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Lithography Fellowship 2015 / 2017 - Nína Óskarsdóttir and Mandy Payne

As part of our focus on lithography, Leicester Print Workshop is pleased to be supporting two post-graduate level Lithography Fellows during 2015 – 2017.

Since April 2015, Nína Óskarsdóttir & Mandy Payne have been working with support and teaching from our expert lithographer Serena Smith. Through regular attendance at our studio, both fellows are currently learning, practicing, experimenting, and gaining substantial knowledge and technical proficiency.

We’ve been particularly excited this year to take on two fellows, with very different approaches to making work.

Nína is a visual artist from Reykjavík, Iceland now based in Newark-on-Trent, England. Nína works in mixed media including print, videos, installations, performances and textiles. Much of Nína’s work is collaborative and has a strong political aspect. The work is often based on personal experiences that are entwined with social and cultural affairs.

Mandy is a Sheffield based painter and printmaker, whose current work captures the landscape, both urban and rural. Both artists visit the studio on Wednesdays and Thursdays, and regularly share updates of their progress on their blogs.

Read Nína’s blog here

Read Mandy’s blog here

LPW Artist Serena Smith says:

“The Lithography Fellowship at Leicester Print Workshop 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 level of commitment from those who wish to learn.

In developing the fellowship, my interest has been in watching how the interrelational aspect of learning this time consuming process, not only enables the fellows to become proficient lithographers, but also opens out a focused period of time and space for them within the supportive environment of the Workshop. Whilst it is anticipated that the fellows will share amongst the Workshop community the fruits and energy created by this dialogue, other than the expectation that they will be able to print lithographs, there is no defined outcome or brief, what follows is the unexpected and unpredictable.”

November 2015 – Lithography exhibition

The first six months of Nina and Mandy’s journey into lithography were documented in Molotovs to Modernism – an exhibition which showed at the LCB Depot Gallery from 10th November – 24th December 2015.

September 2016 – An update from our fellows

Read about Nína and Mandy’s first year here

February 2017 – Multiply Exhibition and Artist Films

Read more about our Lithography Fellows exhibition Multiply showing at The Print Room at LCB Depot until 28th April 2017.

We are delighted that Nína and Mandy are the subject of two new short films, directed and produced by filmmaker Richard Chambers.

Nína Óskarsdóttir, Film by Richard Chambers


Mandy Payne, Film by Richard Chambers


  • Nína at work
  • Mandy at work