Thanks to everybody that came in 2015, saw the artwork, asked questions, bought a piece, signed the comments book, followed this blog, etc. etc. etc. What a success that was!


The Etching Area & Press, surrounded by the work of  Frances Quail

Now we are approaching May 2016 and have booked our slot once more with the Brighton Fringe and will be bursting at the seams with upwards of 8 different artists showing their work! Open Studio fever has spread through the group it would seem.

Stand by for 2016 participants’ bios and snapshots – they will start appearing over the coming month. Cheers!

printmaker patrick madden will be exhibiting his geometric studies at the open studio on ditchling road brighton

Printmaker Profile : Patrick Madden

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Our Second exhibitor at the North Star Open Studio is a printmaker who primarily creates his work with the relief press but experiments and explores numerous techniques to get the desired finish or effect. Along with his small prints in the browser, Patrick will be showing his huge pieces too, expansive geometric studies on hand coloured stock.

The piece shown above is entitled “Intuitive Simplicity”

North Star Printmaker Patrick Madden

Patrick Madden : “The Weight Of Truth” (relief print)

geometric studies by Patrick Madden / Pauric

Patrick Madden : “The Nature Of Magnitudes”

Printmaker Profile : Miranda Vincent

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Here we go with our first printmaker profile! A fairly recent addition to the studio, Miranda is both an etcher and screen-printer… During the Fringe Festival you will be able to see her framed work hung upstairs at North Star and a good number of wrapped pieces in the browsers downstairs.

The etched piece shown above is entitled “An Unfortunate Misadventure”

cat print by Miranda vincent of North Star - Sussex print studio

Miranda Vincent : “Hungry Cat” (etching)

a monochrome print by Miranda of sussex print studio north star

Miranda Vincent : “The Slow Path To Moon Beach” (etching)

miranda vincent etching precarious position bear girl blindfold monochrome

Miranda Vincent : “A Precarious Position” (etching)

Brighton Fringe May 2015 : Booked!

We have just booked the 5 (yes 5) weekends of May 2015 as our spring-time Open Studio in conjunction with the Brighton Fringe Festival!

We will be opening our doors to the public on:

Saturday 2nd & Sunday 3rd
Saturday 9th & Sunday 10th
Saturday 16th & Sunday 17th
Saturday 23rd & Sunday 24th
Saturday 30th & Sunday 31st

More details, times and pictures to follow soon – in the meantime here is a link to the festival website

brighton fringe festival - print exhibition / open studio

North Star Printmakers will be opening the doors to their studio this coming May!