Talks, Lectures and Events

Firedamp: Revisiting The Flood - Artist's Talk

27 January 2017

Time: 6.30-7.30pm

Price: Free but ticketed

This event is free but ticketed. Please book your ticket here.

Caulfield will speak about the ideas and inspirations behind his exhibition, talking about the blurring between the biological and the technological, the organic and the mechanical, and the techniques employed to create his idiosyncratic woodcuts.

Through installation, sculpture and printmaking Caulfield’s work considers the ways our environment is transformed by forces of urban and industrial growth. The visual images and environments he creates blur boundaries between the biological and the technological, the organic and the mechanical, and challenge viewers to consider the implications of this merging.

Central to his work is the role that society, community and the individual has in the moment of change. Focusing on broader themes of mutation, metamorphosis, and regeneration involving both the landscape and the individuals that inhabit it, he aims to raise challenging questions for viewers about the role they play.

Caulfield will transform the main gallery in Edinburgh Printmakers, covering the entirety of the wallspace with expansive woodcuts. This ambitious exhibition will move between abstraction and representation, fluctuating between microscopic and macroscopic readings, whilst engaging with our contemporary reality, in which advances in technology are rapidly changing our relationship to the natural world, biology, and our own bodies.

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Official Preview 

Sean Caulfield will discuss the ideas and inspirations behind the work in his latest exhibition, Firedamp: Revisiting The Flood. 

Firedamp: Revisiting The Flood

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Talk: Sean Caulfield and Paul Harrison

Sean Caulfield will be joined by Paul Harrison, a fellow artist and academic. The pair will talk about their work and their common interests in biology, technology, and the overlap between the two.

Branching Out: A Guided Botanical Drawing and Linocut Workshop

Branching Out is a two-day masterclass comprising of a guided drawing workshop at the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh, which will then feed into a day of learning about and making linocut relief prints in Edinburgh Printmakers world-class print studio.Branching Out will give participants the opportunity to explore the themes and processes explored Sean Caulfield’s exhibition Firedamp: Revisiting The Flood.

Wood Engraving Masterclass with Angie Lewin

This masterclass with celebrated artist and prolific creator Angie Lewin offers a one-off opportunity to gain an insight into her practice.

Woodcut Linocut: Introductory Class

Explore ways of creating striking images with this simple yet powerful print medium process. Cutting images into wood or linoleum and inking up with colour can produce bold dramatic effects. No previous experience required.

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