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Fae Kilburn

My work is inspired by many things, nature, my passion for history, but the biggest influence on my practice has been my health. I live in a visual world with blurred edges, where objects have no clear beginning or end. This gives me a unique view on the world and my art enables me to express this. I specialise in linocuts, woodcuts and mono-prints. Texture is key; from the type of printing plate I create, the choice of paper and application of inks. I'm always looking for new ways to incorporate texture in my work. As part of my work with the Emergence programme I will be blogging about a tailor-made printmaking residency at Sunbury Shores Print Studio, Canada later this year.

Posts by Fae Kilburn

a close up of the iron gates

Looking Back

With the help of funding from Arts Council England I’ve been in Liverpool researching my families connections to this city and their long history as printmakers, which I only found out about long after I fell in love with printmaking. I guess you could say it’s in the genes. Kilburn printers ...

Fae Cutting wood on a bandsaw

Architecture Beyond Sight

The week's Course I went on the Architecture Beyond Sight course at the Bartlett School of Architecture in London, with no expectations and I’ve gained far more than I could ever have imagined. The days spent at the institute of making and the British Library have given me a better understanding of ...

Fragility

I’m writing this blog during my residency in Canada, recent opportunities have enabled me to explore my practice internationally. Last year I came to St Andrews New Brunswick as a KIRA resident artist at Kingsbrae garden and discovered Sunbury Shores studio. This year I’m at Sunbury Shores for five weeks, thanks ...

mono print self portrait

Creating your own path

The book I've recently had my work published in a book titled Inspirational quotations and Creative responses by Mike Healey and Andy Wild. This has come from an open call I responded to last year, asking artists to submit artwork along-side a genuine quote that they related to. My quote was ...

Life as an emerging disabled artist

My name is Fae Kilburn and this is my second blog, I am aiming to write one once a month, documenting my experiences as an emerging disabled artist. On March 22nd I was given the opportunity to do a presentation at the Tate Exchange along with the other three Emergence recipients. My ...

Light textured squares,

Introducing my practice…

I've had a passion for printmaking since I was a teenager, when I was introduced to the haunting but beautiful work of artists like Kathe Kollwitz and Otto Dix. Like many printmakers it's the tactile nature of printmaking that I love and I'm always looking for new ways to incorporate ...