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One of my prints is on this year's SWA Summer exhibition flyer!

Print Shortlisted for RA Summer Exhibition!

Stellar has been shortlisted! ‪#‎royalacademysummerexhibition‬

Spike Print Studio goes to The Hepworth Wakefield Print Fair



Just found out that my prints will be exhibited through SPS at The Hepworth Wakefield Print Fair this March!


Hepworth Wakefield’s popular Print Fair returns in March 2016 with a host of supporting events which celebrate the art of printmaking. Held in The Calder, a converted mill space and featuring over 40 printmakers, collectives and galleries handpicked from around the UK, the fair will provide a friendly atmosphere for both budding collectors and seasoned print enthusiasts to engage with all things print. 

John Lewis Autumn Winter Catalogue

I have recently heard rumours that I am in the John Lewis, Autumn/Winter, Catalogue.....

Thanks Paula Walton for sending me a picture to confirm that it is true!

From your collector

A customer bought my Catkin print from Hidden Gallery in Clifton this morning and sent me a photo of it up on her wall this afternoon.  
Looks great with the accent blue walls on either side of it. This lady signed herself, 'from your collector', and has been collecting my prints for years - She bought one of my MA final show pieces as well. 
Feeling honoured!

The Print Show, Colston Hall, Sunday 22nd November, 10 AM to 4PM

Come and meet some great printmakers at the Print show, Colston Hall, this Sunday. 
Get some Christmas shopping done and support local makers while you are at it!

Tomorrow 10 AMColston HallBristol

Check out this month's House & Garden feature on me and my work!

New Beech Tree Print, ready to go to The Affordable Arts Fair, Battersea, later this month!

Last two days of the SWA annual exhibition at the Mall Galleries in London.

I will be at the gallery on Saturday morning for the last few hours. Come and say hello of you are around!

Great day at The Other Art Fair, Bristol, this June!

The sun is shining, the drinks are cooling and we are ready to throw open the doors of the Arnolfini to welcome you to the first edition of The Other Art Fair in Bristol! The packed programme includes the work of 70 emerging artists, guest artists Tracey Emin, Gavin Turk and Sickboy, screenings of award-winning films from Encounters Short Film Festival, children's activities with The House of Fairy Tales, mouse taxidermy classes with Elle Kaye, live music and more! Open Friday, Saturday and Sunday, book your ticket online now: — at Arnolfini

Last minute tweaks, in preparation for the Other Art Fair at the Arnolfini this June

Pop-up Exhibition: Spike Print Studio Jack in the Box Weds 15 August 6-8pm

Now at Makers, Christmas Steps Arts Quarter, Bristol

Anna to exhibit and sell her prints at Makers - an exciting new shop/gallery in Christmas Steps Arts Quarter from Monday 18th June.... Check out the exciting new shop/gallery Makers 82 Colston Street, Bristol.

An eclectic mix of inspired creativity and a fusion of the art of the's a shop, a gallery, a music space, a workshop place. From the collective unconscious of four Bristol makers with delight and contemporary design in mind, this arty edge of Colston Street is transforming.
"We spent about a month repainting and wallpapering so that the shop looks lovely and bright (we're thinking St. Ives!)."

Anna Harley showing work at two Smithson Gallery events in Bristol

17th - 20th May: Bristol Affordable Art Fair 

26th May - 17th June: Pop up Gallery at Cabot Circus 

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woohoo! One of our favourite events and we are now in our 3rd year of exhibiting.

We can't wait to show new work from:
Anthony Garratt, Fleur Deakin, Charlotte Farmer, Clare Cutts, Chitra, Jayson Lilley, Kelly Stewart, Anna Marrow and Anna Harley.

Private View Thurs 17th May 6-9pm (ticket only)
Show Opens Fri 18th May 11-8pm
Sat 19th May 11-6pm
Sun 20th May 11-5pm

Unfortunately we don't have any tickets left but we can offer you a half price email, please contact us and we will send through! 

