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Rowan McOnegal

How would you describe the work you do and why?: 

Woodblock Printmaker

I am a British artist who focuses on woodblock printmaking. I feel a powerful connection to nature and the landscape: of Scotland, Ireland, Wiltshire, where I have lived, and now, in the borders with Wales, where I now live. My work is also informed by my work as a herbalist.

My creative practice continues to evolve and transform, and I have worked across many disciplines and in a variety of contexts including photography, textiles, printmaking, painting, and, for the last 20 years, stained glass. I have always been preoccupied with notions of authenticity, and in seeking out the roots of my inspiration. In the past few years I have become increasingly interested in the ‘raw materials' of the creative process, as well as the physical raw materials that I engage with. These materials carry ritual power as well as being a vehicle for our environmental consciousness.  

 

 

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Artwork for Rowan McOnegal

Meadow, Woodcut

Iris, Woodblock

Lake Kawaguchi, detail

Japanese Woodblock

woodblock print

Magnolia Stellata

stained glass

River Wye at Kerne Bridge

woodblock print

Iris versicolor

stained glass panel

Passiflora

Details

Location: 
Putley nr Ledbury
Exhibitions: 

2014  Stained glass commission (Commemorative window) for All Saints’ Church,    Hollybush, Malvern.

2015  Exhibition of verre eglomise work as part of ‘Conversations’ with other women artists at Blue Ginger Gallery  

Stained glass commission (Commemorative window) for Brown Clee School, Shropshire

Two Make, selected collaborative project with touring exhibition 2016, funded by AHRC. Steam bent wood cabinets with glass doors with Karen Hansen using ash and rowan wood and sandblasted glass with gilding.  

2016  Selected to participate in Mokuhanga Innovation Lab International artists-in-residence, Japan, Autumn 2016, awarded AN professional development bursary. QEST scholarship and Great Britain Sasakawa Foundation award for teaching on return.

2017 ‘Out of the quiet places’: joint show of plated glass panels with 2 other women artists at Blue-Ginger Gallery, Cradley, Worcs.

Teaching Introductory Mokuhanga weekend courses at the Print Shed, Madley and the Big Apple, Putley.

Stained Glass Open Studio, subsequently setting up Mokuhanga studio, and teaching this technique at The Print Shed, Madley, Herefordshire, and other venues, including my own studio.

2018  Exhibition of stained glass SIT Select, Stroud.

Travelled to Berlin for Mokuhanga masterclass with Eva Pietzcker

Teaching Mokuhanga at other venues and set up own studio.

2019  Exhibiting my own work ( h.Art and local galleries) and teaching Mokuhanga

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