Tutor: Sumi Perera
This course runs alongside our 2017 annual Flourish Award prize and exhibition.
We are very excited to welcome Sumi Perera to WYPW – artist, printmaker and winner of our 2015 Flourish Award for excellence in printmaking. This two-day masterclass will demonstrate how Sumi Perera uses hybrid printmaking techniques (etching, aquatint, collagraph, monoprint, chine colle & embossing etc.) to produce modular 2D & 3D structures that are often reversible. She often uses the same plates to generate different permutations, variations of the theme to produce a variety of artist book formats and interactive installations.
Sumi Perera is an interdisciplinary artist, who generates mixed media installations, usually bearing the narrative of a bookform. Sumi has undertaken many residencies: a teaching residency at CAFA, Beijing (2007), the AIR for the National Open Art (2016) and is the first recipient of the RE Guest Artist Full Fellowship & Solo exhibition at the Scuola Internazionale di Grafica, Venice (2017). She is a lecturer on the MA Printmaking course at the Middlesex University, London and runs workshops and masterclasses for many print collectives. Her work has won several international prizes, medals & awards, and is held in many public & private collections including the V&A (10 works), Tate Britain (8 works), Yale Centre for British Art (2 works), the Ashmolean etc.
She is senior fellow of the RE, a fellow of the Society of Designer Craftsmen, a full member of the Society of Graphic Fine Arts-the Drawing Society and the 62 Group of International Textile Artists. She uses these skills in ceramics, metalsmithing, glass, stitch & drawing to devise composite interactive installations. She combines her background working as as a doctor & scientist to incorporate CNC methods (laser/sandblasting) to introduce another strand to the work. More recent works are a series of sound installations using electroconductive inks to generate sound upon touch.
All course prices include basic materials such as ink and cartidge paper. We also stock a range of good quality printmaking papers including Somerset, Fabriano, Zerkall and Hanhnemuhle, which can be purchased as extra. Tea, coffee and biscuits are also provided.
If you need to cancel your place on a course and you give at least 10 working days notice, you will be offered a credit note, valid for one year, which can be used in payment towards another course. Unfortunately we are unable to offer any refunds if the period of notice given is less than 10 working days. West Yorkshire Print Workshop reserves the right to cancel courses. If this happens, full refunds will be given.