Bristol Biennial

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Following the success of our Christmas Pop Up Gallery & Shop we decided to take on a mid year Pop Up!
It was perfect timing to sit within a new event in Bristol the 'Bristol Biennial'
You can view further information about this event at:

Our Gallery will be at the following location:
Cabot Circus Shopping Centre
George White Street
Upper Ground Level
For those of you familiar with the shops its opposite Oasis and Oliver Bonas!

We are open for 3 weeks only!
Mon - Sat 10 - 8 pm
Sun 11 - 5pm
Bank Holidays 10 - 6pm

Please do come and visit it would be a pleasure to see you.

Spike May Open 5 - 8 May

Spike Island Open - Sat 5 May - Mon 7 May
Spike Island opens its doors again to the public this year, allowing them to have a good look at what happens in the building! Over the Bank Holiday weekend you can explore areas of the building that are normally closed to the public, meet the artists in their studios and view their work. 
Spike Print Studio also welcomes you to its beautiful space upstairs, where you can see and buy from an exhibition of recent prints made by its artist members. The exhibitition has selected a range of its members work to give you a broad view of what happens in our studio. 
A seperately curated exhibition, called CHROMA, is also on show at the studio over the Bank Holiday weekend.  Spike Print Studio members were asked to produce a print using only one colour specifically for this exhibition. These CHROMA prints are all for sale at £45 unframed and £85 framed. ( I have framaed prints on display in both these exhibitions and lots of unframed work in the browsers)
Spike Print Studio Private View  Friday 3 May- doors open 6 - 9pm. Ayone who can make it is most welcome - no ticket necessary, admission free

Bath Society of Artists 107th annual Exhibition

Two of my prints in Bath exhibition! 31 March - 19 May. 

Victoria Art Gallery, by Pulteney Bridge, Bath BA2 4AT. 
Open Tuesday to Saturday 10am - 5pm, Sunday 1.30 - 5pm.
Closed Mondays and Good Friday. 
Admission free

Diptych Project

Come and see what we have been up to! 
Twenty Artists: Paired Collaborations: Ten Diptychs: SPS and UWE: Exhibition 3-16 April

The Mall Galleries- 28 Feb to 12 March, print at the Royal Society of British Artist's Annual Exhibition

        Moon FruitScreenprint by Anna Harley (76cm x 56cm)

Press Release 
January 2012


Work by Anna Harley, a local Chew Valley artist, has been selected from a record number of entries to appear alongside paintings by some of Britain's leading figurative artists. This year over 800 works were submitted to the exhibition. The Royal Society of British Artists annual exhibition will be on display at the Mall Galleries near Trafalgar Square between 29 February and 10 march 2012.

The Royal Society of British Artists hold an open submission exhibition in central London each year. Founded in 1823, the RSBA was originally set up to rival the Royal Academy, as many artists were upset by the Academy's many rules and regulations. Today the Society prides itself on exhibiting an eclectic mix of sculpture and paintings in all media.

For more information and images contact:
Liberty Rowley, Marketing & Press Officer
020 7968 0955

Royal West of England Academy 159 Autumn Exhibition

Some pictures of the private view at the RWA 159 Autumn Open Exhibition today

RWA 159 th Autumn EXhibition

I have just found out that two large prints of mine are in the Royal West of England 159th Autumn Open Exhibition that opens to the public on Sunday the 30th October and runs until the 31st December. I am not able to send an open invitation to the private view like I usually do because of the Academy's limit on numbers, but hope that you will be able to get there at some point over the next two months.  Anna

Chew Valley Arts Trail

BITE: Artists Making Prints

BITE: Artists Making Prints Exhibition, at the Mall Galleries SW1. Open 24 August to 3 September 2011

Local artist Anna Harley to exhibit alongside Damien Hirst, Gary Hume, and Sir Peter Blake in a brand new national printmaking show

Local artist, Anna Harley, has been selected from 1,350 entries to exhibit in the Mall Galleries' brand new printmaking show this summer. The exhibition also features work by Damien Hirst, Sir Peter Blake, Michael Craig-Martin, Patrick Hughes, Gary Hume, Tony Bevan, Stephen Chambers RA, John Hoyland and Barbara Rae RA and will be on display from 24 August to 3 September 2011.

