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Digital Portfolio
5th - 28th May 2000

NarenBarfield
Clare Bryan
David Christopher
John Hilliard
Klaas Hoek
Denis Masi
Bruce McLean
David Proud
Finlay Taylor

This first event, starting 5th May, is the exhibition of a Digital Portfolio of prints. The work in this portfolio has been realised out of the collective interest of the participating artists in both traditional and contemporary print technologies with specific attention to the integration of various media. The media used in the production of this portfolio include the following: relief printing, intaglio printing, screen printing, ink jet printing, embossing, technical drawing, photography and video.

The portfolio is published in an edition of 15 with 3 artists proofs, presented in a hardback container with a slipcase, including 9 prints and a colophon, printed on Fabriano No.4, 220gsm, 500 x 600 mm. The edition numbers 1 to 5 are available for purchase.

Naren Barfield
Studied at St Martin's School of Art and Camberwell College of Arts, where he also completed his PhD. Senior Lecturer in print at Wimbledon School of Art. Practice combines new technologies with traditional print disciplines in the creation of integrated artworks making direct interventions into, and questioning, physical space. Widely exhibited in UK and abroad.

Clare Bryan
Studied graphic design at Salisbury College of Art and has worked commercially in the Design industry. Studied printmaking and bookbinding at Croydon College of Arts and bookarts at Camberwell College of Arts. Works with many printing techniques, photography and book structures exploring the boundaries of the Book. Has worked collaboratively with Helen Chadwick and Stuart Brisley. Exhibited at The British Library and Elms Lester Painting Rooms.

David Christopher
Studied painting and printmaking at Croydon College of Art, has worked with several artists including Ana Maria Pacheco at Pratt Contemporary Fine Arts, Tony Bevan and Helen Chadwick with the Croindeen Press. Predominantly involved with print and has shown work in various exhibitions in and out of London.

John Hilliard
Studied sculpture at St Martin's School of Art. Recent photographic work deals with broad issues of representation, often fabricated on a large scale using both chemlcal and electronic techniques; imagery and strategies allude to cinema, advertising and painting. Exhibits widely in Europe and North America. Solo shows in 1999 at Paiacio Revillagigedo, Gijón, Spain; Art Affairs, Amsterdam, Holland; Centro de Fotografia, Universidad de Salamanca, Spain; La Galerie, Frankfurt, Germany; Kunsthaus, Dresden, Gemany and Stadtgalerie, Saarbrücken, Germany.

Klaas Hoek
Studied at the Rietveld Academie, Amsterdam. Formerly head of Printmaking and of Media at the Rijksakademie, Amsterdam. He has much experience of working on print editions in collaboration with other artists, including the Cobra Group, Paolozzi, Hamilton and Sutherland. An expert in lithography with a broad range of interests from painting to electronic imaging, and a concern for establishing links between a maintained tradition and a contemporary context.

Denis Masi
Studied at Seton Hall University, New Jersey, the Slade School of Fine Art and Chelsea College of Art. In the 1960s he studied with Marino Marini at the Brera Academy, Milan and worked with Stanley Hayter at Atelier 17, Paris. A scuIptor and printmaker specialising in the application of photo-mechanical and digital/electronic processes of intaglio and screenprinting. Work is of a polemic nature dealing with various concepts of power structures. Has shown regularly with Edward Totah and Anderson O'Day Galleries, had major shows at the ICA, the Imperial War Museum and the Serpentine Gallery in London and has exhibited widely in the UK, Europe, North America and Japan. Represented in major public collections in the UK, Europe, North and South America.

Bruce McLean
Studied at Glasgow College of Art and St Martin's School ot Art. Has worked in sculpture, performance and paintlng, with artist's prints and books, in theatre and in film; recent productions include Urban Turban, a sixty minute artist's film screened at the National Film Theatre in 1996. Has collaborated extensively with architects and town planners and is presently working on the Glasgow Street Theatre and the Nautical Mile project for the NE coast of England (which has received a lotterygrant). Also working on three experimental schools, Machines for Leaming, plus publication, A School of Thought and accompanying Prints for Schools project for the North Ayrshire Education Authority. A mini-retrospective for the year 2000 will take place at the Talbot Rice Gallery, Edinburgh University. His work is exhibited world-wide (most recently In London, Sweden, Japan and Norway) and is represented in many major public collections.

David Proud
Studied at Portsmouth College of Art and the Slade. Works with photography, sculpture and painting. Has also worked with performance, projection, sound and music actions. Most recent work includes use of film, video, performance, projection and screen space and shape. Recent solo shows include Breakfast, Lunch and Dinnerat the Equator, Linoleum over the Millennium and Lilo Milo. Film collaborations include Urban Turban, In Complete Contempt, TheArtAds, and Pull, a sculptural ballet work for TV. Performance and concert The Academy of Yes and No. Made and worked on artist's books, including It Drives Itself and the first volume of Mute. Has shown work in London, UK, Europe and America.

Finlay Taylor
Studied at Wimbledon School of Art, specialises in all areas of printmaking and an expansive range of bookbinding techniques. Has worked in the Croindene Press, collaborating with artists including Tony Bevan and Jacqui Poncelet and currently on Slade Press projects. Works in various media with a particular interest in bookart. Exhibited at galleries in London including The Atlas Gallery and the Milsch Gallery.

Naren Barfield

Clare Bryan

David Christopher

John Hilliard

Klaas Hoek

Denis Masi

Bruce McLean

David Proud

Finlay Taylor