showing a selection of mezzotints for my first solo showing in Japan. https://hiroshima-lgallery.com/    

22 September 2021 - 4 January 2022

Royal Academy of Arts

Very happy that two of my mezzotint engravings have been selected and hung at this years Royal Academy ‘Summer’ Exhibition. ‘Peppered Moth’ was selected by the show’s curator Yinka Shonibare RA and is hung in the Wohl Central Hall. ‘Privet Hawk-Moth’ has been hung by Emma Stibbon RA in room V

15th July - September 25th 2021

Moths on Dartmoor

All the moth mezzotints and a selection of silverpoint studies can be seen at the lovely Greenhill Arts centre in Moretonhampstead on Dartmoor. This exhibition was supposed to happen last spring and like so much else has undergone the Covid shuffle! Greenhill Arts is a charitable trust run by volunteers from the community and it... Read more »

16 July - 14th August 2021

Rabley Gallery

“Rabley Gallery is at the heart of farmland, brimmed by woods, fields, river and downland in and area of outstanding natural beauty (ANOB) on the Marlborough Downs. It is habitat to over 300 species of moths– a ‘tip of the iceberg’  list that has spurred my interest, leading to us inviting Sarah Gillespie to present... Read more »

2021

Representation

In 2019 I left Beaux Arts Gallery.  I had had three wonderful solo shows with them in Mayfair but needed to move in a new direction both with the mezzotints and my ‘activism’ around biodiversity collapse. I understand Beaux Arts have since closed their doors in Maddox Street.  After some 30 years in London, I... Read more »

29 May - 5 September 2021

Castle Howard

MOTH continues at Castle Howard in Yorkshire until 5th September.  Entry is free.

29 May - 5 September 2021

Moths at Castle Howard

The moths are heading north! All 23 moth mezzotints will be exhibited at the glorious Castle Howard in north Yorkshire throughout the summer.  Entry to the exhibition is free and open to all.  Throughout June I will be ‘Artist in residence’ at Castle Howard and the team there are organising a superb program of talks... Read more »

February 2021

On Sentience

A new small book of Essays|Drawing by Peter Reason and Sarah Gillespie. What would it be like to live in a world of sentient beings rather than inert objects? How would we relate to such a world? And what, then, would art and creativity be like? This a world of communication and interaction of which... Read more »