BITE is intended to give prominence to the under-represented medium of original printmaking, exhibiting invited established names alongside emerging artists seected through open submission.

The selectors for this inaugural show are: Chris Orr, Royal Academician ensd ex-professor of Printmaking at the Royal College of Art (1998-2008); Barton Hargreaves, Royal Academy Schools Epson Print Research Fellow; Richard Noyce, Curator of the 4th International Print Exhibition in Istanbull 2011; Brad Faine, Managing Director of Coriander Strudio; Paul Coldwell, Professor at CCW, University of Arts, London.

Listings Information: Bite: Artists Making Prints, Mall Galleries,The Mall, London SW1 Nearest Tube: Charing Cross Tel: 020 7930 6844 

Open 24 August to 3 September 2011, 10am-5pm daily. Admissions £2.50, £1.50 concessions (free to FBA Friends, National Art Pass holders, Westminster Res card holders and under 16s)

For more information and images contact: ,  view work at; or contact the mall galleries; Amelia Redgrift, Marketing and Press Oficer 020 7968 0955

Picture House East Solo Hang

Come and see my first Solo hang at Picture House East, White Ladies Road, Clifton, Bristol. 15th July to mid August

SWA 150th Celebratory Exhibition at the Mall Gallery

This year I have been invited to become a full member of the Society of Women Artists and have more work hung in the SWA annual exhibition than ever before, as well unframed prints and screen printed cards. The exhibition runs from the 29th June to the 9th July and is held at the Mall Gallery, London SW1

Clifton Arts Club 103rd Open Exhibition

Clifton Arts Club 103rd Open Exhibition - 9th - 23rd July. A really good place to exhibit work, record sales including three of my prints!


Bristol Affordable Art Fair

Come and see my prints at Bristol Affordable Arts Fair, Friday 13th to sunday 15th May 2011

Bocabar Exhibition 2nd Feb to April 2011

Print and Sustainability talk; 12.30, Thursday 7th October, at Create

Littoral Private View 27th August 2010

Littoral: Marks from the Margins is at the CREATE Centre, Bristol from 28 Aug - 9 Oct









Review from Venue Magazine, No.934

LITTORAL TRANSLATION  -  'Marks from the Margins' is a new exhibition of contemporary print and applied art by a group of five local artists. The exhibition is inspired by the 'littoral' - the margin of land between the low and high tide. From the dramatic tidal flows of the river Avon and the Severn Estuary to coastal regions of Northern France and Sweden, each artist has searched for some personal connection with these landscapes. Appropriately enough, the show's being held at Bristol's CREATE Centre, sited beside one of the most dramatic tidal ranged in the world.

"The transient nature of these tidal marginal areas, continually in a state of flux, is a rich source of symbolism and metaphor for the endless repetitions in our lives, the passing of time and the psychological and physical imprints our life experiences leave on us" explains artist Anna Harley. "There is also the inevitable allusionto the corrosive effects of our collective human activity on these unique and fragile environments"

A programme of connected workshops and events(the mud printing workshops are especially grabbing us) will be running onmost Saturdays during the exhibition. Muddy hands asside, these also include a paper making demonstration byBristol printmaker par excellence Peter ford, and a reading and book signing by the TS Eliot Poetry Prize holder Philip Gross.




LITTORAL: marks form the margins, exhibition at Create Gallery, Bristol 28th August to 9th September

Advance notice of upcoming exhibition: A group of five artists, (Anna Harley, Bess Frimodig, Amanda Hazell, Liz Bird and Martine Baldwin), explore the transient nature of the margin of land between low and high tide.


