There are Lilacs, Hawthorns and Laburnums etc. by Lesley Sharpe

There are Lilacs, Hawthorns and Laburnums etc. by Lesley Sharpe

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About the artist:

Lesley Sharpe studied Fine Art at Glasgow School of Art specialising in printmaking and Anthropology of Space, Architecture and the Landscape at Birkbeck, London. She currently teaches at the Slade School of Fine Art. Since 2008, a key element of her practice has centred around the production of fine art prints and artist’s books in collaboration with and for artists. These have been produced through her imprint The Small Press founded in 2008 and Holding Page, an editions practice, co-founded 2011.

Her work combines her interest in both analogue and digital printmaking techniques to explore the conceptual and material interpretation of landscape with current research borrowing from various practices such as psychogeography, agriculture, horticulture, photography, printmaking and her passion for randonneurring, a form of long-distance cycling.


About the poster:

I normally start with a photograph when making things before transforming it through a print process. That may be a photograph of an object i’ve found or made, or a specific site of enquiry. For the poster I started with the process which was a new way of working for me. The process I used was mastered by a Japanese artisan named Tokutaru Yagi, born within years of Van Gogh. He mastered the art of Suminigashi (floating-ink-dying) which we now recognise as marbling. Towards the end of his life – afraid that his secrets would disappear with his death – he dictated his life’s knowledge of oil and water in a document entitled Suminigashi-zome (1913). An English edition was later published in 1991 by Heyeck Press.

I wanted the poster to provide a similar delicate moment of floating colour amongst the strong urban grain of Stockwell’s brick and wood, like blossom falling from the trees in spring.


Poster details:

420 x 594 mm (A2)
Digital Print on 230gsm Matt Paper
Edition of 45 (plus 5 APs)


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