Alix Swan

little bits of printy things

As a lover of story, print, textiles and graphics, my works are engineered from paper and mixed media producing unexpected combinations.  My home is a treasure trove of found, pre-loved materials waiting to be used together with four old typewriters and a wide selection of collected lettering as I love a ‘printer’s pie’ of type (old printmaking slang for jumbled, unsorted letters!)  I make everything myself using traditional bookbinding, assemblage, sewing, collage and print.  With origins in happy childhood story sharing reawakened by my MA in Contemporary Craft where I discovered more about the need for storytelling and keeping traditional tales alive, I draw on vintage texts, rhymes and sayings to produce a collection of bookworks, larger paper characters, collages, illustrations, prints and keepsakes.  Often described as quirky and amusing, my work brings an original but personal connection to people’s own memories.

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Exhibitions

2021

*Digital Craft Festival

online www.craftsfestival.co.uk

26-28 March

*Craft Festival Cheltenham

Cheltenham Town Hall GL50 1QA

13-15 August

*Crafts Festival Bovey Tracey

Bovey Tracey Devon TQ13 9AL

10-12 September 

*Craft Festival Bath 

Bath Assembly Rooms BA1 2QH

27-28 November CANCELED due to covid

*Digital Craft Festival

online www.craftsfestival.co.uk

13-14 Nov

*MAC Christmas Arts Market

Midlands Art Centre Cannon Hill Park, Birmingham B12 9QH

4-5 Dec

2020

*Llantarnam Grange Dolls House Exhibition

Torfaen NP44 1PD

(30 November '19)- 18 January

*Craft Festival Cheltenham

Cheltenham Town Hall GL50 1QA

20-22 March POSTPONED

*MAC (Midlands Art Centre)

Birmingham B12 9QH

Sunday 5th April POSTPONED

 

*Digital Festival 

Online www.craftsfestival.co.uk  

26-28 June

 

*Digital Festival 

Online www.craftsfestival.co.uk  

25-27 November 

*Craft Festival Bath 

Bath Assembly Rooms BA1 2QH

28-29 November POSTPONED

2019

*MAC (Midlands Art Centre)

Birmingham B12 9QH

Sunday 3 March

Sunday 6 October

Saturday 30 November

Sunday 1 December

*Contemporary Craft Festival

Bovey Tracey Devon TQ3 9AL

7-9 June 

*British Crafts at Blackthorpe Barn

Rougham, 3 miles east of Bury St Edmunds Suffolk IP30 9HZ

9-10 November

16-17 November

*Llantarnam Grange Dolls House Exhibition

Torfaen NP44 1PD

30 November - 18 January 2020