Sarah Stewart

Printmaking • Blue Route

I’m an artist and printmaker inspired by the past, thrown away and preloved.

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My Practice

I am inspired by ghost writings and by objects which were once treasured or had purpose but since been discarded and no longer needed. I hope to find the beauty in these and the pasts we’ve left behind to produce contemporary prints and artworks to engage with the modern viewer. With an interest in audience engagement, I apply my designs across a variety of textile and book forms.

Tools & Materials

At the heart of my studio are a variety of printing presses which I use in the creation of my work: a vacuum screen printing press, antique etching press, two bookbinding presses, an Adana letterpress, an old mangle awaiting conversion and a small, travel sized 3D printed intaglio press. Surrounding these are an ephemera of found and vintage objects which act as inspiration for my work. My plan chest is overflowing with works in progress, proof prints, editioned prints, and a variety of papers for printmaking and collage. My shelves are full of art books and half finished sketchbooks. This busy studio is a hive of activity and a direct contrast to the gallery space in which I present my finished artworks.

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Spring Fling Activity

While my finished prints and artworks are exhibited in our gallery space, my studio is also open to the public – allowing visitors to wander between these rooms to see the journey of my prints from their humble beginnings as sketches and doodled ideas, through the process of colour trials and proofing to the final prints presented as I always anticipated them in a gallery space or home setting. Visitors are encouraged to be active participants in their studio experience, with opportunities to touch as well as print from a pre-made block if they wish. As a mother of four young children, my studio is family friendly with simple activities and worksheets provided for children allowing them to get the most out of their studio visit.

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Studio 9

Address

Craigard Gallery, 13 North Main Street, Wigtown, DG8 9HL

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Accessibility

There are two steps into the studio but a ramp is available for wheelchair access.

  • Wheelchair Accessible
  • Stairs

Facilities

  • Family Friendly
  • Parking
  • Credit/debit cards accepted
  • Open through the year

Evening Openings

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