I popped in to Gill Thompson’s Brevig Harbour studio today, to drop off the Symposium bags for printing and to also drop off some samples of thermochromic ink for Gill to experiment with.
Gill is going to create a new lino cut tile for printing up our bags for delegates with an original print.
Gill has made an Artist Special Edition Sonic Flock goose that she will sew up to complete and it may have some friends by next week.
She is going to mount the collograph pieces that we made together on the ward at Clisham last year and they have now been used to create colourful panels of moorland, shoreline and garden birds (shoreline and garden birds shown here, the completed machair/moorland piece will be ready by Friday). These will be photographed to be printed on to waterproof panels for the Hospital garden and the originals will be framed (after showcasing at the Cuimhne Symposium) and will be donated to NHS Western Isles.
Gill has also created her own Artistic response to the work in a panel of collograph printed geese.
Gill will be offering workshops in creating collograph pieces at our Cuimhne Symposium on the 23rd and 24th April and she will be bringing a portable press so that the work can be completed there and then. Please book on to the workshops you want at registration because the places are so very limited.