A program of connected workshops and events will be running on most Saturdays during the exhibition, including a paper-making demonstration by Peter Ford and a reading and book-signing by the recipient of the current T.S.Eliot Prize for poetry, Philip Gross.


A detailed programme of events, times and dates is listed below, as well as a map that shows you how to get to Create. To book yourself in to a workshop, or talk, follow this link to the Create website on http:// 















































Littoral : marks from the margins. Exhibition at Create, Bristol 28th August to 9th October

Here are two prints I completed this week for the Littoral:marks from the margins exhibition at Create in Bristol this September; Both images are photographic in origin and screenprinted on to Japanese paper using only the mud from the River Avon as pigment. Your comments and feedback are most welcome!














The first print is of water at high tide and the second of mud at low tide in the New Cut. The New Cut is the body of water that runs between the Create gallery, where the exhibition will be located this September, and Spike Island Print Studio, the studio in which I make my prints. The pedestrian walkway along the New Cut is nicknamed, 'The Chocolate Walk', by the local population, partly because of the colour of the water and partly due to the area's associations with Frys chocolate factory.

More about the New Cut; this is a large canal system that was excavated just over a hundred years ago to absorb the tidal flow and convert the former course of the River Avon from the Floating Harbour. The area has the second highest tidal difference in the world, second only to Nova Scotia, and has a diverse selection of  flora and fauna. Rich in sediment, otters and rare wading birds have recently been spotted in this habitat. Due to the funnel shape, the difference between high and low water can sometimes be up to 15 Metres. This massive movement of water creates turbulent waters carry a heavy load of sediment resulting in a very murky appearance.


Surface Patterns at Centrespace, Bristol (10th- 15th July) Private View 9th July, 6-9pm



The next show I am taking part in, Surface Patterns,  is opening this Friday, 9th July at Centrespace in Bristol. An interesting exhibition with a mathematical focus; I have three pieces in the exhibition - Golden Mistletoe (left) is one of them This is a curated exhibition, showing recent work by a selection of Spike Island printmakers (the studio that I make my prints in).

Information about the exhibition -  Our world is full of shapes which combine to from repeated patterns, ranging from simple structures to perceptual struggles. Spike Print Studio shows that through drawing and use of colour or imagery, pattern can be innovative and interpretive. This exhibition reveals how individual styles can us commercial or craft based approaches to produce pattern as fine art. 

Kulturglimtar exhibition in Kopparberg, Sweden. 3rd and 4th July



Recent work has just been taken down from the Kulturglimtar exhibition, in Kopparberg, Sweden, this weekend. My agent (mother) has told me sales were good over the weekend - thanks again for all the time and effort you put in to this Mum.

Sorry I couldn't be there as well, it would have been really interesting to meet the other artists taking part and to thank Eva Wilkman in person for inviting me to exhibit with her and for organising the Kulturglimtar event. Looking forward to visiting Kopparberg at the end of the month, though.

It seemed right and proper to exhibit the Copper Birches series in Kopparberg - an old copper mining town in Central Sweden. These prints were made using finely ground copper pigment, artist grade to prevent oxidisation.

What I particularly like about the screen printing process is that you can use any print medium that will fit through the screen mesh. This week I have been working on two photographic images of water and mud - using mud from the river the photographs were taken in. These will form part of a collection of work I am planning to show at the Create Centre in Bristol this September - see Littoral series on website under projects and prints.

SWA 2010 exhibition at The Mall Gallery, London. 1st - 10th July



I had a lovely time at the Private View of the Society of Women Artist's annual exhibition last Wednesday. I have been invited to become an associate member of the Society, so can now add ASWA after my name!

Thanks to Jan, Dad, Maggie, Robert, Bess and Carmel for coming along to join in the celebrations. It was very interesting to be a part of such an enormous exhibition at such a prestigous galley - and I felt very proud to see my prints hanging alongside work of such a high standard.

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