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Brutal Náttúra

Brutal Náttúra
Work by LPW Lithography Fellows Nína Óskarsdóttir and Mandy Payne
LPW Exhibition Space
4th November – 27th January 2018

This exhibition by Nína Óskarsdóttir (Reykjavik) and Mandy Payne (Sheffield) shows some of the work produced by the two artists during their two year post-graduate Lithography Fellowship at Leicester Print Workshop.

The Lithography Fellowship at LPW is mentored by our expert lithographer Serena Smith. It has given Nína and Mandy the opportunity to learn this technically complex printmaking process during a focused period of time and in a supportive and fully equipped studio environment.

The two Fellows have very different approaches to making work and their subject matters, but are united in their passion and dedication to this time honoured medium.

Nína’s work employs a joyful experimentation with subjects varying from the expression of self to dissection of modern food culture and personal religion.
Mandy explores issues of gentrification and the transience of the urban landscape and has focussed on Park Hill, the Grade II listed Brutalist housing estate in her home town of Sheffield.

Of the Felllowship, lithographer and LPW Studio Technician Serena Smith comments: “The Lithography Fellowship is a project that has grown out of my own journey through the process and practices of fine art lithography. By its nature, this is a printmaking medium that is technically complex and demands a high level of commitment from those who wish to learn.”

Inspired? Learn to Print at Leicester Print Workshop

Lithography Two Day Course, Saturday 21st April & Saturday 28th April, £130
This course offers an introduction to the basics of stone lithography – it is also a good starting point for those who have experience of drawing and printing their own lithographs, and want to refresh their knowledge. Working collaboratively over the two days participants will prepare, draw and print lithographs from stone.

Mokulito Weekend Course, Saturday 19th & Sunday 20th May, £125
Mokulito means “wood lithography” in Japanese and uses wood as a printing matrix instead of limestone. Without the use of acids or harsh solvents, the Mokulito process is ideal for beginners and printmakers from all backgrounds. Participants will use inks, sharpies and lithographic crayons to work on plywood plates to create their work over two days, creating short editions exploring a huge variety of mark making.

Lithography Five Day Summer School, Tuesday 24th July – Saturday 28th July, £475
This week of practical learning is open to artists and lithographers of all levels of experience. Both those new to the process, and practised lithographers who would like to develop their skills will be offered a supportive shared environment in which to further their knowledge. Working in a small group of 4 participants, the course will include an introduction to stone and photo-plate lithography.


We spoke to Mandy Payne about her work in the show, her inspirations and why making prints is an important part of her practice. Read here

Our Exhibition Space is at Leicester Print Workshop. 50, St. George Street, Leicester, LE1 1QG. Visit during our opening hours.

Tuesday 10am – 5pm
Wednesday, 10am – 8pm
Thursday 10am – 5pm
Friday 10am – 5pm
Saturday 10am – 5pm

The LPW Exhibition Space houses exhibitions that promote printmaking. The exhibitions change every three months.

  • Print by Nína Ãskarsdóttir
  • Print by Nína Ãskarsdóttir
  • Print by Mandy Payne
  • Print by Mandy Payne