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17 MARCH 27 APRIL 2013

IMAGE Sandy Sykes‘ The Flying Itself’ series detail from unique print 150 x 80cm 1

Sandy Sykes invites you to step through rooms, doorways and fields into her

tactile woodcut prints. Cut, drawn and burnished into life, she creates complex dual

worlds of time and space: Enjoy the antics of birds and animals performing their

often-comic rituals. Find the symbols and meanderings of old maps. ‘The Flying

Itself’ and text in this series of prints is taken from the ‘dizzyingly metamorphic

imagination’ of multi-award winning poet George Szirtes.

These prints have Sandy’s original imaginings stamped upon their surfaces with her

characteristic dark humour and exquisite compositional finesse. Layered shapes and

forms emerge, revealing stories to be told and masking secrets to be held! Each print

print is a unique 'one off' work on paper.


Sandy Sykes M.A. was born in Yorkshire and is a painter, printmaker and maker of

artist’s books. Drawing is the basis of her entire philosophy and vision and is

essential to the production of her work in any discipline. References to visual and

literary influences, from many countries and throughout history invest her work with

a wry humour. Since 1970 Sykes has exhibited widely both nationally and

internationally in solo and group shows, some of which have toured in Britain,

Europe, USA and Russia. Her work is held in numerous Public Collections including

Tate Britain, Victoria and Albert Museum, The Museum of Modern Art and

Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York.


Tuesday, Thursday & Friday 10-5pm

Saturday 10- 1pm

All other times by appointment.

Sandy Sykes Course

‘Drawn to Ideas’

Sketchbooks, drawing and off press printmaking. Date 25-27 April 2013 2