Feature Artist | Ian “SPIKE” Farrawell

 

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Ian "SPIKE" FarrawellArtist Feature | Ian “SPIKE” Farrawell

I am an artist from Canberra, Australia who specialises in printmaking and bookbinding.

I was introduced to linocut printing and bookbinding around 2009; I loved it straight away.

GALLIPOLI LINOCUT PRINT © IAN SPIKE FARRAWELL

 

Although I favour working with linocut prints, I also enjoy experimenting with other mediums such as Dry point etchings, Collographs and Eco prints. My print making process mainly involves the use Silkcut lino and old book presses in my studio.

 

WIP © IAN "SPIKE" FARRAWELL

WIP © IAN “SPIKE” FARRAWELL

 

I have a love of old books and book illustrations which influence my works. I also take inspiration from ordinary life and people going about their day to day jobs. Architecture, urban scenery and the countryside are another part of life that inspires my work.

 

BOOK BINDING BY IAN "SPIKE" FARRAWELL

BOOK BINDING BY IAN “SPIKE” FARRAWELL

 

I am a mostly self taught artist and I have completed both print making and book binding workshops.

 

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I have exhibited my works in Canberra and surrounds since I started printmaking and have works in private collections in Australia and overseas.

 

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Photo Credit: Michelle Kroll | AHCPHOTO

 

Ian is also known as PrintBookSpike and you can find more of his fantastic Lino Prints alongside his wonderful hand bound books in the Cafe Gallery and SHOP section of the Strathnairn Arts Homestead Gallery, in Holt, Belconnen.

To follow Ian -PrintBookSpike, you can find him on Instagram , Twitter and Facebook.

The Shop at Strathnairn Arts Gallery is open Thursday to Sunday, 10am to 4pm, the Juice Cafe situated within Strathnairn Arts Gallery is open Thurs 10 – 4; Fri 10 – 4; Sat 8.30 – 4; and Sun 8.30 – 4

 

 

 

 

 

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SHOP at Strathnairn Easter 2016

There are many gorgeous Artisan Gift ideas in store at the SHOP this week, a perfect gift alternative to the Easter Chocolate Gifts.

The Gallery will be closed today on Good Friday, but it will be open again Easter Saturday, in time for your easy Easter Gift Shopping.

The Juice Kitchen Cafe will be open on both Easter Saturday and Easter Sunday to offer great Easter eats and fantastic Easter coffee, be sure to phone ahead to get a table! It is a great place to relax, enjoy the Exhibitions that are currently on show in the Gallery and have a wonderful Easter Day.

The SHOP at Strathnairn Arts Gallery is open Thursday to Sunday, 10am to 4pm, the Juice Cafe situated within Strathnairn Arts Gallery is open Thurs 10 – 4; Fri 10 – 8; Sat 8.30 – 8; and Sun 8.30 – 4.

To reserve your table please phone the Cafe direct on 0410 270 663, on special weekends such as this one, Walkins are always welcome, but bookings are highly recommended to ensure you don’t miss out!