Jane Stobart

Artist, Writer, Lecturer / academic, Teacher

I am an artist printmaker working in the relief and intaglio processes, which include etching, carborundum and woodcut prints. My work is inspired by the subject of work/industry and I have made drawings in a wide variety of industrial locations which have included sewage pumping stations, a distillery, building sites and a bell foundry, etc. The experience and inspiration of drawing on these sites have led to many major suites of prints and projected animation created from prints. I attempt to organise a solo exhibition approximately every two years and in the meantime exhibit in open and group shows, taking opportunities where I can. My work has been purchased and is now in the permanent collections of the Smithsonian Institute in Washington DC, the Fitzwilliam Museum, the Ashmolean Museum and the Museum of London. I have written three books in recent years. The first, 'Printmaking for Beginners' has been published in UK by A&C Black and subsequently published by other publishers around the world, including China and the USA. This has become a course book on several printmaking degree courses. More recently I have written 'Drawing Matters'. 'Extraordinary Sketchbooks' is my latest book and profiles 31 sketchbooks from a variety of people, including Henry Moore and William Kentridge. I teach printmaking at West Dean College. read full statement

Location Harlow, East
Activities Higher education, Adult education, Residencies, Journalism
Artforms / type of project Drawing, Printmaking

News & Events

  • Bloomberg New Contemporaries exhibition

    The Bloomberg exhibition was be moving on to the Newlyn Gallery in Penzance, after the closure of this event at the ICA on January 25th.

  • New British Museum acquisition

    Further to acquiring four of my etchings earlier this year, the British Museum department of Prints and Drawings have now acquired a sketchbook from me, which relates to the four prints they have.

  • Bloomberg New Contemporaries exhibition

    26/11/2014 – 25/01/2015

    Bloomberg New Contemporaries exhibition has opened this week at the ICA Gallery - The Mall, London. It will run through to the 25th January 2015. I have three prints on show, on the ground floor.

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  • National Original Print Exhibition

    I will have an etching exhibited in the National Original Print Exhibition at the Bankside Gallery, next to Tate Modern. 17th–28th Sept 2014.

  • RA summer exhibition 2014

    I have an etching in this year's show. Hurray!

  • Bloomberg New Contemporaries

    20/09/2014 – 25/01/2015
    World Museum, Liverpool and ICA, London

    I will have eight prints in this event, to be held at both: World Museum, Liverpool, 20 Sept - 26 Oct 2014, then touring to the ICA, 26 Nov 2014 - 25 Jan 2015

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  • Acquisition by the Fitzwilliam Museum

    The Fitzwilliam Museum in Cambridge recently acquired two etching/aquatint prints from me for their permanent collection.

  • Work acquired by the British Museum

    The British Museum have recently acquired a series of my etching/aquatints entitled 'Firing at Whitechapel'. They are a set of four prints and will soon be able to be seen on the BM website.

  • International Print Biennale 2014

    27/06/2014 – 08/08/2014
    As yet, I have not yet been informed of this.

    I have just been informed that I have made a successful submission to the 2014 International Print Biennale in Newcastle.

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  • Published articles

    I have an interview/article with printmaker Peter Freeth in the current issue of Printmaking Today magazine. Also in that issue, I have a major book review published.